Homeland stuns at Emmy Awards

Published Monday, 24 September 2012
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Hit TV drama Homeland played spoiler at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night, preventing Mad Men and Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston from boasting ceremony records.

Homeland stuns at Emmy Awards

The first season of the show picked up four awards at the Nokia Theatre, including Outstanding Drama Series and lead acting awards for stars Damian Lewis and Claire Danes.

Lewis prevented Cranston from tying Dennis Franz's four best actor awards record and the show's win stalled Mad Men, which was shut out on Sunday night, from claiming a record-breaking fifth trophy for Outstanding Drama Series.

TV movie Game Change and Modern Family were also four-award winners at the 2012 Emmys, claiming the night's Outstanding Miniseries or Movie and Outstanding Comedy Series trophies, respectively.

Meanwhile, comedian Jon Stewart's political comedy show The Daily Show picked up its 10th Emmy and movie stars Kevin Costner and Tom Berenger both claimed honours for hit TV mini-series Hatfields & McCoys.

The full list of winners is:

Outstanding Comedy Series - Modern Family

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family)

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series - Louis C.K. (Louis)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - Julie Bowen (Modern Family)

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series - Steve Levitan (Modern Family)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep)

Outstanding Reality Program - The Amazing Race

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program - Tom Bergeron (Dancing with the Stars)

Outstanding Drama Series - Homeland

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad)

Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series - Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon & Gideon Raft (Homeland)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey)

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series - Tim Van Patten (Boardwalk Empire)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Damian Lewis (Homeland)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Claire Danes (Homeland)

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special - Louis C.K. (Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theatre)

Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special - Glenn Weiss (65th Annual Tony Awards)

Outstanding Variety Series - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie - Game Change

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie - Jessica Lange (American Horror Story)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie - Tom Berenger (Hatfields & McCoys)

Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries or Movie - Danny Strong (Game Change)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie - Julianne Moore (Game Change)

Outstanding Directing for Miniseries or Movie - Jay Roach (Game Change)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie - Kevin Costner (Hatfields & McCoys).

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