The terrorism thriller Homeland and Modern Family were the top winners at Sunday's Emmy Awards in a ceremony that veered between daring and predictability in honors and Jimmy Kimmel's turn as host.
The four awards for Modern Family included a three-peat as best comedy series, although there was a minor backlash online as some Emmy watchers questioned whether the show had a deserving season.
Homeland, whose four trophies for its freshman season included honors for stars Claire Danes and Damian Lewis, stopped Mad Men in its tracks, denying the show a record-setting fifth best drama trophy.
In picture: The cast of Modern Family, which won the Emmy for best outstanding comedy series.
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