Most of the winners of the 64th annual Primetime Emmy Awards announced Sept. 23 are already available on disc, with big winners “Homeland” and “Modern Family” leading the way.
“Homeland,” which airs on Showtime but is distributed on disc by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, won six Emmys, including Outstanding Drama Series, Best Writing, Best Actor for Damian Lewis and Best Actress for Claire Danes. A week before, the show took Creative Arts Emmys for editing and casting. The first season is available on DVD and Blu-ray.
ABC’s “Modern Family” won its third straight Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series among its haul of five, including Best Supporting Actress for Julie Bowen and Best Supporting Actor for Eric Stonestreet (both of whom have won before). The show also won for directing and sound mixing. The third season is available on DVD and Blu-ray from Fox.
The Miniseries/Movie categories were dominated by HBO’s Game Change and History Channel’s Hatfields & McCoys, with five each.
Hatfields, on DVD and Blu-ray from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, earned five statuettes, including Best Actor for Kevin Costner and Best Supporting Actor for Tom Berenger, as well as awards for editing, sound mixing and makeup.
Game Change, not yet announced for disc by HBO, won best Miniseries or Made-for-TV movie, Best Actress for Julianne Moore, Best Directing for Jay Roach and Best Writing for Danny Strong (who once upon a time cut his teeth as Jonathan in the supporting cast of TV’s “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”). The movie, about the 2008 presidential election, also won a Creative Arts Emmy for best casting.
Other winners on disc include:
• “Breaking Bad” — Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Aaron Paul (season four on DVD and Blu-ray from Sony Pictures).
• “Downton Abbey” — Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for Maggie Smith, music and hairstyling (season two on DVD and Blu-ray from PBS Distribution).
• “Two and a Half Men” — Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for Jon Cryer (season nine on DVD from Warner Home Video).
• “American Horror Story” — Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries/Movie for Jessica Lange (season one on DVD and Blu-ray from Fox).
• “Louie” — Best Writing for Louis C.K. (season two on DVD and Blu-ray from Fox).
• “Boardwalk Empire” — Best Directing for a Drama series (season two on DVD and Blu-ray from HBO).