It was a great night for the cast and crew of the hit Citytv show Modern Family, as the show took home five awards at the 63rd annual Emmy awards.
For the second year in a row, their trophies included the coveted award for best comedy show.
“Welcome back to the Modern Family awards,” host Jane Lynch quipped during the broadcast.
The show also earned supporting acting Emmys for TV parents Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell in addition to best writing and direction prizes.
The show that has spawned a love affair with pencil skirts and martinis, Mad Men, won its fourth consecutive best drama series award.
Pulling in top dramatic acting honours were Julianna Margulies for The Good Wife and Kyle Chandler for Friday Night Lights.
In the comedy category, Melissa McCarthy of Mike & Molly was honoured as best lead actress in a comedy series with an Emmy, along with a tiara.
Meanwhile, Charlie Sheen presented the award for best lead actor in a comedy — a category, he joked, he “used to” be nominated in. Sheen was fired from Two and a Half Men last year and replaced by Ashton Kutcher.
“I want to take a moment to get something off my chest and say a few words to everybody here from Two and a Half Men. From the bottom of my heart, I wish you nothing but the best for this upcoming season,” Sheen said.
He then presented Jim Parsons of The Big Bang Theory his second trophy for best actor.
Lynch kept the jokes coming all night long, making references to her sexuality and to Sue Sylvester, the character she plays on Glee.
“You know, a lot of people are curious about why I am a lesbian. Ladies and gentlemen, the cast of Entourage,” she said, before the actors took the stage to present best supporting actress in a mini-series or movie.
Lynch began the show by taking a tongue-in-cheek trip to the single building where all television is made, including her own show, Glee. Lynch threw a Slushie in her alter-ego’s face, and, during a visit to Mad Men, told Don Draper that in the future, people fast-forward through commercials.
Later, Lynch teased television legend Betty White, saying, “you’re the reason the show starts at 5 p.m.”