Best Actress In A Drama Series: Claire Danes Wins Emmy For 'Homeland'

09/23/2012 09:42 pm ET | Updated Sep 23, 2012

Claire Danes took home the Best Actress in a Drama Series Emmy for "Homeland."

Danes beat out out Emmy favorite Glenn Close, "Downton Abbey's" Michelle Dockery, "Mad Men" star Elisabeth Moss, Kathy Bates for "Harry's Law" and last year's winner, "The Good Wife" star Julianna Margulies, for the award. Danes previously won an Emmy for HBO's "Temple Grandin" and was nominated in 1995 for "My So-Called Life."

Danes also took home the Golden Globe for her work as bipolar CIA agent Carrie Mathison. Her co-star Damian Lewis also took home an Emmy for his work on the series.

"Homeland" returns for Season 2 on Showtime on Sun., Sept. 30 at 10 p.m. ET.

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