2012 Emmy’s – Recap

Posted: September 24, 2012 in Movies, Television

I’m not usually a big Emmy’s watcher, as I often don’t have enough time to invest in all the different mini-series and television shows that are up for nominations, so I feel I would be doing myself a disservice for rooting for one show over the other.  However, I have a few gripes with this year’s awards winners, mainly the Showtime television spy-drama Homeland.

Homeland took home the Outstanding Drama Series award, beating out other shows like Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, and Boardwalk Empire.  All of those shows are heads better than Homeland at the moment, especially Breaking Bad.  That’s not the big gripe though, my biggest gripe is Damian Lewis winning Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Nicolas Brody in Homeland.  This guy is about as stiff as an actor can get playing a guy who doesn’t really say too much in his television show.  It’s a travesty of epic proportions that Lewis beat out seasoned actors (and better actors too) like Bryan Cranston, Michael C. Hall, Jon Hamm, and Steve Buscemi.  When I heard that he won (I did not watch), I scratched my head in disbelief.

Don’t get me wrong, Homeland is a fine show – next to Dexter – it’s the best show Showtime has to offer.  However, it’s not better than all the previously mentioned shows, and I’d even throw The Newsroom and Sons of Anarchy ahead of it.  If anyone deserved their award for anything last night it was Claire Danes in Homeland, she’s absolutely phenomenal as a CIA agent with bipoloar disorder.

Here’s the full list of awards winners:

 

Outstanding Comedy Series

– The Big Bang Theory

Modern Family

– Curb Your Enthusiasm

– Girls

– 30 Rock

– Veep

Outstanding Drama Series

– Boardwalk Empire

– Breaking Bad

– Downtown Abbey

– Game of Thrones

Homeland

– Mad Men

Outstanding Mini-Series or Made for Television Movie

– American Horror Story: Asylum

Game Change

– Hatfields & McCoys

– Hemmingway & Gellhorn

– Luther

– Sherlock

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

– Alec Baldwin “30 Rock”

– Don Cheadle “House of Lies”

Jon Cryer “Two and a Half Men”

– Louis C.K. “Louie”

– Larry David “Curb Your Enthusiasm”

– Jim Parsons “The Big Bang Theory”

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Damian Lewis “Homeland”

– Bryan Cranston “Breaking Bad”

– Hugh Bonneville “Downtown Abbey”

– Jon Hamm “Mad Men”

– Michael C. Hall “Dexter”

– Steve Buscemi “Boardwalk Empire”

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Mini-Series or Made for Television Movie

– Bill Paxton “Hatfields & McCoys”

– Benedict Cumberbatch “Sherlock”

– Clive Owen “Hemmingway & Gellhorn”

– Idris Elba “Luther”

Kevin Costner “Hatfields & McCoys”

– Woody Harrelson “Game Change”

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

– Amy Poelher “Parks & Recreation”

– Edie Falco “Nurse Jackie”

Julia Louis-Dreyfus “Veep”

– Lena Dunham “Girls”

– Mellisa McCarthy “Mike & Molly”

– Tina Fey “30 Rock”

– Zooey Deschanel “New Girl”

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Claire Danes “Homeland”

– Elisabeth Moss “Mad Men”

– Glenn Close “Damages”

– Julianna Marguiles “The Good Wife”

– Kathy Bates “Harry’s Law”

– Michelle Dockery “Downtown Abbey”

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Mini-Series or a Made for Television Movie

– Ashley Judd “Missing”

– Connie Britton “American Horror Story: Asylum”

– Emma Thompson “The Song of Lunch”

Julianne Moore “Game Change”

– Nicole Kidman “Hemmingway & Gellhorn”

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

– Bill Hader “Saturday Night Live”

– Ed O’Neill “Modern Family”

Eric Overstreet “Modern Family”

– Jesse Tyler Ferguson “Modern Family”

– Max Greenfield “New Girl”

– Ty Burrell “Modern Family”

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Aaron Paul “Breaking Bad”

– Brendan Coyle “Downtown Abbey”

– Giancarlo Esposito “Breaking Bad”

– Jared Harris “Mad Men”

– Jim Carter “Downtown Abbey”

– Peter Dinklage “Game of Thrones”

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Mini-Series or Made for Television Movie

– David Strathairn “Hemmingway & Gellhorn”

– Denis O’Hare “American Horror Story: Asylum”

– Ed Harris “Game Change”

– Martin Freeman “Sherlock”

Tom Berenger “Hatfields & McCoys”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Julie Bowen “Modern Family”

– Kathryn Joosten “Desperate Housewives”

– Kristen Wiig “Saturday Night Live”

– Mayim Bialik “The Big Bang Theory”

– Merritt Wever “Nurse Jackie”

– Sofia Vergara “Modern Family”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

– Anna Gunn “Breaking Bad”

– Archie Panjabi “The Good Wife”

– Christina Hendricks “Mad Men”

– Christine Baranski “The Good Wife”

– Joanne Froggatt “Downtown Abbey”

Maggie Smith “Downtown Abbey”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Mini-Series or a Made for Television Movie

– Frances Conroy “American Horror Story: Asylum”

Jessica Lange “American Horror Story: Asylum”

– Judy Davis “Page Eight”

– Mare Winningham “Hatfields & McCoys”

– Sarah Paulson “Game Change”

 

 

 

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