“Mad Men” and “Modern Family” cleaned up at the 2011 Emmy Awards Sunday night. The 63rd annual awards show featured some surprises, a questionable opening sequence, and a few snubs too.

Kyle Chandler, of “Friday Night Lights” — the defunct DirecTV-only football drama, beat out Jon Hamm, Hugh Laurie, MIchael C. Hall, Timothy Olyphant, and Steve Buscemi to win Best Actor in a Drama, one of the biggest surprises of the night.

On the comedy side, Jim Parsons was not much of a surprise to win best actor in that category, since “Big Bang Theory” has been extended for three more years, at least. Some people felt that Steve Carell was snubbed — feel free to comment on that below.

Melissa McCarthy’s win for best actress in a comedy took the cake as she yelled “holy smokes” as she became a first time winner for the brand new series “Mike & Molly.” She beat Tina Fey AND Amy Poehler.

Here is the complete list of winners:

Drama Series: “Mad Men,” AMC.

Actress, Drama Series: Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife,” CBS.

Actor, Drama Series: Kyle Chandler, “Friday Night Lights,” DirecTV/NBC.

Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones,” HBO.

Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Margo Martindale, “Justified,” FX.

Writing, Drama Series: Jason Katims, “Friday Night Lights,” NBC.

Directing, Drama Series: Martin Scorsese, “Boardwalk Empire,” HBO.

Comedy Series: “Modern Family,” ABC.

Actor, Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS.

Actress, Comedy Series: Melissa McCarthy, “Mike & Molly,” CBS.

Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Julie Bowen, “Modern Family,” ABC.

Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Ty Burrell, “Modern Family,” ABC.

Writing, Comedy Series: Steven Levitan and Jeffrey Richman, “Modern Family,” ABC.

Directing, Comedy Series: Michael Spiller, “Modern Family,” ABC.

Miniseries or Movie: “Downton Abbey” (“Masterpiece”), PBS.

Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Kate Winslet, “Mildred Pierce,” HBO.

Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Barry Pepper, “The Kennedys,” ReelzChannel.

Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey” (“Masterpiece”), PBS.

Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Guy Pearce, “Mildred Pierce,” HBO.

Directing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Brian Percival, “Downton Abbey” (“Masterpiece”), PBS.

Writing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Julian Fellowes, “Downton Abbey” (“Masterpiece”), PBS.

Reality-Competition Program: “The Amazing Race,” CBS.

Variety, Music or Comedy Series: “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” Comedy Central.

Directing, Variety, Music or Comedy Series: Don Roy King, “Saturday Night Live,” NBC.

Writing, Variety, Music or Comedy Series: “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” Comedy Central.

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John Guilfoil is the editor-in-chief of Blast: Boston's Online Magazine and the Blast Magazine Network. He can be reached at guilfoil.j@blastmagazine.com. Tweet @johnguilfoil.

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