The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards
- Outstanding Supporting Actor: Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
- Outstanding Supporting Actress: Julie Bowen, Modern Family
- Outstanding Director: Steve Levitan, Modern Family
- Outstanding Lead Actor: Jon Cryer, Two and A Half Men
- Outstanding Lead Actress: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
- Outstanding Writing: Louis C.K, Louis
- Outstanding Series: Homeland
- Outstanding Supporting Actor: Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
- Outstanding Supporting Actress: Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
- Outstanding Director: Tim Van Patten, Boardwalk Empire
- Outstanding Lead Actor: Damian Lewis, Homeland
- Outstanding Lead Actress: Claire Danes, Homeland
- Outstanding Writing: Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, Gideon Raff, Homeland
- Outstanding Writing: Louis C.K., Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theatre
- Outstanding Directing: Glenn Weiss, 65th Annual Tony Awards
- Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
- Outstanding Host: Tom Bergeron, Dancing with the Stars
Miniseries / Movie
- Outstanding Miniseries: Game Change
- Outstanding Supporting Actress: Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
- Outstanding Supporting Actor: Tom Berenger, Hatfields & McCoys
- Outstanding Actor: Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
- Outstanding Actress: Julianne Moore, Game Change
- Outstanding Writing: Danny Strong, Game Change
- Outstanding Directing: Jay Roach, Game Change
- The montages for each of the sections – Comedy, Drama, Reality and Variety. Fantastic editing.
- The acceptance speech swap between Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Amy Poehler – comic genius between the two actresses.
- Eric Stonestreet thanking his Modern Family co-star Jesse Tyler Ferguson: “there is no Cam without Mitch.”
- The colour yellow – it shone on Claire Danes, Julianne Moore, Julie Bowen and more.
- the standing ovation for Michael J Fox as he came out to present the final award of the night.