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EMMY AWARDS 2012

At a time when major US television programs are not only popular but increasingly acclaimed creatively, it’s worth noting which ones are winning the big awards, like the Emmys. It’s not just about which nominated Australian actor or actress wins or doesn’t.

Unlike movie awards, television awards recognise every category of program with a separate award; they even separate Comedy Series (Modern Family) from Variety, Music Or Comedy Series (Jon Stewart). There’s plenty of gush to go around as a result. 

Here is a record of all the winners – and the nominees. The presentation was made on September 23 in Los Angeles and telecast around the world.


Outstanding Comedy Series
WINNER

"Modern Family" (2009)

Other Nominees:
"The Big Bang Theory" (2007)
"Curb Your Enthusiasm" (2000)
"Girls" (2012)
"30 Rock" (2006)
"Veep" (2012)

Outstanding Drama Series
WINNER
"Homeland" (2011)

Other Nominees:
"Boardwalk Empire" (2010)
"Breaking Bad" (2008)
"Downton Abbey" (2010)
"Game of Thrones" (2011)
"Mad Men" (2007)

Outstanding Miniseries or Made for Television Movie
WINNER

Game Change (2012) (TV)

Other Nominees:
"American Horror Story" (2011)
"Hatfields & McCoys" (2012)
Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012) (TV)
"Luther" (2010)
"Sherlock" (2010)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
WINNER

Jon Cryer for "Two and a Half Men" (2003)

Other Nominees:
Alec Baldwin for "30 Rock" (2006)
Don Cheadle for "House of Lies" (2012)
Louis C.K. for "Louie" (2010)
Larry David for "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (2000)
Jim Parsons for "The Big Bang Theory" (2007)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
WINNER

Damian Lewis for "Homeland" (2011)

Other Nominees:
Hugh Bonneville for "Downton Abbey" (2010)
Steve Buscemi for "Boardwalk Empire" (2010)
Bryan Cranston for "Breaking Bad" (2008)
Michael C. Hall for "Dexter" (2006)
Jon Hamm for "Mad Men" (2007)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
WINNER

Kevin Costner for "Hatfields & McCoys" (2012)

Other Nominees:
Benedict Cumberbatch for "Sherlock" (2010)
Idris Elba for "Luther" (2010)
Woody Harrelson for Game Change (2012) (TV)
Clive Owen for Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012) (TV)
Bill Paxton for "Hatfields & McCoys" (2012)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
WINNER

Julia Louis-Dreyfus for "Veep" (2012)

Other Nominees:
Zooey Deschanel for "New Girl" (2011)
Lena Dunham for "Girls" (2012)
Edie Falco for "Nurse Jackie" (2009)
Tina Fey for "30 Rock" (2006)
Melissa McCarthy for "Mike & Molly" (2010)
Amy Poehler for "Parks and Recreation" (2009)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
WINNER
Claire Danes for "Homeland" (2011)

Other Nominees:
Kathy Bates for "Harry's Law" (2011)
Glenn Close for "Damages" (2007)
Michelle Dockery for "Downton Abbey" (2010)
Julianna Margulies for "The Good Wife" (2009)
Elisabeth Moss for "Mad Men" (2007)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
WINNER

Julianne Moore for Game Change (2012) (TV)

Other Nominees:
Connie Britton for "American Horror Story" (2011)
Ashley Judd for "Missing" (2012)
Nicole Kidman for Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012) (TV)
Emma Thompson for The Song of Lunch (2010) (TV)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
WINNER

Eric Stonestreet for "Modern Family" (2009)

Other Nominees:
Ty Burrell for "Modern Family" (2009)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson for "Modern Family" (2009)
Max Greenfield for "New Girl" (2011)
Bill Hader for "Saturday Night Live" (1975)
Ed O'Neill for "Modern Family" (2009)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
WINNER

Aaron Paul for "Breaking Bad" (2008)

Other Nominees:
Jim Carter for "Downton Abbey" (2010)
Brendan Coyle for "Downton Abbey" (2010)
Peter Dinklage for "Game of Thrones" (2011)
Giancarlo Esposito for "Breaking Bad" (2008)
Jared Harris for "Mad Men" (2007)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
WINNER
Tom Berenger for "Hatfields & McCoys" (2012)

Other Nominees:
Martin Freeman for "Sherlock" (2010)Ed Harris for Game Change (2012) (TV)
Denis O'Hare for "American Horror Story" (2011)
David Strathairn for Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012) (TV)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
WINNER

Julie Bowen for "Modern Family" (2009)

Other Nominees:
Mayim Bialik for "The Big Bang Theory" (2007)
Kathryn Joosten for "Desperate Housewives" (2004)
Sofía Vergara for "Modern Family" (2009)
Merritt Wever for "Nurse Jackie" (2009)
Kristen Wiig for "Saturday Night Live" (1975)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
WINNER

Maggie Smith for "Downton Abbey" (2010)

Other Nominees:
Christine Baranski for "The Good Wife" (2009)
Joanne Froggatt for "Downton Abbey" (2010)
Anna Gunn for "Breaking Bad" (2008)
Christina Hendricks for "Mad Men" (2007)
Archie Panjabi for "The Good Wife" (2009)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
WINNER

Jessica Lange for "American Horror Story" (2011)

Other Nominees:
Frances Conroy for "American Horror Story" (2011)
Judy Davis for Page Eight (2011) (TV)
Sarah Paulson for Game Change (2012) (TV)
Mare Winningham for "Hatfields & McCoys" (2012)

Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series
WINNER

"Jon Stewart" (1996)

Other Nominees:
"The Colbert Report" (2005)
"Jimmy Kimmel" (2003)
"Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (2009)
"Real Time with Bill Maher" (2003)
"Saturday Night Live" (1975)

Outstanding Reality Competition Program
WINNER

"The Amazing Race" (2001)

Other Nominees:
"Dancing with the Stars" (2005/I)
"Project Runway" (2004)
"So You Think You Can Dance" (2005)
"Top Chef" (2006)
"The Voice" (2011)

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program
WINNER

Tom Bergeron for "Dancing with the Stars" (2005/I)

Other Nominees:
Cat Deeley for "So You Think You Can Dance" (2005)
Phil Keoghan for "The Amazing Race" (2001)
Ryan Seacrest for "American Idol" (2002)
Betty White for "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (2012)

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
WINNER

"Modern Family" (2009): Steven Levitan("Baby on Board")

Other Nominees:
"Curb Your Enthusiasm" (2000): Robert B. Weide("Palestinian Chicken")
"Girls" (2012): Lena Dunham("She Did")
"Louie" (2010): Louis C.K.("Duckling")
"Modern Family" (2009): Jason Winer("Virgin Territory")
"New Girl" (2011): Jake Kasdan("Pilot")

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series 
WINNER

"Boardwalk Empire" (2010): Timothy Van Patten("To the Lost")

Other Nominees:
"Breaking Bad" (2008): Vince Gilligan("Face Off")
"Downton Abbey" (2010): Brian Percival("Episode 7")
"Homeland" (2011): Michael Cuesta("Pilot")
"Mad Men" (2007): Phil Abraham("The Other Woman")

Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
WINNER
Game Change (2012) (TV): Jay Roach

Other Nominees:
"Hatfields & McCoys" (2012): Kevin Reynolds
Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012) (TV): Philip Kaufman
"Luther" (2010): Sam Miller
"Sherlock" (2010): Paul McGuigan

Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series
WINNER

"Saturday Night Live" (1975): Don Roy King

Other Nominees:
"The Colbert Report" (2005): Jim Hoskinson
"Jon Stewart" (1996): Chuck O'Neil
"Late Show with David Letterman" (1993): Jerry Foley
"Portlandia" (2011): Jonathan Krisel

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
WINNER

"Louie" (2010): Louis C.K.("Pregnant")

Other Nominees:
"Community" (2009): Chris McKenna("Remedial Chaos Theory")
"Girls" (2012): Lena Dunham ("Pilot")
"Parks and Recreation" (2009): Amy Poehler ("The Debate")
"Parks and Recreation" (2009): Michael Schur ("Win, Lose, or Draw")

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series 
WINNER

"Homeland" (2011): Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, Gideon Raff ("Pilot")

Other Nominees:
"Downton Abbey" (2010): Julian Fellowes ("Episode 7")
"Mad Men" (2007): Semi Chellas, Matthew Weiner ("The Other Woman")
"Mad Men" (2007): André Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton ("Commissions and Fees")
"Mad Men" (2007): Erin Levy, Matthew Weiner ("Far Away Places")

Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
WINNER

Game Change (2012) (TV): Danny Strong

Other Nominees:
"Hatfields & McCoys" (2012): Ted Mann, Ronald Parker, Bill Kerby
"The Hour" (2011): Abi Morgan
"Luther" (2010): Neil Cross
"Sherlock" (2010): Steven Moffat

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series
WINNER
"Jon Stewart" (1996)

Other Nominees:
"The Colbert Report" (2005)
"Portlandia" (2011)
"Real Time with Bill Maher" (2003)
"Saturday Night Live" (1975)

Published September 27, 2012

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