The 60th Primetime Emmy Award Winners!

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On Sunday, September 21, 2008, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences awarded the 2007-2008 Primetime Emmys for programs and individual achievements on the “60th Annual Emmy Awards” which aired on ABC from the NOKIA Theater L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

Cable cleaned up tonight as HBO brought home 10 of the awards for which it received nominations, including five awards for the mini-series John Adams and two for the movie Recount. AMC took home three awards split between their two original shows, while FX got two, both for the drama Damages. Comedy Central got one Emmy each for The Colbert Report and The Daily Show with John Stewart.

On the other hand, NBC’s 30 Rock swept the Comedy category, winning four awards including two for Tina Fey, and for the second year in a row, it received the Emmy for best Comedy Series. The Lead Actress in a Comedy Series award went to Tina Fey for 30 Rock, for which she also won an Emmy for writing, and after seven nominations, Alec Baldwin finally won his first Emmy for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, also for 30 Rock. (If the timing couldn’t more perfect for the release of the fully-loaded DVDs of Season 2 of the Emmy-winning series on October 7, which you can preorder from Amazon.)

Best Drama Series went to AMC’s Mad Men in their first year eligible. Glenn Close won her 2nd Emmy as Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Damages, while Brian Cranston won his first Emmy for Lead Actor in a Drama Series for AMC’s Breaking Bad.

Jeremy Piven received his third consecutive Emmy win for Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for playing Ari Gold on HBO’s Entourage and actress Laura Linney received her own third Emmy, this time for her performance in HBO’s John Adams. Paul Giamatti, Tom Wilkinson and writer Kirk Ellis were also honored for the acclaimed mini-series. CBS’ The Amazing Race had its sixth consecutive win in the Reality/Competition category, while Survivor‘s Jeff Probst won the first ever award for Reality Host.

The complete list of winners:

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Jeremy Piven, Entourage (HBO)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Jean Smart, Samantha Who? (ABC)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Zeljko Ivanek, Damages (FX)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Diane Wiest, In Treatment (HBO)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE

Tom Wilkinson, John Adams (HBO)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE

Dame Eileen Atkins, Cranford (Masterpiece) (PBS)

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE

Laura Linney, John Adams (HBO)

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE

Paul Giamatti, John Adams (HBO)

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY PROGRAM

Louis J. Horvitz, The 80th Annual Academy Awards

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY PROGRAM

The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)

OUTSTANDING VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES

The Daily Show with John Stewart (Comedy Central)

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE IN A VARIETY OR MUSIC PROGRAM

Don Rickles, Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (HBO)

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

Barry Sonnenfeld, Pushing Daisies – “Pie-lette” (ABC)

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

Tina Fey, 30 Rock – “Cooter” (NBC)

OUTSTANDING MADE FOR TELEVISION MOVIE

Recount (HBO)

OUTSTANDING MINISERIES

John Adams (HBO)

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A DRAMATIC SPECIAL

Jay Roach, Recount (HBO)

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A DRAMATIC SPECIAL

Kirk Ellis, John Adams – “Independence” (HBO)

OUTSTANDING REALITY/COMPETITION PROGRAM

The Amazing Race (CBS)

OUTSTANDING HOST FOR A REALITY OR REALITY/COMPETITION SHOW

Jeff Probst, Survivor (CBS)

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

Greg Yaitanes, House – “House’s Head” (Fox)

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

Matthew Weiner, Mad Men – “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” (AMC)

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Tina Fey, 30 Rock (NBC)

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Glenn Close, Damages (FX)

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock (NBC)

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Brian Cranston, Breaking Bad (AMC)

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

Mad Men (AMC)

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES

30 Rock (NBC)