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Emmys Winners List 2012 - Did Your Favorite Show Win?

Emmys Winners List 2012 - Did Your Favorite Show Win?

The past year in television was celebrated at the 2012 Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday (September 23) in Los Angeles.

The big winners of the night in the acting categories were Claire Danes and Damian Lewis, who took home the Outstanding Leading Actor and Actress in a Drama Series awards for their show Homeland. Two and a Half Men‘s Jon Cryer and Veep‘s Julia Louis-Dreyfus picked up the top comedy prizes.

Homeland helped Showtime bring home its first Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series. Modern Family won its third consecutive award for Outstanding Comedy Series. Game Change picked up the award for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie.

Click inside for the complete Emmys winners list…



Outstanding Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Modern FamilyWINNER
30 Rock

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
GirlsLena Dunham as Hannah Horvath
Mike & MollyMelissa McCarthy as Molly Flynn
New GirlZooey Deschanel as Jess Day
Nurse JackieEdie Falco as Jackie Peyton
Parks And RecreationAmy Poehler as Leslie Knope
30 RockTina Fey as Liz Lemon
Veep Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer – WINNER

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
The Big Bang TheoryJim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper
Curb Your EnthusiasmLarry David as Himself
House Of LiesDon Cheadle as Marty Kaan
LouieLouis C.K. as Louie
30 RockAlec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy
Two And A Half MenJon Cryer as Alan Harper – WINNER

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
The Big Bang TheoryMayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler
Desperate HousewivesKathryn Joosten as Karen McCluskey
Modern FamilyJulie Bowen as Claire Dunphy – WINNER
Modern FamilySofia Vergara as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett
Nurse JackieMerritt Wever as Zoey Barkow
Saturday Night LiveKristen Wiig as various characters

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
Modern FamilyEd O’Neill as Jay Pritchett
Modern FamilyJesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett
Modern FamilyTy Burrell as Phil Dunphy
Modern FamilyEric Stonestreet as Cameron Tucker – WINNER
New GirlMax Greenfield as Schmidt
Saturday Night LiveBill Hader as various characters

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series
GleeDot-Marie Jones as Coach Shannon Beiste
Saturday Night LiveMaya Rudolph, Host
Saturday Night LiveMelissa McCarthy, Host
30 RockElizabeth Banks as Avery Jessup
30 RockMargaret Cho as Kim Jong-il
Two And A Half MenKathy Bates as Charlie Harper – WINNER

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series
Curb Your EnthusiasmMichael J. Fox as Himself
Modern FamilyGreg Kinnear as Tad
Nurse JackieBobby Cannavale as Dr. Mike Cruz
Saturday Night LiveJimmy Fallon, Host – WINNER
30 RockWill Arnett as Devon Banks
30 RockJon Hamm as Abner and David Brinkley

Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series
Curb Your Enthusiasm: “Palestinian Chicken” – Robert B. Weide, Director
Girls: “She Did” – Lena Dunham, Director
Louie: “Duckling” – Louis C.K., Director
Modern Family: “Virgin Territory” – Jason Winer, Director
Modern Family: “Baby On Board” – Steven Levitan, Director – WINNER
New Girl: “Pilot” – Jake Kasdan, Director

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Community: “Remedial Chaos Theory” – Chris McKenna, Written by
Girls: Pilot – Lena Dunham, Written by
Louie: “Pregnant” – Louis C.K., Written by – WINNER
Parks And Recreation: “The Debate” – Amy Poehler, Written by
Parks And Recreation: “Win, Lose, Or Draw “ – Michael Schur, Written by


Outstanding Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game Of Thrones
Mad Men

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
DamagesGlenn Close as Patty Hewes
Downton AbbeyMichelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley
The Good WifeJulianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick
Harry’s LawKathy Bates as Harriet Korn
HomelandClaire Danes as Carrie Mathison – WINNER
Mad MenElisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
Boardwalk EmpireSteve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson
Breaking BadBryan Cranston as Walter White
DexterMichael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan
Downton Abbey – Hugh Bonneville as Robert, Earl of Grantham
HomelandDamian Lewis as Nicholas Brody - WINNER
Mad MenJon Hamm as Don Draper

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Breaking BadAnna Gunn as Skyler White
Downton AbbeyMaggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham – WINNER
Downton AbbeyJoanne Froggatt as Anna
The Good WifeArchie Panjabi as Kalinda Sharma
The Good WifeChristine Baranski as Diane Lockhart
Mad MenChristina Hendricks as Joan Holloway Harris

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
Breaking BadAaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman – WINNER
Breaking BadGiancarlo Esposito as Gustavo ‘Gus’ Fring
Downton AbbeyJim Carter as Mr. Carson
Game Of ThronesPeter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister
Mad Men Jared Harris as Lane Pryce

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series
The Good WifeMartha Plimpton as Patti Nyholm – WINNER
Grey’s AnatomyLoretta Devine as Adele Webber
Harry’s Law Jean Smart as D.A. Roseanna Remmick
Mad MenJulia Ormond as Marie Calvet
ShamelessJoan Cusack as Sheila Jackson
SmashUma Thurman as Rebecca Duvall

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series
Breaking Bad Mark Margolis as Tio Salamanca
The Good WifeDylan Baker as Colin Sweeney
The Good WifeMichael J. Fox as Louis Canning
Justified Jeremy Davies as Dickie Bennett – WINNER
Mad MenBen Feldman as Michael Ginsberg
ParenthoodJason Ritter as Mark Cyr

Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire: “To The Lost” – Tim Van Patten, Director – WINNER
Breaking Bad: “Face Off” – Vince Gilligan, Director
Downton Abbey: “Episode 7″ – Brian Percival, Director
Homeland: “Pilot” – Michael Cuesta, Director
Mad MenPhil Abraham, Director

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


Outstanding Miniseries or Movie
American Horror Story
Game ChangeWINNER
Hatfields & McCoys
Hemingway & Gellhorn
Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece)

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
American Horror StoryConnie Britton as Vivien Harmon
Game ChangeJulianne Moore as Sarah Palin – WINNER
Hemingway & GellhornNicole Kidman as Martha Gellhorn
MissingAshley Judd as Rebecca Winstone
The Song Of Lunch (Masterpiece)Emma Thompson as She

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Game ChangeWoody Harrelson as Steve Schmidt
Hatfields & McCoysKevin Costner as ‘Devil’ Anse Hatfield – WINNER
Hatfields & McCoys Bill Paxton as Randall McCoy
Hemingway & GellhornClive Owen as Ernest Hemingway
LutherIdris Elba as John Luther
Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece)Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or A Movie
American Horror StoryFrances Conroy as Moira
American Horror StoryJessica Lange as Constance Langdon – WINNER
Game ChangeSarah Paulson as Nicolle Wallace
Hatfields & McCoysMare Winningham as Sally McCoy
Page Eight (Masterpiece)Judy Davis as Jill Tankard

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
American Horror StoryDenis O’Hare as Larry Harvey
Game ChangeEd Harris as John McCain
Hatfields & McCoysTom Berenger as Jim Vance – WINNER
Hemingway & GellhornDavid Strathairn as John Dos Passos
Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece)Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson

Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special
Game ChangeJay Roach, Director – WINNER
Hatfields & McCoysKevin Reynolds, Director
Hemingway & GellhornPhilip Kaufman, Director
LutherSam Miller, Director
Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece)Paul McGuigan, Director

Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
Game ChangeDanny Strong, Written by – WINNER
Hatfields & McCoys • Part 2Ted Mann, Story and Teleplay by; Ronald Parker, Teleplay by; Bill Kerby, Story by
The HourAbi Morgan, Written by
Luther Neil Cross, Written by
Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece)Steven Moffat, Written by


Outstanding Variety Series
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show with Jon StewartWINNER
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Variety Special
Betty White’s 90th Birthday: A Tribute To America’s Golden Girl
Kathy Griffin: Tired Hooker
The Kennedy Center HonorsWINNER
Mel Brooks And Dick Cavett Together Again
Tony Bennett: Duets II (Great Performances)

Outstanding Special Class Programs
84th Annual Academy Awards
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards
Herbie Hancock, Gustavo Dudamel And The LA Phil Celebrate Gershwin (Great Performances)
Louis C.K. Live At The Beacon Theatre
65th Annual Tony AwardsWINNER

Outstanding Special Class – Short-format Live-Action Entertainment Programs
Childrens HospitalWINNER
The Daily Show Correspondents Explain
Parks And Recreation: April And Andy’s Road Trip
30 Rock: The Webisodes
Web Therapy

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon StewartWINNER
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Animated Program
American Dad!
Bob’s Burgers
The Penguins Of Madagascar: The Return Of The Revenge Of Dr. BlowholeWINNER
The Simpsons


Outstanding Reality Program
Antiques Roadshow
Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution
Shark Tank
Undercover BossWINNER
Who Do You Think You Are?

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
The Amazing RaceWINNER
Dancing With The Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
Top Chef
The Voice

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program
The Amazing RacePhil Keoghan, Host
American IdolRyan Seacrest, Host
Betty White’s Off Their RockersBetty White, Host
Dancing With The StarsTom Bergeron, Host – WINNER
So You Think You Can DanceCat Deeley, Host

Outstanding Nonfiction Series
American Masters
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
Frozen PlanetWINNER
Inside The Actors Studio
The Weight Of The Nation

Outstanding Nonfiction Special
Bobby Fischer Against The World
George Harrison: Living In The Material World - WINNER
Gloria: In Her Own Words
Paul Simon’s Graceland Journey: Under African Skies
6 Days To Air: The Making Of South Park

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