Be sure to read our 2012 Emmy Awards recap!

Well, the 2012 Emmys were held on Sunday night, in an opulent tribute to the finest programming television has to offer.  And by finest, apparently the Emmy voters are big fans of Two and a Half Men and Dancing with the Stars, because somehow, somehow, those programs actually won awards.  Elsewhere, Homeland surprised just about everyone by beating out Breaking Bad and Mad Men for the Drama top spots, and Modern Family surprised no one by once again dominating the Comedy awards (Emmy voters: do you people really just not watch Community or Parks and Recreation?).

Jimmy Kimmel hosted the three-hour-and-change affair, and was actually good for a few laughs—though not quite as big as the laughs used to hide the soul-numbing shock at Jon Cryer winning and Emmy for Best Comedic actor over Larry David, Louis C.K., or Alec Baldwin, or to cover the spit-takes when Homeland trounced the hell out of Breaking Bad for Best Drama, Best Drama Actor, and Best Drama Actress.

Elsewhere, there are categories for reality television and reality television hosts.  Nothing means anything anymore.  Would you like to ramp up the pointlessness of the event and talk about who wore what now?  No?  Then check out the top award winners below, via Celeb Buzz:

  • COMEDY SERIES

The Big Bang Theory

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Girls

Modern Family

30 Rock

Veep

  • COMEDY ACTOR

Jim Parsons – Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory

Larry David – Himself in Curb Your Enthusiasm

Don Cheadle – Marty Kaan in House of Lies

Louis C.K. -Louie in Louie

Alec Baldwin – Jack Donaghy in 30 Rock

Jon Cryer – Alan Harper in Two and a Half Men

  • COMEDY ACTRESS

Lena Dunham – Hannah Horvath in Girls

Melissa McCarthy – Molly Flynn in Mike & Molly

Zooey Deschanel – Jess Day in New Girl

Edie Falco – Jackie Peyton in Nurse Jackie

Amy Poehler – Leslie Knope in Parks and Recreation

Tina Fey as Liz Lemon in 30 Rock

Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Selina Meyer in Veep

  • SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTOR

Ed O’Neill – Jay Pritchett in Modern Family

Jesse Tyler Ferguson – Mitchell Pritchett in Modern Family

Ty Burrell – Phil Dunphy in Modern Family

Eric Stonestreet as Cameron Tucker in Modern Family

Max Greenfield – Schmidt in New Girl

Bill Hader – various characters in Saturday Night Live

  • SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTRESS

Mayim Bialik – Amy Farrah Fowler in The Big Bang Theory

Kathryn Joosten a- Karen McCluskey in Desperate Housewives

Julie Bowen – Claire Dunphy in Modern Family

Sofia Vergara – Gloria Delgado-Pritchett in Modern Family

Merritt Wever – Zoey Barkow in Nurse Jackie

Kristen Wiig as various characters in Saturday Night Live

  • DRAMA SERIES

Boardwalk Empire

Breaking Bad

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones

Homeland

Mad Men

  • DRAMA ACTRESS

Glenn Close – Patty Hewes in Damages

Michelle Dockery – Lady Mary Crawley in Downton Abbey

Julianna Margulies – Alicia Florrick in The Good Wife

Kathy Bates – Harriet Korn in Harry’s Law

Claire Danes – Carrie Mathison in Homeland

Elisabeth Moss – Peggy Olson in Mad Men

  • DRAMA ACTOR

Steve Buscemi – Nucky Thompson in Boardwalk Empire

Bryan Cranston – Walter White in Breaking Bad

Michael C. Hall – Dexter Morgan in Dexter

Hugh Bonneville – Robert, Earl of Grantham in Downton Abbey

Damian Lewis – Nicholas Brody in Homeland

Jon Hamm – Don Draper in Mad Men

  • SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTRESS

Anna Gunn – Skyler White in Breaking Bad

Maggie Smith – Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham in Downton Abbey

Joanne Froggatt – Anna in Downton Abbey

Archie Panjabi – Kalinda Sharma in The Good Wife

Christine Baranski – Diane Lockhart in The Good Wife

Christina Hendricks – Joan Holloway Harris in Mad Men

  • SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTOR

Aaron Paul – Jesse Pinkman in Breaking Bad

Giancarlo Esposito – Gustavo ‘Gus’ Fring in Breaking Bad

Brendan Coyle – John Bates in Downton Abbey

Jim Carter – Mr. Carson in Downton Abbey

Peter Dinklage – Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones

Jared Harris – Lane Pryce in Mad Men

  • MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE

American Horror Story

Game Change

Hatfields & McCoys

Hemingway & Gellhorn

Luther

Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

  • LEAD ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE

Connie Britton – Vivien Harmon in American Horror Story

Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin in Game Change

Nicole Kidman – Martha Gellhorn in Hemingway & Gellhorn

Ashley Judd – Rebecca Winstone in Missing

Emma Thompson – She in The Song of Lunch

  • LEAD ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE

Woody Harrelson – Steve Schmidt in Game Change

Kevin Costner – ‘Devil’ Anse Hatfield in Hatfields & McCoys

Bill Paxton – Randall McCoy in Hatfields & McCoys

Clive Owen – Ernest Hemingway in Hemingway & Gellhorn

Idris Elba – John Luther in Luther

Benedict Cumberbatch – Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

  • SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE

Frances Conroy – Moira in American Horror Story

Jessica Lange – Constance Langdon in American Horror Story

Sarah Paulson – Nicolle Wallace in Game Change

Mare Winningham – Sally McCoy in Hatfields & McCoys

Judy Davis – Jill Tankard in Page Eight

  • SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE

Denis O’Hare – Larry Harvey in American Horror Story

Ed Harris – John McCain in Game Change

Tom Berenger – Jim Vance in Hatfields & McCoys

David Strathairn – John Dos Passos in Hemingway & Gellhorn

Martin Freeman – Dr. John Watson in Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

  • VARIETY SERIES

The Colbert Report

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

Jimmy Kimmel Live

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

Real Time With Bill Maher

Saturday Night Live

  • REALITY PROGRAM

Antiques Roadshow

Jamie Oliver’s Food

MythBusters

Shark Tank

Undercover Boss

Who Do You Think You Are?

  • REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM

The Amazing Race

Dancing With the Stars

Project Runway

So You Think You Can Dance

Top Chef

The Voice

  • HOST FOR A REALITY OR REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM

Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race

Ryan Seacrest, American Idol

Betty White, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers

Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars

Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance

  • ANIMATED PROGRAM

American Dad!

Bob’s Burgers

Futurama

The Penguins of Madagascar: The Return of the Revenge of Dr. Blowhole

The Simpsons

  • SHORT-FORMAT ANIMATED PROGRAM

Adventure Time

Phineas and Ferb

MAD

Regular Show

Robot Chicken

  • CHILDREN’S PROGRAM

Degrassi

Good Luck Charlie

iCarly

Victorious

Wizards of Waverly Place

  • CHILDREN’S NONFICTION, REALITY OR REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM

It Gets Better

Sesame Street: Growing Hope Against Hunger

The Weight of the Nation for Kids: The Great Cafeteria Takeover

  • GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Dot-Marie Jones – Coach Shannon Beiste in Glee

Maya Rudolph, host in Saturday Night Live

Melissa McCarthy, host in Saturday Night Live

Elizabeth Banks – Avery Jessup in 30 Rock

Margaret Cho – Kim Jong-il in 30 Rock

Kathy Bates as Charlie Harper in Two and a Half Men

  • GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Michael J. Fox – Himself in Curb Your Enthusiasm

Greg Kinnear – Tad in Modern Family

Bobby Cannavale – Dr. Mike Cruz in Nurse Jackie

Jimmy Fallon, host in Saturday Night Live

Will Arnett – Devon Banks in 30 Rock

Jon Hamm – Abner and David Brinkley in 30 Rock

  • GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Martha Plimpton as Patti Nyholm in The Good Wife

Loretta Devine – Adele Webber in Grey’s Anatomy

Jean Smart – D.A. Roseanna Remmick in Harry’s Law

Julia Ormond – Marie Calvet in Mad Men

Joan Cusack – Sheila Jackson in Shameless

Uma Thurman – Rebecca Duvall in Smash

  • GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Mark Margolis – Tio Salamanca in Breaking Bad

Dylan Baker – Colin Sweeney in The Good Wife

Michael J. Fox – Louis Canning in The Good Wife

Jeremy Davies – Dickie Bennett in Justified

Ben Feldman – Michael Ginsberg in Mad Men

Jason Ritter – Mark Cyr in Parenthood

  • VOICE-OVER PERFORMANCE

Brenda Strong – Mary-Alice Young in Desperate Housewives

Dan Povenmire – Doctor Doofenshmirtz in Phineas and Ferb

Rob Riggle – Noel in Disney Prep & Landing: Naughty Vs. Nice

Maurice LaMarche – Clamps, Donbot, Hyperchicken, Calculon, Hedonismbot, Morbo in Futurama

Kristen Wiig – Lola in The Looney Tunes Show

Hank Azaria – Moe Szyslak, Duffman, Mexican Duffman, Carl, Comic Book Guy, Chief Wiggum in The Simpsons

  • DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

Robert B. Weide, Curb Your Enthusiasm

Lena Dunham, Girls

Louis C.K., Duckling

Jason Winer, Modern Family

Steven Levitan, Modern Family

Jake Kasdan, New Girl

  • WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

Chris McKenna, Community

Lena Dunham, Girls

Louis C.K., Louie

Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Michael Schur, Parks and Recreation

  • DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

Tim Van Patten, Boardwalk Empire

Vince Gilligan, Breaking Bad

Brian Percival, Downton Abbey

Michael Cuesta, Homeland

Phil Abraham, Mad Men

  • WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

Julian Fellowes, Downton Abbey

Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon & Gideon Raff, Homeland

Semi Chellas & Matthew Weiner, Mad Men

Andre Jacquemetton & Maria Jacquemetton, Mad Men

Erin Levy & Matthew Weiner, Mad Men

  • DIRECTING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL

Jay Roach, Game Change

Kevin Reynolds, Hatfields & McCoys

Philip Kaufman, Hemingway & Gellhorn

Sam Miller, Luther

Paul McGuigan, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

  • WRITING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL

Danny Strong, Game Change

Ted Mann, Ronald Parker & Bill Kerby, Hatfields & McCoys

Abi Morgan, The Hour

Neil Cross, Luther

Steven Moffat, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

What do you think of the 2012 Emmy Award winners?  Did your favorites win?