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Primetime Emmys 2012: Damian Lewis and Claire Danes Are Best Actor and Actress in Drama

September 24, 2012 (1:56 am) GMT
The titles for Outstanding Supporting Actor and Actress in Drama go to Aaron Paul of 'Breaking Bad' and Maggie Smith of 'Downton Abbey' respectively.

"" paired up the awards for Outstanding Actor and Actress in a Drama at this year's Emmy Awards. It marked the first Emmy win for who portrays Nicholas Brody. "I don't really believe in judging art," the British actor said on stage, "but I thought I'd show up just in case." For the coveted prize, he edged out such strong contenders as , and .

In ' case, her Emmy win was quite predictable since her portrayal of Carrie Mathison had led her to get honored at Golden Globe and other award events earlier this year. It was her second Emmy kudo after snatching the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie through her role in "" in 2011.

Earlier that night, "Homeland" brought home another award for Outstanding Writing in a Drama, thanks to the works of Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff.

The winners for Outstanding Supporting Actor and Actress in Drama have been unveiled as well, with and snatching the prizes respectively. The "" actor said in his acceptance speech, "To the rest of the writers, thank you for not killing me off." The Violet Crawley of "", unfortunately, was unable to attend the ceremony.

"" was another show which already took home a kudo at the event with a win in Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series for Tim Van Patten. , meanwhile, grabbed the Outstanding Actress in a Comedy for her role as Selina Meyer in the first season of "".

More winners will be announced at the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards which is underway at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. is taking the hosting duty.

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