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Primetime Emmy Awards 2012
Originally posted 09/23/2012 08:00PM
Although Mad Men and American Horror Story led the race with 17 nominations each, the casts of Modern Family, Homeland and Game Change are the ones who will be really celebrating after Sunday's 64th Primetime Emmy Awards.
Eric Stonestreet took home the first award of the night for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy, setting the tone for the rest of the evening. In a repeat of last year's early Emmys sweep for the series, Julie Bowen took home the best supporting actress award, marking her second consecutive win in the category, followed by the show's co-creator Steve Levitan winning the Emmy for outstanding comedy direction. The cast closed out the evening the same way it began, with another win, this time for outstanding comedy series.
Newcomer Homeland had an incredible night following the show's debut season. The Showtime series' star Damian Lewis won the Emmy for the lead actor in a drama series – while his pregnant costar Claire Danes scooped up the best actress award. Homeland also took home the Emmys for outstanding writing and outstanding drama series.
Originally posted 09/23/2012 10:40PM
The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards will clock in at three hours of entertaining moments. Whether you caught the whole show or just tuned in for red carpet coverage and will catch up on YouTube, here's a countdown of the top five highlights that had us laughing out loud.
5. Jimmy Kimmel's Short & Sweet Opener
Awards show openers aren't usually known for their brevity, but Kimmel kept his monologue short and sweet. "Let's not forget, in a way, all of you are winners tonight, but in a much more literal way, most of you will be losers," he joked. "The important thing is we get out of here and you can put on your fat pants." He kept up the laughs later on as well, quipping, "If you ever wondered what happens during the commercial breaks backstage, try to imagine all your favorite TV stars all in one room, checking their phones and ignoring each other."
Originally posted 09/23/2012 10:20PM
The winners and nominees for the 64th annual Emmy Awards are:
Outstanding Drama Series Boardwalk Empire
Game Of Thrones
Outstanding Comedy Series Curb Your Enthusiasm
Modern Family (WINNER)
The Big Bang Theory
Originally posted 09/23/2012 06:00PM
Missed a minute of the red carpet before Sunday's Emmy Awards? We have you covered.
From Zooey Deschanel's festive (and very Emmy-appropriate) nails to the cutest couples on the carpet, check out some of our favorite Tweets and photos from before Sunday's big show.
Want to join the conversation? Tweet @peoplemag and share your thoughts as the telecast – hosted by funnyman Jimmy Kimmel – airs live on ABC from L.A.'s Nokia Theatre.
Originally posted 09/23/2012 07:00PM
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Originally posted 09/24/2012 04:00PM
On Sunday night, Eric Stonestreet took home an Emmy, but the Modern Family star did not have Charlize Theron on his arm at L.A.'s Nokia Theatre, contrary to tabloid reports.
Shooting down rumors of a romance, Stonestreet took to Twitter true to his comedic roots. "I wish people would stop spreading rumors that Charlize Theron and I are dating," he wrote. "Its starting to make Halle Berry jealous."
He also joked about it on the Emmy red carpet, deadpanning to PEOPLE: "Charlize is a beautiful woman and I just wish she'd stop calling."
Suddenly, he looked around and said, "Oh, who's that looking at me now? Is that Mila Kunis? Hi, Mila."
Originally posted 09/22/2012 04:30PM
Only the accountants at Ernst & Young – the official vote-counters for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences – know who will take home an Emmy during Sunday's ceremony.
Until then it's anyone's guess. But we can tell you which Emmy nominees are getting the most buzz among 170.89 million Facebook users in the U.S.
Based on the number of "Likes" and the number of mentions on the social networking site, it seems Sofia Vergara is a fan favorite. The Modern Family star leads over Kristen Wiig, Mayim Bialik, Julie Bowen, Merritt Wever and Kathryn Joosten for the supporting comedy actress category.
Originally posted 09/13/2012 03:10PM
The Children's Hospital nominee can't wait to have his hair and makeup done for the ceremony
Originally posted 09/21/2012 02:30PM
When New Girl star Max Greenfield learned about his Emmy nomination for best supporting actor in a comedy series, he could not believe it – literally.
"I saw it on the Internet but ... I thought the Internet was lying to me, because I hadn't gotten a call [from my manager]," he tells PEOPLE.
Instead, the actor, who plays Schmidt on the Fox series, got confirmation when he arrived to the set of his forthcoming movie They Came Together in New York.
"I was walking into hair and makeup, and Paul Rudd turned around and was like 'Hey man, congrats on the Emmy nom,' " says Greenfield, 32, who starred and directed a new Web series for AXE during his hiatus.
Originally posted 09/20/2012 02:30PM
As crisis manager Olivia Pope on ABC's Scandal, Kerry Washington knows how to handle a sticky situation.
But as an actress going about her daily life, Washington had a hard time giving fans of the series the answer to one simple question: Who is Quinn Perkins?
"[Quinn Perkins] represents my whole summer because all summer long people were walking up to me saying 'Who is Quinn Perkins!?' in supermarkets, airports ... It was so much fun! Luckily I didn't know [who she actually is] at the time because I don't know if I'd be able to keep it a secret for that long!" Washington, 35, tells PEOPLE.
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