"Modern Family" actor Eric Stonestreet, left, "Homeland" stars Claire Danes and Damian Lewis, and "Game Change" lead actress Julianne Moore carry off statuettes. (Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images; Paul Buck / EPA; John Shearer / Invision / Associated Press)
By Susan King and Rene Lynch, Los Angeles Times
With the presidential election just six weeks away, it was only fitting that politics took center stage at the 64th Emmy Awards.
Showtime's political thriller "Homeland" made television history Sunday evening when it delivered the cable network's first dramatic series Emmy for the show about a Marine under suspicion of being an Al Qaeda operative. The freshman series won four Emmys. Besides the top prize, it also won in the drama categories for best actress for Claire Danes, best actor for Damien Lewis and for writing.
HBO's controversial "Game Change," which revolves around Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, won for best miniseries or movie, director, writing and best actress for Julianne Moore, who played Palin. Of course, if Palin was watching Sunday night, she probably wasn't clapping. Many thought Moore turned in an uncanny performance, but apparently Palin was not among them. "I feel so validated," Moore said, clutching her Emmy, "because Sarah Palin gave me a big thumbs down." Read more>>