Turns out the TV academy wasn't ready to crown the Madison Avenue saga as best ever. Instead, Mad Men walked away without a single statuette despite a leading 17 noninations, making it Emmy's biggest loser ever, said Tom O'Neil of the awards website Gold Derby.
Showtime's Homeland, the cable channel's first best drama winner, also kept Bryan Cranston from his fourth consecutive best acting award for Breaking Bad and made Mad Men star Jon Hamm an also-ran once more.
"I'm one of those pesky Brits, I apologize," said Lewis, who plays an American. "I don't really believe in judging art, but I thought I'd show up just in case."
In picture: Tina Fey, who plays the lovable klutz Liz Lemon in 30 Rock, and Jon Hamm present an award onstage.