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Homeland Unseats Mad Men At The 2012 Emmy Awards

Man Men had everything going for them leading up to the 2012 Emmy Awards.  They received 17 nominations, had won the outstanding drama category 4 years straight, and it was speculated that this would be the year Jon Hamm would finally win the Outstanding Lead Actor award.  Unfortunately however the show went home with no statues.  Homeland took the Outstanding Drama awards from them, and Jon Hamm was beat out by Homeland star Damian Lewis.   Mad Men had been the darlings of the voting academy, but now it seems like Homeland has taken that spotlight away from them.

Homeland’s success against Mad Men wasn’t the only surprise of the night.  Jon Cryer of Two and a Half Men took home the Outstanding Lead Actor for a comedy series trophy, even though Jim Parsons was widely speculated to be in a two person race with Louis C.K.. Backstage Cryer even said he was surprised to have won, and that “Something has clearly gone terribly wrong.”

Claire Danes of Homelend was expected to win the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama, and she did.  Also expected to win was Julia Louis-Dreyfess in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy category, and she didn’t disappoint.  The Daily Show won it’s 10th consecutive Emmy for Outstanding Reality Series.

Here is the list of all the winner’s of last night’s 2012 Emmy Awards.

Outstanding comedy series: Modern Family
Outstanding drama series:
Homeland
Outstanding miniseries or movie:
Game Change
Outstanding lead actor in a miniseries or movie:
Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
Outstanding directing for a miniseries or movie: Jay Roach, Game Change
Outstanding lead actress in a miniseries or movie:
Julianne Moore, Game Change
Outstanding writing for a miniseries or movie:
Danny Strong, Game Change
Outstanding supporting actor in a miniseries or movie:
Tom Berenger, Hatfields & McCoys
Outstanding supporting actress in a miniseries or movie:
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Outstanding variety series:
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Outstanding directing for a variety special: Glenn Weiss, 65th Annual Tony Awards
Outstanding writing for a variety special:
Louis C.K., Louie C.K. Live at the Beacon Theatre
Outstanding lead actress in a drama series:
Claire Danes, Homeland
Outstanding lead actor in a drama series: Damian Lewis, Homeland
Outstanding directing for a drama series: Tim Van Patten, Boardwalk Empire
Outstanding supporting actress in a drama: Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Outstanding writing for a drama series: Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, Gideon Raff, Homeland
Outstanding supporting actor in a drama series: Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Outstanding host for a reality show: Tom Bergeron, Dancing with the Stars
Outstanding reality-competition program: The Amazing Race
Outstanding lead actress in a comedy series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Outstanding lead actor in a comedy series: Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
Outstanding directing in a comedy series: Steve Levitan, Modern Family
Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series: Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Outstanding writing for a comedy series: Louis C.K., Louie
Outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series: Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

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