While the telecast, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, mainly saw familiar faces taking the stage to accept awards, there were a few surprises.
ABC’s “Modern Family” and Showtime’s “Homeland” won big, while “Mad Men” shockingly did not—taking home zero of the 17 awards the show was nominated for.
Yellow and blue dominated the red carpet, while Sofia Vergara tweeted a photo of her major wardrobe malfunction.
Host Jimmy Kimmel opens the show with this star-studded video. Watch Best Actress nominees such as Zooey Deschanel, Lena Dunham and Christina Hendricks knock some sense into a stage fright-ridden Kimmel.
Jimmy Kimmel gets “OMG Tracy Morgan” trending worldwide on Twitter after pulling a prank calling Tracy Morgan onstage and asking viewers to tweet, “OMG! Tracy Morgan just passed out onstage at the Emmys. Turn on ABC now!”
“Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane took to the wrong microphone to announce the reality show host winner. “This is what happens when you don’t come to rehearsal,” he said in the voice of baby Stewie. “That’s gonna be on YouTube.” Indeed. Watch below.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus won best lead actress in a comedy series and pretends to mix up her acceptance speech with fellow nominee, Amy Poehler.
Showtime’s “Homeland” wins “Best Drama Series.” A pregnant Claire Danes, wearing Lanvin, also won “Best Actress in a Drama Series” for her leading role on the show and refers to her husband as her “baby daddy” while accepting the award.
Michael J. Fox gets a standing ovation when he presented the award for Outstanding Comedy Series to “Modern Family.”
Moments before taking the stage, Sofia Vergara’s dress rips, revealing her derrière. The audience didn’t see anything, but the actress gave her Twitter followers a revealing peek. (No, that’s not cleavage.)
HBO’s “Game Change” wins “Best Miniseries or Movie.” Julianne Moore, wearing a gown by Raf Simons for Christian Dior, also took home “Best Actress” for her role in the film portraying Sarah Palin.
Jon Cryer wins the award for “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series” for his role in “Two and a Half Men.” This is the first time Cryer has even been nominated in a lead actor category, thanks to Charlie Sheen’s exit. Sheen never won an Emmy for the show, after four years of nominations.
Ellen DeGeneres takes the stage pant-less with Academy of TV Arts & Sciences CEO, Bruce Rosenblum.
Tom Hanks’ mustache.
Jon Stewart wins his 10th Emmy for “The Daily Show”—but gets tackled by fellow nominees Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon before taking the stage to accept his award.
“Mad Men” wins ZERO of the 17 Emmy awards the show is nominated for.
Full list of winners:
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- Drama Series: “Homeland,” Showtime.
- Actress, Drama Series: Claire Danes, “Homeland,” Showtime.
- Actor, Drama Series: Damian Lewis, “Homeland,” Showtime.
- Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad,” AMC.
- Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey,” PBS.
- Writing, Drama Series: Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, Gideon Raff, “Homeland,” Showtime.
- Directing, Drama Series: Tim Van Patten, “Boardwalk Empire,” HBO.
- Comedy Series: “Modern Family,” ABC.
- Actor, Comedy Series: Jon Cryer, “Two and a Half Men,” CBS.
- Actress, Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep,” HBO.
- Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Julie Bowen, “Modern Family,” ABC.
- Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family,” ABC.
- Writing, Comedy Series: Louis C.K, “Louie,” FX Networks.
- Directing, Comedy Series: Steven Levitan, “Modern Family,” ABC.
- Miniseries or Movie: “Game Change,” HBO.
- Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Julianne Moore, “Game Change,” HBO.
- Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Kevin Costner, “Hatfields & McCoys,” History.
- Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story,” FX Networks.
- Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Tom Berenger, “Hatfields & McCoys,” History.
- Directing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Jay Roach, “Game Change,” HBO.
- Writing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Danny Strong, “Game Change,” HBO.
- Reality-Competition Program: “The Amazing Race,” CBS.
- Host, Reality-Competition Program: Tom Bergeron, “Dancing With the Stars,” ABC.
- Variety, Music or Comedy Series: “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” Comedy Central.
- Writing for a Variety Special: Louis C.K., “Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theatre,” FX Networks.
- Directing, Variety, Music or Comedy Special: Glenn Weiss, 65th Annual Tony Awards, CBS.