LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "Modern Family" wins its third straight Emmy Award as best comedy.
ABC's sitcom about three households related to each other has grown into the most popular comedy on television. It matches the three Emmys won by its competitor, NBC's "30 Rock," which is nearing the end of its run.
"Modern Family" also beat two freshmen series from HBO, "Girls" and "Veep." Other nominees were CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" and HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm, which has been nominated seven times in this category without a win.
Showtime's "Homeland" won the Emmy for best drama series. "The Amazing Race" won the Emmy Award for best reality series and Tom Bergeron of "Dancing With the Stars" won the award for best host of a reality series.