Homeland’s Claire Danes Snags Outstanding Lead Actress Emmy

Homeland star Claire Danes collected her second Emmy Award for the role of troubled CIA agent Carrie Mathison, beating Scandal's Kerry Washington and Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery

Homeland star Claire Danes collected her second Emmy Award for the role of troubled CIA agent Carrie Mathison, beating Scandal’s Kerry Washington and Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery.

The actress looked stunning in a tulle embroidered gown from Armani Privé, with a plunging neckline and shimmering paillette embellishments, which she teamed with Old Hollywood glamour girl red lips and a ‘faux bob’ hairstyle that divided critics.

Danes nabbed the award – her third Emmy and second for the hit show – for her performance as the unhinged but brilliant CIA agent Carrie Mathison and thanked Homeland‘s writers, as well as her husband, Hugh Dancy.

‘Thank you for making me so whole and happy so I can be entirely unhappy in the land of make-believe,’ the actress sweetly said of her beau as she accepted her gold statue.

Danes was nominated alongside other TV favourites including Mad Men‘s Elisabeth Moss, Nashville‘s Connie Britton, House of Cards‘ Robin Wright, Bates Motel‘s Vera Farmiga, Downton Abbey‘s Michelle Dockery and Scandal‘s Kerry Washington, who would have been the first African-American actress to win in the category.

Homeland co-star Damian Lewis, the smouldering Sergeant Brody, lost out in his category to The Newsroom‘s Jeff Daniels, but is happily returning to UK screens in the third series of Homeland in October. *squeals with delight*

Congrats to Claire!

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