Best Actor winners in the 2012 Emmy Awards

Damian Lewis, Jon Cryer and Kevin Costner win big in the newly-concluded 64th Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre in L.A. on Sunday, September 23.

primetime emmy awards winners 2012

Lewis, who played Nicholas Brody on Homeland’s “Marine One” episode, won the Emmy for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, besting Hugh Bonneville, Steve Buscemi, Bryan Cranston, Michael Hall, and Jon Hamm.

Cryer, who portrayed Dr. Alan Harper on Two and a Half Men’s “Frodo’s Headshots” episode also won as best actor in a comedy series, beating Alec Baldwin of 30 Rock, Louis C.K., Don Cheadle, Larry David, and Jim Parsons who plays Dr. Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory.

Kevin Costner, meanwhile, bagged the Emmy award for best actor in a miniseries or a movie category, besting Benedict Cumberbatch, Idris Elba, Woody Harrelson, Clive Owen, and Bill Paxton who played Randall McCoy in Hatfields & McCoys.

Costner played William “Devil Anse” Hatfield in the same series.

Check out the complete list of winners of the 2012 Emmy Awards on this page.