'Jon Stewart' Wins Ninth Consecutive Emmy

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Comedy Central ‘s The Daly Show with Jon Stewart won cable's first two Emmys during Sunday's telecast of the primetime Emmy Awards.

The show won its ninth straight Emmy in the comedy/variety show category as well as an Emmy for writing in the category. In accepting the award, Stewart said: "We're acutely aware of how fortunate we are to win it once let alone many times."

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Melissa McCarthy earned the best actress in a comedy series Emmy Sunday night, besting last year's winner Edie Falco.

McCarthy, who stars in CBS' Mike & Molly also bested Amy Poehler (NBC's Parks and Recreation);  Martha Plimpton (Raising Hope); and Tina Fey (NBC's 30 Rock) for the honor.
Falco won the award last year for her portrayal of a dedicated but morally challenged nurse in Showtime's Nurse Jackie.