‘Homeland,’ ‘Modern Family,’ and Louis C.K. Win Big at the 2012 Emmy Awards

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Last night marked the 64th annual Emmy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel in Los Angeles.

Coming into the night, perennial favorite ‘Mad Men’ looked primed to take home some of the night’s biggest awards, including Best Drama Series. The AMC hit has taken home the award for the past four years.

However, the award was given to Showtime’s ‘Homeland,’ which also won for Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Damien Lewis), Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Claire Danes), and Writing For a Drama Series.

ABC hit ‘Modern Family’ also continued its healthy winning streak, winning Outstanding Comedy Series for the third year in a row. The show also won awards for Best Supporting Actor and Actress, as well as Directing For a Comedy Series.

HBO movie ‘Game Change,’ which starred Julianne Moore as former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin in her quest for the White House in 2008, nabbed the night’s Best Miniseries or Movie award. Moore also took home the Lead Actress award in the category.

Comedian Louis C.K. was perhaps the night’s biggest individual award winner, taking home two writing honors; one for his FX comedy series ‘Louie’ and another for his ‘Live At The Beacon Theater’ variety special, which subverted traditional distribution channels to earn the comedian more than $1 Million in 12 days by selling only online.

One of the more surprising snubs of the night was Bryan Cranston, whose role as Walter White on AMC’s ‘Breaking Bad’ has earned him four Lead Actor Awards. However, Aaron Paul won his second Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series award for his role on the show.

Head over to the LA Times for a full list of the night’s nominees and awards.

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