Monday, September 24, 2012

2012 Emmy Awards Winners: HOMELAND, MODERN FAMILY and GAME CHANGE Win Big

The winners of the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards have been announced and the big winners are "Homeland" (6 wins out of 9 nominations) and "Modern Family" (5 wins out of 14 nominations). The latter has won the award for Outstanding Comedy Series for a third consecutive year. "Homeland" was something of a surprise hit, bringing home the awards for Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series, Lead Actor (Damian Lewis), Lead Actress (Claire Danes) and Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series (for the Pilot episode). Add the two Golden Globes that the series won at the beginning of this year and the expectations for the upcoming season have just blown the roof off.

On the other hand, "Modern Family" was something of a sure thing. The comedy series won, besides the Best Series award, Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series, Supporting Actor (Eric Stonestreet) and Supporting Actress (Julie Bowen). For Stonestreet and Bowen this is their second win in the supporting category.

Other Emmy winners include Julia Louis-Dreyfus for "Veep", Jon Cryer for "Two and a Half Men", Aaron Paul for "Breaking Bad", Maggie Smith for "Downton Abbey" and Jessica Lange for her insanely delicious/creepy supporting turn in "American Horror Story".

In the miniseries category, the HBO political drama "Game Change" won 5 major awards, including the awards for Outstanding Miniseries, Directing (Jay Roach), Writing and Lead Actress (Julianne Moore). Tied with "Game Change", but lacking in major awards, is "Hatfields & McCoys", which took home 3 technical awards (Editing, Makeup and Sound Mixing) as well as Outstanding Lead Actor (Kevin Costner) and Supporting Actor (Tom Berenger).

For the list of all the major awards, click to read the full article.

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series:
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Writing For A Comedy Series:
Louie, Pregnant

Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
Julie Bowen, Modern Family

Guest Actress In A Comedy Series
Kathy Bates, Two and a Half Men

Guest Actor In A Comedy Series
Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live

Directing For A Comedy Series
Steven Levitan, Modern Family

Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men

Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Reality-Competition Program
The Amazing Race

Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars

Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad

Writing For A Drama Series
Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon & Gideon Raff, Homeland

Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Guest Actress In A Drama Series
Martha Plimpton, The Good Wife

Guest Actor In A Drama Series
Jeremy Davies, Justified

Directing For A Drama Series
Tim Van Patten, Boardwalk Empire

Lead Actor In A Drama Series
Damian Lewis, Homeland

Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Claire Danes, Homeland

Writing For A Variety Special
Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theatre, Louis C.K.

Directing For A Variety Special
Glenn Weiss, 65th Annual Tony Awards

Outstanding Variety Series
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

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 for a Miniseries Or A Movie
Game Change

Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Julianne Moore, Game Change

Directing For a Miniseries Or A Movie
Jay Roach, Game Change

Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys

Miniseries or Movie
Game Change

Outstanding Drama Series

Outstanding Comedy Series
Modern Family


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