The 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards were presented on Sunday, Sept. 22. TV’s biggest night of the year was jam-packed with amazing moments, big winners, disappointed losers and so much more. By the numbers, this year’s Emmy Awards featured 17 cameras, 20 musicians, 200 crew members, 6,000 people in the audience, and an expected international viewing audience of 30 million.
Today, the Primetime Emmy is a symbol of peer recognition from over 15,000 Television Academy members from more than two dozen peer groups who vote for the category of competition in their field of expertise. On Sunday night, 26 Emmys were awarded. A total of 77 were handed out earlier at the Creative Arts Emmys.
In addition to the top 5 memorable moments, the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards also featured big surprises, which included Jeff Daniels win over Bryan Cranston, “The Voice” beating out perennial favorite “The Amazing Race,” and Merritt Wever’s big win for “Nurse Jackie” (and her amazingly short, but acceptance speech). According to CBS, Wever made a hasty retreat when she realized she was about to cry. All she managed to say was, “Thank you so very much. Um, I gotta go. Bye.”
Be sure to click on the slideshow to see the top five most memorable moments from the 2013 Emmy Awards. Other highlights included Elton John’s tribute to Liberace, a routine choreographed by this year’s dance nominees, and the hilarious end segment that featured Will Ferrell and his three children. NBC News posted on Monday about Ferrell’s casually clad appearance, "On a night when so much is made of looking perfect, it was indeed perfect to see Ferrell looking like the rest of us.”
To relive all the action, the following post-Emmy TV specials will air on Monday, Sept. 23.
“Extended E! News"
This special 90-minute edition of E! News is hosted by Giuliana Rancic and Ryan Seacrest and provides viewers a comprehensive report on the previous night’s 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards.
7 p.m. EST and PST on Monday, Sept. 23 on E!.
“Fashion Police: The 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards"
Fashion Police’s super-sized edition features Joan Rivers and her team of fashion experts as they discuss the hits and misses at the 2013 Emmys. It's the first award show of the season, so Joan and her team are sure to weigh in on who took home the gold and who fell short on the red carpet.
9 p.m. EST and PST on Monday, Sept. 23 on E!.
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