NEW: RI Goes To The Primetime Emmys—Who Took Home Statues?

Monday, September 24, 2012


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Brown University graduate Julie Bowen repeats her win as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series at last night's Emmy Awards.

Rhode Island was at the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards in Hollywood last night, and came home with some coveted statues. Here's the whole scoop on which RI-connected talent won big.

ABC's Modern Family dominated the comedy category just as it did last year, raking in five awards overall, including Outstanding Comedy Series. Two of the winning co-executive producers (as well as writers), Paul Corrigan and Brad Walsh, are alumni of the Wheeler School in Providence. Further, Modern Family's Julie Bowen repeated her win as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Bowen attended Brown University.

Claire Danes snagged the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series statue last night, for her work in Homeland, which also was named Outstanding Drama Series and dominated the Drama category with six wins. Danes' parents met while students at RISD, and she met her husband Hugh Dancy on set in Newport, while making the 2007 film, Evening .

The Amazing Race on CBS was honored again as Outstanding Reality-Competition Program, reminding Rhode Island of its connection to that nail-biting programming: Dan and Jordan Pious, winners of The Amazing Race Season 16, are from Rhode Island.

Meanwhile, the HBO series Girls picked up an Emmy for Oustanding Casting for a Comedy Series, casting a deserved glow on cast member Lena Dunham, whose sister Grace attends Brown University.

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