Television's most meta night -- where TV stars gather on TV to give each other TV awards -- went down on Sunday evening, and the biggest story of the Emmys wasn't who won, but who didn't win. AMC's "Mad Men," which went into the show with 17 nominations -- the most of any show -- walked away with nothing, while a familiar awards powerhouse and a newcomer dominated the prizes.
The industry showed their love for Showtime's "Homeland," which after only one season walked away with four prizes including Best Drama Series, Best Writing and statues for its two leads, Claire Danes and Damian Lewis. Meanwhile, on the comedy end of the spectrum, "Modern Family" once again ruled the roost. Not even the critical acclaim of "Girls" or outsider favorites like "30 Rock" could stop ABC's crown jewel from landing Best Comedy Series, Supporting honors for Julie Bowen and Eric Stonestreet and Best Directing. But "Mad Men" wasn't alone in its drought -- "Breaking Bad" also mostly went home empty handed, except for Aaron Paul's second Emmy win for Best Supporting Actor.
I think that's great. I really never understood what anyone saw in Mad Men but to 'each his own' as they say. It was just a night time soap opera to me and I'm glad Homeland won...they really deserved to win.