By Jennifer Glickel
MANHATTAN — New York took Hollywood by storm at Sunday night’s 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, with New York-based shows and New Yorker actors taking home some of the top awards.
AMC’s Madison Avenue-centered drama “Mad Men” won for Outstanding Drama Series, while New Yorker Edie Falco brought home the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role on Showtime’s “Nurse Jackie."
"Oh, this is the most ridiculous thing that ever happened in the history of this awards show," Falco said when accepting her award. "I'm not funny."
The show was presented live from Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre and was hosted by NBC's "Late Night" frontman Jimmy Fallon.
The award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama went to Archie Panjabi for her performance on CBS’ “The Good Wife,” which is shot in the five boroughs.
Academy Award-winning New Yorker Al Pacino picked up an Emmy for his role as the famous physician-assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian in the HBO movie “You Don’t Know Jack.”
Manhattan-born actress Claire Danes also won an Emmy for her lead role in another HBO movie, “Temple Grandin.”
Comedy Central's hit “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” won the trophy for Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Series for the eighth year in a row.
“This is crazy,” said “Daily Show” executive producer Rory Albanese. “Stephen Colbert went to Iraq. Conan. This category is insane. We keep winning it. It’s tough to feel bad. We work really hard.”
Outside of the New York television world, ABC’s “Modern Family” took home the award for Outstanding Comedy Series.
Fox’s comedy “Glee,” which went into the awards show with a record-breaking 19 nominations, took home two significant Emmys on Sunday.
The first went to actress Jane Lynch for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy and the other went to the show’s co-creator Ryan Murphy for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series.