Homeland Wins Best Drama As Mad Men Gets Shut Out of Emmys

Damian Lewis and Claire Danes in "Homeland"

In one of the least-predictable ceremonies in recent memory, Showtime’s freshman thriller Homeland won the Primetime Emmy Award for outstanding drama series last night, handing AMC’s Mad Men its first loss in the category. However, the bad news didn’t end there for the folks at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce: Mad Men headed into the awards with 17 nominations but left with none, which Deadline notes broke the Emmy record for biggest shutout previously held by Northern Exposure and The Larry Sanders Show with 16 each.

Homeland stars Claire Danes and and Damian Lewis also took home trophies in the lead acting categories, while Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff won for best writing for a drama series. Less surprising is that perennial favorite Modern Family again won for outstanding comedy series, with stars Julie Bowen and Eric Stonestreet walking away with honors for supporting actress and supporting actor.

Lewis’ win of course means Bryan Cranston didn’t receive a fourth Emmy for Breaking Bad; however his co-star Aaron Paul did pick up his second in the supporting actor category.

See the full list of winners from the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards below:

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Ed O’Neill, Modern Family
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Max Greenfield, New Girl
Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live

Writing for a Comedy Series
Community
, “Remedial Chaos Theory”
Girls, “Pilot”
Louie, “Pregnant”
Parks and Recreation, “The Debate”
Parks and Recreation, “Win, Lose, or Draw”

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Kathryn Joosten, Desperate Housewives
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live

Directing in a Comedy Series
Robert B. Weide, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Lena Dunham, Girls
Louis C.K., Duckling
Jason Winer, Modern Family
Steven Levitan, Modern Family
Jake Kasdan, New Girl

Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Louis C.K., Louie
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Lena Dunham, Girls
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Reality-Competition Program
The Amazing Race
Dancing With the Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
Top Chef
The Voice

Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program
Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol
Betty White, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Giancarlo Esposito, Breaking Bad
Brendan Coyle, Downton Abbey
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Jared Harris, Mad Men

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Writing for a Drama Series
Julian Fellowes, Downton Abbey
Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon & Gideon Raff, Homeland
Semi Chellas & Matthew Weiner, Mad Men
Andre Jacquemetton & Maria Jacquemetton, Mad Men
Erin Levy & Matthew Weiner, Mad Men

Directing for a Drama Series
Tim Van Patten, Boardwalk Empire
Vince Gilligan, Breaking Bad
Brian Percival, Downton Abbey
Michael Cuesta, Homeland
Phil Abraham, Mad Men

Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey
Damian Lewis, Homeland
Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Glenn Close, Damages
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law
Claire Danes, Homeland
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Writing for a Variety Special
84th Annual Academy Awards, Jon Macks, Dave Boone & Carol Leifer, with Tim Carvell, Jeff Cesario, Billy Crystal, Ed Driscoll, Billy Martin, Ben Schwartz, Marc Shaiman, Eric Stangel, Justin Strangle, David Steinberg, Mason Steinberg & Colleen Werthmann
Betty White’s 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America’s Golden Girl, Jon Macks, Steve Ridgeway, Mason Steinberg & Brad Lachman
The Kennedy Center Honors, George Stevens, Michael M. Stevens, Sara Lukinson & Lewis Friedman
Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theatre, Louis C.K.
65th Annual Tony Awards, Dave Boone with Paul Greenberg

Directing for a Variety Special
Don Mischer, 84th Annual Academy Awards
Louis J. Horvitz, The 54th Annual Grammy Awards
Louis C.K, Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theatre
Alan Skog, New York City Ballet George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker (Live From Lincoln Center)
Glenn Weiss, 65th Annual Tony Awards

Outstanding Variety Series
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live

Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Frances Conroy, American Horror Story
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Sarah Paulson, Game Change
Mare Winningham, Hatfields & McCoys
Judy Davis, Page Eight

Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Denis O’Hare, American Horror Story
Ed Harris, Game Change
Tom Berenger, Hatfields & McCoys
David Strathairn, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Martin Freeman, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
Game Change

Hatfields & McCoys
The Hour
Luther
Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Connie Britton, American Horror Story
Julianne Moore, Game Change
Nicole Kidman, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Ashley Judd, Missing
Emma Thompson, The Song of Lunch

Directing For a Miniseries or a Movie
Jay Roach, Game Change
Kevin Reynolds, Hatfields & McCoys
Philip Kaufman, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Sam Miller, Luther
Paul McGuigan, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Woody Harrelson, Game Change

Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
Bill Paxton, Hatfields & McCoys
Clive Owen, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Idris Elba, Luther
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie
American Horror Story

Game Change
Hatfields & McCoys
Hemingway & Gellhorn
Luther
Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

Outstanding Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire

Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Homeland
Mad Men

Outstanding Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory

Curb Your Enthusiasm
Girls
Modern Family
30 Rock
Veep

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Billys-Kingdom/100002933798378 Billy’s Kingdom

    Insane. First time i ever saw mad men it looked like the most boring thing on tv. Then I actually watched and after 5 seasons- it’s the best show on tv (breaking bad/game of thrones join second)