Emmy Awards 2010: Jim Parsons Gets Comedy Lead Actor Award

August 29, 2010 Updated: October 1, 2015

Emmy Awards 2010: Jim Parsons won an Emmy Award for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Sheldon Cooper in 'The Big Bang Theory.' (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Emmy Awards 2010: Jim Parsons won an Emmy Award for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Sheldon Cooper in 'The Big Bang Theory.' (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Jim Parsons was awarded the Emmy Award for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for playing Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory.

Other nominees for the award include Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Matthew Morrison (Glee), Steve Carell (The Office), Tony Shalhoub (Monk).

Eric Stonestreet of Modern Family on ABC nabbed the award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, while Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd won the award for Writing for a Comedy Series also for Modern Family.

Jane Lynch won Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in Fox’s Glee

The 2010 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards Ceremony is hosted by Jimmy Fallon.