And the Emmys go to ... Game of Thrones, Big Bang and Futurama

Game of Thrones did NOT win Outstanding Drama Series or most of the other 13 nominations it received at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards this year. But standout Peter Dinklage, who plays the clever dwarf Tyrion Lannister in HBO's Thrones, DID snag a well-deserved Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

The other big winner was Jim Parsons, who won his second Emmy in a row for his portrayal of super nerd Sheldon on CBS's The Big Bang Theory.

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Game of Thrones also won Outstanding Main Title Design at the Emmys' Creative Arts Awards, which were announced on Sept. 10. Other Creative winners included Comedy Central's Futurama as Outstanding Animated Program and Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for Maurice LaMarche as Lrrr and Orson Welles. And AMC's The Walking Dead appropriately won Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup.

ABC's Modern Family won for best comedy series for the second year in a row, while AMC's Mad Men took home its fourth best drama award.

Here's the press release announcing the winners:

63rd Primetime Emmy(R) Awards Winners
Among the winners: ABC's "Modern Family" and AMC's "Mad Men" repeat as Outstanding Comedy and Drama Series.

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
JULIE BOWEN as Claire Dunphy ABC Modern Family

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
TY BURRELL as Phil Dunphy ABC Modern Family

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
MICHAEL ALAN SPILLER, Directed by ABC Modern Family Halloween

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
STEVEN LEVITAN, Written by ABC JEFFREY RICHMAN, Written by Modern Family Caught In The Act

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
JIM PARSONS as Sheldon Cooper CBS The Big Bang Theory

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
MELISSA MCCARTHY as Molly Flynn CBS Mike & Molly

OUTSTANDING REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM
THE AMAZING RACE CBS Bertram van Munster, Executive Producer Elise Doganieri, Executive Producer Jerry Bruckheimer, Executive Producer Jonathan Littman, Executive Producer Mark Vertullo, Executive Producer Evan Weinstein, Co-Executive Producer Dan Coffie, Co-Executive Producer Giselle Parets, Supervising Producer Michael Norton, Supervising Producer Barry Hennessey, Supervising Producer Matt Schmidt, Supervising Producer Patrick Cariaga, Supervising Producer Phil Keoghan, Supervising Producer Michael Miller, Supervising Producer Bob Parr, Senior Producer Neil Jahss, Senior Producer

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES
STEVE BODOW, Head Writer COMEDY CENTRAL TIM CARVELL, Head Writer RORY ALBANESE, Writer KEVIN BLEYER, Writer RICH BLOMQUIST, Writer WYATT CENAC, Writer HALLIE HAGLUND, Writer JR HAVLAN, Writer ELLIOTT KALAN, Writer JOSH LIEB, Writer SAM MEANS, Writer JO MILLER, Writer JOHN OLIVER, Writer DANIEL RADOSH, Writer JASON ROSS, Writer JON STEWART, Writer The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES
DON ROY KING, Directed by NBC Saturday Night Live Host: Justin Timberlake

OUTSTANDING VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES
THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART COMEDY CENTRAL Jon Stewart, Executive Producer/Host Rory Albanese, Executive Producer Josh Lieb, Executive Producer Kahane Cooperman, Co-Executive Producer Steve Bodow, Co-Executive Producer Jennifer Flanz, Co-Executive Producer Jim Margolis, Co-Executive Producer Pamela DePace, Supervising Producer Hillary Kun, Supervising Producer Adam Lowitt, Supervising Producer Jill Katz, Producer

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
JASON KATIMS, Written by DIRECTV Friday Night Lights Always

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
MARGO MARTINDALE as Mags Bennett FX NETWORKS Justified

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
MARTIN SCORSESE, Directed by HBO Boardwalk Empire Boardwalk Empire (Pilot)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
PETER DINKLAGE as Tyrion Lannister HBO Game Of Thrones

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
JULIANNA MARGULIES as Alicia Florrick CBS The Good Wife

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
KYLE CHANDLER as Coach Eric Taylor DIRECTV Friday Night Lights

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A DRAMATIC SPECIAL
JULIAN FELLOWES, Written by PBS Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE
MAGGIE SMITH as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham PBS Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE
BARRY PEPPER as Bobby Kennedy REELZCHANNEL The Kennedys

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A DRAMATIC SPECIAL
BRIAN PERCIVAL, Directed by PBS Downton Abbey (Masterpiece) Part I

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE
GUY PEARCE as Monty Beragon HBO Mildred Pierce

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE
KATE WINSLET as Mildred Pierce HBO Mildred Pierce

OUTSTANDING MINISERIES OR MOVIE
DOWNTON ABBEY (MASTERPIECE) PBS Gareth Neame, Executive Producer Rebecca Eaton, Executive Producer Julian Fellowes, Executive Producer Nigel Marchant, Producer Liz Trubridge, Series Producer

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
MAD MEN AMC Matthew Weiner, Executive Producer Scott Hornbacher, Executive Producer Andre Jacquemetton, Co-Executive Producer Maria Jacquemetton, Co-Executive Producer Dahvi Waller, Producer Jonathan Abrahams, Producer Dwayne Shattuck, Producer Blake McCormick, Producer

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
MODERN FAMILY ABC Steven Levitan, Executive Producer Christopher Lloyd, Executive Producer Jeff Morton, Co-Executive Producer Danny Zuker, Co-Executive Producer Dan O'Shannon, Co-Executive Producer Bill Wrubel, Co-Executive Producer Paul Corrigan, Co-Executive Producer Brad Walsh, Co-Executive Producer Ilana Wernick, Co-Executive Producer Jeffrey Richman, Co-Executive Producer Abraham Higginbotham, Co-Executive Producer

PROGRAMS WITH MULTIPLE AWARDS
Creative Arts Telecast 9/10/11 9/18/11 Total
Boardwalk Empire 7 1 8
Downton Abbey (Masterpiece) 2 4 6
Mildred Pierce 3 2 5
Modern Family - 5 5
Deadliest Catch 4 - 4
Gettysburg 4 - 4
Saturday Night Live 3 1 4
The Kennedys 3 1 4
Freedom Riders 3 - 3
So You Think You Can Dance 3 - 3
64 th Annual Tony Awards 2 - 2
American Idol 2 - 2
American Masters 2 - 2
Disney Phineas And Ferb 2 - 2
Firebreather 2 - 2
Friday Night Lights - 2 2
Futurama 2 - 2
Game Of Thrones 1 1 2
G l e e 2 - 2
Mad Men 1 1 2
The Borgias 2 - 2
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart - 2 2

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the "Television Academy") tonight (Sunday, September 18, 2011) awarded the 2010-2011 Primetime Emmys(R) for programs and individual achievements on the "63 rd Primetime Emmy Awards" originating on the FOX Television Network from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. The Television Academy's Chairman & CEO John Shaffner participated in the awards ceremony. Mark Burnett was Executive Producer of the telecast.

In addition to Emmys in 25 categories announced tonight, Emmys in 76 other categories and areas for programs and individual achievements were presented at the Creative Arts Awards on September 10, 2011 from the Nokia Theatre. Additionally, the Governors Award was presented to John Walsh, the creator and host of "America's Most Wanted." The awards were tabulated by the independent accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP.

The primetime awards announced on tonight's telecast were distributed as follows: (Note: The figures in parenthesis represent the grand total of Emmys awarded, including those announced tonight and those announced September 10, 2011).

Programs Individuals Total
H B O - (1) 4 (18) 4 (19)
PBS 1 (2) 3 (12) 4 (14)
CBS 1 (3) 3 (8) 4 (11)
FOX - (- ) - (9) - (9)
ABC 1 (2) 4 (6) 5 (8)
NBC - (- ) 1 (6) 1 (6)
Comedy Central 1 (2) 1 (2) 2 (4)
Discovery Channel - (1) - (3) - (4)
HISTORY - (1) - (3) - (4)
ReelzChannel - (- ) 1 (4) 1 (4)
A M C 1 (1) - (2) 1 (3)
Cartoon Network - (- ) - (3) - (3)
DirecTV - (- ) 2 (2) 2 (2)
Disney Channel - (- ) - (2) - (2)
Showtime - (- ) - (2) - (2)
ABC.com - (- ) - (1) - (1)
drmartens.com - (- ) - (1) - (1)
ESPN - (- ) - (1) - (1)
F a r m - (- ) - (1) - (1)
FX Networks - (- ) 1 (1) 1 (1)
JayLenosGarage.com - (1) - (- ) - (1)
M T V - (- ) - (1) - (1)
Nickelodeon - (1) - (- ) - (1)
Starz - (- ) - (1) - (1)
thedailyshow.com - (1) - (- ) - (1)
T N T - (- ) - (1) - (1)
Travel Channel - (- ) - (1) - (1)
TV Land - (- ) - (1) - (1)

Who do you think should have won Best Drama?