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2012 Primetime Emmy Winners: Big night for 'Modern Family', 'Homeland' and Jon Stewart


The 64th Primetime Emmys were held Sunday night at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. The broadcast aired on ABC and was hosted by comedian Jimmy Kimmel.

Once again, Modern Family was the big winner for comedy, Homeland stole the show in the drama category and Jon Stewart and The Daily Show took home their 10th Emmy for Outstanding Variety Series. Of course there were some surprises (Jon Cryer…really?).

Check out the full list of winners below:


Outstanding Series: Modern Family

Lead Actor: Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men

Lead Actress: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Supporting Actor: Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Supporting Actress: Julie Bowen, Modern Family

Writing: Louis C.K., Louie

Directing: Steven Levitan, Modern Family


Outstanding Series: Homeland

Lead Actor: Damian Lewis, Homeland

Lead Actress: Claire Danes, Homeland

Supporting Actor: Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad

Supporting Actress: Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Writing: Homeland

Directing: Tim Van Patten, Boardwalk Empire


Outstanding Competition: The Amazing Race

Reality Host: Tom Bergeron, Dancing with the Stars


Show: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Writing: Louis C.K., Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theater

Directing: Glenn Weiss, 65th Annual Tony Awards

Miniseries or TV Movie

Outstanding Miniseries: Game Change

Lead Actor: Kevin Costner, Hatfields and McCoys

Lead Actress: Julianne Moore, Game Change

Supporting Actor: Tom Berenger, Hatfields and McCoys

Supporting Actress: Jessica Lange, American Horror Story

Writing: Danny Strong, Game Change

Directing: Jay Roach, Game Change

Hit the comments and let us know if your favorites made the cut or if you think a show or an actor was robbed. Also, feel free to chat about what really matters: Emmy fashion!


Mandy Treccia
Mandy Treccia has served as TVSource Magazine’s Executive Editor since 2016, formerly as Editorial Director from 2012-2016. She is an avid TV watcher and card carrying fan girl prone to sudden bursts of emotion, ranging from extreme excitement to blind rage during her favorite shows and has on more than once occasion considered having a paper bag on hand to get her through some tough TV moments. Her taste in TV tends to rival that of a thirteen-year-old girl, but she’s okay with that.

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