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Emmy Wrap Up and Winners

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by Anne Thompson
September 22, 2013 11:11 PM
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'Behind the Candelabra'
'Blood Money'

"This just in: no one in America is winning their Emmy office pool," said host Neil Patrick Harris. "Surprises galore." 

Indeed. There's never much rhyme or reason to the Emmy voting. This year especially many of the winners seemed to come out of left field. We saw "Breaking Bad" beating "House of Cards," but Jeff Daniels of the critically-flailed "The Newsroom" wins (chewing gum) over Kevin Spacey in "House of Cards"? Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory") over super-smart Louis C.K.? What do I know? I rejected "Political Animals" after the first episode.

Movie directors David Fincher and Steven Soderbergh did win ("House of Cards" and "Behind the Candelabra," respectively) and Michael Douglas won Best Actor for Outstanding TV movie "Behind the Candelabra." But mostly the show seemed devoted to an odd combination of dancing and death, from a round-up in memoriam reel and JFK's assassination to individual tributes to James Gandolfini, Corey Monteith, Jonathan Winters, Gary David Goldberg and Jean Stapleton. (That just earned the Emmy organizers grief for the ones who didn't get singled out.)  

Neil Patrick Harris

Biggest fashion fails? Melissa Leo in a strange tuxedo and pale blonde Claire Danes ("Homeland") in a pale dress that washed her into nothingness. 

Best ad: Hanes in an Audi.

Best bits: the witty behind-the-scenes writers' videos. 

Outstanding Drama Series: "Breaking Bad"

Outstanding Comedy Series: "Modern Family" (57 nominations since its premiere)

Outstanding Miniseries or TV Movie: "Behind the Candelabra"

Damian Lewis and Claire Danes of 'Homeland'


Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Claire Danes, "Homeland"

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Jeff Daniels, "The Newsroom"

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep"

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory"

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries/TV Movie: Laura Linney, "The Big C: Hereafter"

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries/TV Movie: Michael Douglas, "Behind the Candelabra"


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Anna Gunn, "Breaking Bad"

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Bobby Cannavale, "Boardwalk Empire"

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Merritt Wever, "Nurse Jackie"

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Tony Hale, "Veep"

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries/TV Movie: Ellen Burstyn in "Political Animals"

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries/TV Movie: James Cromwell "American Horror Story"

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series: "The Colbert Report"

Outstanding Reality Competition Series: "The Voice"

Outstanding Reality Host: Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum "Project Runway"


Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series: David Fincher, "House of Cards"

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series: Gail Mancuso, "Modern Family"

Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries/TV Movie: Steven Soderbergh, "Behind the Candelabra" 

Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series: Don Roy King, "Saturday Night Live"

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: the late Henry Bromell, "Homeland"

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: Tina Fey & Tracey Wigfield, "30 Rock"

Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries/TV Movie: Abi Morgan "The Hour"

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: "The Colbert Report"

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1 Comment

  • Brian | September 23, 2013 11:43 AMReply

    "This just in: no one in America is winning their Emmy office pool"
    Is there such a thing? I've never heard of any office having an Emmy pool. I've been working at offices doing Oscar pools for decades, but I've never heard anyone suggest one for the Emmys.

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