Sunday, September 23, 2012

2012 EMMYS: The Winners!

Tonight the 2012 Emmy Awards were given out. I only correctly predicted 4 of 10 of the top categories in drama and comedy in my previous analysis of the nominations, although I did get the two biggest awards of the night right, which was the wins for ABC's Modern Family and Showtime's Homeland for Best Comedy Series and Best Drama Series, respectively.

There were two upsets in the Lead Actor and Lead Actress Comedy Series, with Jon Cryer winning instead of openly gay 2-time Emmy-winner Jim Parson and Julia Louis-Dreyfuss winning for the wretched series Veep instead of either Tina Fey or Amy Poehler.

I was very psyched to see the accolades for  Homeland, which I caught on demand last Spring and quickly burned through watching 4 or 5 episodes in one weekend prior to the season finale in May. Claire Danes and Damian Lewis are simply amazing in this tautly written and brilliantly acted series which is a remake of an Israeli television series about a returning soldier (Lewis) who a mentally ill intelligence officer (Danes) thinks may have been turned into an enemy weapon.

The second season of Homeland starts next Sunday. Check it out!

Here are the results of the Top 10 Emmy awards in the Drama and Comedy categories.

Outstanding Comedy Series
  • "Curb Your Enthusiasm"
  • "Girls"
  • "The Big Bang Theory"
  • "Modern Family" (WINNER!)
  • "Veep"
  • "30 Rock"
Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
  • Zooey Deschanel - "New Girl"
  • Lena Dunham - "Girls"
  • Edie Falco - "Nurse Jackie"
  • Tina Fey - "30 Rock"
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus "Veep" (WINNER!)
  • Melissa McCarthy - "Mike & Molly"
  • Amy Poehler - "Parks and Recreation
Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
  • Alec Baldwin - "30 Rock"
  • Louis CK - "Louie"
  • Larry David - "Curb Your Enthusiasm"
  • Jim Parsons - "The Big Bang Theory"
  • Jon Cryer - "Two and a Half Men" (WINNER!)
  • Don Cheadle - "House of Lies"
Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
  • Mayim Bialik - "The Big Bang Theory"
  • Julie Bowen - "Modern Family" (WINNER!)
  • Merritt Wever - "Nurse Jackie"
  • Sofia Vergara - "Modern Family"
  • Kristen Wiig - "Saturday Night Live"
  • Kathryn Joosten - "Desperate Housewives"
Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
  • Ty Burrell - "Modern Family"
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson - "Modern Family"
  • Ed O'Neil - "Modern Family"
  • Eric Stonestreet - "Modern Family" (WINNER!)
  • Max Greenfield - "New Girl"
  • Bill Hader - "Saturday Night Live"
Outstanding Drama Series
  • "Boardwalk Empire"
  • "Breaking Bad"
  • "Downton Abbey"
  • "Game of Thrones"
  • "Homeland" (WINNER!)
  • "Mad Men"
Lead Actress in a Drama Series
  • Kathy Bates - "Harry's Law"
  • Claire Danes - "Homeland" (WINNER!)
  • Glenn Close - "Damages"
  • Julianna Margulies - "The Good Wife"
  • Michelle Dockery - "Downton Abbey"
  • Elizabeth Moss - "Mad Men"
Lead Actor in a Drama Series
  • Steve Buscemi - "Boardwalk Empire"
  • Bryan Cranston - "Breaking Bad"
  • Michael C. Hall - "Dexter"
  • Jon Hamm - "Mad Men"
  • Hugh Bonneville - "Downton Abbey"
  • Damian Lewis - "Homeland" (WINNER!)
Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
  • Archie Punjabi - "The Good Wife"
  • Anna Gunn - "Breaking Bad"
  • Maggie Smith - "Downton Abbey" (WINNER!)
  • Joanne Froggatt - "Downton Abbey"
  • Christina Hendricks - "Mad Men"
  • Christine Baranski - "The Good Wife"
Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
  • Aaron Paul - "Breaking Bad" (WINNER!)
  • Giancaro Esposito - "Breaking Bad"
  • Brendan Coyle - "Downton Abbey"
  • Jim Carter - "Downton Abbey"
  • Jared Harris - "Mad Men"
  • Peter Dinklage - "Game of Thrones"

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