HBO wins most awards at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards - September 22, 2013
The Nielsen Ratings are out and reported that over 17.6 million viewers tuned in to watch the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards, presented by The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences was hosted by Neil Patrick Harris on CBS at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. This represents an increase of 33% over last year. Also, the increase comprised 25% more young viewers, 18-49, than last year. The Primetime Emmy awards represent TV’S best performances for the year.
Of the total 97 Primetime Emmy Awards, HBO won the most at 27, with "Behind The Candelabra" leading all programming with 11 awards and "Boardwalk" winning 5 awards. "Breaking Bad" won its first Primetime Emmy for Best Drama and "Modern Family" won for Best Comedy for the fourth year, consecutively.
Claire Danes took home the award for Best Actress in a Drama for the second year, consecutively.
Merritt Wever was practically speechless, saying only “I have to go now,” as she accepted her Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy award for her role as Zoey Barkow on "Nurse Jackie." Bobby Cannavale won for his role as Gyp Rosetti in "Boardwark" for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series. First Primetime Emmy awards and second nominations for both Wever and Cannavale.
Besides the winners, highlights began at the very beginning of the program as Amy Poehler and Tina Fey were in true comedic form telling Harris “ take your pants off and twerk,” and then crawling up on the stage.
“Look, if Amy and Tina want you to take off your pants, you take off your damn pants!” responded Kevin Spacey (Netflix’s hit “House of Cards"), as he turned and addressed the camera as House Majority Whip Francis Underwood, fictional character he plays on the show.
Steve Colbert’s acceptance speech included a thank you to his wife for being “so cruel & sexy.”
Mike Douglas accepted the award for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie and gave one of the most exciting acceptance speeches. He included a big thank you to Matt Damon and continued “…The only reason I’m standing here is because of you (Damon). You really deserve half of this. Do you want the bottom or the top of the award,” asked Douglas. Damon replied that he wanted the top part. Douglas also gave a shout out to his oldest son, Cameron.
Douglas has had so much drama in his life at 69 years old, from his recovery from cancer and recent separation with his wife Catherine Zeta Jones to his oldest son, Cameron in prison. He and Zeta Jones also share the same birthday, September 25th.
Neil Patrick Harris performed a spectacular song and dance routine at halftime with the Emmy Gold Dancers, “The Number In the Middle of the Show.”
Chicago native, Bob Newhart received a standing ovation for winning a first Emmy Award of his career. He actually received his award, for creative last week however he received a standing ovation while at the podium as presenter.
Another highlight was when Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, both nominees for "Behind the Candelabra," announced special performance by Elton John who celebrated and honored Liberace with a song about going home called “Home Again.”
Very funny moment at the very end was when Will Ferrell, presented the last two awards delivering in his usual hilarious style. A surprise on stage presence with his 3 children – they all were dressed in recreation gear, shorts, sneakers, etc.
“Unfortunately Helen Mirren and Maggie Smith dropped out at the last second and they called me literally 45 minutes ago. And I couldn’t find child care, okay, and we had a soccer game, and there was a neighbor’s birthday party, a nut allergy, I didn’t have time to do my hair. It doesn’t matter it’s great to be here,” explained Ferrell in his true comedic form.
Fashion trend was less about black and red with pastels the most popular trend from pale champagnes worn by Claire Danes (Armani Prive design) Kerry Washington (Marchesa), January Jones (Givenchy) and Julia Louis Dreyfuss (Monique Lhuillier).
Pale blues were also popular and were worn by by Zooey Deschanel (J.Mendel) and Emily Deschanel (Houghton) as were cobalt saphires worn by Tina Fey (Narciso Rodriguez), Allison Williams (Ralph Lauren).
Sophia Vergara (Vera Wang) adorned in a red lace mermaid gown while German supermodel, Heidi Klum (Versace), wore a red pomegranade jeweled gown. Kelly Cuoco wore burgundy (Vera Wang).
Amy Poehler was stunning in a black gown (Basler). Red carpet gallery photos at NY Daily News http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/emmy-awards-2013-red-carpet-gal... and at The Hollywood Reporter http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/gallery/emmy-awards-2013-red-carpet-634...
Carrie Underwood, who appeared to sing a bit off key at the start of performing the Beatles song “Yesterday,” wore purple, and still performed amazingly. Many were tweeting about this off key incident during and after the performance.
For the complete listing of the total 98 Primetime Emmy Award winners along with nominees -- winner for each category is listed first with respective nominees following, visit the AllThingsDigitalMarketing.com blog at http://myblog.allthingsdigitalmarketing.com/2013/09/hbo-wins-most-awards-at-65th-primetime.html
■ More detail information including awards recap at http://myblog.allthingsdigitalmarketing.com/2013/09/hbo-wins-most-awards-at-65th-primetime.html
■ Behind the scenes at the 65th Emmy Awards, http://www.emmys.com/
■ Emmy Awards 2013: Complete Winners List! http://www.usmagazine.com/entertainment/news/emmy-awards-2013-complete-winners-list--2013229
■ Entertainment Weekly, Emmys 2013: Kevin Spacey and other Hidden Gems http://popwatch.ew.com/2013/09/23/emmys-2013-kevin-spacey-and-other-hidden-gems/
■ HitFlix.com, Round Up of Funniest Moments, http://www.hitfix.com/comedy/emmys-2013-a-gif-round-up-of-the-funniest-m...
Many shared their memories of those who passed this past year:
■ Robin Williams remembered JONATHAN WINTERS (1925 - 2013)
■ Bob Reiner remembered JEAN STAPLETON (1923 – 2013)
■ Jane Lynch remembered the very young COREY MONTEITHE of GLEE CLUB
■ Michael J. Fox remembered Gary David Goldberg (1944 – 2013)
■ Edie Falco was in tears as she spoke of her fond memories of the late James Gandolfini ( 1961 – 2013)
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