Stephen Colbert by Todd Lockwood

The Emmy AwardsFor those who follow Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, last night’s Primetime Emmy Awards marked a very important moment in Colbert Nation History. The Peabody Award Winning Stephen Colbert has been nominated for three straight years for the Emmy for Outstanding Individual Performance In A Variety Or Music Program. And for the third year in a row, he was nominated against some notables like Jon Stewart and David Letterman, as well as a wild card.

In 2006, his bid was upset by aging singer Barry Manilow; in 2007, a similar fate was dealt by another aging singer, Tony Bennett. And this year, which seemed to be Colbert’s year, he was handed yet another epic defeat by an aging entertainer: comedian Don Rickles. And though The Colbert Report did take home the Emmy for Outstanding Writing, fans of the show will be tuning in this evening for sure, to see how Colbert reacts to yet another defeat.

On a related note, two other big winners at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards were NBC’s 30 Rock, which took home 4 awards including 2 for Tina Fey. AMC’s Mad Men also made the most of their first year of Emmy eligibility, bringing in the award for Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Writing (Matthew Weiner). For the full list of winners from last night’s Emmy Awards, just have a look below.

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Jeremy Piven, Entourage (HBO)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Jean Smart, Samantha Who? (ABC)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Zeljko Ivanek, Damages (FX)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Diane Wiest, In Treatment (HBO)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE

Tom Wilkinson, John Adams (HBO)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE

Dame Eileen Atkins, Cranford (Masterpiece) (PBS)

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE

Laura Linney, John Adams (HBO)

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE

Paul Giamatti, John Adams (HBO)

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY PROGRAM

Louis J. Horvitz, The 80th Annual Academy Awards

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY PROGRAM

The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)

OUTSTANDING VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES

The Daily Show with John Stewart (Comedy Central)

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE IN A VARIETY OR MUSIC PROGRAM

Don Rickles, Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (HBO)

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

Barry Sonnenfeld, Pushing Daisies – “Pie-lette” (ABC)

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

Tina Fey, 30 Rock – “Cooter” (NBC)

OUTSTANDING MADE FOR TELEVISION MOVIE

Recount (HBO)

OUTSTANDING MINISERIES

John Adams (HBO)

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A DRAMATIC SPECIAL

Jay Roach, Recount (HBO)

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A DRAMATIC SPECIAL

Kirk Ellis, John Adams – “Independence” (HBO)

OUTSTANDING REALITY/COMPETITION PROGRAM

The Amazing Race (CBS)

OUTSTANDING HOST FOR A REALITY OR REALITY/COMPETITION SHOW

Jeff Probst, Survivor (CBS)

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

Greg Yaitanes, House – “House’s Head” (Fox)

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

Matthew Weiner, Mad Men – “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” (AMC)

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Tina Fey, 30 Rock (NBC)

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Glenn Close, Damages (FX)

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock (NBC)

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Brian Cranston, Breaking Bad (AMC)

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

Mad Men (AMC)

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES

30 Rock (NBC)


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