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Emmy Awards 2010: Edie Falco wins Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series

08/29/2010 by Corinne Heller

Emmy Awards 2010: Edie Falco wins Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series (Photo courtesy of Showtime) Edie Falco won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series on Sunday for her title role in Nurse Jackie, marking the actress' fourth win and eighth nomination and first Emmy for comedic acting.

Falco beat fellow nominees Tina Fey of 30 Rock, Toni Collette of United States of Tara, Julia Louis-Dreyfus of The New Adventures Of Old Christine, Amy Poehler of Parks and Recreation and Lea Michele of Glee.

"This is the most ridiculous thing that has ever happened in the history of this awards show," Falco joked in her acceptance speech. "I am not funny! Thank you so much. I am beyond speechless."

The Showtime series Nurse Jackie began in 2009 and returns for a third season early next year. The show was nominated for eight awards this year and won two, including Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music.

In previous years, Falco won three Emmys for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Carmela Soprano in the HBO mafia series The Sopranos.

Check out a full list of winners at the 2010 Emmy Awards.

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