Tom Berenger

Baltimore, 'Homeland' have winning night at 2012 Emmys

The biggest winner Sunday at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards had to be Showtime’s “Homeland,” which took the top three drama awards in an upset over such favorites as “Mad Men” and Downton Abbey.” But Baltimore-based productions and stars had a very big night, too, during the telecast hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

For the second year in a row, Baltimore native Julie Bowen won the Emmy as best supporting actress in a comedy for her performance as Claire Dunphy in ABC’s “Modern Family.” The groundbreaking sitcom also won again as best comedy.

The best actress award in a comedy went to Julia Louis-Dreyfus for her performance as Vice President Selina Meyer in HBO’s “VEEP,” which is...