Los Angeles (WSYR-TV/ABC) – Television honored its own Sunday night at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
The cast and crew of ABC’s “Modern Family” took the stage for a fourth time to collect the trophy for outstanding comedy series.
When saying thank you, show creator Steve Levitan took a swipe at the long and often somber telecast.
"Well, this may be the saddest Emmys of all time but we could not be happier,” he said.
In the individual comedy categories, Julia Louis-Dreyfus won best actress for “Veep,” her second award for the role.
And Jim Parsons of “Big Bang Theory” won his third “Best Actor” Award.
“The moment leading up to it – you have to talk – is so heart pounding, want to go to sleep kind of exhausting in a weird way,” Parsons said.
“It means a ton, because I've lost many, many more than I've won…10 times…so it is delicious to win,” Louis-Dreyfus said.
Her co-star, Tony Hale, won comedy’s “Supporting Actor” award; and “Best Supporting Actress” went to “Nurse Jackie’s” Merritt Wever.
“Breaking Bad” won its first Emmy as Best Drama Series.
“This is the culmination of everything and to happen right now at this time, this is one hell of a party and I'm so excited to be a part of this and what a way to go out,” said “Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston.
Clare Danes won her second trophy for “Homeland” and Jeff Daniels won his first for “The Newsroom.”
The “Supporting Actor” trophies went to Bobby Cannavale for “Boardwalk Empire” and Anna Gunn for “Breaking Bad.”
For a complete list of Emmy awards and nominees, visit the ABC News website.