Sunday Night on CBS was The 68th Emmy Broadcast which meant one thing, Neil Patrick Harris the Emmy's host who should have been able to enjoy himself with some singing and dancing. Except the big splashy opener, with all the singing and dancing we were expecting from Neil, in front of his TV fans, didn't happen. Later on we did get an unwanted singing duo, a dancing number that featured "Castles" ruggedly handsome and good looking, Nathan Fillion and comic actress Sarah Silverman.
And a dance send off to the top nominated shows by the "So You Think You Can Dance" and "Dancing With The Stars" troupe. Leading into Derek Hough, the only four-time pro champion, representing “DWTS” at the 2013 Emmys,who was presented with an Emmy Award last night. For his "Outstanding Art Direction", to the glee of his sister, who jumped up screaming with joy, also a former “DWTS”cast member, actress, and recent Ryan Seacrest squeeze, Juliana Hough.
Later the drug-induced, brutally gruesome, tale of an everyman's zealous ambition,"Breaking Bad," sucessfully conquered its first best drama Emmy Award on Sunday Nights telecast, defeating the online freshman series "House of Cards" a sucessful maiden voyage.
"Breaking Bad," last night creator Vince Gilligan, even admitted to tipping his hat to Netflix's political thriller "House of Cards," the first digital contender for top Emmy honors. "Breaking Bad"has built much attention and acclaim for the AMC cable channel's as it nears the end of its five-season run next Sunday, with the final eight-episode now also eligible for next year's Emmys. Mrs. Walt White, Anna Gunn from "Breaking Bad" won the best actress award in the same category.
In other Emmy news, even though ABC's always honored cast unitely lost last night, "Modern Family" won its fourth consecutive trophy for top comedy series.
TV anchorman on HBO's "The Newsroom," star Jeff Daniels suceeded in winning the Emmy for best drama series actor for his portrayal of an idealistic news commentator. HBO's "The Newsroom,"just sucessfully wrapped it's second season last Sunday night with a smart season finale.
"Homeland" star Claire Danes, secured a top actress win for her troubled CIA agent character role, for a second sraight time, in the terrorism drama." Homeland's"series' writers, Henry Bromell, received a writing Emmy, posthumously on Sunday, he died last March, and Claire Danes paid special honors to him.
Winning best comedy actress award for her role as an ambitious political second banana in "Veep," Julia Louis-Dreyfus claimed her second staraight best comedy actress Emmy award for her lead as an agressive vice president in "Veep." In Julia's own words saying that she's "Very grateful to have the opportunity to make people laugh. It's a joyful way to make a living."
Playing "The Big Bang Theory's" own science nerd, comic actor Jim Parsons again claiming the top comedy acting trophy for a third time since 2010 , as Jim expressed how extremely fortunate he was. While Tina Fey won for writing "30 Rock.
For the miniseries,"The Big C" Laura Linney was named best actress." And for his portrayal of Liberace in "Behind the Candelabra," Michael Douglas was honored as best actor. Douglas said, then got really racy, kinda...jokingly... to his co-star Matt Damon, regarding his Emmy. "This is a two-hander and Matt, you're only as good as your other hand," "You want the bottom or the top?" Matt Damon implied he likes it on top.
There was also an odd, but well meant song rendition by Elton John memorial tribute in honor of the late musical star Liberace, of "Behind the Candelabra."
Last night sizing up the number of actual network wins: HBO received a leading seven Emmys, followed by Showtime with four, ABC and NBC with three each and AMC and Comedy Central with two each.