Emmys 2012: ‘Modern Family’ Wins Outstanding Comedy Series

"Modern Family" picks up its third consecutive Emmy for best comedy series

"Modern Family" picked up its third consecutive statue for Outstanding Comedy Series as Emmy voters decided to keep it in the family Sunday night.

"Modern Family," which looks at several generations in a (mostly) functional Southern California family, beat out stiff competition from past nominees like "The Big Bang Theory," "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "30 Rock," as well as newcomers "Girls" and "Veep."

Also read: Emmys 2012: Complete List of Nominees

The ABC series with its mockumentary format has been a critical favorite and ratings hit.