The stars were out in full force in LA last night at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards…
Breaking Bad won the first best drama Emmy Award last night while Modern Family won its fourth consecutive trophy for top comedy series. Jeff Daniels was named Best Drama Series Actor for The Newsroom, and Claire Danes took home Top Actress honours for Homeland.
There were several upsets throughout the night: Kerry Washington, hotly favored to win outstanding actress in a drama series -- which would've made her the first African-American actress to do so -- lost to Claire Danes, who repeated for Homeland. At the podium, Danes thanked her husband for "making me so whole and happy so I can be entirely unhappy in the land of make believe."
Julia Louis-Dreyfus won the Best Comedy Actress Emmy for while Jim Parsons again claimed the top comedy acting trophy for The Big Bang Theory.
On a sad note, the Emmys also paid tribute to two big stars who died this year: The Soprano’s star James Gandolfini and Glee’s Cory Monteith.
Michael Douglas won his first Emmy for his fearless portrayal of Liberace in the HBO movie Behind the Candelabra, which won 11 Emmys in total this year. At the podium, he thanked his co-star and fellow nominee Matt Damon, who played his gay lover in the movie, by saying, "Matt, this was a two-hander, and you’re only as good as your other hand. You deserve half of this. So, you want the bottom or the top?" After Damon replied from the audience, Douglas joked, "The top? I figured that."
As a host, Neil Patrick Harris sometimes appeared as though he was hosting the Tony Awards, starring in a big musical number mid-show, and singing and dancing alongside the nominees for outstanding choreography in a massive production number, as that category was presented on camera for the first time ever.
Here are the winners in the top categories:
Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Claire Danes, Homeland
Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Bobby Cannavale, Boardwalk Empire
Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie
Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Tony Hale, Veep
Miniseries or Movie
Behind the Candelabra
Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Laura Linney, The Big C: Hereafter
Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra
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