USMagazine, Sunday, September 23, 2012, 5:52pm (PDT)
And the first Primetime Emmy Award went to. . . Modern Family!
For the second year in a row, Modern Family star Julie Bowen, 42, snagged the title of Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series, beating out fellow nominees Sofia Vergara, 40, Mayim Balik, 36, Merritt Wever, 31, Kristen Wiig, 39, and the late Kathryn Joosten.
"This is an embarrassment of riches," Bowen said in her acceptance speech. "I am just so lucky to work with a cast as lucky and as talented as we have. Sofia, I know you're younger than me, but I want to be you when I grow up."
Bowen's costar Eric Stonestreet took home the award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series; Modern Family's Ty Burrell took home the honor in 2011. For a full list of the night's winners, read on:
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Eric Stonestreet, Modern FamilyOutstanding Writer for a Comedy Series - Louis C.K., LouieOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - Julie Bowen, Modern FamilyOutstanding Directing for a Comedy Series - Steven Levitan, Modern FamilyOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Julia Louis-Dreyfus, VeepOutstanding Reality Competition Program - The Amazing RaceOutstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program - Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars