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Homeland, Modern Family take top Emmys
Claire Danes plays CIA operative Carrie Matheson in the spectacularly tense new Showtime drama "Homeland."
Claire Danes plays CIA operative Carrie Matheson in the spectacularly tense new Showtime drama "Homeland."
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howtime terrorism thriller Homeland took home best drama honors at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards, denying AMC's Mad Men a record five consecutive wins. Claire Danes (pictured) and Damian Lewis also won best actress and actor, respectively, for the drama. In the comedy category, Modern Family took the top award, Julia Louis-Dreyfus won best actress for Veep, and, in a surprise, Jon Cryer won best actor for Two and a Half Men. "Don't panic, people," Cryer said in his acceptance speech. "Something has clearly gone terribly wrong. I'm stunned."

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