Although audiences sink their teeth in to TV drama, it is the comedy series that truly allow viewers to let go of their troubles and smile for a half-hour. Dating back to the original sitcom days of I Love Lucy, comedy shows have followed the formula to greatness and truly entertained night after night. Tonight’s 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Sun Sep 22, 2013 embraced that age old formula and awarded deserving actors and crew with Emmy awards. Taking home the biggest prize was none other than ABC’s Modern Family. Following are some outstanding actors who were awarded for their work in comedy television.
Well deserved the awards for Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress in a Comedy Series went to Jim Parsons for playing the incomparable Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory, and to Julia Louis-Dreyfus for her hilarious role in Veep. Parsons was up against such incredible talent as Jason Bateman, Matt LeBlanc, Don Cheadle, Louis C.K. and Alec Baldwin. Louis-Dreyfus was up against amazing actresses such as Laura Dern, Lena Dunham, Edie Falco, Amy Poehler, and Tina Fey. She even beat out another Saturday Night Live alumn and came away with the big prize. One of the beautiful moments of the ceremony was the part when multiple Emmy wins didn’t stop Jim Parsons from getting a bit emotional during his acceptance speech.
For the category of Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Tony Hale added another win for Veep and Merritt Wever took home the supporting actress nod for her role in Nurse Jackie. Two incredibly talented actors won for Outstanding Guest Actor and Actress in a Comedy Series. The iconic comedian with unmatched talent, Bob Newhart, won for his role in The Big Bang Theory and Oscar winner Melissa Leo won for Louie. One of the most memorable moments of the show was when Jim Parsons mentioned that this was Bob Newhart’s first Emmy. The standing ovation went on for minutes of well deserved applause.