Sunday night, the television industry gathered at the Nokia Theatre in Hollywood to honour their own at the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Hosted by late night host Jimmy Kimmel the telecast was live on ABC and was an interactive affair with Kimmel using twitter to include viewers and prank the audience not watching.
Going into the night, HBO lead the nominees with a whopping 81 nods, the network also lead at the end of the night, walking away with 6 wins. Surprisingly, the dramatic series, Mad Men, while an Emmy favourite in its first 4 seasons and leading this year with 17 nominations failed to garner any awards.
The winners of the major awards were:
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 Program – The Amazing Race
Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program – Tom Bergeron,Dancing with the Stars
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series – Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody on Homeland
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series – Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison on Homeland
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series – Jon Cryer as Dr. Alan Harper on Two and a Half Men
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series – Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer on Veep
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie – Kevin Costner as William “Devil Anse” Hatfield in Hatfields & McCoys
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie – Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin in Game Change
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman on Breaking Bad
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Maggie Smith as Violet Crawley, Countess of Grantham on Downton Abbey
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – Eric Stonestreet as Cameron Tucker on Modern Family
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy on Modern Family
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie – Tom Berenger as Jim Vance in Hatfields & McCoys
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie – Jessica Lange as Constance Langdon in American Horror Story
Visit emmys.com for a full list of Primetime and Creative Arts (presented on Sept 15th) Emmys.