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Emmy Awards 2012: Cable dramas steal the show

Claire Danes

'Homeland's' acting awards confirm the dominance of niche-oriented offerings over big-broadcast shows. The one-hour drama has a glorious history on broadcast TV, from the old days of "Gunsmoke" to acclaimed fare such as "Hill Street Blues" to current hits like "NCIS."

Senh: Since leaving the movies, Danes has been collecting awards in TV and Cable.


2012 Emmys Night: 10 Things You Gotta Know

The Emmys

Tonight, TV is celebrating, well, TV. And we'll definitely be tuning in. And we assume you will too, which is why, with hours to go until the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards (which starts at 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT) we've compiled a list of everything you need to know before the festivities kick off.


Pee Wee, Potter, Vader honored at Scream Awards

Pee Wee, Potter, Vader honored at Scream Awards

Heroes and villains from the worlds of horror, fantasy and sci-fi shared the stage at Spike TVs annual Scream Awards. More television event than traditional awards ceremony, the Scream Awards were presented in an amphitheater built on the Universal Studios backlot just for the occasion.


Emmy awards show attracts smallest audience since 2008

Against a rousing football game on NBC, Fox’s broadcast of the Primetime Emmy Awards attracted an average of only 12.5 million people — the trophy show’s smallest audience since its famously disastrous 2008 broadcast on ABC. Last year’s Emmy show bagged about 1 million more viewers than Sunday’s, according to early reports (final national stats won’t be in until Tuesday morning).


‘Modern Family’ Takes Home Five Emmys

‘Modern Family’ Takes Home Five Emmys

The Emmy Awards telecast on Sunday night ended the same way it did last year, with “Modern Family” and “Mad Men” being named the best comedy and drama, respectively, on television.


'Mad Men,' 'Mildred Pierce' get top Emmy nods

'Mad Men,' 'Mildred Pierce' get top Emmy nods

"Mad Men," the sharply observed drama of a changing 1960s America, captured 19 Emmy nominations Thursday morning to lead the series pack, with the melodramatic miniseries "Mildred Pierce" starring Kate Winslet grabbing a top 21 bids.


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