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Homeland, Modern Family and Game Change Lead Top Honors at 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 24 - 2012 0 Comment

‘Homeland,’ ‘Modern Family’ and the HBO political drama film ‘Game Change’ were the lead winners at last night’s 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Many of the major categories featured repeat winners, including ‘Modern Family’ for Comedy Series for the third year in a row, while ‘Homeland’s first season finally brought Showtime its first win for Drama Series.

Damian Lewis won Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, for playing Nicholas Brody, and Claire Danes was honored as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, for her portrayal of Carrie Mathison, in ‘Homeland.’ Along with Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff winning for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for the pilot episode of ‘Homeland,’ the wins guaranteed the show’s win of Outstanding Drama Series.

Among the repeat winners at last night’s ceremony included Jon Cryer, who won his second Emmy for his portrayal of Dr. Alan Harper in the CBS sitcom ‘Two and a Half Men.’ Once again Julia Louis-Dreyfus also won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, this year for playing Selina Meyer in HBO’s ‘Veep.’

‘Game Change’ was a big winner in the miniseries, movie or special category. The film won in such categories as Outstanding Miniseries or TV Movie; Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie – Julianne Moore, for her portrayal of Sarah Palin; Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special – Jay Roach and Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special – Danny Strong and Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie or Special.

Check out the complete list of winners from the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards below.

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, Eric Stonestreet as Cameron Tucker, ‘Modern Family’

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, Louis C.K., ‘Louie’

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy, ‘Modern Family’

Outstanding Directing For a Comedy Series, Steven Levitan, ‘Modern Family;’ Episode-’Baby On Board’

Outstanding Lead Actor in A Comedy Series, Jon Cryer as Alan Harper, ‘Two And A Half Men’

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer, ‘Veep’

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program, ‘The Amazing Race’

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program, Tom Bergeron, ‘Dancing With The Stars’

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman, ‘Breaking Bad’

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff, ‘Homeland;’ Episode-’Pilot’

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Maggie Smith as Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham, ‘Downton Abbey’

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series, Tim Van Patten, ‘Boardwalk Empire;’ Episode-’To The Lost’

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody, ‘Homeland’

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison, ‘Homeland’

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special, Louis C.K., ‘Louis C.K. Live At The Beacon Theatre’

Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special, Glenn Weiss, ’65th Annual Tony Awards’

Outstanding Variety Series, ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie, Jessica Lange as Constance Langdon, ‘American Horror Story’

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie, Tom Berenger as Jim Vance, ‘Hatfields & McCoys’

Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special, Danny Strong, ‘Game Change’

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie, Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin, ‘Game Change’

Outstanding Directing For a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special, Jay Roach, ‘Game Change’

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie, Kevin Costner as ‘Devil’ Anse Hatfield, ‘Hatfields & McCoys’

Outstanding Miniseries Or Movie, ‘Game Change’

Outstanding Drama Series, ‘Homeland’

Outstanding Comedy Series, ‘Modern Family’

Written by: Karen Benardello

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