September 24, 2012 03:00:06 GMT
Julianne Moore takes Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for her role in 'Game Change', while Kevin Costner of 'Hatfields and McCoys' wins in the male category.
"Game Change" dominated the Miniseries or Movie field at the Primetime Emmy Awards. It has grabbed four gongs at the show, including the coveted Outstanding Movie or Miniseries. The political drama beat out "American Horror Story", "Hemingway & Gellhorn", "Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia", "Luther" and "Hatfields & McCoys".
The show also led Julianne Moore to win the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie. The Sarah Palin depicter won over Connie Britton, Nicole Kidman, Emma Thompson and Ashley Judd for her first Primetime Emmy kudo. "I feel so validated because Sarah Palin gave me a big thumbs down," the 51-year-old beauty said of her win.
"Game Change" took home two other awards for Directing and Writing. Jay Roach took credit for the former prize, while Danny Strong was entitled to the latter title.
The male acting prize in a Miniseries or a Movie category went to Kevin Costner of "Hatfields & McCoys". Beating out Woody Harrelson, Clive Owen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Idris Elba and his own co-star Bill Paxton, he joined another co-star Tom Berenger who snatched Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie earlier that night.
Though losing to "Game Change" in Outstanding Movie or Miniseries category, "American Horror Story" claimed a victory through Jessica Lange, who was named Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie. Jon Stewart got his chance to show up on stage when accepting the Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series prize for "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart".