2012 Emmy Awards: See the Full List of Winners Here!


2012 Primetime Emmy Awards Winners

It’s the biggest night in television. But will it be the most surprising one? Turns out, not quite. Though there were a few shockers during Sunday’s 64th annual Emmy Awards — for instance, Homeland‘s Damian Lewis wins over Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston — ABC’s Modern Family was, per usual, the belle of the ball with four Emmys, including Outstanding Comedy series. Other big winners of the evening? Showtime’s Homeland — which also picked up four wins, including Outstanding Drama — HBO’s Game Change — which won four awards, including Best Miniseries or Movie — and Louis C.K., who won Outstanding Writing for his FX darling Louie and Outstanding Writing in a Variety, Music, or Comedy Special for Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theater

Who else walked home with a gold statue? See the complete winners list below and be sure to check out our Emmys hub for all breaking news, interviews, and features surrounding the 2012 Emmys!
Outstanding Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Winner: Homeland
Mad Men
Game of Thrones

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Ed O’Neill, Modern Family

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family

Ty Burrell, Modern Family

Winner: Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live

Max Greenfield, New Girl

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Winner: Louis C.K., Louie
Lena Dunham, Girls
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Michael Schur, Parks and Recreation
Chris McKenna, Community

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
Winner: Steve Levitan, Modern Family
Robert B. Weide, Curb Your Enthusiasm

Lena Dunham, Girls

Louis C.K., Duckling

Jason Winer, Modern Family

Jake Kasdan, New Girl

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory

Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie

Winner: Julie Bowen, Modern Family

Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live

Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

Kathryn Joosten, Desperate Housewives

Outstanding Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory

Curb Your Enthusiasm


Winner: Modern Family

30 Rock


Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Zooey Deschanel, New Girl

Lena Dunham, Girls

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Tina Fey, 30 Rock

Winner: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly

Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

Don Cheadle, House of Lies

Louis C.K., Louie

Winner: Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men

Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm

Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Outstanding Made for TV Movie/Miniseries

American Horror Story

Winner: Game Change

Hatfields & McCoys

Hemingway and Gellhorn


Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

Leading Actor in a Made for TV Movie/Miniseries

Woody Harrelson, Game Change

Clive Owen, Hemingway & Gellhorn

Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

Idris Elba, Luther

Winner: Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys

Bill Paxton, Hatfields & McCoys

Lead Actress in a Made for TV Movie/Miniseries

Winner: Julianne Moore, Game Change

Connie Britton, American Horror Story

Nicole Kidman, Hemingway & Gellhorn

Emma Thompson, The Song of Lunch

Ashley Judd, Missing

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

Winner: The Amazing Race

Dancing With the Stars

Project Runway

So You Think You Can Dance

Top Chef

The Voice

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program

Winner: Tom Bergeron, Dancing With The Stars

Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance

Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race

Ryan Seacrest, American Idol

Betty White, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers

Outstanding Reality Program

Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution


Antiques Roadshow

Shark Tank

Winner: Undercover Boss

Who Do You Think You Are?

Outstanding Nonfiction Series

American Masters

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

Inside The Actors Studio

The Weight Of The Nation

Winner: Frozen Planet

Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Series

The Colbert Report

Winner: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Real Time with Bill Maher

Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Variety Special

Betty White’s 90th Birthday: A Tribute To America’s Golden Girl

Kathy Griffin: Tired Hooker

Winner: The Kennedy Center Honors

Mel Brooks And Dick Cavett Together Again

Tony Bennett: Duets II (Great Performances)

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Winner: Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad

Giancarlo Esposito, Breaking Bad

Brendan Coyle, Downton Abbey

Jim Carter, Downton Abbey

Jared Harris, Mad Men

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife

Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad

Winner: Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Joanna Froggatt, Downton Abbey

Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Christine Baranski, The Good Wife

Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

Sarah Paulson, Game Change

Frances Conroy, American Horror Story

Winner: Jessica Lange, American Horror Story

Judy Davis, Page Eight

Mare Winningham, Hatfields & McCoys

Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

Ed Harris, Game Change

Denis O’Hare, American Horror Story

David Strathairn, Hemingway & Gellhorn

Martin Freeman, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

Winner: Tom Berenger, Hatfields & McCoys

Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

Dot-Marie Jones, Glee

Maya Rudolph, Saturday Night Live

Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live

Elizabeth Banks, 30 Rock

Margaret Cho, 30 Rock

Winner: Kathy Bates, Two and a Half Men

Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

Michael J. Fox, Curb Your Enthusiasm

Greg Kinnear, Modern Family

Bobby Cannavale, Nurse Jackie

Winner: Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live

Will Arnett, 30 Rock

Jon Hamm, 30 Rock

Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Winner: Martha Plimpton, The Good Wife

Loretta Devine, Grey’s Anatomy

Jean Smart, Harry’s Law

Julia Ormond, Mad Men

Joan Cusack, Shameless

Uma Thurman, Smash

Guest Actor in a Drama Series

Mark Margolis, Breaking Bad

Dylan Baker, The Good Wife

Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife

Winner: Jeremy Davies, Justified

Ben Feldman, Mad Men

Jason Ritter, Parenthood

Outstanding Animated Program

American Dad

Bob’s Burgers


Winner: The Penguins Of Madagascar: The Return Of The Revenge Of Dr. Blowhole

The Simpsons

Outstanding Children’s Program


Good Luck Charlie



Winner: Wizards Of Waverly Place

Writing for a Drama Series
Winner: Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, Gideon Raff, Homeland
Directing for a Drama Series
Winner: Tim Van Patten, Boardwalk Empire
Vince Gilligan, Breaking Bad
Brian Percival, Downton Abbey
Phil Abraham, Mad Men
Michael Cuesta, Homeland

Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Winner: Damian Lewis, Homeland
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey
Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Winner: Claire Danes, Homeland
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Glenn Close, Damages
Writing for a Variety Special 
Winner: Louis C.K., Louis C.K. Live At The Beacon Theatre
Dave Boone, Written by; Paul Greenberg, 65th Annual Tony Awards

George Stevens, Jr., Written by; Michael M. Stevens, Written by; Sara Lukinson, Written by; Lewis Friedman, The Kennedy Center Honors

Jon Macks, Written by; Dave Boone, Written by; Carol Leifer, Written by; Tim Carvell, Special Material Written by; Jeff Cesario, Special Material Written by; Billy Crystal, Special Material Written by; Ed Driscoll, Special Material Written by; Billy Martin, Special Material Written by; Ben Schwartz, Special Material Written by; Marc Shaiman, Special Material Written by; Eric Stangel, Special Material Written by; Justin Stangel, Special Material Written by; David Steinberg, Special Material Written by; Mason Steinberg, Special Material Written by; Colleen Werthmann, 84th Annual Academy Awards
Jon Macks, Written by; Steve Ridgeway, Written by; Mason Steinberg, Written by; Brad Lachman, Betty White’s 90th Birthday: A Tribute To America’s Golden Girl
Directing for a Variety Special
Don Mischer, 84th Annual Academy Awards

Louis J. Horvitz, The 54th Annual Grammy Awards

Louis C.K, Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theatre

Alan Skog, New York City Ballet George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker (Live From Lincoln Center)

Winner:  Glenn Weiss, 65th Annual Tony Awards

Writing for a Miniseries, Movie, or a Dramatic Special
Winner: Danny Strong, Game Change
Ted Mann, Ronald Parker & Bill
Abi Morgan, The Hour
Neil Cross, Luther
Steven Moffat, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

Directing for a Miniseries, Movie, or a Dramatic Special
Winner: Jay Roach, Game Change
Philip Kaufman, Hemmingway & Gellhorn
Paul McGuigan, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia
Kevin Reynolds, Hatfields & McCoys
Sam Miller, Luther

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