The 64th edition of the Emmy Awards was held on September 23rd, 2012 at the Nokia Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, California. The most awarded participants of the evening have been the series “Homeland” and “Modern Family”, according to the Associated Press.
This year’s edition of the Emmy Awards was full of surprises for the fans of the series “Homeland” and “Modern Family”. The two productions received trophies for various categories such as Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Comedy Series, as well as Lead Actress and Lead Actor in a Drama Series. The 64th edition of the Emmys saw no trophy for the critically acclaimed “Mad Men” series which won the Outstanding Drama Series award for the past four years.
Claire Danes and Damian Lewis from “Homeland” were named the best Lead Actress and Lead Actor in a Drama Series by the jury. They were better than other participants, such as, Elizabeth Moss from “Mad Men” and Kathy Bates in “Harry’s Law”. Steve Buscemi, the lead actor in “Boardwalk Empire” got close to winning the category, but the jury decided to give the prize to Damian Lewis.
The award for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series went to Julia Louis-Dreyfus who acts in the “Veep” although Zooey Deschanel’s performance was highly appreciated, as well. Jon Cryer, the main actor in “Two and a Half Men” managed to outrun Alec Baldwin, Louis C.K from “Louie” and Jim Parsons in the race for the best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.
“Game Change” was named the Outstanding Miniseries or Movie, whereas Julianne Moore, the protagonist of the mini-series received the trophy for the Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie. Kevin Costner took one Emmy home thanks to his performance as the lead actor in the miniseries “Hatfields & McCoys”.
The most popular reality-competition program is “The Amazing Race” according to this year’s awards. “Frozen Planet” received the awards for best Nonfiction Series and “The Penguins of Madagascar” were named the Best Animated Program in 2012.