Emmy Winners: 'Modern Family,' 'Mad Men,' 'Temple Grandin' Get Gold

The tone of the show was tongue-in-cheek, a dose of levity compared to the gravitas that often accompanies Hollywood awards shows. John Hodgman, best known as the "I'm a PC" guy from Apple's old ad campaign, served as announcer for the second year in a row, dispensing digs as winners walked up to accept statues instead of boring statistics. (For "Glee" director Ryan Murphy: "Ryan Murphy was previously nominated for directing 'Nip/Tuck.' Until then, no one in Hollywood had even heard of plastic surgery.")

Host Jimmy Fallon frequently whipped out his guitar to introduce a category with a little ditty, crooning with colleagues like Kim Kardashian and Stephen Colbert. Fallon's multi-song, multi-costume ode to three recently departed dramas -- "24," "Law & Order" and "Lost" -- was a welcome departure from the serious song tributes that often drag down awards shows. (Though the serious song tribute did take center stage when Jewel provided the vocal accompaniment to the annual montage of TV personalities who've passed.)

Jimmy Fallon mimicked Elton John for a tribute to "24."

Memorable Quotes From the 2010 Emmys

Fallon's brand of humor may not have resonated with those unfamiliar with the former "Saturday Night Live" cast member and current "Late Night" host (Presenter Tom Selleck seemed unamused by Fallon's assertion that the "Magnum P.I." star is his real father.) But with Fallon and his like-minded crew of writers at the helm, TV's A-listers seemed a little more lighthearted and off-the-cuff than in Emmy ceremonies past. Below, a round up of some of the telecasts most memorable quotes, and after that, a full list of the 2010 Emmy Award winners:

"Dancing With the Stars" alum Kate Gosselin to Jimmy Fallon and Tina Fey during the Emmy's "Glee"-themed introduction: "I can help, I'm a great dancer."

Fallon, during his opening monologue, standing steps away from Conan O'Brien: "Hi, I'm your host Jimmy Fallon from 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.' NBC asking the host of 'Late Night' to come to Los Angeles to host a different show -- what could possibly go wrong?"

Jane Lynch, accepting her best supporting actress in a comedy award for "Glee," addressing the show's teen and 20-something stars: "You're young, you're wonderful and you're fresh faced and when I'm not seething with jealousy, I'm so proud of you."

"Glee" winner Jane Lynch.

2009 Emmys host Neil Patrick Harris: "I would just like to take a moment to thank the Academy for allowing a gay man to host the Emmys for two years in a row. Congratulations Jimmy, you're doing a great job."

Fallon singing about "Lost" to the tune of Green Day's "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life):" "The island it was mythical and in the end they died, I didn't understand it but I tried."

George Clooney, Bob Hope Humanitarian Award winner, on getting tabloid-level attention to worthy causes: "I have offered to go to the south of Sudan and have a wardrobe malfunction."

George Clooney accepting the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award.

Presenter and "True Blood" star Stephen Moyer: "By an obscure and ancient Emmy bylaw, we are now legally required to make at least one vampire pun while presenting the next award."

Presenter and "Office" creator Ricky Gervais: "Mel Gibson. I'm not gonna have a go at him. He's been through a lot. Not as much as the Jews."

2010 Emmy Award Winners

Below, the full list of winners from Sunday's Emmy Awards.

-- Drama Series: "Mad Men," AMC.

-- Comedy Series: "Modern Family," ABC.

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