2012 Emmy Awards: ‘Homeland,’ ‘Modern Family’ and ‘Game Change’ Tops

On tonight’s “64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards”, some of Hollywood’s elite got together to celebrate their achievements.

The show was full of laughs, tears, and only one F-bomb dropping. The Emmy Awards 2012 host Jimmy Kimmel pleased the spectators with a good performance.

Though his opening speech and skit were quite weak, in the course of the show his jokes became funnier.

The winners of 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were overall predictable, but there were definitely a few surprises.

In the comedy category, “Modern Family” was announced the winners in the Best Supporting Acting categories, reports The Huff Post.

The show’s stars Eric Stonestreet and Julie Bowen took home awards in the Outstanding Actor and Actress in a Comedy Series categories, and director Steve Levitan received the statuette for Best Director in a Comedy Series.

“We feel so lucky not only to have jobs in these talented times, but to have jobs we love with people we love,” Levitan said in his acceptance speech. “Thank you to all of our friends.”

Additionally, Eric Stonestreet was titled as the best supporting comedy actor and Julie Bowen won the best comedy actress award (beating castmate Sofia Vergara). “Modern Family” is holding its title of Best Comedy Series the third year in a row.

In the drama category, newcomer “Homeland” has officially become the best drama of this year. “Homeland” broke “Mad Men’s” Best Drama Series streak.

“Homeland,” is a psychological drama revealing the problem of terrorism, swept the night’s drama categories, outstanding dramatic writing and best dramatic actor and actress, Damien Lewis and Claire Danes.

As The Denver Post writes, “Homeland” has marked Showtime’s leadership over long-dominant rival HBO in terms of nominations and, now, wins. The series also proved up to the task of halting “Mad Men’s” march to what would have been a record-setting fifth win.

While accepting the trophy, series co-creator Alex Gansa said it didn’t matter whether he got cut off by Emmy producers, as he was going to keep talking until they yanked him off stage.

This is “the most talented group I have and will ever work with,” Gansa said before singling out the “incomparable Claire Danes and irresistible Damian Lewis.”

HBO’s “Game Change,” about the 2008 campaign of John McCain and Sarah Palin, won four awards, for best miniseries/movie, director, writing and lead actress for Julianne Moore, who played Palin.

Jon Cryer’s, who was titled as the best actor for “Two and a Half Men,” was a major upset. “This is crazy!” he said while accepting the statuette. He managed to beat Jim Parsons, Larry David, Don Cheadle, Louis C.K. and Alec Baldwin.

Jessica Lange’s win for “American Horror Story” on FX was quite deserved, the critics say. And while Julia Louis-Dreyfus is not new to winning (this was her third win for her third show), HBO’s win for her best comedy actress role in “Veep” is the network’s first in the category.

According to The Wrap, “HBO was the most honored network of the evening, picking up 23 awards primarily from the movies and miniseries categories, while CBS was second with 16 wins and PBS was third with 12 wins.”

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