‘Modern Family’ and ‘Mad Men’ win big at the Gold Derby TV Awards!

The results are in, and Emmy favorites “Modern Family” and “Mad Men” are the big winners at the 8th Annual Gold Derby TV Awards, winning three apiece.

The popular ABC sitcom won all three categories it contended for: Best Comedy, Best Supporting Comedy Actor (Ty Burrell), and Best Supporting Comedy Actress (Sofia Vergara). This is the show’s second consecutive Gold Derby win for Best Comedy, and Burrell’s second for his role as Phil Dunphy, but Vergara is a first-time winner; last year, she lost this race to Jane Lynch (“Glee“), who finished a distant fifth this time around. Burrell squeaked byParks and Recreation” scene stealer Nick Offerman; the margin between them was just five votes!

But “Parks” fans have much to celebrate. Amy Poehler, considered a potential spoiler at tomorrow night’s Emmys, trounced the competition to win Best Comedy Actress for her role as Pawnee parks director Leslie Knope. It’s Poehler’s first victory and third nomination in this category, but her second win overall; she won Best Variety Performer in 2005 for her work on “Saturday Night Live.”

Steve Carell handily won Best Comedy Actor for his last season on “The Office.” The actor hopes to win his very first Emmy tomorrow night for the NBC comedy, but this is his fourth victory at the Gold Derby Awards; he previously won this category in 2006 and 2009, as well as Performer of the Year in 2007. Last year, he placed second in the race for Best Comedy Actor of the Decade (losing to Alec Baldwin for “30 Rock“).

AMC’s “Mad Men” won Best Drama Series for the third year in a row, and Jon Hamm won Best Drama Actor for the first time, though he previously won Best Breakthrough Performer in 2008. His co-star John Slattery won Best Supporting Drama Actor by the narrowest margin of the year, finishing just four votes ahead of “Fringe” favorite John Noble, who won the inaugural Critics’ Choice TV Award this year. This is Slattery’s first Gold Derby victory and only his second nomination; despite playing ad executive Roger Sterling for four years, he hasn’t been nominated since 2008. “The Good Wife‘s” Josh Charles, considered a strong contender for the Emmy this weekend, finished dead last in Gold Derby’s voting.

But “The Good Wife” did prevail in the race for Best Drama Actress. Julianna Margulies lost that award last year to Connie Britton (“Friday Night Lights“), but this year she fended off a strong challenge from Elisabeth Moss (“Mad Men”).

Margo Martindale won Best Supporting Drama Actress for her role as a crime family matriarch on “Justified.” This is her first win and first nomination at the Gold Derby TV Awards. She is expected to prevail again at the Emmys tomorrow night.

HBO’s “Mildred Pierce” tied “Mad Men” and “Modern Family” for the most wins, also winning three of its categories. It defeated strong challengers “Carlos” and “Downton Abbey” for Best Movie/Miniseries, and Kate Winslet won Best Movie/Mini Actress in the year’s biggest landslide, with a whopping 70% of the vote. This is Winslet’s third victory at these awards. She won Guest Comedy Actress in 2006 for playing a version of herself on “Extras”; that performance later earned her the honor of Best Guest Comedy Actress of the Decade.

Guy Pearce won Best Supporting Movie/Mini Actor for playing Winslet’s feckless beau, but Evan Rachel Wood, as her spoiled daughter Veda, lost a close race to “Downton Abbey’s” Maggie Smith. Edgar Ramirez won Best Movie/Mini Actor for playing the title character in “Carlos.”

The winners in the variety and reality fields were more surprising. “Saturday Night Live” won Best Variety Series for the second time (it last won in 2009). At the Emmys, “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” has swept this category eight years in a row, but Gold Derby voters have spread the wealth: Stewart’s news satire won three in a row from 2004-2006, followed by wins for “The Colbert Report” in 2007 and 2008. And after “SNL’s” 2009 victory, “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien” won in 2010. Stewart, O’Brien, and Colbert were back in the running this year, though “SNL’s” closest challenger turned out to be “Chelsea Lately.”

Last weekend, the Emmys presented Best Variety Special to the “2010 Kennedy Center Honors,” but Gold Derby voters opted for Lady Gaga‘s “Monster Ball Tour” on HBO.

“Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List” won Best Reality Series, beating this year’s Emmy winner, “Deadliest Catch“; she last won the category in 2008. Meanwhile, “Top Chef” won Best Reality-Competition Series, the first victory for Bravo’s culinary contest after four previous bids. Following Emmy’s lead, Gold Derby awarded Best Reality Host to Jeff Probst (“Survivor“).

Glee,” “Game of Thrones,” “30 Rock” and “Boardwalk Empire” were among the shows sent away empty-handed.

Below is a complete list of the nominees and winners. For the complete voting results, CLICK HERE, and for the entire history of the Gold Derby TV Awards, CLICK HERE.

BEST COMEDY SERIES
“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
“Community” (NBC)
Glee” (FOX)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
Parks and Recreation” (NBC)
“30 Rock” (NBC)

BEST LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock” (NBC)
Steve Carell, “The Office” (NBC)
Rob Lowe, “Parks and Recreation” (NBC)
Joel McHale, “Community” (NBC)
Matthew Morrison, “Glee” (FOX)
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)

BEST LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Courteney Cox, “Cougar Town” (ABC)
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie” (Showtime)
Tina Fey, “30 Rock” (NBC)
Laura Linney, “The Big C” (Showtime)
Martha Plimpton, “Raising Hope” (FOX)
Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation” (NBC)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family” (ABC)

Chris Colfer, “Glee” (FOX)
Neil Patrick Harris, “How I Met Your Mother” (CBS)
Ed O’Neill, “Modern Family” (ABC)
Nick Offerman, “Parks and Recreation” (NBC)
Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family” (ABC)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Julie Bowen, “Modern Family” (ABC)
Jane Krakowski, “30 Rock” (NBC)
Jane Lynch, “Glee” (FOX)
Heather Morris, “Glee” (FOX)
Busy Philipps, “Cougar Town” (ABC)
Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family” (ABC)

BEST DRAMA SERIES
Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
“Dexter” (Showtime)
Friday Night Lights” (DirecTV/NBC)
Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“The Good Wife” (CBS)
“Mad Men” (AMC)

BEST LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
Kyle Chandler, “Friday Night Lights” (DirecTV/NBC)
Michael C. Hall, “Dexter” (Showtime)
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men” (AMC)
Hugh Laurie, “House” (FOX)
Timothy Olyphant, “Justified” (FX)

BEST LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Connie Britton, “Friday Night Lights” (DirecTV/NBC)
Mireille Enos, “The Killing” (AMC)
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife” (CBS)
Elisabeth Moss, “Mad Men” (AMC)
Anna Paquin, “True Blood” (HBO)
Katey Sagal, “Sons of Anarchy” (FX)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Josh Charles, “The Good Wife” (CBS)
Alan Cumming, “The Good Wife” (CBS)
Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
John Noble, “Fringe” (FOX)
Denis O’Hare, “True Blood” (HBO)
John Slattery, “Mad Men” (AMC)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Christina Baranski, “The Good Wife” (CBS)
Michelle Forbes, “The Killing” (AMC)
Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men” (AMC)
Kelly Macdonald, “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
Margo Martindale, “Justified” (FX)
Archie Panjabi, “The Good Wife” (CBS)

BEST MOVIE/MINISERIES
“Carlos” (Sundance Channel)
“Cinema Verite” (HBO)
“Downton Abbey” (PBS Masterpiece)
“Luther” (BBC America)
Mildred Pierce” (HBO)
“Too Big to Fail” (HBO)

BEST LEAD ACTOR IN A MOVIE/MINISERIES
Idris Elba, “Luther” (BBC America)
Samuel L. Jackson, “The Sunset Limited” (HBO)
Tommy Lee Jones, “The Sunset Limited” (HBO)
Edgar Ramirez, “Carlos” (Sundance Channel)
Patrick Stewart, “Macbeth” (PBS)

BEST LEAD ACTRESS IN A MOVIE/MINISERIES
Taraji P. Henson, “Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story” (Lifetime)
Diane Lane, “Cinema Verite” (HBO)
Jean Marsh, “Upstairs, Downstairs” (PBS Masterpiece)
Elizabeth McGovern, “Downton Abbey” (PBS Masterpiece)
Kate Winslet, “Mildred Pierce” (HBO)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOVIE/MINISERIES
James Gandolfini, “Cinema Verite” (HBO)
Paul Giamatti, “Too Big to Fail” (HBO)
Guy Pearce, “Mildred Pierce” (HBO)
Tim Robbins, “Cinema Verite” (HBO)
Tom Wilkinson, “The Kennedys” (Reelz)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOVIE/MINISERIES
Melissa Leo, “Mildred Pierce” (HBO)
Cynthia Nixon, “Too Big to Fail” (HBO)
Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey” (PBS Masterpiece)
Betty White, “The Lost Valentine” (CBS)
Evan Rachel Wood, “Mildred Pierce” (HBO)

BEST REALITY SERIES
Deadliest Catch” (Discovery)
“Dirty Jobs” (Discovery)
“Hoarders” (A&E)
“Intervention” (A&E)
“Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List” (Bravo)
“MythBusters” (Discovery)

BEST REALITY-COMPETITION SERIES
“The Amazing Race” (CBS)
“American Idol” (FOX)
“Dancing with the Stars” (ABC)
Survivor” (CBS)
Top Chef” (Bravo)
“The Voice” (NBC)

BEST REALITY HOST
Phil Keoghan, “The Amazing Race” (CBS)
Heidi Klum, “Project Runway” (Lifetime)
Padma Lakshmi, “Top Chef” (Bravo)
Jeff Probst, “Survivor” (CBS)
Ryan Seacrest, “American Idol” (FOX)

BEST VARIETY SERIES
Chelsea Lately” (E!)
“The Colbert Report” (Comedy Central)
“Conan” (TBS)
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” (Comedy Central)
“Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (NBC)
“Saturday Night Live” (NBC)

BEST VARIETY SPECIAL
“Bette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go On” (HBO)
“Kathy Griffin: 50 & Not Pregnant” (Bravo)
Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour” (HBO)
“Ricky Gervais: Out of England 2” (HBO)
“2010 Kennedy Center Honors” (CBS) 

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