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Emmy thing you need: A recap for the drinkers

TV host Jon Stewart (holding a banana and water) runs to his seat during the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
TV host Jon Stewart (holding a banana and water) runs to his seat during the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
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It was the Emmys vs. the NFL in the World Series of televison on Sunday, as bars across the land were forced to face a channel-clicking conflict and the toughest question of all: Are we secretly a television bar with a sports problem?

The award show caused minor ruckus after bellyaching ruckus in establishments otherwise tuned to the drama of the Baltimore Ravens / New England Patriots football game. Twitter, as expected, took the opportunity to flap about priorities.

The digital grumbling persisted Monday with a seemingly hungover internet overwhelmingly underwhelmed by the whole awards affair.

The Washington Post talked numbers, ABC focused on soap, hummus and other swag, and NY Magazine's Vulture addressed certain injustices, omissions, and trends with their own set of award categories (gracious losers, worst trend in skincare, least spectacular, weirdest meanderers, etc). The full list of actual winners below. 

Did you watch this year? Who did you want to win?



Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family 
  • Ed O'Neill, Modern Family
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
  • Ty Burrell, Modern Family
  • Max Greenfield, New Girl
  • Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live

Writing for a Comedy Series

  • Louie, "Pregnant"
  • Community, "Remedial Chaos Theory"
  • Girls, "Pilot"
  • Parks and Recreation, "The Debate"
  • Parks and Recreation, "Win, Lose, or Draw"

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series 

  • Julie Bowen, Modern Family
  • Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
  • Kathryn Joosten, Desperate Housewives
  • Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
  • Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie
  • Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live

Directing in a Comedy Series

  • Steven Levitan, Modern Family
  • Robert B. Weide, Curb Your Enthusiasm 
  • Lena Dunham, Girls
  • Louis C.K., Duckling
  • Jason Winer, Modern Family
  • Jake Kasdan, New Girl

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men 
  • Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory 
  • Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm 
  • Don Cheadle, House of Lies 
  • Louis C.K., Louie
  • Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
  • Lena Dunham, Girls
  • Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly
  • Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
  • Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
  • Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
  • Tina Fey, 30 Rock 

Reality-Competition Program

  • The Amazing Race
  • Dancing With the Stars
  • Project Runway
  • So You Think You Can Dance
  • Top Chef
  • The Voice

Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program

  • Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars
  • Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race
  • Ryan Seacrest, American Idol
  • Betty White, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers
  • Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  • Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
  • Giancarlo Esposito, Breaking Bad
  • Brendan Coyle, Downton Abbey
  • Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
  • Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
  • Jared Harris, Mad Men

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

  • Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
  • Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
  • Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
  • Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
  • Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
  • Christina Hendricks, Mad Men 

Writing for a Drama Series

  • Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon & Gideon Raff, Homeland
  • Julian Fellowes, Downton Abbey
  • Semi Chellas & Matthew Weiner, Mad Men
  • Andre Jacquemetton & Maria Jacquemetton, Mad Men
  • Erin Levy & Matthew Weiner, Mad Men

Directing for a Drama Series

  • Tim Van Patten, Boardwalk Empire
  • Vince Gilligan, Breaking Bad
  • Brian Percival, Downton Abbey
  • Michael Cuesta, Homeland
  • Phil Abraham, Mad Men

Lead Actor in a Drama Series

  • Damian Lewis, Homeland
  • Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
  • Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
  • Michael C. Hall, Dexter
  • Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey
  • Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Lead Actress in a Drama Series

  • Claire Danes, Homeland
  • Glenn Close, Damages
  • Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
  • Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
  • Kathy Bates, Harry's Law
  • Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Writing for a Variety Special

  • Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theatre, Louis C.K.
  • 84th Annual Academy Awards, Jon Macks, Dave Boone and Carol Leifer, with Tim Carvell, Jeff Cesario, Billy Crystal, Ed Driscoll, Billy Martin, Ben Schwartz, Marc Shaiman, Eric Stangel, Justin Strangle, David Steinberg, Mason Steinberg, and Colleen Werthmann
  • Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl, Jon Macks, Steve Ridgeway, Mason Steinberg, and Brad Lachman
  • The Kennedy Center Honors, George Stevens, Michael M. Stevens, Sara Lukinson, and Lewis Friedman
  • 65th Annual Tony Awards, Dave Boone with Paul Greenberg

Directing for a Variety Special

  • Glenn Weiss, 65th Annual Tony Awards
  • Don Mischer, 84th Annual Academy Awards
  • Louis J. Horvitz, The 54th Annual Grammy Awards
  • Louis C.K, Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theatre
  • Alan Skog, New York City Ballet George Balanchine's The Nutcracker (Live From Lincoln Center)

Outstanding Variety Series

  • The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
  • The Colbert Report
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live
  • Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
  • Real Time With Bill Maher
  • Saturday Night Live

Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

  • Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
  • Frances Conroy, American Horror Story
  • Sarah Paulson, Game Change
  • Mare Winningham, Hatfields & McCoys
  • Judy Davis, Page Eight

Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

  • Tom Berenger, Hatfields & McCoys
  • Denis O'Hare, American Horror Story
  • Ed Harris, Game Change
  • David Strathairn, Hemingway & Gellhorn
  • Martin Freeman, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

Writing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special

  • Game Change
  • Hatfields & McCoys
  • The Hour
  • Luther
  • Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia
Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
  • Julianne Moore, Game Change
  • Connie Britton, American Horror Story
  • Nicole Kidman, Hemingway & Gellhorn
  • Ashley Judd, Missing
  • Emma Thompson, The Song of Lunch

Directing for a Miniseries or Movie

  • Jay Roach, Game Change
  • Kevin Reynolds, Hatfields & McCoys
  • Philip Kaufman, Hemingway & Gellhorn
  • Sam Miller, Luther
  • Paul McGuigan, "Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia"

Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

  • Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
  • Woody Harrelson, Game Change
  • Bill Paxton, Hatfields & McCoys
  • Clive Owen, Hemingway & Gellhorn
  • Idris Elba, Luther
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie

  • Game Change
  • American Horror Story
  • Hatfields & McCoys
  • Hemingway & Gellhorn
  • Luther
  • Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

Outstanding Drama Series

  • Homeland
  • Boardwalk Empire
  • Breaking Bad
  • Downton Abbey
  • Game of Thrones
  • Mad Men

Outstanding Comedy Series

  • Modern Family
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Girls
  • 30 Rock
  • Veep