'Mad Men', 'Boardwalk Empire' and 'The Daily Show' win major prizes
Boardwalk Empire‘s pilot episode director, Martin Scorsese, and Mildred Pierce lead actress, Kate Winslet, have triumphed at the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards.
The awards, given for outstanding television production, saw Mad Men take home the Best Drama series for the fourth year in a row. Although the show had been nominated for a total of 19 gongs, it took home only two.
The Best Actress and Best Actor awards – for television drama series – went to Julianna Margulies for The Good Wife and Kyle Chandler for Friday Night Lights. Chandler has recently found big screen success playing the father in Super 8.
Kate Winslet picked up her Best Actress award for lead actress in a mini-series for the HBO drama, Mildred Pierce.
Also on the list of winners was ITV1’s Downton Abbey, the period drama written by Oscar-winner Juilan Fellowes. Harry Potter star Maggie Smith also picked up an award for her part in the show.
In the category of Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy, the winner was The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
The awards were hosted by Glee star, Jane Lynch, who was also nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy. You can watch a video of her pre-awards-show Public Service Announcement, below.
For a full list of winner visit the Emmys Offical Website.