64th Primetime Emmys: The Winners List
September 23rd, 2012
11:04 PM ET

64th Primetime Emmys: The Winners List

After three hours, two fake fights and an extended skit involving a pretending-to-be-passed out Tracy Morgan (yes, it was that kind of night), the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards drew to a close.

While "Mad Men" and "American Horror Story" led the nominations, the big winners on Sunday were "Modern Family," "Homeland" and "Game Change."

Check out a partial list of winners below:

Outstanding drama series

  • "Boardwalk Empire"
  • "Breaking Bad"
  • "Downton Abbey"
  • "Game of Thrones"
  • "Homeland" - WINNER
  • "Mad Men"

Outstanding lead actress in a drama series

  • Kathy Bates, "Harry’s Law"
  • Glenn Close, "Damages"
  • Claire Danes, "Homeland" - WINNER
  • Michelle Dockery, "Downton Abbey"
  • Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife"
  • Elisabeth Moss, "Mad Men"

Outstanding lead actor in a drama series

  • Hugh Bonneville, "Downton Abbey"
  • Steve Buscemi, "Boardwalk Empire"
  • Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"
  • Michael C. Hall, "Dexter"
  • Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"
  • Damian Lewis, "Homeland" - WINNER

Outstanding supporting actor in a drama series

  • Aaron Paul, "Breaking Bad" - WINNER
  • Giancarlo Esposito, "Breaking Bad"
  • Brendan Coyle, "Downton Abbey"
  • Jim Carter, "Downton Abbey"
  • Jared Harris, "Mad Men"
  • Peter Dinklage, "Game of Thrones"

Outstanding supporting actress in a drama series

  • Archie Panjabi, "The Good Wife"
  • Anna Gunn, "Breaking Bad"
  • Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey" - WINNER
  • Joanne Froggatt, "Downton Abbey"
  • Christina Hendricks, "Mad Men"
  • Christine Baranski, "The Good Wife"

Outstanding miniseries or movie

  • "American Horror Story"
  • "Game Change" - WINNER
  • "Hatfields & McCoys"
  • "Hemingway & Gellhorn"
  • "Luther"
  • "Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia" (Masterpiece)

Outstanding lead actress in a miniseries or movie

  • Connie Britton, "American Horror Story"
  • Ashley Judd, "Missing"
  • Nicole Kidman, "Hemingway & Gellhorn"
  • Julianne Moore, "Game Change" - WINNER
  • Emma Thompson, "The Song of Lunch (Masterpiece)"

Outstanding lead actor in a miniseries or movie

  • Kevin Costner, "Hatfields & McCoys" - WINNER
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, "Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia (Masterpiece)"
  • Idris Elba, "Luther"
  • Woody Harrelson, "Game Change"
  • Clive Owen, "Hemingway & Gellhorn"
  • Bill Paxton, "Hatfields & McCoys"

Outstanding 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 (Masterpiece)"
  • Tom Berenger, "Hatfields & McCoys" - WINNER

Outstanding supporting actress in a miniseries or movie

  • Sarah Paulson, "Game Change"
  • Frances Conroy, "American Horror Story"
  • Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story" - WINNER
  • Judy Davis, "Page Eight (Masterpiece)"
  • Mare Winningham, "Hatfields & McCoys"

Outstanding host for a reality or reality competition program

  • Tom Bergeron, "Dancing With the Stars" - WINNER
  • Cat Deeley, "So You Think You Can Dance"
  • Phil Keoghan, "Amazing Race"
  • Ryan Seacrest, "American Idol"
  • Betty White, "Betty White's Off Their Rockers"

Outstanding reality competition program

  • "The Amazing Race" - WINNER
  • "Dancing With the Stars"
  • "Project Runway"
  • "So You Think You Can Dance"
  • "Top Chef"
  • "The Voice"

Outstanding variety series

  • "The Colbert Report"
  • "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" - WINNER
  • "Jimmy Kimmel Live"
  • "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon"
  • "Real Time with Bill Maher"
  • "Saturday Night Live"

Outstanding lead actress in a comedy series

  • Zooey Deschanel, "New Girl"
  • Lena Dunham, "Girls"
  • Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie"
  • Tina Fey, "30 Rock"
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep" - WINNER
  • Melissa McCarthy, "Mike & Molly"
  • Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation"

Outstanding lead actor in a comedy series

  • Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock"
  • Don Cheadle, "House of Lies"
  • Louis C.K., "Louie"
  • Jon Cryer, "Two and a Half Men" - WINNER
  • Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory"
  • Larry David, "Curb Your Enthusiasm"

Outstanding comedy series

  • "The Big Bang Theory"
  • "Curb Your Enthusiasm"
  • "Girls"
  • "Modern Family" - WINNER
  • "30 Rock"
  • "Veep"

Outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series

  • Ed O'Neill, "Modern Family"
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson, "Modern Family"
  • Ty Burrell, "Modern Family"
  • Eric Stonestreet, "Modern Family" - WINNER
  • Bill Hader, "Saturday Night Live"
  • Max Greenfield, "New Girl"

Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series

  • Mayim Bialik, "The Big Bang Theory"
  • Merritt Wever, "Nurse Jackie"
  • Julie Bowen, "Modern Family" - WINNER
  • Kristen Wiig, "Saturday Night Live"
  • Sofia Vergara, "Modern Family"
  • Kathryn Joosten, "Desperate Housewives"

To see the full list of winners, visit Emmys.com.

Filed under: Awards Season • Emmys

soundoff (65 Responses)
  1. naijasole

    wow, this is amazing!

    January 23, 2019 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  2. heloise8

    Reblogged this on The Trough.

    September 26, 2012 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Brother S

    good for modern family well deserved

    September 26, 2012 at 6:18 am | Report abuse |
  4. alexis

    the big bang theory is my favorite thing to watch....

    September 25, 2012 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  5. BoxedIN

    bad scripts again..nothing original ..the usually that everyone knows about.

    September 24, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Boxed In

    bad scripts again..nothing original ..the usually that everyone knows about.

    September 24, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  7. St. Croix

    the show is not well scripted anymore.

    September 24, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Boys

    big band theory and modern family are no poorly scripted.

    September 24, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Slapaho

    The Big Bang and Modern Family are both basically unwatchable for anyone with a 80+ IQ, which I think speaks volumes as to who chooses these "winners"...

    September 24, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Big Bang Geek

      Actually you must be very intelligent to understand Big Bang Theory. The reason it didn't win is the dialog is over the head's of the voters. The average fan has an IQ over 130.

      September 24, 2012 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  10. drowlord

    As usual, a bunch of awards go to shows I wouldn't watch. Not that it's particularly surprising this time around, since I only like one TV show airing right now, and I can stand to watch another maybe half dozen if I'm too tired to work on something.

    Homeland, Veep, Jon Stewart, and Game Change... a lot of political commentary is hot, I see. yawn.

    September 24, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Jenna

    i love the big bang theory...i cold watch that for hours also.

    September 24, 2012 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Carolina

    bloggers stop watching so much tv.

    September 24, 2012 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  13. juniemoon

    What a disappointmet! Only shows I never watch or ever heard of won. Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik should have won for TBBT (best show EVER!) I can watch reruns over and over. "A tiara!" And, of course, Peter Dinklage in "Game of Thrones! should have won. Now there is a good evolver! Keep up the good work Jim, Mayim and Peter. You have many fans out there in TVland

    September 24, 2012 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  14. judeamorris

    After reading the number of comments here from people who didn't even know what show they were commenting on (Modern Family is NOT an animated show about a talking dog and a cigar-smoking kid, Downton Abbey is an outstanding drama with a huge audience on both sides of the pond, and Kevin Costner did NOT talk to a chair during the GOP convention), I am no longer surprised by the sheer idiocy of the American TV watching public.

    September 24, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Jenna

    there is no proof of any rigging going on.

    September 24, 2012 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Sharon

    The more I see the results from these so called award shows, the more I think that they are mostly rigged to get us to watch what's failing. Really? I've barely heard of some of the winners, let alone think they are the best of their categories.

    September 24, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Jane

    workers are working, you?

    September 24, 2012 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Aaron

    Where's Workaholics? Funniest show on TV these days, is it too blue for these people, or are there not enough gay people in it for them to even consider it?

    September 24, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  19. st. martin

    they won.

    September 24, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Heather

    Modern Family is a giant steaming pile of crap. Any awards show that doesn't honor Boardwalk Empire or The Big Bang Theory is completely irrelevant.

    September 24, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  21. PortParadise

    The public voted for Kevin and he deserved the award. He has directed and produced some the greatest movies in history and he may win the Oscar again. hope so.

    September 24, 2012 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Leucadia Bob

    Oh my God-I'm so excited I want to urinate on the floor. I can hardly contain myself. I have no life.

    September 24, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  23. bermuda

    love kevin kostner...he is almost 60 years old, whatever he does is a hit. he's a real movie star

    September 24, 2012 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Jill

      I liked kevin Costner until he did the thing at the Republican National Convention. You know, where he talked to the empty chair.

      September 24, 2012 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  24. St. Croix

    if you want a black man then go for it. you've posted your fantasy 2,000 times in 5,346 different ways.

    September 24, 2012 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  25. blackoneforyou

    no its not a BBC show.

    September 24, 2012 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  26. Stan

    The whole show is just way too long. There are too many overlapping categories. It's a huge Hollywood circle jerk.

    September 24, 2012 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  27. skane2005

    Is Downton Abbey a BBC show? Never even heard of it.

    September 24, 2012 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Keith

      It's on PBS. A pretty good show. You should try it.

      September 24, 2012 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Well

      If it's on PBS, you'd better hope Romney doesn't win the presidency. He's already said that he wants to get rid of PBS. There will go that show, Sesame St, and others.

      September 24, 2012 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  28. lifesabeachobx

    TBBT rox!!! The whole cast is so great together!!! Can't wait to see Penny & Sheldon hook up......oops!......Cat out of the bag......

    September 24, 2012 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  29. hawaii

    John Cryer works very hard on two and a half men and was always in the shadow of charlie sheen.
    I'm very happy John is a winner

    September 24, 2012 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  30. ianintuitive

    Seriously, John cryer over Jim Parson!! John cryer is not acting, he is just being his snivelling little self!

    September 24, 2012 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  31. PortParadise

    if you allow a producer to threaten the actor with finance bully control..then you need to question your relationship with the studio and or end further contract negotiations.

    September 24, 2012 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  32. ctbeckyw

    I think they should put the public network channels (ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX) into separate categories than their pay channel (HBO, et al) counterparts. The pay channels are allowed to stretch characters and stories so much more as they are not hampered by sensors and commercial sponsors. Thus, their actors have to reach deeper and be more skillful. Therefore the pay channel actors will win when put up against public network counterparts. Of course there are exceptions like Modern Family but in the list above, since I don't subscribe to pay channels, I've never even seen 80% of these shows/winner.

    September 24, 2012 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Keith

      Animated series like Modern Family should not even be considered. They are cartoon characters. Not actors.

      September 24, 2012 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
    • St. Lucia

      it won. somebody is watching.

      September 24, 2012 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
    • skane2005

      Umm Keith is either a troll or an idiot. Modern Family is not an animated show. What the heck are you talking about?

      September 24, 2012 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Paul

      Are you thinking of Family Guy?

      September 24, 2012 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Ruth Narr

      Keith is being sarcastic, People, and he's not wrong. He knows it's not really an animated show, it just feels like one.

      September 24, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  33. port paradise

    jessica lange i never found appealing in terms of acting she has the same style of acting strategy that never works.
    she's quite boring.

    September 24, 2012 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  34. You

    are white.

    September 24, 2012 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  35. port paradise.

    sorry modern family wins for me ...

    September 24, 2012 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  36. this guy

    Bryan Cranston should have won Best Lead Actor IMO. The episode he submitted for consideration was just amazing. If you don't watch Breaking Bad, check it out. At least look up Crawl Space Breaking Bad on Youtube.

    September 24, 2012 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  37. port paradise

    i knew modern family was going to win...congrats.

    September 24, 2012 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  38. SPW

    Louis CK was robbed!!

    September 24, 2012 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
  39. Joe Mahma

    I'm SO glad I quit watching TV like 10 years ago.

    September 24, 2012 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Iowan

      And yet you still took the time to read this article and comment on it.

      September 24, 2012 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Ed G.

      I don't understand why you would comment on this article. Are you saying that you think you have insight to a process/event that you became willfully ignorant of?

      September 24, 2012 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
    • skane2005

      Dont feed the trolls guys

      September 24, 2012 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  40. Tracie

    YAAAY for Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story” — WINNER. It was the strangest show ever and really good. She did an incredible awesome job.

    September 24, 2012 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  41. ashley

    wow – I feel sorry for you bitter people.

    September 24, 2012 at 7:40 am | Report abuse |
  42. all

    The Emmys. lol
    I watched the red carpet for ten minutes than threw up after hearing an actress boast about what dress she was wearing and what earrings. Must be fun to only worry about what designer you are going to wear. Yes, jealous. Anyway, New Girl should of won, Max Greenfield should of won, and 2 broke girls should of been nominated. Maybe next year.

    September 24, 2012 at 7:26 am | Report abuse |
  43. Diana

    Same faces and winners every freaking year...all white. they did throw out a couple of bones, Idris Elba and Don Cheadle, Elba did win one year but that was it. I think Kunal Nayyar of the Big Band Theory should be nominated and win in supporting actor in a comedy. BTW, Modern Family sucks

    September 24, 2012 at 6:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      I agree. Modern Family is the worst show ever. A cartoon about a baby that smokes cigars and a talking dog. It is just tooooo dumb. Everytime I see that kid named Stewie it makes me sick.

      September 24, 2012 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
    • mcwsunshine

      Why would anyone with a functioning brain vote for someone based on their skin color? hahahaha. I think I denote a little racism going on there, Diana.

      September 24, 2012 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
    • fred

      Diana, chill out. Stop posting your bitter comments all over the blogs. Take a midol.

      September 24, 2012 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
    • port paradise

      modern family is one of the best show on television

      September 24, 2012 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  44. Jane

    alec baldwin wins every year.

    September 24, 2012 at 6:14 am | Report abuse |

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