Emmy had a split personality this year. Television's annual awards show honored hot new broadcast comedies ''Modern Family'' and ''Glee,'' while sticking with more familiar favorites from cable in drama.
''Modern Family'' won the Emmy for best comedy in its rookie season. The sweetly uproarious sitcom knit together a gay couple and their adopted daughter, a more traditional bumbling dad and his uptight wife, and a world-weary patriarch with his hot young Latin wife -- and became an instant favorite on ABC.
Five of the six members of the show's comedic couples were nominated for supporting actor awards. Eric Stonestreet, who plays the rotund, flamboyant half of the gay couple, won an Emmy.
Edie Falco of Showtime's ''Nurse Jackie'' looked shocked to win the Emmy for best comedy actress. ''As soon as somebody calls you funny, you're not funny anymore,'' she said later.
Jim Parsons of CBS' ''The Big Bang Theory'' won for best comedic actor, unleashing his real-life inner nerd later.
AMC's ''Mad Men'' won the Emmy for best dramatic series for the third consecutive season.
Emmy voters missed another opportunity: to make host NBC very uncomfortable.
Conan O'Brien's short-lived ''Tonight'' show was nominated in the variety series category. It was seen as an affront when O'Brien was nominated and Jay Leno, the man he replaced, was not.
But O'Brien didn't win. That award went to Comedy Central's ''The Daily Show,'' which has won the category nine times since 2001.
Dealer challenges 'Twilight' star to push-up contest
LOS ANGELES -- An RV dealership sued by Taylor Lautner over a custom vehicle is denying wrongdoing and has proposed a way to resolve the case out of court -- a push-up contest.
Lautner sued McMahon's RV a week ago, claiming it failed to deliver a custom vehicle in time for use on the ''Twilight'' star's latest movie.
Brent McMahon owns McMahon's RV in Irvine, Calif. He said he tried to resolve the dispute with Lautner out of court, but that the actor's camp demanded $40,000 as a settlement.