Eric Stonestreet took home the first award of the night for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series. "I wouldn't be standing here without Jesse Tyler Ferguson, there is no Cam without Mitch," Stonestreet (who said earlier Sunday that he's not dating Charlize Theron) said as he accepted his award, adding that he's proud to portray one half of a happy gay couple on television. "I'd never knew I'd be on TV as a gay man but I love the pictures of hairy chests you guys are sending me," he joked. "Thank you for those."
Next, Louis C.K. took home the award for outstanding writing for a comedy series. It's only the second win for the comedian who has been nominated 16 times. "I wanna thank my kids, Mary and Kitty, your daddy won an Emmy," he said when accepting his award.
Julie Bowen took home the best supporting actress award, marking her second consecutive win in the category. "That's my Sofia, God bless you!" Bowen said as she took the stage as her costar cheered after the applause died down. "Sofia, man, I know you're younger than me but I want to be you when I grow up."
Comediennes Kaling and Melissa McCarthy presented Two and Half Men's Jon Cryer with the award for outstanding lead actor. "Don't panic people, something has clearly gone terribly wrong. I am stunned, I didn't actually win this, this did not just happen!" Cryer said addressing his fellow nominees Don Cheadle, Louis C.K., Jim Parsons, Larry David and Alec Baldwin.
"I don't want to jinx it but so far we've had a winner in every category," Kimmel said with a laugh between awards.
Next up Stephen Colbert presented the Emmy for lead actress in a comedy series. The winner, Julia Louis-Dreyfus stopped to hug fellow nominee Amy Poehler as she made her way to the stage. "I'm a bit overwhelmed," Louis-Dreyfus said as she accepted her award. Then, in a gag, she began to read from an acceptance speech written by Poehler, thanking the Parks and Recreation actress' children before raising an eyebrow.
Michael J. Fox presents the final Emmy of the night, outstanding comedy series, which goes to Modern Family for the third time. Showtime makes history with its first Emmy-winning series, Homeland. Sorry, Mad Men, no history for you.