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<i>Homeland</i> Wins Best Drama As <i>Mad Men</i> Gets Shut Out of Emmys

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 SeriesEd O'Neill, Modern FamilyJesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern FamilyTy Burrell, Modern FamilyEric Stonestreet, Modern FamilyMax Greenfield, New Girl
Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live

Writing for a Comedy SeriesCommunity, "Remedial Chaos Theory"Girls, "Pilot"Louie, "Pregnant"Parks and Recreation, "The Debate"Parks and Recreation, "Win, Lose, or Draw"

Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesMayim Bialik, The Big Bang TheoryKathryn Joosten, Desperate HousewivesJulie Bowen, Modern FamilySofia Vergara, Modern FamilyMerritt Wever, Nurse JackieKristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live

Directing in a Comedy SeriesRobert B. Weide, Curb Your EnthusiasmLena Dunham, GirlsLouis C.K., DucklingJason Winer, Modern FamilySteven Levitan, Modern FamilyJake Kasdan, New Girl

Lead Actor In A Comedy SeriesJim Parsons, The Big Bang TheoryLarry David, Curb Your EnthusiasmDon Cheadle, House of LiesLouis C.K., LouieAlec Baldwin, 30 RockJon Cryer, Two and a Half Men

Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesLena Dunham, GirlsMelissa McCarthy, Mike & MollyZooey Deschanel, New GirlEdie Falco, Nurse JackieAmy Poehler, Parks and RecreationTina Fey, 30 RockJulia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Reality-Competition ProgramThe Amazing RaceDancing With the StarsProject RunwaySo You Think You Can DanceTop ChefThe Voice

Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition ProgramPhil Keoghan, The Amazing RaceRyan Seacrest, American IdolBetty White, Betty White’s Off Their RockersTom Bergeron, Dancing With the StarsCat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance

Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesAaron Paul, Breaking BadGiancarlo Esposito, Breaking BadBrendan Coyle, Downton AbbeyJim Carter, Downton AbbeyPeter Dinklage, Game of ThronesJared Harris, Mad Men

Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesAnna Gunn, Breaking BadMaggie Smith, Downton AbbeyJoanne Froggatt, Downton AbbeyArchie Panjabi, The Good WifeChristine Baranski, The Good WifeChristina Hendricks, Mad Men

Writing for a Drama SeriesJulian Fellowes, Downton AbbeyAlex Gansa, Howard Gordon & Gideon Raff, HomelandSemi Chellas & Matthew Weiner, Mad MenAndre Jacquemetton & Maria Jacquemetton, Mad MenErin Levy & Matthew Weiner, Mad Men

Directing for a Drama SeriesTim Van Patten, Boardwalk EmpireVince Gilligan, Breaking BadBrian Percival, Downton AbbeyMichael Cuesta, HomelandPhil Abraham, Mad Men

Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesSteve Buscemi, Boardwalk EmpireBryan Cranston, Breaking BadMichael C. Hall, DexterHugh Bonneville, Downton AbbeyDamian Lewis, HomelandJon Hamm, Mad Men

Lead Actress In A Drama SeriesGlenn Close, DamagesMichelle Dockery, Downton AbbeyJulianna Margulies, The Good WifeKathy Bates, Harry's LawClaire Danes, HomelandElisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Writing for a Variety Special84th 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 WerthmannBetty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl, Jon Macks, Steve Ridgeway, Mason Steinberg & Brad LachmanThe Kennedy Center Honors, George Stevens, Michael M. Stevens, Sara Lukinson & Lewis FriedmanLouis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theatre, Louis C.K.65th Annual Tony Awards, Dave Boone with Paul Greenberg

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

Outstanding Variety SeriesThe Colbert ReportThe Daily Show With Jon StewartJimmy Kimmel LiveLate Night With Jimmy FallonReal Time With Bill MaherSaturday Night Live

Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a MovieFrances Conroy, American Horror StoryJessica Lange, American Horror StorySarah Paulson, Game ChangeMare Winningham, Hatfields & McCoysJudy Davis, Page Eight

Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or MovieDenis O'Hare, American Horror StoryEd Harris, Game ChangeTom Berenger, Hatfields & McCoysDavid Strathairn, Hemingway & GellhornMartin Freeman, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic SpecialGame ChangeHatfields & McCoysThe HourLutherSherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a MovieConnie Britton, American Horror StoryJulianne Moore, Game ChangeNicole Kidman, Hemingway & GellhornAshley Judd, MissingEmma Thompson, The Song of Lunch

Directing For a Miniseries or a MovieJay Roach, Game ChangeKevin Reynolds, Hatfields & McCoysPhilip Kaufman, Hemingway & GellhornSam Miller, LutherPaul McGuigan, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieWoody Harrelson, Game ChangeKevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoysBill Paxton, Hatfields & McCoysClive Owen, Hemingway & GellhornIdris Elba, LutherBenedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

Outstanding Miniseries or MovieAmerican Horror StoryGame ChangeHatfields & McCoysHemingway & GellhornLutherSherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

Outstanding Drama SeriesBoardwalk EmpireBreaking BadDownton AbbeyGame of ThronesHomelandMad Men

Outstanding Comedy SeriesThe Big Bang TheoryCurb Your EnthusiasmGirlsModern Family30 RockVeep

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