Emmy winners for the 2012 award ceremony on Sunday included many familiar faces and some newcomers. In the comedy category, "Modern Family" took home awards in the Best Supporting Acting categories, Outstanding Comedy Series and Directing for a Comedy Series.
Both Julie Bowen and Eric Stonestreet have won an Emmy before for their roles in Modern Family and it is the third year in a row the show has won Best Comedy Series. Stonestead who plays a gay man in a commited relationship to his partner Mitch, played by Jesse Tyler Ferguson said, "'I wouldn't be standing here without Jesse Tyler Ferguson, there is no Cam without Mitch. We get the awesome opportunity to play these two characters on TV and show America and the world what a loving couple we can be just like everybody else.'' He added humorously, ''I never knew I'd be on TV as a gay man, but I love the pictures of hairy chests you guys are sending me, it's really amazing. Thank you for those.''
Newcomer "Homeland" won Emmys for Claire Danes and Damian Lewis. The show follows CIA operations officer Carrie Matthews, played by Claire Danes and covers issues such as terrorism and Al Qaeda in the United States. Lewis plays an American soldier who returns home after spending years as a war prisoner in Iraq and is suspected of becoming an al-Qaeda agent.
The show beat out "Mad Men" for Best Drama Series, which it has won for years in a row.
Downton Abbey, the British drama on PBS saw Dame Maggie Smith with a Best Supporting Actress win in a drama series.
"Game Change" an HBO movie about Sarah Palin's vice presedential race starring Julian Moore won four awards, including Moore's performance as Sarah Palin. Both "Game Change" and "Modern Family" took home the most wins, with four each.
See the full list of Emmy winners at Sunday's 64th annual Primetime Emmy Awards:
-- Drama Series: "Homeland," Showtime.
-- Actress, Drama Series: Claire Danes, "Homeland," Showtime.
-- Actor, Drama Series: Damian Lewis, "Homeland," Showtime.
-- Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Aaron Paul, "Breaking Bad," AMC.
-- Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey," PBS.
-- Writing, Drama Series: Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, Gideon Raff, "Homeland," Showtime.
-- Directing, Drama Series: Tim Van Patten, "Boardwalk Empire," HBO.
-- Comedy Series: "Modern Family," ABC.
-- Actor, Comedy Series: Jon Cryer, "Two and a Half Men," CBS.
-- Actress, Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep," HBO.
-- Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Julie Bowen, "Modern Family," ABC.
-- Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Eric Stonestreet, "Modern Family," ABC.
-- Writing, Comedy Series: Louis C.K, "Louie," FX Networks.
-- Directing, Comedy Series: Steven Levitan, "Modern Family," ABC.
-- Miniseries or Movie: "Game Change," HBO.
-- Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Julianne Moore, "Game Change," HBO.
-- Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Kevin Costner, "Hatfields & McCoys," History.
-- Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story," FX Networks.
-- Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Tom Berenger, "Hatfields & McCoys," History.
-- Directing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Jay Roach, "Game Change," HBO.
-- Writing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Danny Strong, "Game Change," HBO.
-- Reality-Competition Program: "The Amazing Race," CBS.
-- Host, Reality-Competition Program: Tom Bergeron, "Dancing With the Stars," ABC.
-- Variety, Music or Comedy Series: "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart," Comedy Central.
-- Writing for a Variety Special: Louis C.K., "Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theatre," FX Networks.
-- Directing, Variety, Music or Comedy Special: Glenn Weiss, 65th Annual Tony Awards, CBS.