09/24/2012 12:27 am ET Updated Nov 23, 2012

'Mad Men' Snubbed At Emmys 2012

"Mad Men" went home empty-handed on Sunday night's 2012 Emmy Awards ceremony.

The AMC favorite, which earned 17 nominations, was snubbed at TV's biggest award ceremony, failing to take home a single Emmy. "Mad Men" lost to the night's big winner "Homeland" in the Best Drama Series, Best Actress in a Drama and Best Actor in a Drama categories.

"Mad Men" stars Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Christina Hendricks and Jared Harris were among the "Mad Men" nominees.

Perhaps it was time for "Mad Men" to move aside for some fresh meat. The series had won Best Drama Series four consecutive years; had it won this year, it would surpassed fellow record holders "Hill Street Blues," "L.A. Law" and "The West Wing."

"I'm shocked to be here," "Mad Men" creator Matt Weiner told the LA Times at the beginning of the night. "I always am. I'm excited about tonight; I think we have a real shot."

At the start of the night, host Jimmy Kimmel joked in his monologue about Jon Hamm's losing streak in the Best Actor in a Drama Series category. "Jon, you gave a tremendous performance this year," Kimmel said. "I for one am shocked you didn't win tonight." Hamm smiled, but the audience groaned. "Too soon?" Kimmel continued. "He'll be fine. Look at him!"

Emmy 2012 Winners