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The Emmy Awards basically turned into the Modern Family awards for the third straight year, with ABC’s ensemble hit comedy about a loving, slightly dysfunctional family unit winning best comedy, directing, supporting actor and supporting actress.

Other big winners Sunday night were HBO's Game Change and Showtime's Homeland.

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Besides best dramatic series, Homeland earned wins for lead actress Claire Danes, lead actor for Damian Lewis, and for writing, all first-time wins in those categories for Showtime.

See the full list of winners from the 2012 Emmy Awards after the jump!

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Kelsey Grammer, the star of Boss on Starz, suggested last night that he may have been snubbed by the Emmys because of his Republican leanings.

Grammer's role as a ruthless Chicago mayor won him a Golden Globe, yet he isn't even among the 2012 Emmy nominees, which Jay Leno was puzzled by.

The Tonight Show host asked Grammer why that was. His response:

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“It may have to do with several things, honestly, but I think it’s possible… I mean, I am a… I’m a declared out of the closet Republican in Hollywood."

“Do I believe it’s possible that some young person, young voting actor - or even older voting member for the Emmys - would sit there and go ..."

"‘Yeah, that’s a great performance, but ooooooooooooh, I just hate everything he stands for?’ [Cue sarcasm.] I don’t believe that’s possible.”

Grammer has won Emmys for Cheers, Frazier, and even The Simpsons, but he claims he only publicized his political views after his last win (2006).

The rebuttal to Grammer’s comment is that no matter how good he is on Boss, it's on Starz, and only has around 300,000 viewers per episode.

It’s possible liberal voters don’t care for his politics, but how many even know that about him, let alone care? Enough to cost him an Emmy nod?

Also, if any voters snubbed Kelsey for personal reasons (a big if), wouldn't his ugly, public split with Camille Grammer be a more likely reason?

You be the judge: Think Kelsey is snubbed because of his views?

 

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Prepare your outrage, television fans.

Nominations for the 2012 Emmy Awards were announced this morning, with anger and shock already building up over the Internet for snubs that include nothing for Nick Offerman or the incredible FX series Justified.

It's a Mad Men/Modern Family/Downton Abbey-dominated event and we've listed all the nominees below...

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Best Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Homeland
Mad Men

Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Katy Bates, Harry's Law
Glenn Close, Damages
Claire Danes, Homeland
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Julianna Marguiles, The Good Wife
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Damien Lewis, Homeland

Supporting Actor in a Drama
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Giancarlo Esposito, Breaking Bad
Brendan Coyle, Downton Abbey
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
Jared Harris, Mad Men
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

Supporting Actress in a Drama
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife

Outstanding Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Girls
Modern Family
30 Rock
Veep

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Saturday night honored the best in non-prime time TV as the Daytime Emmy Awards were handed out at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

"Daytime" is classified as 2 a.m. until 6 p.m., so there was a lot of ground to cover for Anderson Cooper and Oscar the Grouch, who served as co-hosts.

Despite two soap operas biting the dust this year (All My Children and One Life to Live), the annual award gala was a positive one across the board.

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Notably, despite a ratings dip and rumors of Ann Curry's firing, NBC's Today Show nabbed the award for Outstanding Morning Show program just the same.

It's the third for Today, breaking a tie with Good Morning America. Game on.

Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa won for best talk show hosts, Jeopardy won best game show for the 29th time (yes, 29th) and so much more.

Check out the full list of winners from the 39th Annual Daytime Emmys here:

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Jimmy Kimmel is going from late night to primetime. For one night only, at least.

The comedian will host the 2012 Emmy Awards, ABC announced today, joking in a statement he hopes "to do for the Emmys this year what Eddie Murphy did for the Oscars,” referring to Murphy’s extremely short tenure as host of this year’s Academy Awards.

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This will be Kimmel's first time hosting the evening, although he has previously emceed the American Music Awards and the ESPY Awards.

In recent years, the Emmy hosts have included Jane Lynch, Jimmy Fallon, Neil Patrick Harris and, in a horribly-failed experiment, a quintet of reality TV stars.

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Emmys host Jane Lynch certainly didn't rein herself in Sunday, taking shots early and often. Amusingly, the Jersey Shore cast played along in a pre-recorded spoof.

Introduced as a CNN report by Anderson Cooper, in what he called "a sobering look at the future of television," Lynch appeared as a woman named Donatella Alberghetti Mangiana D'Borgia (who could almost pass for Teresa Giudice).

Who knew Donatella, a TV producer from the Garden State, single-handedly deserves credit (or blame) for all the Jersey-themed programming nowadays ...

Donatella's signature greatest accomplishment, no doubt, is transforming "eight at-risk youths" and turning them into an MTV phenomenon.

The Situation scared to death? Pauly D talking about DJing at NPR? Snooki billed "just a Harvard undergrad" before Donatella made her the "chosen one"?

Pretty hilarious stuff.

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Julie Bowen and Julianna Margulies woke up this morning as winners, the former taking up the Emmy for Supporting Actress in a Comedy and the latter for Lead Actress in a Drama.

They were well-deserved trophies for the Modern Family beauty and The Good Wife star.

But one of these women is about to be made into a loser. Will it be Bowen, who portrays Claire Dunphy on the ABC comedic smash and looks to be in need of a cheeseburger? Or Margulies, the Emmy victor who anchors the best drama on network television? You decide.

Fashion Face-Off!

They both won an Emmy, but only one can win this Face-Off. Vote now between Julie Bowen and Julianna Margulies! View Poll »

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We don't want to get on Tom Cruise's bad side or anything, but ... is it just us or did Katie Holmes look a bit under-dressed at the 2011 Emmy Awards?

Compared to some of the stunning celebrity fashion statements at the event, she looked like she was off to the junior prom, not a major award show.

Minka Kelly, meanwhile, looked gorgeous as always as she promoted her new ABC show Charlie's Angels, but how did her dress stack up with Katie's?

Tell us by casting your vote in the Fashion Face-Off below!

Fashion Face-Off!

Who dressed best at the Emmy Awards, Katie Holmes or Minka Kelly? Vote here on who you think was the more stylish star on Sunday night! View Poll »

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One of them stars on the Emmy Awards' most Outstanding Comedy.

The other stars on the Emmy Awards' most Outstanding Drama.

Both routinely turn heads with their voluptuous figures.

If there's anyone that could give a Christina Hendricks dress a run for its money, it's Modern Family's Sofia Vergara - although both she and the Mad Men star were relatively covered up last night. Relatively. Who was the best dressed? Vote in our poll below!

Fashion Face-Off!

Who dressed better at the Emmys, Sofia Vergara or Christina Hendricks? Vote for which actress' fashion you thought looked best last night. View Poll »

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Glee did not pick up any major Emmy Awards last night, but the Fox hit was well-represented nonetheless.

Most agree that Jane Lynch did an outstanding job as host of the ceremony - her best joke: responding to questions about why she's a lesbian with an introduction of the Entourage cast - while stars Chris Colfer, Darren Criss and Cory Monteith all walked the red carpet of the event.

Which actor looked best? Decide now...

Fashion Face-Off!

It's Glee star vs. Glee star vs. Glee star! Which of these young actors looked the cutest at the 2011 Emmy Awards? View Poll »

... and then take a side in their co-star's Fashion Face-Off: Lea Michele is in a heated battle with Nina Dobrev!

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