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Emmys 2012: Winners List – Did Your Favorites Win?


Emmys 2012: Winners List – Did Your Favorites Win?

The 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards is now upon us, and the battle for television’s coveted award has been decided. If you’re not able to watch the awards (or don’t want to sit through hours of scripted award presenters), you can find a list of winners below, updated live as they’re announced.

Though some have complained of Emmy nominations in years past, this year’s Emmys reflect audience viewer choices more than ever before.

Claire Danes Louis CK Julie Bowen Split - H 2012

Leading in the drama category, it’s going to be difficult to knock AMC off of their nomination throne. With 35 nominations on their network alone, AMC’s two departing series, Breaking Bad and Mad Men, may just sweep the drama awards this year.

Not without its own battle, all eyes will be on Louis C.K. and Lena Dunham in the comedy category, for their work on FX’s Louie and HBO’s Girls, respectively. Still, when one brings up battles in comedy, it’s impossible not to mention television comedy juggernaut, Modern Family. In past years Modern Family has all-but swept the awards. Can Louis C.K. and Dunham help turn television’s comedic tide?

Julie Bowen speaks onstage at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A.

Additionally, Peter Dinklage received another Emmy nod for Game of Thrones, Idris Elba is nominated for Luther, and Sherlock duo Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman (as well creator Steven Moffat) also received nominations. Will CBS’s Elementary receive the same fanfare?

You can check out the list of Emmy winners below:


Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series
Curb Your Enthusiasm: “Palestinian Chicken” – Robert B. Weide, Director
Girls: “She Did” – Lena Dunham, Director
Louie: “Duckling” – Louis C.K., Director
Modern Family: “Virgin Territory” – Jason Winer, Director
Modern Family: “Baby On Board” – Steven Levitan, Director
New Girl: “Pilot” – Jake Kasdan, Director

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory – Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler
Desperate Housewives – Kathryn Joosten as Karen McCluskey
Modern Family – Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy
Modern Family – Sofia Vergara as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett
Nurse Jackie – Merritt Wever as Zoey Barkow
Saturday Night Live – Kristen Wiig as various characters

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory – Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper
Curb Your Enthusiasm – Larry David as Himself
House Of Lies – Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan
Louie – Louis C.K. as Louie
30 Rock – Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy
Two And A Half Men – Jon Cryer as Alan Harper

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Community: “Remedial Chaos Theory” – Chris McKenna, Written by
Girls: Pilot – Lena Dunham, Written by
Louie: “Pregnant” – Louis C.K., Written by
Parks And Recreation: “The Debate” – Amy Poehler, Written by
Parks And Recreation: “Win, Lose, Or Draw “ – Michael Schur, Written by

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
Modern Family – Ed O’Neill as Jay Pritchett
Modern Family – Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett
Modern Family – Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy
Modern Family – Eric Stonestreet as Cameron Tucker
New Girl – Max Greenfield as Schmidt
Saturday Night Live – Bill Hader as various characters

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
Girls – Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath
Mike & Molly – Melissa McCarthy as Molly Flynn
New Girl – Zooey Deschanel as Jess Day
Nurse Jackie – Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton
Parks And Recreation – Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope
30 Rock – Tina Fey as Liz Lemon
Veep – Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer


Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
Breaking Bad – Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman
Breaking Bad – Giancarlo Esposito as Gustavo ‘Gus’ Fring
Downton Abbey – Jim Carter as Mr. Carson
Game Of Thrones – Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister
Mad Men – Jared Harris as Lane Pryce

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Downton Abbey: Episode 7 – Julian Fellowes, Written by
Homeland: Pilot – Alex Gansa, Written by; Howard Gordon, Written by; Gideon Raff, Written by
Mad Men: The Other Woman – Semi Chellas, Written by; Matthew Weiner, Written by
Mad Men: Commissions And Fees – Andre Jacquemetton, Written by; Maria Jacquemetton, Written by
Mad Men: Far Away Places – Erin Levy, Written by; Matthew Weiner, Written by

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Breaking Bad – Anna Gunn as Skyler White
Downton Abbey – Maggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham
Downton Abbey – Joanne Froggatt as Anna
The Good Wife – Archie Panjabi as Kalinda Sharma
The Good Wife –  Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart
Mad Men – Christina Hendricks as Joan Holloway Harris

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series
Breaking Bad – Mark Margolis as Tio Salamanca
The Good Wife – Dylan Baker as Colin Sweeney
The Good Wife – Michael J. Fox as Louis Canning
Justified – Jeremy Davies as Dickie Bennett
Mad Men – Ben Feldman as Michael Ginsberg
Parenthood – Jason Ritter as Mark Cyr

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series
The Good Wife – Martha Plimpton as Patti Nyholm
Grey’s Anatomy – Loretta Devine as Adele Webber
Harry’s Law – Jean Smart as D.A. Roseanna Remmick
Mad Men – Julia Ormond as Marie Calvet
Shameless – Joan Cusack as Sheila Jackson
Smash – Uma Thurman as Rebecca Duvall

Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire: “To The Lost” – Tim Van Patten, Director
Breaking Bad: “Face Off” – Vince Gilligan, Director
Downton Abbey: “Episode 7″ – Brian Percival, Director
Homeland: “Pilot” – Michael Cuesta, Director
Mad Men – Phil Abraham, Director

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire – Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson
Breaking Bad – Bryan Cranston as Walter White
Dexter – Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan
Downton Abbey – Hugh Bonneville as Robert, Earl of Grantham
Homeland – Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody
Mad Men – Jon Hamm as Don Draper

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Damages – Glenn Close as Patty Hewes
Downton Abbey – Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley
The Good Wife – Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick
Harry’s Law – Kathy Bates as Harriet Korn
Homeland – Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison
Mad Men – Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or A Movie
American Horror Story – Frances Conroy as Moira
American Horror Story – Jessica Lange as Constance Langdon
Game Change – Sarah Paulson as Nicolle Wallace
Hatfields & McCoys – Mare Winningham as Sally McCoy
Page Eight (Masterpiece) – Judy Davis as Jill Tankard

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
American Horror Story – Denis O’Hare as Larry Harvey
Game Change – Ed Harris as John McCain
Hatfields & McCoys – Tom Berenger as Jim Vance
Hemingway & Gellhorn – David Strathairn as John Dos Passos
Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece) – Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson


Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special
84th Annual Academy Awards
Betty White’s 90th Birthday: A Tribute To America’s Golden Girl
The Kennedy Center Honors
Louis C.K. Live At The Beacon Theatre
65th Annual Tony Awards

Outstanding Variety Series
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live


Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
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
The Amazing Race – Phil Keoghan, Host
American Idol – Ryan Seacrest, Host
Betty White’s Off Their Rockers – Betty White, Host
Dancing With The Stars – Tom Bergeron, Host
So You Think You Can Dance – Cat Deeley, Host


Asuquo Eton founded, now one of the most visited TV, music, tech and features website, in 2011. He is also a social media analyst, media and entertainment consultant.

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