The series, starring creator Fey,
Fey took the stage, musing of her honors: “I thank my parents for somehow raising me to have confidence that is disproportionate with my looks and abilities. Well done. That is what all parents should do.”
Close paid tribute to actresses in her category: “We’re proving that complicated, powerful, mature women are sexy and are high entertainment and can carry a show. I call us the sisterhood of the TV drama divas.”
In a first-time category, Best Reality-TV Competition program went to Amazing Race, the show’s sixth award.
Elsewhere, the spectacular ceremony was marked by a performance from American singer/songwriter Josh Groban, joined briefly on stage by Ed McMahon during a musical salute to television history. Groban took to the stage, singing a medley of songs inspired by TV themes including songs from South Park and
This year’s show, opened by talk show queen Oprah Winfrey, was hosted by reality-TV stars American Idol‘s Ryan Seacrest, Project Runway‘s Heidi Klum, Dancing with the Stars‘ Tom Bergeron, Deal or No Deal‘s Howie Mandel and Survivor‘s Jeff Probst.
The full list of Grammy Award winners is as follows:
Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program: Louis J. Horvitz – 80th Annual Academy Awards
Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program: The Colbert Report
Commemorative Emmy for Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy, Variety:
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Outstanding Made for Television Movie: Recount
Outstanding Reality-TV Competition: The Amazing Race
Outstanding Miniseries: John Adams
Outstanding Comedy Series: 30 Rock
Outstanding Drama Series: Mad Men
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