September 23rd, 2012
09:01 PM ET
After Louis C.K. picked up an Emmy for outstanding writing for the "Louie" episode "Pregnant," he was up again for Emmys in the outstanding directing of a comedy series category as well as the outstanding lead actor in a comedy series category.
Unfortunately for C.K.'s fans, he lost out on both - the comedy directing honor was handed to "Modern Family's" Steve Levitan, bringing the ABC show's tally to three awards thus far, thanks to Eric Stonestreet's Emmy and Julie Bowen's supporting actress in a comedy win).
The outstanding lead actor in a comedy Emmy, meanwhile, went to "Two and a Half Men's" Jon Cryer, who was visibly stunned to have beaten "House of Lies' " Don Cheadle, "30 Rock's" Alec Baldwin, "Curb Your Enthusiasm's" Larry David, "The Big Bang Theory's" Jim Parsons and "Louie's" Louis C.K.
"Don't panic people - something has clearly gone terribly wrong," Cryer said as he accepted the Emmy award. "This did not just happen. I'm in an amazing category with amazing people whom I worship and admire ... This is crazy."
Meanwhile, the outstanding lead actress in a comedy Emmy went to Julia Louis-Dreyfus for "Veep."
"I'm a bit overwhelmed," Louis-Dreyfus said as she started to read what was clearly supposed to be her competitor Amy Poehler's acceptance speech, and the two did a cute switch-off.
At the end of her (real) acceptance speech, Louis-Dreyfus added that "it's a shame that Amy Poehler didn't win."
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