Last night was the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by funny man Jimmy Kimmel. It was a night where actors and actresses on the small screen where honoured and celebrated for their work. The night of course was home to some hilarious moments, which included: a terrific open monologue, a Twitter prank involving Tracey Morgan which saw the ’30 Rock’ star pretend to be passed out on stage in order to spark a Twitter firestorm (that worked), a sketch from the ‘Modern Family’ cast which saw the twin actors who portray Lilly on the show turn out to be an actual “terror” on set, and who can forget Jimmy Kimmel kicking out his parents because he didn’t win an Emmy for his show ‘Late Night w/ Jimmy Kimmel’.

The last time we watched an awards show that was three hours long, which didn’t involve flipping the channel or wanting to pull our hair out of sheer boredom was when Conan O’Brien hosted the event back in 2006! That’s a testament to the comedy genius of Mr.Kimmel. An interesting touch to the show saw a paparazzi-like set up on the side stage, where after winning an Emmy, actors and actresses posed with their coveted statue, using the crowd/arena as a backdrop.

Some of our favourites who walked home with an Emmy last night were from “Modern Family”; Eric Stonestreet (Supporting Actor/Comedy Series) and Julie Bowen (Supporting Actress/Comedy Series), Julia Louis-Dreyfus Actress/Comedy Series, “Veep”, and Jessica Lange, Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie, “American Horror Story”. “Homeland” was definitely the big winner of the night, taking home the most awards. The show saw their lead actor (Damian Lewis) and actress (Claire Danes) win Emmy’s respectively for Best Actor and Actress in a Drama Series and the show walked away earning the Emmy for Best Drama.

64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards: Winners

Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family,” ABC.

Writing, Comedy Series: Louis C.K, “Louie,” FX Networks.

Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Julie Bowen, “Modern Family,” ABC.

Directing, Comedy Series: Steven Levitan, “Modern Family,” ABC.

Actor, Comedy Series: Jon Cryer, “Two and a Half Men,” CBS.

Actress, Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep, HBO.

Reality-Competition Program: “The Amazing Race,” CBS.

Host, Reality-Competition Program: Tom Bergeron, “Dancing With the Stars, ABC.”

Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad,” AMC.

Writing, Drama Series: Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, Gideon Raff, “Homeland,” Showtime.

Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey,” PBS.

Directing, Drama Series: Tim Van Patten, “Boardwalk Empire,” HBO.

Actor, Drama Series: Damian Lewis, “Homeland,” Showtime.

Actress, Drama Series: Claire Danes, “Homeland,” Showtime.

Writing for a Variety Special: Louis C.K., “Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theatre,” FX Networks.

Directing for a Variety Special: Glenn Weiss, 65th Annual Tony Awards, CBS.

Variety, Music or Comedy Series: “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” Comedy Central.

Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story,” FX Networks.

Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Tom Berenger, “Hatfields & McCoys,” History.

Writing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Danny Strong, “Game Change,” HBO.

Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Julianne Moore, “Game Change,” HBO.

Directing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Jay Roach, “Game Change,” HBO.

Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Kevin Costner, “Hatfields & McCoys,” History.

Miniseries or Made-for-TV Movie: “Game Change,” HBO.

Drama Series: “Homeland,” Showtime.

Comedy Series: “Modern Family,” ABC.

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