Actor Tony Hale has won an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his performance in "Veep" on Sep. 22, 2013, at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, Calif. The Primetime Emmy Awards are presented by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and honors the best in television. Tonight’s show was hosted by Neil Patrick Harris live on CBS from the Nokia Theater L.A. Live.
Tony accepting his honor saying "This is mind-blowing!"
This is the first Primetime Emmy Award win and nomination for Tony Hale.
Also nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series were:
- Adam Driver for "Girls"
- Ed O'Neill for "Modern Family"
- Bill Hader for "Saturday Night Live"
- Jesse Tyler Ferguson for "Modern Family"
- Ty Burrell for "Modern Family"
"Veep" is the story of a former Senator Selina Meyer who finds being Vice President of the United States is nothing like she expected and everything everyone ever warned about.
"Veep" was nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys, including:
- Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series
- Outstanding Comedy Series
- Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Julia Louis-Dreyfus
- Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - Anna Chlumsky
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-Kay Shackleton is a film historian with special focus on Silent Films, see her work at SilentHollywood.com