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64th Primetime Emmy Awards

64th Primetime Emmy Awards
Promotional poster
Date
  • September 23, 2012 (Ceremony)
  • September 15 (Creative Arts Awards)
Location Nokia Theatre,
Los Angeles, California
Host Jimmy Kimmel
Television/Radio coverage
Network ABC
Producer Don Mischer
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The 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, honoring the best in primetime television programming from June 1, 2011 until May 31, 2012, were held on September 23, 2012 at the Nokia Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles, California. ABC televised the ceremony in the United States. Comedian and late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel hosted the Primetime Emmys for the first time.[1] Kimmel and actress Kerry Washington announced the nominees on July 19, 2012. Nick Offerman was scheduled to co-announce the nominations, but had to cancel due to travel delays.[2] The Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony was held on September 15 and was televised September 22, 2012 on ReelzChannel.[3]

The award for Outstanding Drama Series went to Showtime's thriller series Homeland, which broke the series Mad Men '​s four-year hold on the award; while the Outstanding Comedy Series award went for the third year in a row to ABC's Modern Family. This was the first ceremony that none of the four major American broadcasting TV networks were nominated in the categories of Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.[4] In Britain, the 64th Primetime Emmys were noted for the successes of actors Damian Lewis of Homeland and Maggie Smith of Downton Abbey.[5][6][7]

Mad Men set a new record for the largest 'shutout' in Emmy history, receiving nominations for 17 awards and winning none. This broke the previous record of 16 nominations without a win, set by Northern Exposure in 1993.

Contents

  • Winners and nominees 1
    • Programs 1.1
    • Acting 1.2
      • Lead performances 1.2.1
      • Supporting performances 1.2.2
    • Hosting 1.3
    • Directing 1.4
    • Writing 1.5
  • Most major nominations 2
  • Most major awards 3
  • Presenters 4
  • In memoriam 5
  • Televised ceremony ratings 6
  • See also 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9

Winners and nominees

Jon Cryer, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series winner
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series winner
Claire Danes, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series winner
Eric Stonestreet, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series winner
Julie Bowen, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series winner
Aaron Paul, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series winner

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.

Programs

Outstanding Comedy Series Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series Outstanding Miniseries or Movie
Outstanding Reality - Competition Program

Acting

Lead performances

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

Supporting performances

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

Hosting

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program

Directing

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
  • Steven Levitan for Modern Family (Episode: "Baby on Board") (ABC)
    • Louis C.K. for Louie (Episode: "Duckling") (FX)
    • Lena Dunham for Girls (Episode: "She Did") (HBO)
    • Jake Kasdan for New Girl (Episode: "Pilot") (Fox)
    • Robert B. Weide for Curb Your Enthusiasm (Episode: "Palestinian Chicken") (HBO)
    • Jason Winer for Modern Family (Episode: "Virgin Territory") (ABC)
Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special

Writing

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
  • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
    • The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
    • Portlandia (IFC)
    • Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)
    • Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Most major nominations

By network [note 1]
  • HBO – 30
  • NBC – 27
  • AMC – 18
  • ABC / PBS – 17
  • CBS – 16
  • Showtime – 11
By program
  • Mad Men (AMC) – 11
  • Downton Abbey (PBS) – 9
  • Saturday Night Live (NBC) – 8
  • 30 Rock (NBC) / Breaking Bad (AMC) / Game Change (HBO) / Hatfields & McCoys (History) – 7

Most major awards

By network [note 1]
  • HBO – 6
  • ABC / CBS – 5
  • Showtime – 4
  • FX – 3
  • Comedy Central / History / NBC – 2
By program
  • Game Change (HBO) / Homeland (Showtime) / Modern Family (ABC) – 4
Notes
  1. ^ a b "Major" constitutes the categories listed above: Program, Acting, Directing, and Writing. Does not include the technical categories.

Presenters

In memoriam

Before the recorded "In memoriam" segment, Ron Howard presented a tribute to Andy Griffith.

The people tributed in the segment included: composer Dick Clark.

Televised ceremony ratings

The ceremony, which was televised by ABC on September 23, 2012, was watched by 13.26 million viewers. The event's red carpet proceedings were watched by 5.63 million.[12]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Jimmy Kimmel to host Emmys for the first time".  
  2. ^ "Jimmy Kimmel joins Kerry Washington to Announce Emmy Nominations". emmys.com. Retrieved July 19, 2012. 
  3. ^ "More Creative Arts Emmy Presenter Duos Announced". emmys.com. Retrieved September 15, 2012. 
  4. ^ Stelter, Brian; Itzkoff, David (July 19, 2012). "Major Networks Shut Out of Best Drama Category in Emmy Nominations".  
  5. ^ "Lewis and Dame Maggie win Emmys". BBC. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "Homeland’s triumph is richly deserved". Guardian UK. 24 September 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "Homeland saves the day at Emmy Awards". LA Times. 24 September 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2012. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Final Group of Primetime Emmys Presenters Includes Kathy Bates, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon and More". emmys.com. September 20, 2012. Retrieved September 20, 2012. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "10 New Presenters for 64th Primetime Emmys Include Andre Braugher, Julianna Margulies and Michael J. Fox". emmys.com. September 19, 2012. Retrieved September 19, 2012. 
  10. ^ a b c d e f "Louis C.K., Ricky Gervais Among First Six Emmy Presenters Announced". emmys.com. September 11, 2012. Retrieved September 12, 2012. 
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i Goldberg, Lesley (September 17, 2012). "Emmys 2012: Claire Danes, Emily Van Camp, Zooey Deschanel Among Latest Presenters".  
  12. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (September 25, 2012). "Sunday Final Ratings: Final Numbers for Emmy Awards, Sunday Night Football + Unscrambled CBS Numbers".  

External links

  • Academy of Television Arts and Sciences website
  • 64th Primetime Emmy Awards at IMDb
  • Emmys.com list of 2012 Nominees & Winners
  • 2012 Emmy Awards at the Internet Movie Database
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