Photos: 2012 Primetime Emmy Winners

CIA drama "Homeland" took home four Emmys Sunday night, including the coveted best drama award.

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Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, winner Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series poses backstage at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
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Jimmy Kimmel hosts the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. live on September 23, 2012. "The important thing is we get out of here as soon as possible so you can all get home and put on your fat pants," Kimmel said in his opening monologue.
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Claire Danes accepts the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for "Homeland."
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It was a big night for the CIA drama "Homeland," which received four Emmys including the coveted Outstanding Drama Series.
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Producer Steve Levitan holds the Emmy awarded to the cast and crew of "Modern Family" for Best Comedy Series.
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Damian Lewis accepts Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series award for "Homeland," besting Jon Hamm, who's been nominated in the category for the past five years (with no win yet) for "Mad Men."
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Louis C.K. double fists his Emmy awards for Best Writing for a Comedy Series and Best Writing for a Variety Special.
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Producers Tom Hanks (center), Jay Roach (far left), and Gary Goetzman (second left) accept Outstanding Miniseries or TV Movie award for the Sarah Palin drama "Game Change" starring Julianne Moore.
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Julianne Moore accepts Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for "Game Change."
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Kevin Costner accepts his award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for his role in "Hatfields & McCoys."
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Jon Stewart accepts his, get this—10th consecutive Emmy!—for Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Series for "The Daily Show."
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Writers Gideon Raff, Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa accept Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series award for "Homeland."
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Jon Cryer accepts the award for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series for "Two and a Half Men."
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Giancarlo Esposito, left, congratulates Aaron Paul after Paul won the award for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series for "Breaking Bad."
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Tina Fey and Jon Hamm speak onstage at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards.
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Host Jimmy Kimmel recruits Tracy Morgan to play a prank on everyone not watching the awards, asking everyone who is watching to tweet "OMG Tracy Morgan just passed out onstage at the Emmys."
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Amy Poehler, left, hands Julia Louis-Dreyfus her acceptance speech as Louis-Dreyfus accepts the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for "Veep."
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus accepts Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series award for "Veep."
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Presenter Stephen Colbert talks about how "we should not have a war on women, we should be celebrating women...for the most part," as he introduces the nominees for Best Actress in a Comedy Series.
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"That's what happens when you don't come to rehearsal," said presenter Seth MacFarlane, after speaking into the wrong microphone while presenting the award for Outstanding Reality Show Host (which went to Tom Bergeron for “Dancing With the Stars.”)
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Jimmy Fallon and Kathy Bates (whose Emmy wins for Outstanding Guest Actor/Actress in a Comedy and Director for a Comedy were announced prior to the telecast) announced the award for Outstanding Director of a Comedy Series, which went to Steven Levitan of “Modern Family.”
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Jon Cryer accepts Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series award for "Two and a Half Men."
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Actress Melissa McCarthy, speaking onstage alongside Mindy Kaling, gushed about Alec Baldwin's chest hair and Louis CK's sweet, ginger baby skin.
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Louis C.K. and Amy Poehler speak onstage during the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Louis C.K., who came into the night with seven nominations, picked up two Emmys, including Best Writing for a Comedy Series.
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Eric Stonestreet of "Modern Family" took home the first prize of the night, winning Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy. "I want to thank Jesse Tyler Ferguson, there's no Cam without Mitch," Stonestreet said in accepting his award.
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A few minutes later, Stonestreet's co-star Julie Bowen won her second consecutive award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy.
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Louis CK (L) accepts Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series award for "Louie" from actors Jim Parsons and Zooey Deschanel.
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Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum and TV host Ellen DeGeneres speak onstage during the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
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LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 23: Actress Kerry Washington speaks onstage during the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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Writer Howard Gordon accepts Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series award for "Homeland."
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Aziz Ansari and Jane Levy speak onstage during the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
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Jessica Lange accepts Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie award for "American Horror Story."
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“So much better than the Golden Globes,” began presenter Ricky Gervais, before presenting the Emmy for Best Variety Special Directing to Glenn Weiss for the Tony Awards.
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Director Glenn Weiss accepts the Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music, or Comedy Special Award for 65th Tony Awards.
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Actor Michael J. Fox speaks onstage at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards.
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Kiefer Sutherland and Lucy Liu speak onstage during the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
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Jimmy Fallon arrives at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards.
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