Primetime Emmys 2012: Damian Lewis and Claire Danes Are Best Actor and Actress in Drama


Primetime Emmys 2012: Damian Lewis and Claire Danes Are Best Actor and Actress in Drama


The titles for Outstanding Supporting Actor and Actress in Drama go to Aaron Paul of 'Breaking Bad' and Maggie Smith of 'Downton Abbey' respectively.

"Homeland" paired up the awards for Outstanding Actor and Actress in a Drama at this year's Emmy Awards. It marked the first Emmy win for Damian Lewis who portrays Nicholas Brody. "I don't really believe in judging art," the British actor said on stage, "but I thought I'd show up just in case." For the coveted prize, he edged out such strong contenders as Bryan Cranston, Steve Buscemi and Jon Hamm.

In Claire Danes' case, her Emmy win was quite predictable since her portrayal of Carrie Mathison had led her to get honored at Golden Globe and other award events earlier this year. It was her second Emmy kudo after snatching the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie through her role in "Temple Grandin" in 2011.

Earlier that night, "Homeland" brought home another award for Outstanding Writing in a Drama, thanks to the works of Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff.

The winners for Outstanding Supporting Actor and Actress in Drama have been unveiled as well, with Aaron Paul and Maggie Smith snatching the prizes respectively. The "Breaking Bad" actor said in his acceptance speech, "To the rest of the writers, thank you for not killing me off." The Violet Crawley of "Downton Abbey", unfortunately, was unable to attend the ceremony.

"Boardwalk Empire" was another show which already took home a kudo at the event with a win in Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series for Tim Van Patten. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, meanwhile, grabbed the Outstanding Actress in a Comedy for her role as Selina Meyer in the first season of "Veep".

More winners will be announced at the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards which is underway at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. Jimmy Kimmel is taking the hosting duty.

2012 Primetime Emmy Awards: Arrival | Winner List | Press Room


© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Bella Hadid Goes Braless in Completely Sheer Top. See the Eye-Popping Pics
  2. Suki Waterhouse Flashes Nipples in See-Through Dress During Chilly Beach Photo Shoot
  3. Angelina Jolie Loses Her Team's Trust Amid Brad Pitt Custody War
  4. Jennifer Garner Reportedly 'Suspicious' of Ben Affleck's Relationship With His Detox Nurse
  5. Blake Lively 'Livid' Over Ryan Reynolds' Possible Reunion With Ex-Wife Scarlett Johansson
  6. Brad Pitt Is Living a Healthy New Life Following Angelina Jolie Split
  7. Britney Spears' Boyfriend Sam Asghari Reportedly Using Her to 'Raise His Profile'
  8. Is Ellen DeGeneres' Marriage to Portia de Rossi in Trouble?
  9. Rihanna, Beyonce and More Thank Barack and Michelle Obama With Adorable Posts
  10. Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes Reportedly Fighting Over Whether to Have Baby No. 3

CELEBS PHOTO