Jimmy Fallon hosted the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards which aired last night live from Los Angeles. The show started off with the Glee cast covering Springsteen’s “Born To Run” along with Tina Fey and others. Some early wins included Breaking Bad and Mad Men. Later, Archie Panjabi took home an Emmy for Best Actress in a Drama for her private investigator role on The Good Wife.
A standout of the evening was the new ABC comedy, Modern Family, which took home the Emmy for Best Comedy after only one season. This sitcom has become one of the most watched shows of the season and for good reason. Its humor is smart and original making the show appeal to a wide audience. Modern Family successfully ties together the sometimes funny lives of three families that consist of a middle-aged man and his attractive young wife, a gay couple who recently adopted a child and a quirky father and his wife who have three children.
Of the win, co-creator Steven Levitan said, “We are so grateful, we are so thrilled that families are sitting down together to watch a television show. We just want you to know, we just wanted to say we are so happy that you have let us into your families.” The show is packed full of talent so much so that five out of the six members of Modern Family’s couples were nominated for supporting actor awards. Eric Stonestreet who plays Cameron, the overly dramatic and colorful half of the gay couple, was the Emmy winner out of the group.
If you haven’t had a chance to check out Modern Family yet, do yourself a favor and tune for the second season. It is guaranteed to please!