64th Primetime Emmys Recap:

64th Primetime Emmys

The 64the Primetime Emmys are over. Homeland dominated, finally getting Showtime some respect with an Emmy-winning show. I would have liked to see Game of Thrones win a few more of these more esteemed categories below, but since Homeland is the show that beat it, I’m okay with that. Yes, Game of Thrones fans, Homeland is that good a show.

Julia Louis-Drefyus had Outstanding Actress in a Comedy in the bag, but Veep should’ve taken Outstanding Comedy Series. Modern Family is a great show, but the more adult-themed Veep had me laughing more than any season of Modern Family. Louis C.K. or Don Cheadle should have also won the Emmy instead of Jon Cryer for Two and a Half Men for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.

–OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
Homeland (Showtime)
Mad Men (AMC)
Breaking Bad (AMC)
Downton Abbey (PBS)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Boardwalk Empire (HBO)

–OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Claire Danes (Homeland)
Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men)
Glenn Close (Damages)
Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey)
Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife)
Kathy Bates (Harry’s Law)

–OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Damian Lewis (Homeland)
Jon Hamm (Mad Men)
Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire)
Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)
Michael C. Hall (Dexter)
Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey)

–OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey)
Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey)
Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad)
Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife)
Christine Baranski (The Good Wife)
Christina Hendricks (Mad Men)

–OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad)
Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones)
Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad)
Brendan Coyle (Downton Abbey)
Jim Carter (Downton Abbey)
Jared Harris (Mad Men)

–OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
Modern Family (ABC)
30 Rock (NBC)
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
Girls (HBO)
Veep (HBO)

–OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep)
Lena Dunham (Girls)
Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly)
Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie)
Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation)
Tina Fey (30 Rock)
Zooey Deschanel (New Girl)

–OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men)
Don Cheadle (House of Lies)
Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)
Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm)
Louis C.K. (Louie)
Alec Baldwin (30 Rock)

–OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Julie Bowen (Modern Family)
Sofia Vergara (Modern Family)
Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory)
Kathryn Joosten (Desperate Housewives)
Merritt Wever (Nurse Jackie)
Kristen Wiig (Saturday Night Live)

–OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family)
Ed O’Neill (Modern Family)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family)
Ty Burrell (Modern Family)
Max Greenfield (New Girl)
Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live)

–OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
Louie: “Pregnant,” written by Louis C.K.
Parks and Recreation: “The Debate,” written by Amy Poehler
Parks and Recreation: “Win, Lose or Draw,” written by Michael Schur
Community: “Remedial Chaos Theory,” written by Chris McKenna
Girls: “Pilot,” written by Lena Dunham

–OUTSTANDING MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Game Change (HBO)
American Horror Story (FX)
Luther (BBC America)
Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia (Masterpiece)
Hatfields & McCoys (History)
Hemingway & Gellhorn (HBO)

–OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Julianne Moore (Game Change)
Connie Britton (American Horror Story)
Nicole Kidman (Hemingway & Gellhorn)
Emma Thompson (The Song of Lunch)
Ashley Judd (Missing)

–OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE
Kevin Costner (Hatfields & McCoys)
Woody Harrelson (Game Change)
Clive Owen (Hemingway & Gellhorn)
Idris Elba (Luther)
Bill Paxton (Hatfields & McCoys)
Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia)

–OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE
Jessica Lange (American Horror Story)
Sarah Paulson (Game Change)
Frances Conroy (American Horror Story)
Mare Winningham (Hatfields & McCoys)
Judy Davis (Page Eight)

–OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE
Tom Berenger (Hatfields & McCoys)
Denis O’Hare (American Horror Story)
Ed Harris (Game Change)
David Strathairn (Hemingway & Gellhorn)
Martin Freeman (Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia)

Well, there you have it. What did you think of this year’s winners, people? Agree. Disagree?

Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire…you all just couldn’t stand up to Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, and the power of suspicion that drives Homeland. Congratulations again to all of the cast and crew of Showtime’s new show. It deserved the wins and I can’t wait for Season 2 to premiere Sunday, September 30. You can expect a review here.

If you would like to see a full rundown of what shows won what, click here to visit the official Emmys homepage.

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