Winners list: And the Emmys went to...
September 18th, 2011
11:01 PM ET

Winners list: And the Emmys went to...

The 63rd annual Primetime Emmys wrapped with quite a few wins that sat well with fans.

Two of them included Melissa McCarthy of "Mike & Molly" - who won the outstanding lead actress in a comedy Emmy - and Kyle Chandler of "Friday Night Lights," who took home the outstanding lead actor in a drama series award. Jason Katims also took home an Emmy for outstanding writing on the series.

It was a big night for fan favorite "Modern Family" as well - the ABC show received outstanding comedy series once again, as well as Emmys for best supporting actor and actress, best directing and best writing.

Check out the list of winners:

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Margo Martindale: Some things just take time
September 18th, 2011
10:03 PM ET

Margo Martindale: Some things just take time

As if she didn't have our hearts already, Margo Martindale had fans at the first word of her Emmys acceptance speech.

The actress, who played Mags Bennett on FX's "Justified," snagged the award for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series, which was her first career Emmy nomination.

"Sometimes things just take time. But with time comes appreciation," Martindale told the audience.

The Twitter love poured in for the 60-year-old actress. "Community's" Yvette Nicole Brown showed her appreciation for Martindale's touching quote, and TV.com echoed the sentiment, calling her win "well-deserved."

Peter Dinklage also won following his first Emmy nomination, taking home the outstanding supporting actor in a drama series for his work on HBO's "Game of Thrones." Thanks the dog sitter, Kitty, for being on dog duty while he's out accepting the award. Cute!


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Sheen wishes 'Two and a Half Men' the best at Emmys
September 18th, 2011
08:55 PM ET

Sheen wishes 'Two and a Half Men' the best at Emmys

When they revealed that Charlie Sheen was going to announce the nominees for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series, perhaps you didn't know what to expect.

But it turns out, whatever you were guessing he was going to do, he offered something of a contrite moment instead. "Before I present lead actor in a comedy series, my old category, I want to take a moment to get something off my chest and say a few words [to the cast of 'Two and a Half Men']" Sheen told the audience. "From the bottom of my heart, I wish you nothing but the best for this upcoming season. We spent eight wonderful years together, and I know you will continue to make great television."

And then, it was back to the Emmys ... with a nice laugh during the lead actress in a comedy series announcement.

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Emmys opens with a (long) love song to TV
September 18th, 2011
08:22 PM ET

Emmys opens with a (long) love song to TV

The Primetime Emmys premiered with their usual performance, with host Jane Lynch "singing" her way through a fairly long love song to that "wonderland" that is TV. (She said she'd be lip-syncing, since, of course, they don't even let her sing that much on "Glee.")

The concept was that all of TV was housed in one building, and so Lynch did her musical number through the set of "The Big Bang Theory" before bumping into Ron Swanson, admitting that yeah, this thing was going on a bit long.

The best part, many seem to agree, was when Lynch stumbled onto the "Mad Men's" set and made a pass at Elisabeth Moss' Peggy. She tells her that in the future, women can marry women, prompting Moss' character to say: "Does that mean women don’t have to sleep with men anymore to make it to the top?" Lynch: "They still have to do that."

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'Mad Men'
September 18th, 2011
05:50 PM ET

'Mad Men,' 'Boardwalk Empire' face off at Emmys

The Primetime Emmy Awards are ready to launch at 8 ET tonight on Fox, and two of the major players in this year's awards show are "Mad Men" and "Boardwalk Empire."

The latter HBO show already snapped up seven Creative Arts Emmys, and it's up for the outstanding drama show award. But, the Prohibition-era program has to face off against three-time category winner "Mad Men," which snagged 19 nods.

"Boardwalk's" Steve Buscemi and "Mad Men's" Jon Hamm are competing in the outstanding actor in a drama series category, as well. The two will have competition from "Friday Night Light's" Kyle Chandler, "Dexter's" Michael C. Hall, "House's" Hugh Laurie and "Justified's" Timothy Olyphant (but not Bryan Cranston, whose "Breaking Bad" didn't air in time to be eligible).

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Ahead of the curve: Weekly pop culture calendar
September 18th, 2011
02:08 PM ET

Ahead of the curve: Weekly pop culture calendar

We hope your DVR is prepared, because this week is a TV premiere onslaught.

For starters, “Two and a Half Men” will be experiencing a drastic change of scenery with the funeral of Charlie Sheen’s character and the introduction of Ashton Kutcher as Walden Schmidt, a divorced internet tycoon.

Catch up on fall TV premieres to watch for and the shows we find promising. If you've missed one of our premiere recaps, here's a guide to what we're covering this season. Here’s what else you should check out this week:

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