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. Kimmel and actress [1 ] 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. The [2 ] 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 , which broke the series Homeland 's four-year hold on the award; while the Mad Men Outstanding Comedy Series award went for the third year in a row to ABC's . This was the first ceremony that none of the Modern Family 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. In Britain, the 64th Primetime Emmys were noted for the successes of actors [4 ] 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 in Northern Exposure 1993.
Winners and nominees [ edit ]
, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series winner
, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series winner
, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series winner
, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series winner
Winners are listed first and highlighted in
Programs [ edit ]
Lead performances [ edit ]
Supporting performances [ edit ]
Hosting [ edit ]
Directing [ edit ]
Writing [ edit ]
Most major nominations [ edit ]
[note 1 ]
HBO – 30
NBC – 27
AMC – 18
ABC / PBS – 17
CBS – 16
Showtime – 11
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 [ edit ]
[note 1 ]
HBO – 6
ABC / CBS – 5
Showtime – 4
FX – 3
Comedy Central / History / NBC – 2
Game Change (HBO) / Homeland (Showtime) / Modern Family (ABC) – 4
^ a b "Major" constitutes the categories listed above: Program, Acting, Directing, and Writing. Does not include the technical categories.
Presenters [ edit ]
In memoriam [ edit ]
Before the recorded "
In memoriam" segment, Ron Howard presented a tribute to Andy Griffith.
The people tributed in the segment included: composer
Marvin Hamlisch, Davy Jones, producer Hal Kanter, Richard Dawson, producer Jim Paratore, producer Lee Rich, Sherman Hemsley, Phyllis Diller, director William Asher, Celeste Holm, Michael Clarke Duncan, Lupe Ontiveros, James Farentino, producer Irving Fein, Heavy D, Chad Everett, Don Cornelius, Robert Hegyes, Ron Palillo, Robert Easton, Andy Rooney, director John Rich, make-up artist Michele O'Callaghan, Steve Jobs, producer Gil Cates, producer Bob Henry, Al Freeman, Jr., Patrice O'Neal, Whitney Houston, Ben Gazzara, Donna Summer, director Tony Scott, Kathryn Joosten, director Paul Bogart, William Windom, producer Norman Felton, writer Frank Pierson, Mike Wallace, Ernest Borgnine, Harry Morgan and Dick Clark.
Televised ceremony ratings [ edit ]
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 [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ "Jimmy Kimmel to host Emmys for the first time". . March 26, 2012 Los Angeles Times . Retrieved March 26, 2012.
^ "Jimmy Kimmel joins Kerry Washington to Announce Emmy Nominations". emmys.com . Retrieved July 19, 2012.
^ "More Creative Arts Emmy Presenter Duos Announced". emmys.com . Retrieved September 15, 2012.
^ Stelter, Brian; Itzkoff, David (July 19, 2012). "Major Networks Shut Out of Best Drama Category in Emmy Nominations". The New York Times . Retrieved July 26, 2012.
^ "Lewis and Dame Maggie win Emmys". BBC . Retrieved 24 September 2012.
^ "Homeland’s triumph is richly deserved". Guardian UK. 24 September 2012 . Retrieved 27 September 2012.
^ "Homeland saves the day at Emmy Awards". LA Times. 24 September 2012 . Retrieved 27 September 2012.
^ 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.
^ 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.
^ 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.
^ 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". The Hollywood Reporter . Retrieved September 18, 2012.
^ Kondolojy, Amanda (September 25, 2012). "Sunday Final Ratings: Final Numbers for Emmy Awards, Sunday Night Football + Unscrambled CBS Numbers". TV by the Numbers . Retrieved September 25, 2012.
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