Leading ladies took the top honors for Showtime Networks at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sun., Sept. 22, 2013. Showtime's Emmy winners included a second win for Claire Danes in "Homeland," Laura Linney for "The Big C" and Merritt Weaver for "Nurse Jackie." The Primetime Emmy Awards were televised live on CBS Television Network.
Showtime was honored with seven Primetime Emmy Award wins out of a total of 32 nominations, a record for the network. Showtime scores 32 Emmy nominations led by Homeland
Claire Danes was honored for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role as bi-polar CIA agent Carrie Mathison." This was Danes' second consecutive win for the role and her third Emmy. Danes won the Emmy for her portrayal of the title character in HBO's "Temple Grandin." Acclaimed writer and "Homeland" executive producer Henry Bromell, who died earlier this year, was honored with a rare posthumous win for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for the fifth episode of the series' second season, "Q&A."
"Homeland" was nominated for 11 Emmy Awards this year. Last year the thriller won Emmys for Outstanding Drama Series and for Outstanding Lead Actor for Damian Lewis. Homeland wins top drama awards at 2012 Emmys
"Homeland" was nominated for Outstanding Drama again, but the honor went to AMC's "Breaking Bad." Damian Lewis was nominated in the Actor category, but the award went to Jeff Daniels for HBO's "Newsroom." "Homeland" was also nominated for supporting actors Mandy Patinkin and Morena Baccarin, guest actor Rupert Friend and for director Lesli Linka Glatter. Showtime thriller Homeland gets 11 Emmy nominations
The third season of "Homeland" premieres next Sun., Sept. 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime. Homeland first look trailer of thriller's third season
Laura Linney was honored as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for her role as cancer patient Cathy Jamison in "The Big C: Hereafter." Linney is now a four-time Emmy winner. "The Big C" switched categories earlier this year as the series concluded with a limited event run.
Merritt Wever was recognized with her first Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Nurse Zoe in "Nurse Jackie." Wever was applauded by host Neil Patrick Harris for her very short and charming acceptance speech.
"Nurse Jackie," starring Edie Falco, received five Emmy nominations this year. Falco, who won the Lead Actress Award for the role in 2010, gave a tribute to her "The Sopranos" co-star James Gandolfini in "The Memoriam" segment.
Edie Falco pays touching tribute to James Gandolfini at Emmys
Showtime's now cancelled series "The Borgias" won the Emmy for Outstanding Costuming at last week's Creative Arts Emmy Award Ceremony. The Borgias series finale airing on Showtime
The documentary "History of the Eagles" won the award for Outstanding Sound Mixing at the Creative Arts Emmys. History of the Eagles airs on Showtime
"Nurse Jackie" also won the Emmy for Outstanding Sound Mixing.