Emmys 2012: Who Won & Who Got Shafted

Here are the big winners and losers at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards, held Sept. 23, 2012, and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

Emmys 2012 results winners losers

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Presented by: Amy Poehler and Louis C.K.

Winner: Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family)

Shafted: Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live)

Oustanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Presented by: Jon Cryer and Kat Dennings

Winner: Julie Bowen (Modern Family)

She thanked the “censors at ABC for insisting on nipple covers.”

Shafted: Kristen Wiig & that chick who played Blossom (pictured)

mayim bialik emmys 2012

Outstanding Leading Actor in a Comedy Series
Winner: Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men)

Cryer seemed shocked that he was onstage. So did everyone else.

Shafted: Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)

jim parsons emmys 2012

Outstanding Leading Actress in a Comedy Series
Presented by: Stephen Colbert

Winner: Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep)

Louis-Dreyfus appeared breathless and teary, then started thanking Parks and Recreation people, pulling a gag with Poehler in which they pretended to have accidentally switched their speeches. Poehler ran up on stage and traded papers with her.

Shafted: Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation)

amy poehler emmys 2012

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Presented by: Claire Danes

Winner: Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad)

Paul was shaking and crying. Before gushing about his hot fiancee, he said some stuff like this: “Oh, my God! … I cannot believe I’m standing on this stage, let alone in this room.” But the best part was: “Thank you so much to the writers for not killing me off … that was the plan.”

Shafted: Jared Harris (Mad Men)

jared harris emmys 2012

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Presented by: Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere

Winner: Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey)

Maggie, star of Sh*t Dowager Countesses Say, didn’t bother to show up.

Shafted: Christine Hendricks (Mad Men)

christine hendricks emmys 2012

Outstanding Leading Actor in a Drama Series
Presented by: Juliana Margulies

Winner: Damian Lewis (Homeland)

Damian seemed like the only guy in the building who expected him to win. He was glib and cocky. “I don’t really believe in judging art. But I thought I’d show up to see what happens. Turned out alright”

Shafted: Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) and Jon Hamm (Mad Men)

jon hamm emmys 2012

Outstanding Leading Actress in a Drama Series
Presented by: Tina Fey and Jon Hamm

Winner: Claire Danes

This chick is so annoying when she’s playing herself: “Mandy Patinkin, holla.”

Shafted: Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife)

juliana margulies emmys 2012

Outstanding Miniseries or Made for TV Movie
Winner: Game Change

Shafted: Sherlock

Outstanding Drama Series
Presented by: Julianne Moore

Winner: Homeland

Homeland 2012 Emmy drama win

Showtime wins its first-ever Outstanding Series Emmy.

Shafted: Breaking Bad and Mad Men

Outstanding Comedy
Presented by: Michael J. Fox

Winner: Modern Family

Shafted: Veep

Here’s the complete list of winners:
— Drama Series: “Homeland,” Showtime.

— Actress, Drama Series: Claire Danes, “Homeland,” Showtime.

— Actor, Drama Series: Damian Lewis, “Homeland,” Showtime.

— Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad,” AMC.

— Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey,” PBS.

— Writing, Drama Series: Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, Gideon Raff, “Homeland,” Showtime.

— Directing, Drama Series: Tim Van Patten, “Boardwalk Empire,” HBO.

— Comedy Series: “Modern Family,” ABC.

— Actor, Comedy Series: Jon Cryer, “Two and a Half Men,” CBS.

— Actress, Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep,” HBO.

— Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Julie Bowen, “Modern Family,” ABC.

— Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family,” ABC.

— Writing, Comedy Series: Louis C.K, “Louie,” FX Networks.

— Directing, Comedy Series: Steven Levitan, “Modern Family,” ABC.

— Miniseries or Movie: “Game Change,” HBO.

— Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Julianne Moore, “Game Change,” HBO.

— Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Kevin Costner, “Hatfields & McCoys,” History.

— Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story,” FX Networks.

— Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Tom Berenger, “Hatfields & McCoys,” History.

— Directing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Jay Roach, “Game Change,” HBO.

— Writing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Danny Strong, “Game Change,” HBO.

— Reality-Competition Program: “The Amazing Race,” CBS.

— Host, Reality-Competition Program: Tom Bergeron, “Dancing With the Stars,” ABC.

— Variety, Music or Comedy Series: “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” Comedy Central.

— Writing for a Variety Special: Louis C.K., “Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theatre,” FX Networks.

— Directing, Variety, Music or Comedy Special: Glenn Weiss, 65th Annual Tony Awards, CBS.

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