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Modern Family wins record-tying fifth straight Emmy for best TV comedy

Fifth season of popular sitcom culminated in wedding of gay couple Mitch and Cam
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ABC's Modern Family made it five for five at the Emmys on Monday (25 August).

The popular comedy won a record-tying fifth Emmy for best comedy series meaning it has won for each year it has been on the air.

C0-creator Steve Levitan accepted the award and was flanked on the stage by the cast including Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet who play gay couple Mitch and Cam on the show.

The engagement and planning of Mitch and Cam's wedding was one of the season's main storylines with the two-part season finale culminating in their tying the knot.

Ferguson, who is gay in real life, lost the supporting actor Emmy to co-star Ty Burrell who won in the category for the second time.

Levitan thanked television academy voters for this 'big beautiful dream for the last five years and we thank you for not waking us up.'

Modern Family is now tied with Frasier for most best comedy series Emmy wins. The show returns for its sixth season this fall.

Here is a full list of winners:

Drama Series: Breaking Bad

Comedy Series: Modern Family

Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Ty Burrell, Modern Family

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Allison Janney, Mom

Writing for a Comedy Series: Louis C.K., Louie

Writing for a Drama Series: Moira Walley-Beckett, Breaking Bad

Directing for a Comedy Series: Gail Mancuso, Modern Family

Directing for a Drama Series: Cary Joji Fukunaga, True Detective

Reality Competition Program: The Amazing Race

Miniseries: Fargo

Television Movie: The Normal Heart

Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie: Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: His Last Vow

Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie: Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven

Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie: Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Coven

Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Martin Freeman, Sherlock: His Last Vow

Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Steven Moffat, Sherlock: His Last Vow

Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Colin Busksey, Fargo

Variety Series: The Colbert Report

Writing for a Variety Special: Sarah Silverman, We Are Miracles

Directing for a Variety Series: Glenn Weiss, The 67th Annual Tony Awards

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