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The 2012 Emmy Awards

How did everyone enjoy the 100th annual Modern Family awards last night? What a treat to see everyone we love from Modern Family and everyone we know we should probably actually love from Homeland, if we’d ever take the time to watch it, retrieve a bunch of statues from smiling, awkward celebrities on a stage before putting them in a garbage bag and throwing the garbage bag into a volcano as an offering to the gods of the 2013 Emmy Awards. Always a lot of fun. “NOT!” – Borat. (Do you know Borat has NEVER won an Emmy? It’s true!) Louis C.K. won two awards, which was nice. He deserves them! As much as anyone deserves one of these dumb things! Aaron Paul won the award for Most Beautiful Male and failed to thank either Videogum or me specifically, which was weird. The little Q&A bits they had the writers and directors film and aired before handing out their awards were never not a disaster. I’m still confused about Seth MacFarlane’s microphone problem and still upset at his use of the Stewie voice. Sherlock didn’t win anything. Mad Men didn’t win anything, which was a little surprising but not TOO surprising. The way Homeland won everything was definitely surprising and became very, very boring. Annnnnnnd really the whole thing was boring! They should’ve just had one award for drama and one award for comedy, given them to Homeland and Modern Family, and then given The Daily Show its honorary Daily Show award and patted Louis C.K. on the head and let us all go to bed. That would’ve been a refreshing change! But they didn’t do that. Here is a full list of the awards they gave out instead:

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
Eric Stonestreet as Cameron Tucker, Modern Family

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Louis C.K., Louie, “Pregnant”

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy, Modern Family

Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series
Steven Levitan, Modern Family, “Baby On Board”

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
Jon Cryer as Alan Harper, Two And A Half Men

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer, Veep

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
The Amazing Race

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With The Stars

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman, Breaking Bad

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Homeland

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Maggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham, Downton Abbey

Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series
Tim Van Patten, Boardwalk Empire

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody, Homeland

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison, Homeland

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special
Louis C.K., Live At The Beacon Theatre

Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special
Glenn Weiss, Director, 65th Annual Tony Awards

Outstanding Variety Series
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or A Movie
Jessica Lange as Constance Langdon, American Horror Story

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Tom Berenger as Jim Vance, Hatfields & McCoys

Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special
Danny Strong, Game Change

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin, Game Change

Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special
Jay Roach, Game Change

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Kevin Costner as ‘Devil’ Anse Hatfield, Hatfields & McCoys

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie
Game Change

Outstanding Drama Series
Homeland

Outstanding Comedy Series
Modern Family