Homeland has continued its awards success after picking up the Emmy for outstanding drama.
The series, which airs on premium cable network Showtime, scooped the same award at the Golden Globes earlier this year.
And last night’s result meant AMC’s Mad Men failed in its bid to win the best drama Emmy for a record fifth consecutive year.
Homeland, based on Israeli series Hatufim, brushed off competition from Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones and UK period drama Downton Abbey to win the prize.
Its lead actors, Damian Lewis and Claire Danes, also both won awards in the outstanding lead actor/actress in a drama series category, while Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff won the outstanding writing in a drama series award for the season one pilot.
Elsewhere, Game Change, the HBO telemovie about the 2008 Republican presidential campaign, was named outstanding miniseries or movie ahead of American Horror Story, Hatfields & McCoys, Hemingway & Gellhorn, Luther and Sherlock.
ABC’s Modern Family was named outstanding comedy series in a category that also included The Big Bang Theory, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Girls, 30 Rock and Veep.
The Amazing Race, on CBS, won the Emmy for outstanding reality-competition programme, Undercover Boss was named outstanding reality programme and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart won the award for variety series.
In the non-fiction categories, Discovery Channel’s Frozen Planet won the non-fiction series prize and HBO special George Harrison: Living in the Material World was named best non-fiction special.
Downton Abbey, which was nominated for 16 awards, landed just one, with Dame Maggie Smith taking the outstanding supporting actress in a drama series prize.