Here are the big winners and losers at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards, held Sept. 23, 2012, and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Outstanding Miniseries or Made for TV Movie
Winner: Game Change
Outstanding Drama Series
Presented by: Julianne Moore
Showtime wins its first-ever Outstanding Series Emmy.
Shafted: Breaking Bad and Mad Men
Presented by: Michael J. Fox
Winner: Modern Family
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.