2012 Primetime Emmy Awards Winners

The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards were held on Sunday night at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles and HBO came away as the big winners of the 26 awards announced on the evening.

Primetime Emmy AwardsHBO won a total of six with most of them going to the various categories that Game Change was nominated in. Showtime won big as well taking home four honors, including it’s first ever best drama series with Homeland.

ABC was the big winner of the networks with five awards while CBS took home three.

For a full look at the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards winners, please click on the read more button below if you’re on the home page.

Winner is bolded in red

Outstanding Comedy Series

  • The Big Bang Theory • CBS
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm • HBO
  • Girls • HBO
  • Modern Family • ABC
  • 30 Rock • NBC
  • Veep • HBO

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series

  • Girls • HBO – Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath
  • Mike & Molly • CBS -Melissa McCarthy as Molly Flynn
  • New Girl • FOX – Zooey Deschanel as Jess Day
  • Nurse Jackie • Showtime – Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton
  • Parks And Recreation • NBC – Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope
  • 30 Rock • NBC – Tina Fey as Liz Lemon
  • Veep • HBO – Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series

  • The Big Bang Theory • CBS – Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm • HBO – Larry David as Himself
  • House Of Lies • Showtime – Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan
  • Louie • FX Networks – Louis C.K. as Louie
  • 30 Rock • NBC – Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy
  • Two And A Half Men • CBS – Jon Cryer as Alan Harper

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

  • The Big Bang Theory • CBS – Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler
  • Desperate Housewives • ABC – Kathryn Joosten as Karen McCluskey
  • Modern Family • ABC – Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy
  • Modern Family • ABC – Sofia Vergara as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett
  • Nurse Jackie • Showtime – Merritt Wever as Zoey Barkow
  • Saturday Night Live • NBC – Kristen Wiig as various characters

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

  • Modern Family • ABC – Ed O’Neill as Jay Pritchett
  • Modern Family • ABC – Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett
  • Modern Family • ABC – Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy
  • Modern Family • ABC – Eric Stonestreet as Cameron Tucker
  • New Girl • FOX – Max Greenfield as Schmidt
  • Saturday Night Live • NBC – Bill Hader as various characters

Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series

  • Curb Your Enthusiasm • Palestinian Chicken • HBO – Robert B. Weide, Director
  • Girls • She Did • HBO – Lena Dunham, Director
  • Louie • Duckling • FX Networks – Louis C.K., Director
  • Modern Family • Virgin Territory • ABC – Jason Winer, Director
  • Modern Family • Baby On Board • ABC – Steven Levitan, Director
  • New Girl • Pilot • FOX • – Jake Kasdan, Director

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

  • Community • Remedial Chaos Theory • NBC – Chris McKenna, Written by
  • Girls • Pilot • HBO – Lena Dunham, Written by
  • Louie • Pregnant • FX Networks – Louis C.K., Written by
  • Parks And Recreation • The Debate • NBC – Amy Poehler, Written by
  • Parks And Recreation • Win, Lose, Or Draw • NBC – Michael Schur, Written by

Outstanding Drama Series

  • Boardwalk Empire • HBO
  • Breaking Bad • AMC
  • Downton Abbey • PBS
  • Game Of Thrones • HBO
  • Homeland • Showtime
  • Mad Men • AMC

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

  • Damages • DirecTV – Glenn Close as Patty Hewes
  • Downton Abbey • PBS – Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley
  • The Good Wife • CBS – Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick
  • Harry’s Law • NBC – Kathy Bates as Harriet Korn
  • Homeland • Showtime – Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison
  • Mad Men • AMC – Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

  • Boardwalk Empire • HBO – Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson
  • Breaking Bad • AMC – Bryan Cranston as Walter White
  • Dexter • Showtime – Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan
  • Downton Abbey • PBS – Hugh Bonneville as Robert, Earl of Grantham
  • Homeland • Showtime – Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody
  • Mad Men • AMC – Jon Hamm as Don Draper

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

  • Breaking Bad • AMC – Anna Gunn as Skyler White
  • Downton Abbey • PBS – Maggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham
  • Downton Abbey • PBS – Joanne Froggatt as Anna
  • The Good Wife • CBS – Archie Panjabi as Kalinda Sharma
  • The Good Wife • CBS – Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart
  • Mad Men • AMC – Christina Hendricks as Joan Holloway Harris

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

  • Breaking Bad • AMC – Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman
  • Breaking Bad • AMC – Giancarlo Esposito as Gustavo ‘Gus’ Fring
  • Downton Abbey • PBS – Brendan Coyle as John Bates
  • Downton Abbey • PBS – Jim Carter as Mr. Carson
  • Game Of Thrones • HBO – Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister
  • Mad Men • AMC – Jared Harris as Lane Pryce

Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series

  • Boardwalk Empire • To The Lost • HBO – Tim Van Patten, Director
  • Breaking Bad • Face Off – Vince Gilligan, Director
  • Downton Abbey • Episode 7 – Brian Percival, Director
  • Homeland • Pilot • Showtime – Michael Cuesta, Director
  • Mad Men • The Other Woman – Phil Abraham, Director

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

  • Downton Abbey • Episode 7 • PBS – Julian Fellowes, Written by
  • Homeland • Pilot • Showtime – Alex Gansa, Written by; Howard Gordon, Written by; Gideon Raff, Written by
  • Mad Men • The Other Woman • AMC – Semi Chellas, Written by; Matthew Weiner, Written by
  • Mad Men • Commissions And Fees • AMC – Andre Jacquemetton, Written by; Maria Jacquemetton, Written by
  • Mad Men • Far Away Places • AMC – Matthew Weiner, Written by; Semi Chellas, Written by

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie

  • American Horror Story • FX Networks
  • Game Change • HBO
  • Hatfields & McCoys • HISTORY
  • Hemingway & Gellhorn • HBO
  • Luther • BBC America
  • Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece) • PBS

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie

  • American Horror Story • FX Networks – Connie Britton as Vivien Harmon
  • Game Change • HBO – Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin
  • Hemingway & Gellhorn • HBO – Nicole Kidman as Martha Gellhorn
  • Missing • ABC – Ashley Judd as Rebecca Winstone
  • The Song Of Lunch (Masterpiece) • PBS – Emma Thompson as She

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie

  • Game Change • HBO – Woody Harrelson as Steve Schmidt
  • Hatfields & McCoys • HISTORY – Kevin Costner as ‘Devil’ Anse Hatfield
  • Hatfields & McCoys • HISTORY – Bill Paxton as Randall McCoy
  • Hemingway & Gellhorn • HBO – Clive Owen as Ernest Hemingway
  • Luther • BBC America – Idris Elba as John Luther
  • Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece) • PBS – Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or A Movie

  • American Horror Story • FX Networks – Frances Conroy as Moira
  • American Horror Story • FX Networks – Jessica Lange as Constance Langdon
  • Game Change • HBO – Sarah Paulson as Nicolle Wallace
  • Hatfields & McCoys • HISTORY – Mare Winningham as Sally McCoy
  • Page Eight (Masterpiece) • PBS – Judy Davis as Jill Tankard

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie

  • American Horror Story • FX Networks – Denis O’Hare as Larry Harvey
  • Game Change • HBO – Ed Harris as John McCain
  • Hatfields & McCoys • HISTORY – Tom Berenger as Jim Vance
  • Hemingway & Gellhorn • HBO – David Strathairn as John Dos Passos
  • Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece) • PBS – Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson

Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special

  • Game Change • HBO – Jay Roach, Director
  • Hatfields & McCoys • HISTORY – Kevin Reynolds, Director
  • Hemingway & Gellhorn • HBO – Philip Kaufman, Director
  • Luther • BBC America – Sam Miller, Director
  • Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece) • PBS – Paul McGuigan, Director

Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special

  • Game Change • HBO – Danny Strong, Written by
  • Hatfields & McCoys • Part 2 • HISTORY – Ted Mann, Story and Teleplay by; Ronald Parker, Teleplay by; Bill Kerby, Story by
  • The Hour • BBC America – Abi Morgan, Written by
  • Luther • BBC America – Neil Cross, Written by
  • Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece) • PBS – Steven Moffat, Written by

Outstanding Variety Series

  • The Colbert Report • Comedy Central
  • The Daily Show With Jon Stewart • Comedy Central
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live • ABC
  • Late Night With Jimmy Fallon • NBC
  • Real Time With Bill Maher • HBO
  • Saturday Night Live • NBC

Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special

  • 84th Annual Academy Awards • ABC – Don Mischer, Director
  • The 54th Annual Grammy Awards • CBS – Louis J. Horvitz, Director
  • Louis C.K. Live At The Beacon Theatre • FX Networks – Louis C.K., Director
  • New York City Ballet George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker (Live From Lincoln Center) • PBS – Alan Skog, Director
  • 65th Annual Tony Awards • CBS – Glenn Weiss, Director

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special

  • 84th Annual Academy Awards • ABC
  • Betty White’s 90th Birthday: A Tribute To America’s Golden Girl • NBC
  • The Kennedy Center Honors • CBS
  • Louis C.K. Live At The Beacon Theatre • FX Networks
  • 65th Annual Tony Awards • CBS

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

  • The Amazing Race • CBS
  • Dancing With The Stars • ABC
  • Project Runway • Lifetime
  • So You Think You Can Dance • FOX
  • Top Chef • Bravo
  • The Voice • NBC

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program

  • The Amazing Race • CBS – Phil Keoghan, Host
  • American Idol • FOX – Ryan Seacrest, Host
  • Betty White’s Off Their Rockers • NBC – Betty White, Host
  • Dancing With The Stars • ABC – Tom Bergeron, Host
  • So You Think You Can Dance • FOX – Cat Deeley, Host

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