Homeland Cleans Up at the 2012 Emmy Awards

Well if you hadn’t really heard of Homeland prior to this weekend, you probably have by now. The Showtime series pulled off a major upset at the 64th Annual Emmy Awards last night, winning a large chunk of the major awards in the Drama category over favourites like Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones. Claire Danes and Damian Lewis both took home awards for Lead Actress and Actor in a Drama Series, while the show also broke Mad Men’s four-year win streak for Outstanding Drama Series.

Elsewhere, Aaron Paul won his second Emmy for his supporting performance as Jesse Pinkman on Breaking Bad, while Julia Louis-Dreyfus won Best Lead Actress in a Comedy for Veep. Modern Family still took the Outstanding Comedy Series, however, while the HBO movie Game Change took the Outstanding Mini-Series or TV Movie. Kevin Costner did manage to pick up some hardware for his part in Hatfields & McCoys, however. Do you agree with the winners? Check out a list of all the major nominees and winners after the jump.

DRAMA SERIES

  • “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
  • “Breaking Bad” (AMC)
  • “Downton Abbey” (PBS)
  • “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
  • “Homeland” (Showtime)
  • “Mad Men” (AMC)

DRAMA ACTRESS

  • Glenn Close as Patty Hewes in “Damages”
  • Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley in “Downton Abbey”
  • Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick in “The Good Wife”
  • Kathy Bates as Harriet Korn in “Harry’s Law”
  • Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison in “Homeland”
  • Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson in “Mad Men”

DRAMA ACTOR

  • Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson in “Boardwalk Empire”
  • Bryan Cranston as Walter White in “Breaking Bad”
  • Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan in “Dexter”
  • Hugh Bonneville as Robert, Earl of Grantham in “Downton Abbey”
  • Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody in “Homeland”
  • Jon Hamm as Don Draper in “Mad Men”

SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTRESS

  • Anna Gunn as Skyler White in “Breaking Bad”
  • Maggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham in “Downton Abbey”
  • Joanne Froggatt as Anna in “Downton Abbey”
  • Archie Panjabi as Kalinda Sharma in “The Good Wife”
  • Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart in “The Good Wife”
  • Christina Hendricks as Joan Holloway Harris in “Mad Men”

SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTOR

  • Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman in “Breaking Bad”
  • Giancarlo Esposito as Gustavo ‘Gus’ Fring in “Breaking Bad”
  • Brendan Coyle as John Bates in “Downton Abbey”
  • Jim Carter as Mr. Carson in “Downton Abbey”
  • Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister in “Game of Thrones”
  • Jared Harris as Lane Pryce “Mad Men”

COMEDY SERIES

  • “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
  • “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO)
  • “Girls” (HBO)
  • “Modern Family” (ABC)
  • “30 Rock” (NBC)
  • “Veep” (HBO)

COMEDY ACTOR

  • Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper in “The Big Bang Theory”
  • Larry David as Himself in “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
  • Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan in “House of Lies”
  • Louis C.K. as Louie in “Louie”
  • Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy in “30 Rock”
  • Jon Cryer as Alan Harper in “Two and a Half Men”

COMEDY ACTRESS

  • Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath in “Girls”
  • Melissa McCarthy as Molly Flynn in “Mike & Molly”
  • Zooey Deschanel as Jess Day in “New Girl”
  • Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton in “Nurse Jackie”
  • Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope in “Parks and Recreation”
  • Tina Fey as Liz Lemon in “30 Rock”
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer in “Veep”

SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTOR

  • Ed O’Neill as Jay Pritchett in “Modern Family”
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett in “Modern Family”
  • Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy in “Modern Family”
  • Eric Stonestreet as Cameron Tucker in “Modern Family”
  • Max Greenfield as Schmidt in “New Girl”
  • Bill Hader as various characters in “Saturday Night Live”

SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTRESS

  • Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler in “The Big Bang Theory”
  • Kathryn Joosten as Karen McCluskey in “Desperate Housewives”
  • Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy in “Modern Family”
  • Sofia Vergara as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett in “Modern Family”
  • Merritt Wever as Zoey Barkow in “Nurse Jackie”
  • Kristen Wiig as various characters in “Saturday Night Live”

MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE

  • “American Horror Story” (FX)
  • “Game Change” (HBO)
  • “Hatfields & McCoys” (History)
  • “Hemingway & Gellhorn” (HBO)
  • “Luther” (BBC America)
  • “Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia” (PBS)

LEAD ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE

  • Connie Britton as Vivien Harmon in “American Horror Story”
  • Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin in “Game Change”
  • Nicole Kidman as Martha Gellhorn in “Hemingway & Gellhorn”
  • Ashley Judd as Rebecca Winstone in “Missing”
  • Emma Thompson as She in “The Song of Lunch”

LEAD ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE

  • Woody Harrelson as Steve Schmidt in “Game Change”
  • Kevin Costner as ‘Devil’ Anse Hatfield in “Hatfields & McCoys”
  • Bill Paxton as Randall McCoy in “Hatfields & McCoys”
  • Clive Owen as Ernest Hemingway in “Hemingway & Gellhorn”
  • Idris Elba as John Luther in “Luther”
  • Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE

  • Frances Conroy as Moira in “American Horror Story”
  • Jessica Lange as Constance Langdon in “American Horror Story”
  • Sarah Paulson as Nicolle Wallace “Game Change”
  • Mare Winningham as Sally McCoy in “Hatfields & McCoys”
  • Judy Davis as Jill Tankard in “Page Eight”

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE

  • Denis O’Hare as Larry Harvey in “American Horror Story”
  • Ed Harris as John McCain in “Game Change”
  • Tom Berenger as Jim Vance in “Hatfields & McCoys”
  • David Strathairn as John Dos Passos in “Hemingway & Gellhorn”
  • Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson in “Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia”

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)

REALITY PROGRAM

  • “Antiques Roadshow” (PBS)
  • “Jamie Oliver’s Food” (ABC)
  • “MythBusters” (Discovery Channel)
  • “Shark Tank” (ABC)
  • “Undercover Boss” (CBS)
  • “Who Do You Think You Are?” (NBC)

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)

HOST FOR A REALITY OR REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM

  • Phil Keoghan, “The Amazing Race”
  • Ryan Seacrest, “American Idol”
  • Betty White, “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers”
  • Tom Bergeron, “Dancing With the Stars”
  • Cat Deeley, “So You Think You Can Dance”

ANIMATED PROGRAM

  • “American Dad!” (Fox)
  • “Bob’s Burgers” (Fox)
  • “Futurama” (Comedy Central)
  • “The Penguins of Madagascar: The Return of the Revenge of Dr. Blowhole” (Nickelodeon)
  • “The Simpsons” (Fox)

SHORT-FORMAT ANIMATED PROGRAM

  • “Adventure Time” (Cartoon Network)
  • “Phineas and Ferb” (Disney Channel)
  • “MAD” (Cartoon Network)
  • “Regular Show” (Cartoon Network)
  • “Robot Chicken” (Cartoon Network)

CHILDREN’S PROGRAM

  • “Degrassi” (TeenNick)
  • “Good Luck Charlie” (Disney Channel)
  • “iCarly” (Nickelodeon)
  • “Victorious” (Nickelodeon)
  • “Wizards of Waverly Place” (Disney Channel)

GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

  • Dot-Marie Jones as Coach Shannon Beiste in “Glee”
  • Maya Rudolph, host in “Saturday Night Live”
  • Melissa McCarthy, host in “Saturday Night Live”
  • Elizabeth Banks as Avery Jessup in “30 Rock”
  • Margaret Cho as Kim Jong-il in “30 Rock”
  • Kathy Bates as Charlie Harper in “Two and a Half Men”

GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

  • Michael J. Fox as Himself in “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
  • Greg Kinnear as Tad in “Modern Family”
  • Bobby Cannavale as Dr. Mike Cruz in “Nurse Jackie”
  • Jimmy Fallon, host in “Saturday Night Live”
  • Will Arnett as Devon Banks in “30 Rock”
  • Jon Hamm as Abner and David Brinkley in “30 Rock”

GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Martha Plimpton as Patti Nyholm in “The Good Wife”
  • Loretta Devine as Adele Webber in “Grey’s Anatomy”
  • Jean Smart as D.A. Roseanna Remmick in “Harry’s Law”
  • Julia Ormond as Marie Calvet in “Mad Men”
  • Joan Cusack as Sheila Jackson in “Shameless”
  • Uma Thurman as Rebecca Duvall in “Smash”

GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Mark Margolis as Tio Salamanca in “Breaking Bad”
  • Dylan Baker as Colin Sweeney in “The Good Wife”
  • Michael J. Fox as Louis Canning in “The Good Wife”
  • Jeremy Davies as Dickie Bennett in “Justified”
  • Ben Feldman as Michael Ginsberg in “Mad Men”
  • Jason Ritter as Mark Cyr in “Parenthood”

VOICE-OVER PERFORMANCE

  • Brenda Strong as Mary-Alice Young in “Desperate Housewives”
  • Dan Povenmire as Doctor Doofenshmirtz in “Phineas and Ferb”
  • Rob Riggle as Noel in “Disney Prep & Landing: Naughty Vs. Nice”
  • Maurice LaMarche as Clamps, Donbot, Hyperchicken, Calculon, Hedonismbot, Morbo in “Futurama”
  • Kristen Wiig as Lola in “The Looney Tunes Show”
  • Hank Azaria as Moe Szyslak, Duffman, Mexican Duffman, Carl, Comic Book Guy, Chief Wiggum in “The Simpsons”

DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

  • Robert B. Weide, “Curb Your Enthusiasm ”
  • Lena Dunham, “Girls”
  • Louis C.K., “Duckling”
  • Jason Winer, “Modern Family”
  • Steven Levitan, “Modern Family”
  • Jake Kasdan, “New Girl”

WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

  • Chris McKenna, “Community”
  • Lena Dunham, “Girls”
  • Louis C.K., “Louie”
  • Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”
  • Michael Schur, “Parks and Recreation”

DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

  • Tim Van Patten, “Boardwalk Empire”
  • Vince Gilligan, “Breaking Bad”
  • Brian Percival, “Downton Abbey”
  • Michael Cuesta, “Homeland”
  • Phil Abraham, “Mad Men”

WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

  • Julian Fellowes, “Downton Abbey”
  • Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon & Gideon Raff, “Homeland”
  • Semi Chellas & Matthew Weiner, “Mad Men”
  • Andre Jacquemetton & Maria Jacquemetton, “Mad Men”
  • Erin Levy & Matthew Weiner, “Mad Men”

DIRECTING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL

  • Jay Roach, “Game Change”
  • Kevin Reynolds, “Hatfields & McCoys”
  • Philip Kaufman, “Hemingway & Gellhorn”
  • Sam Miller, “Luther”
  • Paul McGuigan, “Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia”

WRITING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL

  • Danny Strong, “Game Change”
  • Ted Mann, Ronald Parker & Bill Kerby, “Hatfields & McCoys”
  • Abi Morgan, “The Hour”
  • Neil Cross, “Luther”
  • Steven Moffat, “Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia”

NONFICTION SERIES

  • “American Masters” (PBS)
  • “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations” (Travel Channel)
  • “Frozen Planet” (Discovery Channel)
  • “Inside the Actors Studio” (Bravo)
  • “The Weight of the Nation” (HBO)

NONFICTION SPECIAL

  • “Bobby Fischer Against the World” (HBO)
  • “George Harrison: Living in the Material World” (HBO)
  • “Gloria: In Her Own Worlds” (HBO)
  • “Paul Simon’s Graceland Journey: Under African Skies” (A&E)
  • “6 Days to Air: The Making of South Park” (Comedy Central)

DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING

  • “The Amish (American Experience)” (PBS)
  • “Have You Heard From Johannesburg (Independent Lens)” (PBS)
  • “Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory” (HBO)

DIRECTING FOR NONFICTION PROGRAMMING

  • Bertram van Munster, “The Amazing Race”
  • Robert B. Weide, “American Masters”
  • Martin Scorsese, “George Harrison: Living in the Material World”
  • Joe Berlinger & Bruce Sinofsky, “Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory”
  • Craig Spirko, “Project Runway”

WRITING FOR NONFICTION PROGRAMMING

  • Barak Goodman, “American Experience”
  • Peter Jones, “American Masters”
  • Anthony Bourdain, “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations”
  • Geoffrey C. Ward, “Prohibition”
  • Christine Ferraro, “Seasme Street: Growing Hope Against Hunger”

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  • Paul Andrews

    I liked Damian Lewis’ line “I don’t really believe in judging art, but I thought I’d show up just in case”.

  • Gerry

    Homeland is pretty awesome. Shame Mandy Patinkin wasn’t even nominated for playing Saul in it.

  • scott

    Didn’t eve know the Emmy’s were on. Are they always in September?

    Scott
    http://www.ReconditePictures.com

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