By Joyce Eng,
Homeland also claimed the lead drama trophies for Damian Lewis and Claire Danes, and the drama writing award. It is the first show to win Best Drama series, lead actor and lead actress since Picket Fences in 1993.
Mad Men was gunning for an unprecedented five-peat in Best Drama Series, but ended up going 0-17 this year. It also extended its acting awards drought to a dismal 0-25.
Modern Family became the fifth show to three-peat in Best Comedy Series, following The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Taxi and 30 Rock. Stars Eric Stonestreet and Julie Bowen both won their second Emmys in the comedy supporting races. Stonestreet previously won in 2010 and is the sixth man to win two in the category. Bowen won last year and is the first to repeat since Doris Roberts won three straight nine years ago. The sitcom also won comedy directing.
Game Change nearly swept all the TV movie/miniseries awards, nabbing the top prize, lead actress for Julianne Moore and writing and directing prizes.
In a surprise victory, Two and a Half Men's Jon Cryer won comedy lead actor after switching from the supporting category, which he won in 2009. Julia Louis-Dreyfus won her third Emmy and second in comedy lead actress for Veep.
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With four-time defending champ Jeff Probst missing from the race, Tom Bergeron (Dancing with the Stars) won reality host, while The Amazing Race garnered its ninth statuette for reality-competition series in 10 nominations.
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart won its 10th straight award in variety series.
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Check out the full list of winners below.
Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Directing for a Drama Series: Tim Van Patten, Boardwalk Empire ("To the Lost")
Directing for a Comedy Series: Steven Levitan, Modern Family ("Baby on Board")
TV Movie/Miniseries: Game Change
Reality-Competition Program: The Amazing Race
Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special: Louis C.K., Live at the Beacon Theater
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