Modern Family, Homeland Win Big at the Primetime Emmys

Damian Lewis and Claire Danes in Homeland
Damian Lewis as Nicholas "Nick" Brody and Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison in 'Homeland' - Photo: Kent Smith/ Copyright: Showtime 2011
Mad Men (17 nominations, zero wins) and American Horror Story went into the evening tied for the most nominations, but it turned out to be a Modern Family and Homeland night at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards. Modern Family swept the comedy categories, picking up wins for Eric Stonestreet, Julie Bowen, and director Steve Levitan, along with the Best Comedy Series award. Homeland earned Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, writers Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff Emmys, and the show nabbed the Best Drama Series award.

2012 Primetime Emmys Nominees and Winners (in bold)

Outstanding Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory • CBS • Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television
Curb Your Enthusiasm • HBO • HBO Entertainment
Girls • HBO • Apatow Productions and I am Jenni Konner Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
Modern Family • ABC • Levitan-Lloyd Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television
30 Rock • NBC • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Television
Veep • HBO • Dundee Productions in association with HBO Entertainment

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
Girls • HBO • Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath
Mike & Molly • CBS • Melissa McCarthy as Molly Flynn
New Girl • FOX • Zooey Deschanel as Jess Day
Nurse Jackie • Showtime • Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton
Parks And Recreation • NBC • Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope
30 Rock • NBC • Tina Fey as Liz Lemon
Veep • HBO • Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory • CBS • Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper
Curb Your Enthusiasm • HBO • Larry David as Himself
House Of Lies • Showtime • Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan
Louie • FX Networks • Louis C.K. as Louie
30 Rock • NBC • Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy
Two And A Half Men • CBS • Jon Cryer as Alan Harper

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory • CBS • Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler
Desperate Housewives • ABC • Kathryn Joosten as Karen McCluskey
Modern Family • ABC • Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy
Modern Family • ABC • Sofia Vergara as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett
Nurse Jackie • Showtime • Merritt Wever as Zoey Barkow
Saturday Night Live • NBC • Kristen Wiig as various characters

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
Modern Family • ABC • Ed O’Neill as Jay Pritchett
Modern Family • ABC • Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett
Modern Family • ABC • Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy
Modern Family • ABC • Eric Stonestreet as Cameron Tucker
New Girl • FOX • Max Greenfield as Schmidt
Saturday Night Live • NBC • Bill Hader as various characters

Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series
Curb Your Enthusiasm • Palestinian Chicken • HBO • Robert B. Weide, Director
Girls • She Did • HBO • Lena Dunham, Director
Louie • Duckling • FX Networks • Louis C.K., Director
Modern Family • Virgin Territory • ABC • Jason Winer, Director
Modern Family • Baby On Board • ABC • Steven Levitan, Director
New Girl • Pilot • FOX • Jake Kasdan, Director

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Community • Remedial Chaos Theory • NBC • Chris McKenna, Written by
Girls • Pilot • HBO • Lena Dunham, Written by
Louie • Pregnant • FX Networks • Louis C.K., Written by
Parks And Recreation • The Debate • NBC • Amy Poehler, Written by
Parks And Recreation • Win, Lose, Or Draw • NBC • Michael Schur, Written by

Outstanding Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire • HBO
Breaking Bad • AMC
Downton Abbey • PBS
Game Of Thrones • HBO
Homeland • Showtime
Mad Men • AMC

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Damages • DirecTV • Glenn Close as Patty Hewes
Downton Abbey • PBS • Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley
The Good Wife • CBS • Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick
Harry’s Law • NBC • Kathy Bates as Harriet Korn
Homeland • Showtime • Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison
Mad Men • AMC • Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire • HBO • Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson
Breaking Bad • AMC • Bryan Cranston as Walter White
Dexter • Showtime • Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan
Downton Abbey • PBS • Hugh Bonneville as Robert, Earl of Grantham
Homeland • Showtime • Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody
Mad Men • AMC • Jon Hamm as Don Draper

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Breaking Bad • AMC • Anna Gunn as Skyler White
Downton Abbey • PBS • Maggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham
Downton Abbey • PBS • Joanne Froggatt as Anna
The Good Wife • CBS • Archie Panjabi as Kalinda Sharma
The Good Wife • CBS • Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart
Mad Men • AMC • Christina Hendricks as Joan Holloway Harris

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
Breaking Bad • AMC • Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman
Breaking Bad • AMC • Giancarlo Esposito as Gustavo ‘Gus’ Fring
Downton Abbey • PBS • Brendan Coyle as John Bates
Downton Abbey • PBS • Jim Carter as Mr. Carson
Game Of Thrones • HBO • Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister
Mad Men • AMC • Jared Harris as Lane Pryce

Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire • To The Lost • HBO • Tim Van Patten, Director
Breaking Bad • Face Off • AMC • Vince Gilligan, Director
Downton Abbey • Episode 7 • PBS • Brian Percival, Director
Homeland • Pilot • Showtime • Michael Cuesta, Director
Mad Men • The Other Woman • AMC • Phil Abraham, Director

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Downton Abbey • Episode 7 • PBS • Julian Fellowes, Written by
Homeland • Pilot • Showtime • Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, Gideon Raff, Written by
Mad Men • The Other Woman • AMC • Semi Chellas, Matthew Weiner, Written by
Mad Men • Commissions And Fees • AMC • Andre Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton, Written by
Mad Men • Far Away Places • AMC • Erin Levy, Matthew Weiner, Written by

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie
American Horror Story • FX Networks
Game Change • HBO
Hatfields & McCoys • HISTORY
Hemingway & Gellhorn • HBO
Luther • BBC America
Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece) • PBS

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
American Horror Story • FX Networks • Connie Britton as Vivien Harmon
Game Change • HBO • Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin
Hemingway & Gellhorn • HBO • Nicole Kidman as Martha Gellhorn
Missing • ABC • Ashley Judd as Rebecca Winstone
The Song Of Lunch (Masterpiece) • PBS • Emma Thompson as She

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Game Change • HBO • Woody Harrelson as Steve Schmidt
Hatfields & McCoys • HISTORY • Kevin Costner as ‘Devil’ Anse Hatfield
Hatfields & McCoys • HISTORY • Bill Paxton as Randall McCoy
Hemingway & Gellhorn • HBO • Clive Owen as Ernest Hemingway
Luther • BBC America • Idris Elba as John Luther
Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece) • PBS • Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or A Movie
American Horror Story • FX Networks • Frances Conroy as Moira
American Horror Story • FX Networks • Jessica Lange as Constance Langdon
Game Change • HBO • Sarah Paulson as Nicolle Wallace
Hatfields & McCoys • HISTORY • Mare Winningham as Sally McCoy
Page Eight (Masterpiece) • PBS • Judy Davis as Jill Tankard

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
American Horror Story • FX Networks • Denis O’Hare as Larry Harvey
Game Change • HBO • Ed Harris as John McCain
Hatfields & McCoys • HISTORY • Tom Berenger as Jim Vance
Hemingway & Gellhorn • HBO • David Strathairn as John Dos Passos
Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece) • PBS • Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson

Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special
Game Change • HBO • Jay Roach, Director
Hatfields & McCoys • HISTORY • Kevin Reynolds, Director
Hemingway & Gellhorn • HBO • Philip Kaufman, Director
Luther • BBC America • Sam Miller, Director
Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece) • PBS • Paul McGuigan, Director

Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
Game Change • HBO • Danny Strong, Written by
Hatfields & McCoys • Part 2 • HISTORY • Ted Mann, Story and Teleplay by, Ronald Parker, Teleplay by, Bill Kerby, Story by
The Hour • BBC America • Abi Morgan, Written by
Luther • BBC America • Neil Cross, Written by
Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece) • PBS • Steven Moffat, Written by

Outstanding Variety Series
The Colbert Report • Comedy Central
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart • Comedy Central
Jimmy Kimmel Live • ABC
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon • NBC
Real Time With Bill Maher • HBO
Saturday Night Live • NBC

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special
84th Annual Academy Awards • ABC
Betty White’s 90th Birthday: A Tribute To America’s Golden Girl • NBC
The Kennedy Center Honors • CBS
Louis C.K. Live At The Beacon Theatre • FX Networks
65th Annual Tony Awards • CBS

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
The Amazing Race • CBS
Dancing With The Stars • ABC
Project Runway • Lifetime
So You Think You Can Dance • FOX
Top Chef • Bravo
The Voice • NBC

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program
The Amazing Race • CBS • Phil Keoghan, Host
American Idol • FOX • Ryan Seacrest, Host
Betty White’s Off Their Rockers • NBC • Betty White, Host
Dancing With The Stars • ABC • Tom Bergeron, Host
So You Think You Can Dance • FOX • Cat Deeley, Host