2008–2009 Primetime Emmy Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff

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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