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.
HBO's Baltimore productions "VEEP" and "Game Change" got solid Emmy notice with the comedy earning a best actress nomination for Julia Louis-Dreyfus and the made-for-TV movie about the 2008 presidential election picking up best actor and actress nominations for Julianne Moore and Woody Harrelson.
Everyone knows 'Modern Family' is funny, winning and wise. But does this series somehow transcend politics, too? And if so, how does a half-hour sitcom do that in a day and age when the partisan divide in American life is said to be wider than at any time since the Civil War?
By now, Giuliana Rancic is entirely comfortable living out loud, online and on air. She is almost as ubiquitous as her frequent co-host, Ryan Seacrest: She pops up not just on seemingly every red carpet, but also on regular segments on NBC's Today show, and on her series, "Giuliana & Bill."
Baltimore's Josh Charles was earned an Emmy nomination Thursday as best supporting actor for his fine work in the CBS drama "The Good Wife." His competition for the award is: John Slattery (Mad Men), Alan Cumming (The Good Wife), Walton Goggin (Justified) and Peter Drinkage (Game of Thrones).