'Homeland' Continues Awards Sweep In Its Freshman Season With Unprecedented Six Wins Including Outstanding Drama Series, Writing, Actress And Actor Wins

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September 23rd, 2012


HOMELAND Continues Awards Sweep In Its Freshman Season With Unprecedented Six Wins

Including Outstanding Drama Series, Writing, Actress And Actor Wins 

Claire Danes and Damian Lewis Receive Top Acting Honors

NEW YORK, NY – September 23, 2012 – This evening, SHOWTIME was honored with four Primetime Emmy Award wins in top categories at the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards held at the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles. The network's hit drama series HOMELAND was honored with six Emmy wins including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, and Outstanding Lead Actress and Actor in a Drama Series. SHOWTIME received 22 Emmy nominations this year, with HOMELAND honored with the most nominations of any freshman drama or comedy series, with nine nominations and six wins this season.

In an impressive feat accomplished in its freshman season, HOMELAND has been awarded Golden Globe®, Peabody, Television Critics Association, AFI and Critics' Choice Awards, and now has been honored at the Emmys. Despite facing tough competition, HOMELAND was honored as this year's winner for Outstanding Drama Series, the network's first-ever win in the category. Additionally, series star Claire Danes was honored as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her powerful performance as "Carrie Mathison," the first-ever win in this category in SHOWTIME history. Danes is now a two-time Emmy winner. Series star Damian Lewis received the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role as "Nicholas Brody," marking the first Emmy win for Lewis, and the first-ever lead actor win (comedy or drama) for SHOWTIME.

HOMELAND's executive producers Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff were honored for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for the HOMELAND pilot, their first-ever writing nominations and Emmy writing wins, and the first win for the network in the category. At the 2012 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards last weekend, HOMELAND also garnered Emmy wins for Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series and Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series. HOMELAND returns for its highly-anticipated second season next Sunday, September 30th at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

The Primetime Emmy Awards celebrate excellence in national primetime programming, awarding top honors at the annual Creative Arts and Primetime Awards ceremonies. A symbol of peer recognition from over 15,000 Television Academy members, more than two-dozen peer groups vote for the category of competition in their field of expertise.

  • Bob Jones

    Sweet Mother of Dru-Zod! Homeland for the Win; Mad Men denied #5 consecutive series award, Poor Jon Hamm will never win (like Hugh Laurie/Michael C. Hall).

    Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Homeland, & Mad Men – The Main Event [you could sneak in The Good Wife, Justified, etc].


  • HotLatino4GayMarriage

    @Rena Jon hasn’t won a single Emmy! How do they give him “award after award”? And nobody watches Homeland and Modern Family? LOL

  • Baqinardo

    So Happy for Damian.
    I knew Claire Danes would have won. But never would have guessed Damian.
    Cant wait for S2.

  • Annonimous

    Impressive results, may be after Homeland’s success AMC (or someone else) will be interested in resurrecting Rubicon. If you didn’t seen it, you should know that it’s basically same clock & dagger games, but ideas are bigger and supporting characters much more detailed. In Homeland we basically got three main players and others just background.

  • joel

    @Bob Jones,
    Mad Men was never in contention, as it fell off in quality this past season.
    The real competition that Homeland beat out was Breaking Bad. The voters proved that they’re not really tuned in to the performances in Breaking Bad anyway since they gave the best supporting actor to Aaron Paul rather than Giancarlo Esposito.

  • Jay

    Wonder if Downton Abbey split the period-piece votes Mad Men would have gotten…

  • Dan S

    I was a bit surprised to see Bryan Cranston finally lose. That’s not to take away from Damian Lewis who gave us a very complex character to watch over the years to come on Homeland. Congrats also to Claire Danes who also has given a very good portrait of a person suffering from mental illness. Also happy for Aaron Paul who finally got the recognition due him for Breaking Bad.

  • New Mexico Fringer

    Lol @ only shows people watch should win awards. Emmy’s are crap and don’t mean much, but they do often come close to getting it right. Breaking Bad was best show, but Homeland was a close second. Gus was best supporting from BB, Peter from GoT and Aaron paul close seconds, so they came close.

    Jon Hamm can’t act was also hilarious. Just because you don’t like him or the show, doesn’t mean he can’t act. If that was the case, he wouldn’t be nominated (Jon Cryer not withstanding) for all the awards he is nominated for.

  • City Kitty

    Brava to Claire Danes!

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