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The 61st Emmy Awards, hosted by an affable, white-tuxedoed Neil Patrick Harris, delivered a few surprises and plenty of deja vu moments.

Notable upsets included Toni Collette (United States of Tara) besting Tina Fey (30 Rock) in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy category , and Kristin Chenoweth’s Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy win for her work in the dead-as-a-doornail series Pushing Daisies.

Repeat winners included The Amazing Race, which picked up its seventh Best Reality-Competition Emmy; 30 Rock (Outstanding Comedy and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy); and Mad Men, winning its second consecutive award for Outstanding Drama. Also repeating their 2008 wins were Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) and Glenn Close (Damages) for Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress in a Drama.

The major award winners are listed below by category (or click for the full list of winners). Check out our red carpet video featuring EW’s own Michael Ausiello, our Emmys live blog and EW staffers’ tweets from the hottest after-parties.

DRAMA

Outstanding Drama Series
Mad Men (AMC)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Glenn Glose as Patty Hewes in Damages (FX)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad (AMC)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama
Cherry Jones, 24 (Fox)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama
Michael Emerson, Lost (Fox)

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Kater Gordon and Matthew Weiner, “Meditations in an Emergency,” Mad Men (AMC)

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Rod Holcomb, “And in the End,” ER (NBC)

COMEDY

Outstanding Comedy Series
30 Rock (NBC)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Toni Collette as Tara Gregson in United States of Tara (Showtime)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock (NBC)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Kristin Chenoweth as Olive Snook in Pushing Daisies (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Jon Cryer as Alan Harper in Two And A Half Men (CBS)

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Matt Hubbard, “Reunion,” 30 Rock (NBC)

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
Jeffery Blitz, “Stress Relief,” The Office (NBC)

VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)

Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)

Outstanding Directing for Variety, Music or Comedy Series
Bruce Gowers, American Idol (Fox)

MINISERIES AND MADE FOR TV MOVIE

Outstanding Miniseries
Little Dorrit
(PBS)

Outstanding Made for TV Movie
Grey Gardens (HBO)

Oustanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Jessica Lange, Grey Gardens (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries of Movie
Brendan Gleeson, Into the Storm (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries of Movie
Shohreh Aghdashloo as Sajida in House of Saddam (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries of Movie
Ken Howard as Phelan Beale in Grey Gardens (HBO)

Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
Andrew Davies, Little Dorrit (PBS)

Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
Dearbhla Walsh, Little Dorrit (PBS)

REALITY TV

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
The Amazing Race (CBS)

Outstanding Host For A Reality or a Reality-Competition Program
Jeff Probst, Survivor (CBS)

Photo Credit: Monty Brinton/Landov

More Emmy Awards coverage on EW:
Our 2009 Emmy Awards live blog
2009 Emmys: See what you missed in our backstage report
EW staffers tweet from the Emmys after-parties
2009 Emmys: Ken Tucker’s best and worst moments
Video: Red carpet interview with True Blood’s Stephen Moyer
Video: Emmy-winner Michael Emerson and Jorge Garcia on the next season of Lost
Video: Tina Fey and Jane Krakowski leak 30 Rock spoilers!
Video: The cast of The Office shares spoilers on the red carpet

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