Emmys 2012: Modern Family, Homeland Clean Up, Mad Men Shut Out, Jon Cryer Pulls Upset
Showtime brought victory Homeland when it walked away from the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards with four wins – including its first Outstanding Drama Series award and trophies for both its lead actor (Damian Lewis) and actress (Claire Danes). ABC’s Modern Family tied the freshman drama, nabbing a quartet of statues including Outstanding Comedy Series.
AMC’s Mad Men, which went into the ceremony with 17 nominations and a four-year streak of winning the drama-series race, suffered a complete shut-out. At the other end of the spectrum, Two and a Half Men’s Jon Cryer got gold in his first crack at the comedy’s Lead Actor category (and seemed quite shocked by the recognition).
Also of note: The Academy elected to give HBO’s Sarah Palin-skewering movie Game Change four Emmys during the night – which was broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles — and The Daily Show With Jon Stewart took home its tenth consecutive Emmy for Best Variety, Music or Comedy Series.
Here are all the winners from Sunday. Skim the list and tell us what you think about the results!
Lead Actress In A Comedy Series | Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Lead Actor In A Comedy Series | Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series | Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series | Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Writing in a Comedy Series | Louis CK, Louie
Directing in a Comedy Series | Steven Levitan, Modern Family
Outstanding Comedy Series | Modern Family
Lead Actress In A Drama Series | Claire Danes, Homeland
Lead Actor In A Drama Series | Damian Lewis, Homeland
Supporting Actress In A Drama Series | Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Supporting Actor In A Drama Series | Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Writing in a Drama Series | Homeland
Directing in a Drama Series | Tim Van Patten, Boardwalk Empire
Outstanding Drama Series | Homeland
Outstanding Reality – Competition Program | The Amazing Race
Reality Host | Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars
Writing in a Variety, Music Or Comedy Series | Louis C.K., Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theatre
Directing in a Variety, Music Or Comedy Series | Glenn Weiss, 65th Annual Tony Awards
Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series | The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie | Julianne Moore, Game Change
Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie | Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie | Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie | Tom Berenger, Hatfields & McCoys
Writing in a Miniseries or Movie | Danny Strong, Game Change
Directing in a Miniseries or Movie | Jay Roach, Game Change
Outstanding Miniseries or Movie |
Plus, select highlights from the Creative Arts Emmys held Sept. 15….
Guest Actress In A Comedy Series | Kathy Bates, Two and a Half Men
Guest Actor In A Comedy Series | Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live
Guest Actress In A Drama Series | Martha Plimpton, The Good Wife
Guest Actor In A Drama Series | Jeremy Davies, Justified
Reality Program | Undercover Boss (CBS)
Casting in a Drama Series | Homeland (Showtime)
Casting For A Comedy Series | Girls (HBO)
Casting For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special | Game Change (HBO)