Modern Family, Homeland Win Big at the Emmys

Plus, wins for 'Veep,' 'Game Change,' 'Two and a Half Men'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 23, 2012 7:16 PM CDT
Updated Sep 24, 2012 12:32 AM CDT
Emmys Start With Modern Family Win
Julia Louis-Dreyfus from "Veep" arrives at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

And they're off! Host Jimmy Kimmel opened the Emmys with jokes about Honey Boo Boo and politics ("Being a Republican in Hollywood is like being a Chick-fil-A sandwich on the snack table at Glee."), and noted that this is the first year none of the four major networks have been nominated for Best Drama. "The Academy is sending a pretty clear message," he said, "and that message is, 'Show us your boobs.'" And (some of) the awards go to:

  • Lead Actor, Comedy: Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
  • Lead Actress, Comedy: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
  • Reality Program: The Amazing Race
  • Lead Actor, Drama: Damian Lewis, Homeland
  • Lead Actress, Drama: Claire Danes, Homeland
  • Variety Series: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
  • Lead Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Julianne Moore, Game Change
  • Lead Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
  • Miniseries or Movie: Game Change
  • Drama Series: Homeland
  • Comedy Series, presented by Michael J. Fox, who got a standing ovation: Modern Family
Click for the complete list of winners. For more from the night, check out the eight best and worst moments or the 10 best things winners said backstage. (Read more Emmy Awards stories.)

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