64th Primetime Emmy Awards
|64th Primetime Emmy Awards|
|Location||Nokia Theatre, |
Los Angeles, California
|Presented by||Academy of Television Arts and Sciences|
|Hosted by||Jimmy Kimmel|
|Most awards||Comedy: Modern Family (4) |
Drama: Homeland (4)
Miniseries / Movie: Game Change (4)
|Most nominations||Comedy: Modern Family (9) |
Drama: Mad Men (10)
Miniseries / Movie: Game Change / Hatfields & McCoys (7)
|Produced by||Don Mischer|
The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards, honoring the best in prime time television programming from June 1, 2011 until May 31, 2012, were held on Sunday, 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 Kerry Washington announced the nominations on July 19, 2012. Nick Offerman was originally scheduled to co-announce the nominations, but had to cancel due to travel delays. The Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony was held on September 15 and was televised on September 22, 2012 on ReelzChannel.
The award for Outstanding Drama Series went to Showtime crime drama, Homeland, the first for that Network, and which broke 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. For Britain, the ceremony was noted for the successes of actors Damian Lewis of Homeland and Maggie Smith of Downton Abbey.
Of the latter, Dame Smith not only was PBS' first win in her category, she had won the previous year, for the same role in another category. Hers was also the first win in a Major Acting category for a Drama Series for PBS, since 1975.
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.
Winners and nominees
Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold:
|Outstanding Comedy Series||Outstanding Drama Series|
|Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Series||Outstanding Miniseries or Movie|
|Outstanding Reality-Competition Program|
|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|
|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|
|Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program|
|Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series||Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series|
|Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special||Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special|
|Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series||Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series|
|Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music, or Comedy Special||Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special|
Most major nominations
- By network [note 1]
- HBO – 27
- PBS – 17
- ABC – 16
- AMC / NBC – 15
- CBS – 14
- Showtime – 9
- By program
- Mad Men (AMC) – 10
- Downton Abbey (PBS) / Modern Family (ABC) – 9
- Game Change (HBO) / Hatfields & McCoys (History) – 7
- Breaking Bad (AMC) – 6
Most major awards
- By network [note 1]
- HBO – 6
- ABC – 5
- Showtime – 4
- CBS / FX – 3
- History – 2
- By program
- Game Change (HBO) / Homeland (Showtime) / Modern Family (ABC) – 4
- "Major" constitutes the categories listed above: Program, Acting, Directing, and Writing. Does not include the technical categories.
The people tributed in the segment included:
- Marvin Hamlisch
- Davy Jones
- Hal Kanter
- Richard Dawson
- Jim Paratore
- Lee Rich
- Sherman Hemsley
- Phyllis Diller
- William Asher
- Celeste Holm
- Michael Clarke Duncan
- Lupe Ontiveros
- James Farentino
- Irving Fein
- Heavy D
- Chad Everett
- Don Cornelius
- Robert Hegyes
- Ron Palillo
- Robert Easton
- Andy Rooney
- John Rich
- Michele O'Callaghan
- Steve Jobs
- Gil Cates
- Bob Henry
- Al Freeman Jr.
- Patrice O'Neal
- Whitney Houston
- Ben Gazzara
- Donna Summer
- Tony Scott
- Kathryn Joosten
- Paul Bogart
- William Windom
- Norman Felton
- Frank Pierson
- Mike Wallace
- Ernest Borgnine
- Harry Morgan
- Dick Clark
Televised ceremony ratings
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- "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.
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- "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.
- Emmys.com list of 2012 Nominees & Winners
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- "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.
- "Louis C.K., Ricky Gervais Among First Six Emmy Presenters Announced". emmys.com. September 11, 2012. Retrieved September 12, 2012.
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