Homeland dominates the Emmys

  • Homeland beat Mad Men to win the top drama prize on Sunday at the Primetime Emmy awards.

    Modern Family, ABC's show about the lives of three related couples and their children, bagged best comedy series for a third year along with supporting actor Emmys for Eric Stonestreet and Julie Bowen and a directing award.

    Homeland, a thriller about a returning Iraq war hero turned by al Qaeda, won best drama after one season on cable channel Showtime.

    It also claimed awards for best writing and best acting for its two leads, Claire Danes and Damian Lewis, bringing the total to six, including technical awards.

    The dominance of Homeland brought the end of the reign of AMC's 1960s advertising show Mad Men, which left the ceremony empty-handed, despite earning 17 nominations.