In their finest designer dresses and tuxedos.
The biggest names in television paraded down the red carpet and into the Nokia Theater for the Primetime Emmy awards.
Late night funnyman Jimmy Kimmel played host.
for the comedies
"Two And A Half Men's" Jon Cryer took home the prize for outstanding lead actor.
Julia Louis Dreyfus won for her lead role in "Veep."
actor michael j. fox announced the top comedy was to Modern Family'."
Julie Bowen and Eric Stonestreet picked up awards for their supporting roles in the show.
among the dramas, "Homeland" dominated, picking up the statues for outstanding series, outstanding lead actor Damian Lewis and outstanding lead actress Claire Danes.
CBS' "The Amazing Race" added to its collection of Emmys, picking up another win for outstanding reality program.
In the variety show category "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" extended its winning streak to 12 straight years.