'Mad Men's streak of winning best drama at the Emmy awards
came to an end when it was beaten by 'Homeland'. However 'Modern
Family' fought off competition to win Best Comedy for the
third year in a row.
was a big winner with actors Claire Danes and Damien Lewis
also winning awards. On the comedy side, Julia Louis-Dreyfus
won for 'Veep' while Jon Cryer won for 'Two And a Half Men'.
Lewis beat Bryan Cranston of 'Breaking Bad' who had won three
Emmy Awards in the past.
thanked the show's cast, and husband Hugh Dancy: "My
husband, my love, my life, my baby daddy. I couldn't do anything
without you. I love you so much and I am so grateful. it's
way cool that Barack Obama is a fan of the show. It speaks
to the relevancy of the show and it's hugely validating."
Gansa, one of 'Homeland's executive producers said, "I
want to start by congratulating Showtime on its first best-series
Emmy ever. It's been a long time coming, and Homeland stands
on the shoulders of a lot of great shows over there: Dexter,
Weeds, Nurse Jackie, among them all."
Family' actors Eric Stonestreet and Julie Bowen won.
the 10th time 'The Daily Show' hosted by Jon Stewart won an
Emmy for variety show. 'The Amazing Race' won for reality
stars also won awards. The award for actress in a TV Miniseries
or Movie went to Julianne Moore for 'Game Change' which also
won for best TV Miniseries or Movie. On the male side Kevin
Costner won for 'Hatfields & McCoys'.