'Modern Family' embraced at Emmys

Sept. 23, 2012 at 11:35 PM
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LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- The sitcom "Modern Family" won the Emmy Award for best comedy series in Los Angeles Sunday night.

"Modern Family" co-stars Eric Stonestreet and Julie Bowen earned the prizes for best supporting actor and actress in a comedy series, while the show also scored the trophy for best directing of a comedy.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus was named best actress in a comedy for her work in "Veep," while Jon Cryer snagged the best actor in a comedy statuette for "Two and a Half Men."

Talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel served as emcee of the night's festivities, which ran for 3 hours and aired on ABC.

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