2012 Emmy Awards Winners: Find Out Which Nominees Scored Big!
The 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards aired Sunday, September 23, at 7 p.m. EST, and all the big names of TV stardom came out to see which of the top shows could truly be crowned the best! But which one of your favorite series and celebs took home the top awards?
The odds were certainly in 'Modern Family's' favor, as the show itself was nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series on top of the Supporting Actress and Supporting Actor nominations for Sofia Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ed O'Neill, Jesse Tyler, Ty Burrell and Eric Stonestreet. But was the ABC hit able to beat out the other highly acclaimed comedy series? We also had to weigh in the many personalities of Kristen Wiig from her 'SNL' run.
Also predicted to win big were 'Breaking Bad,' 'Mad Men' and 'Downton Abbey.' Even if neither of these 2012 Emmy Awards nominees didn't end up taking home the top prize of Outstanding Drama Series, there was still the incredible performances of Bryan Cranston, Jon Hamm and Michelle Dockery to think about.
Here were all the nominees and winners for the major 2012 Emmy Awards.
Outstanding Comedy Series 2012
'Curb Your Enthusiasm,' HBO
'30 Rock,' NBC
'Modern Family,' ABC -- WINNER
'The Big Bang Theory,' CBS
Outstanding Writer for a Comedy Series 2012
Louis C.K., 'Louie' -- WINNER
Lena Dunham, 'Girls'
Amy Poehler, 'Parks and Recreation'
Michael Schur, 'Parks and Recreation'
Chris McKenna, 'Community'
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series 2012
Zooey Deschanel as Jess Day, 'New Girl'
Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath, 'Girls'
Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton, 'Nurse Jackie'
Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, 'Parks and Recreation'
Tina Fey as Liz Lemon, '30 Rock'
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer, 'Veep' -- WINNER
Melissa McCarthy as Molly Flynn, 'Mike & Molly'
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series 2012
Larry David as Himself, 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'
Jon Cryer as Alan Harper, 'Two and a Half Men' -- WINNER
Louis C.K. as Louie, 'Louie'
Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper, 'The Big Bang Theory'
Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan, 'House of Lies'
Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy, '30 Rock'
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series 2012
Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler, 'The Big Bang Theory'
Merritt Wever as Zoey Barkow, 'Nurse Jackie'
Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy, 'Modern Family' -- WINNER
Kristen Wiig as various characters, 'Saturday Night Live'
Sofia Vergara as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, 'Modern Family'
Kathryn Joosten as Karen McCluskey, 'Desperate Housewives'
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series 2012
Ed O'Neill as Jay Pritchett, 'Modern Family'
Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett, 'Modern Family'
Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy, 'Modern Family'
Eric Stonestreet as Cameron Tucker, 'Modern Family' -- WINNER
Bill Hader as various characters, 'Saturday Night Live'
Max Greenfield as Schmidt, 'New Girl'
Outstanding Drama Series 2012
'Boardwalk Empire,' HBO
'Breaking Bad,' AMC
'Downton Abbey,' PBS
'Mad Men,' AMC
'Homeland,' Showtime -- WINNER
'Game of Thrones,' HBO
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series 2012
Julian Fellowes, 'Downton Abbey'
Semi Chellas and Matthew Weiner, 'Mad Men'
Andre Jacquemetton and Maria Jacquemetton, 'Mad Men'
Semi Chellas and Matthew Weiner, 'Mad Men'
Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff, 'Homeland' -- WINNER
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series 2012
Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick, 'The Good Wife'
Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley, 'Downton Abbey'
Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson, 'Mad Men'
Kathy Bates as Harriet Korn, 'Harry's Law'
Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison, 'Homeland' -- WINNER
Glenn Close as Patty Hewes, 'Damages'
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series 2012
Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson, 'Boardwalk Empire'
Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan, 'Dexter'
Bryan Cranston as Walter White, 'Breaking Bad'
Hugh Bonneville as Earl of Grantham/Robert, 'Downton Abbey'
Jon Hamm as Don Draper, 'Mad Men'
Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody, 'Homeland' -- WINNER
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series 2012
Archie Panjabi as Kalinda Sharma, 'The Good Wife'
Anna Gunn as Skyler White, 'Breaking Bad'
Maggie Smith as Dowager Countess of Grantham/Violet, 'Downton Abbey' -- WINNER
Joanne Froggatt as Anna, 'Downton Abbey'
Christina Hendricks as Joan Holloway Harris, 'Mad Men'
Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart, 'The Good Wife'
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series 2012
Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman, 'Breaking Bad' -- WINNER
Giancarlo Esposito as Gustavo "Gus" Fring, 'Breaking Bad'
Brendan Coyle as John Bates, 'Downton Abbey'
Jim Carter as Mr. Carson, 'Downton Abbey'
Jared Harris as Lane Pryce, 'Mad Men'
Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, 'Game of Thrones'
Outstanding Miniseries or Movie 2012
'Game Change,' HBO -- WINNER
'American Horror Story,' FX Networks
'Hemingway & Gellhorn,' HBO
'Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece),' PBS
'Luther,' BBC America
'Hatfields & McCoys,' History Channel
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie 2012
Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin, 'Game Change' -- WINNER
Connie Britton as Vivien Harmon, 'American Horror Story'
Nicole Kidman as Martha Gellhorn,' Hemingway & Gellhorn'
Emma Thompson as She, 'The Song of Lunch (Masterpiece)'
Ashley Judd as Rebecca Winstone, 'Missing'
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie 2012
Woody Harrelson as Steve Schmidt, 'Game Change'
Clive Owen as Ernest Hemingway, 'Hemingway & Gellhorn'
Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes, 'Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece)'
Idris Elba as John Luther, 'Luther'
Kevin Costner as "Devil" Anse Hatfield, 'Hatfields & McCoys' -- WINNER
Bill Paxton as Randall McCoy, 'Hatfields & McCoys'
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie 2012
Sarah Paulson as Nicolle Wallace, 'Game Change'
Frances Conroy as Moira, 'American Horror Story'
Jessica Lange as Constance Langdon, 'American Horror Story' -- WINNER
Judy Davis as Jill Tankard, 'Page Eight (Masterpiece)'
Mare Winningham as Sally McCoy, 'Hatfields & McCoys'
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie 2012
Ed Harris as John McCain, 'Game Change'
Denis O'Hare as Larry Harvey, 'American Horror Story'
David Strathairn as John Dos Passos, 'Hemingway & Gellhorn'
Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson, 'Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece)'
Tom Berenger as Jim Vance, 'Hatfields & McCoys' -- WINNER
Outstanding Variety Series 2012
'The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,' Comedy Central -- WINNER
'The Colbert Report,' Comedy Central
'Real Time With Bill Maher,' HBO
'Saturday Night Live,' NBC
'Jimmy Kimmel Live,' ABC
'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,' NBC
Outstanding Reality-Competition Program 2012
'So You Think You Can Dance,' FOX
'The Amazing Race,' CBS -- WINNER
'Dancing With the Stars,' ABC
'Top Chef,' Bravo
'Project Runway,' Lifetime
'The Voice,' NBC
Outstanding Host for a Reality-Competition Program 2012
Cat Deeley, 'So You Think You Can Dance'
Phil Keoghan, 'The Amazing Race'
Ryan Seacrest, 'American Idol'
Betty White, 'Betty White's Off Their Rockers'
Tom Bergeron, 'Dancing With the Stars' -- WINNER