2008–2009 Primetime Emmy Awards

The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards were announced on September 20, 2009, in Los Angeles, Calif.

  • Drama Series: Mad Men (AMC)
  •  Actor: Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
  •  Actress: Glenn Close, Damages
  •  Supporting Actor: Michael Emerson, Lost
  •  Supporting Actress: Cherry Jones, 24
  •  Guest Actor: Michael J. Fox, Rescue Me
  •  Guest Actress: Ellen Burstyn, Law & Order: SVU
  •  Directing: Rod Holcomb, ER
  •  Writing: Kater Gordon and Matthew Weiner, Mad Men
  • Comedy Series: 30 Rock (NBC)
  •  Actor: Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
  •  Actress: Toni Collette, United States of Tara
  •  Supporting Actor: Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
  •  Supporting Actress: Kristin Chenoweth, Pushing Daisies
  •  Guest Actor: Justin Timberlake, Saturday Night Live
  •  Guest Actress: Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live
  • Variety, Music, or Comedy Series: The Daily Show with John Stewart (Comedy Central)
  •  Directing: Bruce Gowers, American Idol
  •  Writing: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
  • Outstanding Miniseries: Little Dorrit (PBS)
  • Outstanding Made-for-Television Movie: Grey Gardens (HBO)
  • Actor in a Miniseries or Movie: Brendan Gleeson, Into the Storm
  • Actress in a Miniseries or Movie: Jessica Lange, Grey Gardens
  • Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie: Ken Howard, Grey Gardens
  • Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie: Shohreh Aghdashloo, House of Saddam
  • Reality/Competition Program: The Amazing Race (CBS)

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