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Monday, September 23, 2013

The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards

Hosted by Neil Patrick Harris
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Merritt Wever (Nurse Jackie)
Note: Shortest speech ever... Or 'best speech ever' in the words of Neil Patrick Harris!

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series: Tina Fey & Tracey Wigfield (30 Rock)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Tony Hale (Veep)

Robin Wiliams pays tribute to Jonathan Winters (1925-2013): Actor known for his comic roles, among which are ten Grammy-nominated recordings. He died at the age of 87 of natural causes.

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Note: Another very funny speech-performance, as always!

Outstanding Guest Actor/Actress in a Comedy Series: Melissa Leo (Louie) and Bob Newhart (The Big Bang Theory)

Outstanding Director in a Comedy Series: Gail Mancuso (Modern Family)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)

Rob Reiner pays tribute to Jean Stapleton (1923-2013): Actress better known for giving life to character Edith Bunker in 'All in the Family'.
Note: I watched this show years later and loved it! R.I.P.

Sir Elton John pays an emotional tribute to Liberace: Introduction by actors Michael Douglas and Matt Damon

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie: Laura Linney (The Big C)
Matt Damon: 'She's such a great actress that she couldn't even be bothered to show up'

Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series: Henry Bromell (Homeland) - Henry passed away earlier this year. His award was accepted by his wife, Sarah Bromell.

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad)

Jane Lynch pays an emotional tribute to Cory Monteith (1982-2013): Glee actor who passed away this summer from drug addiction. As Jane usually refers to him, 'a bright light'.

Neil Patrick Harris finally does the musical number everyone has been expecting 'in the middle of the show'

Outstanding Reality Competition Program: The Voice

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Bobby Cannavale (Boardwalk Empire)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom)
Note: About time too!

Don Cheadle pays tribute to the last 50 years by remembering the Kennedys and The Beatles: Carrie Underwood sings 'Yesterday'

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Claire Danes (Homeland)

Outstanding Guest Actor/Actress in a Drama Series: Dan Bucatinsky (Scandal) and Carrie Preston (The Good Wife)

Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series: David Fincher (House of Cards)

Outstanding Writing in a Variety Series: The Colbert Report

Outstanding Directing in a Variety Series: Don Roy King (Saturday Night Live)

Michael J. Fox pays tribute to Gary David Goldberg (1944-2013): The creator of Family Ties.

Outstanding Choreography: Derek Hough (Dancing with the Stars)

Outstanding Variety Series: The Colbert Report

Edie Falco pays tribute to James Gandolfini (1961-2013): The Sopranos star.

Outstanding Writing in a Miniseries or Movie: Abi Morgan (The Hour)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie: James Cromwell (American Horror Story)

In Memoriam

Outstanding Directing in a Miniseries or Movie: Steven Soderbergh (Behind the Candelabra)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie: Ellen Burstyn (Political Animals)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie: Michael Douglas (Behind the Candelabra)
Note: Another hilarious speech

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie: Behind the Candelabra

Outstanding Comedy Series: Modern Family

Outstanding Drama Series: Breaking Bad

That is all for the 2013 Emmys!

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