Editor’s Note: This article will be updated in real time as the winners come in during the Primetime Emmys broadcast. Winners will be highlighted in bold and you can check out the winners that were already announced at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

The very first Emmy Award was given to a ventriloquist named Shirley Dinsdale who worked with a puppet called Judy Splinters. Is that significant? Of course it is. That fact coupled with the design of the award itself – a woman holding an atom – represent the true heart of television’s most significant celebration: artistic inspiration, scientific technology, and wooden humanoids that only talk with a hand shoved up their back.

Ponder that while you bask in the glory of the victorious. Here are the winners of the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards.

Outstanding Drama Series

Boardwalk Empire
Dexter
Friday Night Lights
Game Of Thrones
The Good Wife
Mad Men

Outstanding Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory
Glee
Modern Family
The Office
Parks And Recreation
30 Rock

Outstanding Miniseries Or Movie

Cinema Verite
Downton Abbey
(Masterpiece)
The Kennedys
Mildred Pierce
The Pillars Of The Earth
Too Big To Fail

Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series

The Colbert Report
Conan
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

The Amazing Race
American Idol
Dancing With The Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
Top Chef

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

Steve Buscemi – Boardwalk Empire
Michael C. Hall – Dexter
Kyle Chandler – Friday Night Lights
Hugh Laurie - House
Timothy Olyphant – Justified
Jon Hamm – Mad Men

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

Connie Britton – Friday Night Lights
Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife
Kathy Bates – Harry’s Law
Mireille Enos – The Killing
Mariska Hargitay – Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Elisabeth Moss – Mad Men

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series

Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory
Johnny Galecki – The Big Bang Theory
Matt LeBlanc – Episodes
Louie C.K. – Louie
Steve Carell – The Office
Alex Baldwin – 30 Rock

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series

Laura Linney – The Big C
Melissa McCarthy – Mike & Molly
Edie Falco – Nurse Jacki
Amy Poehler – Parks and Recreation
Martha Plimpton – Raising Hope
Tina Fey – 30 Rock

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie

Edgar Ramirez – Carlos
Greg Kinnear – The Kennedys
Barry Pepper – The Kennedys
Idris Elba – Luther
Laurence Fishburne – Thurgood
William Hurt – Too Big To Fail

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie

Diane Lane – Cinema Verite
Elizabeth McGovern – Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)
Kate Winslet – Mildred Pierce
Taraji P. Henson – Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story
Jean Marsh – Upstairs Downstairs (Masterpiece)

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

Peter Dinklage – Game of Thrones
Josh Charles – The Good Wife
Alan Cumming – The Good Wife
Walton Goggins – Justified
John Slattery – Mad Men
Andre Braugher – Men of a Certain Age

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

Kelly Macdonald – Boardwalk Empire
Archie Panjabi – The Good Wife
Christine Baranski – The Good Wife
Margo Martindale – Justified
Michelle Forbes – The Killing
Christina Hendricks – Mad Men

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

Chris Colfer – Glee
Jesse Tyler Ferguson – Modern Family
Ed O’Neill – Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet – Modern Family
Ty Burrell – Modern Family
Jon Cryer – Two and a Half Men

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

Jane Lynch – Glee
Betty White – Hot In Cleveland
Julie Bowen – Modern Family
Sofia Vergara – Modern Family
Kristen Wiig – Saturday Night Live
Jane Krakowski – 30 Rock

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie

Tom Wilkinson – The Kennedys
Guy Pearce – Mildred Pierce
Brian F. O’Byrne – Mildred Pierce
Paul Giamatti – Too Big To Fail
James Woods – Too Big To Fail

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie

Maggie Smith – Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)
Evan Rachel Wood – Mildred Pierce
Melissa Leo – Mildred Pierce
Mare Winningham – Mildred Pierce
Eileen Atkins – Upstairs Downstairs (Masterpiece)

Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series

Jason Katims – Friday Night Lights
David Benioff & D.B. Weiss – Game of Thrones
Veena Sud – The Killing
Matthew Weiner – Mad Men
Andre Jacquemetton & Maria Jacquemetton – Mad Men

Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series

David Crane & Jeffrey Klarik – Episodes
Louis C.K. – Louie
Steve Levitan & Jeffrey Richman – Modern Family
Greg Daniels- The Office
Matt Hubbard – 30 Rock

Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special

Julian Fellowes – Downton Abbey
Todd Haynes & Jon Raymond – Mildred Pierce
Steven Moffat – Sherlock: A Study in Pink (Masterpiece)
Peter Gould – Too Big To Fail
Heidi Thomas – Upstairs Downstairs

Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Series

The Colbert Report
Conan
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series

Martin Scorsese – Boardwalk Empire
Jeremy Podeswa – Boardwalk Empire
Neil Jordan – The Borgias
Tim Van Patten – Game of Thrones
Patty Jenkins – The Killing

Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series

Pamela Fryman – How I Met Your Mother
Michael Alan Spiller – Modern Family
Gail Mancuso – Modern Family
Steven Levitan – Modern Family
Beth McCarthy-Miller – 30 Rock

Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special

Olivier Assayas – Carlos
Shari Springer Berman & Robert Pulcini – Cinema Verite
Brian Percival – Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)
Todd Haynes – Mildred Pierce
Curtis Hanson – Too Big To Fail

Outstanding Directing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Series

Gregg Gelfand – American Idol
James Hoskinson – The Colbert Report
Chuck O’Neil – The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Jerry Foley – Late Show With David Letterman
Don Roy King – Saturday Night Live


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