Glee might have gone into the 2010 Emmys with a leading 19 nominations, but it was rookie rival Modern Family that emerged with the trophy that counts the most — the coveted best comedy series.
Mad Men, meanwhile, marked its third consecutive win in the best TV drama series category.
“It was completely unexpected,” star Jon Hamm said backstage.
RadarOnline.com has the complete lost of winners below.
In a night of surprises, fresh faces overtook golden oldies on Sunday at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles as first-timers claimed the television industry’s highest honors.
Seven of the eight major acting Emmys went to either newcomers or different stars than last year!
Jim Parsons, of The Big Bang Theory, won the best comedy actor Emmy, ending the two-year reign of 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin.
Aaron Paul of the AMC drama Breaking Bad scooped his first win for outstanding supporting actor.
Kyra Sedgwick won her first Emmy after five tries for playing a tough police detective in drama series The Closer.
“You think you don’t have a chance in hell of winning after five times … today I’m beyond my wildest dreams,” Sedgwick said afterward.
Edie Falco also took home her first comedy actress Emmy for Nurse Jackie after three wins for The Sopranos.
“As soon as somebody calls you funny you’re not funny… I never thought of myself as funny,” she told RadarOnline.com, backstage.
Even the reality competition slot had a new champion, with Top Chef ending the six-year reign of The Amazing Race.
But it wasn’t all doom and gloom for Gleeks, with the hit Fox show garnering two awards.
Ryan Murphy, the show’s creator, won his first Emmy for directing the series while Jane Lynch took home the trophy for her best supporting actress role for her cheerleader star Sue Sylvester.
List of winners at Sunday’s 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences:
— Drama Series: “Mad Men,” AMC.
— Comedy Series: “Modern Family,” ABC.
— Actor, Drama Series: Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad,” AMC.
— Actress, Drama Series: Kyra Sedgwick, “The Closer,” TNT.
— Actor, Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS.
— Actress, Comedy Series: Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie,” Showtime.
— Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad,” AMC.
— Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Archie Panjabi, “The Good Wife,” CBS.
— Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family,” ABC.
— Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Jane Lynch, “Glee,” Fox.
— Miniseries: “The Pacific,” HBO.
— Made-for-TV Movie: “Temple Grandin,” HBO.
— Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Al Pacino, “You Don’t Know Jack,” HBO.
— Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Claire Danes, “Temple Grandin,” HBO.
— Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: David Strathairn, “Temple Grandin,” HBO.
— Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Julia Ormond, “Temple Grandin,” HBO.
— Directing for a Comedy Series: Ryan Murphy, “Glee,” Fox.
— Directing, Drama Series: Steve Shill, “Dexter,” Showtime.
— Directing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Mick Jackson, “Temple Grandin,” HBO.
— Directing, Variety, Music or Comedy Special: Bucky Gunts, “Vancouver 2010 Winter Games Opening Ceremony,” NBC.
— Variety, Music or Comedy Series: “The Daily Show,” Comedy Central.
— Reality Competition Program: “Top Chef,” Bravo.
— Writing for Comedy Series: Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd, “Modern Family,” ABC.
— Writing, Drama Series: Matthew Weiner and Erin Levy, “Mad Men,” AMC.
— Writing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Adam Mazer, “You Don’t Know Jack,” HBO.
— Writing, Variety, Music or Comedy Special: 63rd Annual Tony Awards, CBS.