Homeland, Modern Family win top Emmy prizes
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Homeland ended the four-year run of Mad Men to win the top drama prize at the Primetime Emmy awards on Sunday, while Modern Family reigned for a third year as the best comedy series on television.
Homeland, a post 9/11 psychological thriller, won best drama after one season on cable channel Showtime. It also took home trophies for best writing and best acting for its two leads, Claire Danes and Damian Lewis.
Homeland brought to an end the reign of AMC's stylish 1960s advertising show Mad Men, which left Sunday's Emmy ceremony empty-handed.
Modern Family, ABC's show about the chaotic lives of three related couples and their children, won best comedy series for a third year and supporting actor Emmys for Eric Stonestreet and Julie Bowen, as well as a directing award.