Emmy Awards 2010 Winners Released

By Angela Wang
Angela Wang
Angela Wang
August 30, 2010 Updated: September 29, 2015

Actress Edie Falco, winner of the Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Award for 'Nurse Jackie' poses in the press room at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on August 29, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Actress Edie Falco, winner of the Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Award for 'Nurse Jackie' poses in the press room at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on August 29, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
The 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by comedian Jimmy Fallon, was held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday night.

(Click here Emmy Awards 2010 winners to see the entire list)

Jim Parsons, who plays the character Sheldon Cooper in “The Big Bang Theory,” was awarded the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, while Edie Falco, who plays Jackie Peyton in “Nurse Jackie,” won the Emmy for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

Falco has also won several other Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Carmela Soprano on the HBO series “The Sopranos” in 1999, 2001, and 2003.

Eric Stonestreet of “Modern Family” on ABC nabbed the award for Best Supporting Actor, 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.”

Glee director Ryan Murphy, was given the Emmy Award for Directing a Comedy Series.

“I would like to dedicate this to all of my teachers, who taught me to sing and fingerpaint,” said Murphy at the ceremony.

Actor George Clooney accepts the Bob Hope Humanitarian award onstage at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 29, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Actor George Clooney accepts the Bob Hope Humanitarian award onstage at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 29, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul of “Breaking Bad” received the Emmy Award for Lead Actor and Emmy Award for Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, respectively.

Temple Grandin, a movie based on an accomplished autistic woman of the same name, topped several Emmys in the miniseries and movie category.

Receiving a total of 14 nominations, its director Mick Jackson, actor David Strathairn, and actress Julia Ormond won Emmy Awards for Directing, Supporting Actor, and Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie respectively.

George Clooney, recognized for his efforts to raise funding and awareness for victims of several major conflicts and natural disasters in the past such as Darfur and Hurricane Katrina, was presented the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award.

Clooney found the right tone by keeping it light, and still striking a chord. He said, "I have offered to go to south Sudan and have a wardrobe malfunction," commenting that much of the headline news is diverted from the real issues of the day. "But it was pointed out to me that I'm 49, and the consensus was that it would just be upsetting. And kind of sad."

Clooney is the fourth recipient of the award after Oprah Winfrey (2002), Bill Cosby (2003), and Danny Thomas (2004).

Angela Wang