‘Modern Family’ ties all-time Emmy record with ‘Frasier’ for series wins

Modern Family” is now at the top of the Emmy mountain. It won Best Comedy Series on Monday night as Best Comedy Series for the fifth straight year. That ties the ABC laffer with “Frasier” for the all-time Emmy record for series victories (comedy or drama).

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To prevail in the category, it defeated “The Big Bang Theory,” “Louie,” “Orange is the New Black,” “Silicon Valley,” and “Veep.”

Also setting a record was executive producer Christopher Lloyd. He has now earned 10 victories in the Best Comedy Series categories because he was also one of the “Frasier” producers. That NBC show prevailed in 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, and 1998.

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Nobody has ever won that many in the top drama and comedy combined fields. David E. Kelley is the closest, with eight wins for “L.A. Law” (1989, 1990, 1991), “Picket Fences” (1993, 1994), “The Practice” (1998, 1999), and “Ally McBeal” (1999).

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Prior to this win, “Modern Family” was tied for second place with “All in the Family,” “Cheers,” and “The Dick Van Dyke Show” at four wins each.

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