Showtime's psychological thriller "Homeland" upstaged the more established dramas at the 64th Primetime Emmys Sunday night, winning four Emmys, including the top drama series honor.
ABC's "Modern Family" also captured four comedy awards, including the top sitcom prize, to continue its comedy series domination at the Emmys.
The night ended with a standing ovation for Michael J. Fox, whose acting career continues 21 years after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, as he presented the final award.
"I'm steady as a rock," Fox said.
Jimmy Kimmel hosted the ABC-TV broadcast from the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.
"Homeland's" Claire Danes won best lead drama actress, while Damian Lewis won best lead actor in a drama.
The show, which just started a second season, upset AMC's "Mad Men," which had dominated the drama category in its four years, and AMC's "Breaking Bad," which is in its final season.
"Mad Men" was going for what would have been a record fifth straight win in the best drama series category.
"We didn't make our show just to undermine them," Danes said. "We're delighted and thrilled and just a little startled." No one on the show expected they would "be recognized right off the bat."
"Homeland" also won a best drama series writing Emmy.