21 Sep 2009

Mad Men, 30 Rock pick up Emmy awards

4:53 pm on 21 September 2009

Mad Men, the advertising industry drama set in the 1960s, and comedy 30 Rock have picked up Emmy awards.

Mad Men won an Emmy for best TV drama for the second year running, at the US television award ceremony in Los Angeles.

In the comedy section, 30 Rock, a series about a fictional TV programme, won its third trophy in as many years. The show led the list of nominations with 22.

Glenn Close won lead actress in a drama series for her role in Damages, while best actor in a drama series went to Bryan Cranston for Breaking Bad.

Australian actress Toni Collette took home an Emmy for leading actress in a comedy series for her role in United States of Tara, the BBC reports.

Alec Baldwin scooped leading actor for his role 30 Rock. Co-star Tina Fey failed to win best actress but was honoured for her Sarah Palin impersonation.

Jon Cryer won best supporting comedy actor for Two and a Half Men.

Kristin Chenoweth won the best supporting comedy actress for her role in Pushing Daisies.

The BBC's Little Dorrit took several awards, including best mini-series.

Irish actor Brendan Gleeson won an Emmy for outstanding lead actor in a mini-series or movie for his role as Winston Churchill in Into The Storm.