30 Aug 2010

Mad Men wins top drama Emmy for third year

7:47 pm on 30 August 2010

Mad Men was among the big winners at the 62nd Emmy awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, taking the title for best drama series.

The show, set in New York's advertising world in the 1960s, started the evening with 17 nominations, while Glee, a musical series set in a high school, had 19, the BBC reports.

It is the third year in a row that Mad Men has won the best drama series.

Creator Matthew Weiner also claimed the Emmy for best drama series writing with Erin Levy.

Glee scooped an acting trophy for Jane Lynch and a directing award for creator Ryan Murphy.

Modern Family won for out best comedy series. Other winners included Edie Falco for Nurse Jackie, The Closer's Kyra Sedgwick, and Jim Parsons from The Big Bang Theory.

George Clooney was presented with a humanitarian Emmy for organising a "help Haiti" telethon following the devastating earthquake which destroyed the capital Port au Prince in January.