Homeland was among the big winners at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night, winning four awards, including Best Drama.

The thriller series' stars, Damian Lewis and Claire Danes, won the Best Actor and Actress awards, while the award for Best Writing in a Drama Series went to Homeland's Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff.

The second series of Homeland begins on RTÉ Two on Tuesday October 2 at 9.00pm.

Claire Danes and Damian Lewis

Danes and Lewis - Best Drama Actress and Actor

The award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series went to Downton Abbey's Maggie Smith, while the Best Supporting Actor award went to Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul.

Modern Family was named Best Comedy Series, with stars Eric Stonestreet and Julie Bowen winning the Best Supporting Actor and Actress awards.

Eric Stonestreet

Eric Stonestreet - Best Supporting Actor (Comedy)

Julie Bowen

Julie Bowen - Best Supporting Actress (Comedy)

Jon Cryer won Best Comedy Actor for Two and a Half Men, with Julia Louis-Dreyfus Best Comedy Actress for Veep.

The award for Best Comedy Writing went to Louis CK for his show Louie.

Jon Cryer

Jon Cryer won Best Comedy Actor

The award for Best Miniseries or TV Movie went to Game Change, with Kevin Costner winning Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie for Hatfields & McCoys and Julianne Moore winning Best Actress for Game Change.

Undercover Boss was named Best Reality TV Programme, with The Amazing Race Best Reality Competition Programme and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Best Variety Series.

Dancing with the Stars' Tom Bergeron was the recipient of the Best Reality Show Host award.