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TV Comedy Emmy Awards 2009

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The cast and crew of '30 Rock' accepting the Outstanding Comedy Series award

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Despite a rule change allowing more nominees per category, the Emmy nominees for 2009 contained a bunch of familiar names, with only a handful of additions. Last year's favorite 30 Rock took home the gold again for comedy series and for actor Alec Baldwin, although past winner Tina Fey surprisingly lost out to Toni Collette of United States of Tara (but made up for it slightly by winning a guest actress award for her Saturday Night Live appearances as Sarah Palin).

Here's a look at the TV comedy nominees and winners for the 61st annual Emmy Awards, which aired on CBS September 20, 2009, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris.

Outstanding Comedy Series
WINNER - 30 Rock
Entourage
Family Guy
Flight of the Conchords
How I Met Your Mother
The Office
Weeds

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
WINNER - Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Jemaine Clement, Flight of the Conchords
Tony Shalhoub, Monk
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Steve Carell, The Office
Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Christina Applegate, Samantha Who?
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The New Adventures of Old Christine
Sarah Silverman, The Sarah Silverman Program
WINNER - Toni Collette, United States of Tara
Mary-Louise Parker, Weeds

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Tracy Morgan, 30 Rock
Jack McBrayer, 30 Rock
Kevin Dillon, Entourage
Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother
Rainn Wilson, The Office
WINNER - Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock
WINNER - Kristin Chenoweth, Pushing Daisies
Amy Poehler, Saturday Night Live
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live
Vanessa Williams, Ugly Betty
Elizabeth Perkins, Weeds

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
WINNER - Matt Hubbard, 30 Rock
Robert Carlock, 30 Rock
Ron Weiner, 30 Rock
Jack Burditt and Robert Carlock, 30 Rock
James Bobin, Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie, Flight of the Conchords

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
Millicent Shelton, 30 Rock
Beth McCarthy, 30 Rock
Todd Holland, 30 Rock
Julian Farino, Entourage
James Bobin, Flight of the Conchords
WINNER - Jeff Blitz, The Office

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Steve Martin, 30 Rock
Jon Hamm, 30 Rock
Alan Alda, 30 Rock
Beau Bridges, Desperate Housewives
WINNER - Justin Timberlake, Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Jennifer Aniston, 30 Rock
Elaine Stritch, 30 Rock
Gena Rowlands, Monk
Betty White, My Name Is Earl
WINNER - Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live
Christine Baranski, The Big Bang Theory

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