Tonight, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, live from Los Angeles the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were held, celebrating the best-- for once this year not just the most beloved-- in television today. Immediately off the top of the show, predicted results were shattered in many categories, allowing for some very deserving but admittedly underdog and "new" talent to take home the coveted gold statues. Were the ones you predicted among them? Were the ones for which you hoped? The list of winners is below:
Comedy kicked off the night with the first category being Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, which went to Merritt Wever for her role on Showtime's Nurse Jackie, and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, which went to Tony Hale for his role on Veep (HBO).
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series followed, marking another win for HBO's Veep in series star Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series went to Melissa Leo for her scene stealing turn on FX and Louis C.K.'s Louie during last week's Creative Arts ceremony, as was Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, which went to Bob Newhart for his appearance on CBS' The Big Bang Theory. Remarkably, this marked Newhart's first ever Emmy win.
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series went once again to Jim Parsons for CBS' The Big Bang Theory.
Before the ceremony rounded out the comedy categories by announcing which series was getting top honor this year, there were detours for musical numbers, far too many not-subtle CBS promotions, some more serious actors, and of course the always emotional "in memoriam" segments, which were split out to give certain former performers extra special spotlight moments.
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie went to Laura Linney who was finally honored for her journey as cancer patient Cathy Jamison on The Big C, highlighting her final season hereafter.
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series went to Anna Gunn for her role on AMC's Breaking Bad, marking the first of what ended up being a shorter list for the series this year than expected.
CBS' Undercover Boss won Outstanding Reality Series at the Creative Arts ceremony held last week, while Project Runway's Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum won Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program there. But tonight The Voice took home Outstanding Reality-Competition Program for NBC.
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series went to Bobby Cannavale for HBO's Boardwalk Empire and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series went to HBO's The Newsroom's Jeff Daniels, leading to the biggest upsets of the evening.
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series once again went to Claire Danes for Showtime's Homeland.
Outstanding Variety Series went to Comedy Central's The Colbert Report.
Then after more musical and in memoriam breaks, we went back to the miniseries or movies portion of the evening with James Cromwell taking home the statue for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for his turn on FX' American Horror Story: Asylum and Ellen Burstyn winning for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for USA's Political Animals. The Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie award went to Michael Douglas for HBO's Behind the Candelabra.
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series went to Carrie Preston for her admittedly more comedic role on CBS' The Good Wife. She was given the award during last week's Creative Arts ceremony.
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series went to Dan Bucatinsky for his role as reporter James on ABC's Scandal. He took the time to thank both his real life husband and his on-screen husband, noting how special it was that he could do such a think. He took home the statue during last week's Creative Arts ceremony.
And finally the big three categories saw the following results:
Outstanding Miniseries or Movie - HBO's Behind the Candelabra
Outstanding Comedy Series - ABC's Modern Family
Outstanding Drama Series - AMC's Breaking Bad
For the rest of the winners, including writing and directing, click here.
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