2012 Emmy Awards: Winners And LosersSeptember 24th, 2012 | Posted by in Television
Homeland handed Showtime its first Best Drama award, adding Best Actor (Damien Lewis) and Best Actress (Clare Danes) along the way.
Modern Family three-peated in the Best Comedy category, with repeat supporting awards for Eric Stonestreet and Julie Bowen.
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart won Best Variety series for the 10th consecutive year.
The Amazing Race made it nine for 10 in Best Reality-Competition.
Mad Men had its Best Drama win streak snapped at three, as it went 0-for-17, the biggest shutout in Emmy history (Northern Exposure and The Larry Sanders Show shared the old record, 0-for-16).
30 Rock went 0-for-13 and was shut out for the second straight year.
Amy Poehler (0-5) and Jon Hamm (0-5) were disappointed again. But we still love you.
Mad Men is now 0-for-25 in acting bids.
Curb Your Enthusiasm is now 0-for-7 in Best Comedy.
Bill Maher is now 0-for-29.
NBC was completely shut out.
Bryan Cranston’s Best Drama Actor streak ended at three.
Julia Louie-Dreyfuss (Veep) joined Tyne Daly as the only actresses to win for three different series.
Jon Cryer (Two and A Half Men), the night’s biggest surprise, is the first person to win lead and supporting awards for the same role.
Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) and Bowen were repeat winners.
HBO led with 23 wins; CBS led broadcast networks with 16.
Jimmy Kimmel: an overall winning performance, but the Tracy Morgan stunt and In Memoriam spoof were duds. Mostly, he stayed back and let the show flow.
The show: brisk and entertaining, came in on time.
Best speech: Danes, including her “Holla” to Mandy Patinkin.
Ratings: early indications are the telecast was on par with last night, but it was once again sacked by an NFL game (Patriots-Ravens) on NBC.
List of winners at Sunday’s 64th annual Primetime Emmy Awards:
— Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family,” ABC.
— Writing, Comedy Series: Louis C.K, “Louie,” FX Networks.
— Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Julie Bowen, “Modern Family,” ABC.
— Directing, Comedy Series: Steven Levitan, “Modern Family,” ABC.
— Actor, Comedy Series: Jon Cryer, “Two and a Half Men,” CBS.
— Actress, Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep, HBO.
— Reality-Competition Program: “The Amazing Race,” CBS.
— Host, Reality-Competition Program: Tom Bergeron, “Dancing With the Stars, ABC.”
— Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad,” AMC.
— Writing, Drama Series: Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, Gideon Raff, “Homeland,” Showtime.
— Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey,” PBS.
— Directing, Drama Series: Tim Van Patten, “Boardwalk Empire,” HBO.
— Actor, Drama Series: Damian Lewis, “Homeland,” Showtime.
— Actress, Drama Series: Claire Danes, “Homeland,” Showtime.
— Writing for a Variety Special: Louis C.K., “Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theatre,” FX Networks.
— Directing for a Variety Special: Glenn Weiss, 65th Annual Tony Awards, CBS.
— Variety, Music or Comedy Series: “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” Comedy Central.
— Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story,” FX Networks.
— Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Tom Berenger, “Hatfields & McCoys,” History.
— Writing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Danny Strong, “Game Change,” HBO.
— Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Julianne Moore, “Game Change,” HBO.
— Directing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Jay Roach, “Game Change,” HBO.
— Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Kevin Costner, “Hatfields & McCoys,” History.
— Miniseries or Made-for-TV Movie: “Game Change,” HBO.
— Drama Series: “Homeland,” Showtime.
— Comedy Series: “Modern Family,” ABC.