Jon Cryer wins the Emmy for outstanding lead actor in a comedy
September 23rd, 2012
09:01 PM ET

Jon Cryer wins the Emmy for outstanding lead actor in a comedy

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."

Filed under: Awards Season • Emmys

soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Two and a Half Men--

    is a very funny sitcom... one of the funniest on tv. everyone misses charlie sheen but i also agree jon deserved to shine this time.

    September 24, 2012 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  2. Won!

    John Cryer was always in the shadow of Charlie Sheen.. John deserves every single part of that trophy.

    September 24, 2012 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  3. Hollywood

    I am glad he won. Its nice to see real talent rewarded.

    September 24, 2012 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  4. charlie sheen

    we all miss him.

    September 23, 2012 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Tracie

    He sure looks constipated in this picture though. Like his poooop just won't come out and he is straining hard. Look at his face.

    September 23, 2012 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  6. five finger death punch

    Never once saw an episode of "Two and a Half Men" since Charlie was replaced with that lanky jackazz Ashton K. Always liked Jon Cryer thou. Glad he got an Emmy. Congrats...

    September 23, 2012 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
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    September 23, 2012 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |

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