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OTRC: Emmys 2013: 'Modern Family' wins 4th Outstanding Comedy Series award

Steven Levitan, center, and the cast and crew of 'Modern Family' accept the award for Outstanding Comedy Series at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre on Sunday Sept. 22, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Vince Bucci / Invision for Academy of Television Arts and Sciences / AP Images)

"Modern Family" has won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series for the fourth year in a row.

The ABC sitcom beat "The Big Bang Theory," "Veep," "Girls," "30 Rock" and "Louie" at the 2013 ceremony.

"Modern Family" debuted in 2009 and stars Ed O'Neill as Jay Pritchett, patriarch of an eclectic family, Sofia Vergara as his wife, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Julie Bowen as his children from his first marriage. Eric Stonestreet portrays Ferguson's character's partner and Ty Burrell plays Bowen's character's husband.

"Modern Family" was nominated for 12 Emmys this year and has received 57 nods since its debut. The show returns for a fifth season on Sept. 25.

The 2013 Emmy Awards ceremony was held at L.A. Live's Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, Sept. 22. The event was hosted by "How I Met Your Mother" star Neil Patrick Harris, who previously hosted the ceremony in 2009.

Check out a full list of 2013 Emmy winners.

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