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'Homeland,' 'Modern Family' and 'Game Change' Lead 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards

Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison in 'Homeland' Kent Smith/Showtime
The winners of the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards have been announced, with "Homeland," "Modern Family" and "Game Change" dominating the drama, comedy and TV movie/miniseries categories, respectively. Each won the top prize in their section, as well as multiple others in acting, writing and directing.

Overall, the awards were a mostly predictable affair, with the exception of the big win for "Homeland," which ended the streak of "Mad Men." That series went into the night with the most nominations, but went home empty handed (going 0 for 17). It had won the best dramatic series award the previous four years in a row.

Other major winners included "The Daily Show" (winning its whopping 10th consecutive award for best variety, music or comedy series) and "The Amazing Race" (winning its 8th award in the best reality series category), collectively suggesting Emmy voters more or less send in the same ballot every year.

Full list of winners:

Outstanding Drama Series: "Homeland"
Outstanding Comedy Series: "Modern Family"
Outstanding Miniseries or TV Movie: "Game Change"
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series: "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart"
Outstanding Reality Competition Series: "The Amazing Race"

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Claire Danes, "Homeland"
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Damian Lewis, "Homeland"
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep"
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Jon Cryer, "Two and Half Men"
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries/TV Movie: Julianne Moore, "Game Change"
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries/TV Movie: Kevin Costner, "Hatfields & McCoys"

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey"
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Aaron Paul, "Breaking Bad"
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Julie Bowen, "Modern Family"
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Eric Stonestreet, "Modern Family"
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries/TV Movie: Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story"
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries/TV Movie: Tom Berenger, "Hatfields and McCoys"

Outstanding Reality Host: Tom Bergeron, "Dancing With The Stars"

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series: Tim Van Patten, "Boardwalk Empire"
Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series: Steve Levitan, "Modern Family"
Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries/TV Movie: Jay Roach, "Game Change"
Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: Glenn Weiss, The Tony Awards
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon & Gideon Raff, "Homeland"
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: Louis CK, "Louie"
Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries/TV Movie: Danny Strong, "Game Change"
Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: Louis CK, "Louis CK Live at the Beacon Theater"

 

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