Emmys 2012: Aaron Paul and Maggie Smith for Best Supporting in a Drama; Homeland wins first award
Sep 23 2012 09:25 pm CET

The drama categories have handed out awards to Breaking Bad and Downton Abbey for supporting actor and actress (respectively), while Homeland's pilot won the award for writing.

Aaron Paul won his second Emmy award for his role as Jesse Pinkman on AMC's drama Breaking Bad. "Vince Gilligan and the rest of the writers: thank you so much for not killing me off," Paul said in his acceptance speech. Originally, Pinkman was supposed to be killed off at the end of the show's first season. Giancarlo Esposito, who played Gus Fring in the show's fourth season, also received a namecheck.

Showtime's Homeland won its first award of the evening in the Writing category for dramas. The pilot episode of the homeland security show earned the honor and is seen as a strong contender for ending Mad Men's winning streak in the Best Drama category.

Downton Abbey scored its first big win of the night thanks to Maggie Smith's work as the Dowager Countess Violet. The program switched from mini-series to drama in the Emmy category classification and has received several nominations.

Mike McComb – TVLatest.com

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