Sunday night, the Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences gathered the industry together at the Nokia Theatre in Hollywood to present the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Hosted, for the second time, by CBS’ How I Met Your Mother star, Neil Patrick Harris, telecast on CBS the network used the night to kick off their premier week and introduced a lot of shows by having their leads as presenters.
Although with less than last year, HBO lead the nominees with 37 nods going into the night. Retiring comedy 30 Rock lead the nominations for a series with 9 contenders. HBO’s Behind The Candelabra was a major winner with 3 Emmys; Outstanding Miniseries/Movie, Directing and Lead Actor.
In addition to the usual, ‘In Memoriam’ segment remembering those the industry lost during the year, this year the Emmys chose five individuals to receive special attention and be eulogised by colleagues; Robin Williams paid tribute to former co-star & comedic legend Jonathan Winters, Rob Reiner to All In The Family co-star Jean Stapleton, Jane Lynch remembered Cory Monteith, Michael J Fox paid tribute to his Family Ties & Spin City series creator Gary David Goldberg and Edie Falco fondly remembered long time Sopranos co-star James Gandolfini.
The winners of the major awards were:
Outstanding Drama Series – Breaking Bad
Outstanding Comedy Series – Modern Family
Outstanding Miniseries or TV Movie – Behind The Candelabra
Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Series – The Cobert Report
Outstanding Reality-Competition Program – The Voice
Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program – Heidi Klum & Tim Gunn, Project Runway
Outstanding Choreography – Derek Hough, Dancing with the Stars
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series – Jeff Daniels as Will McAvoy on The Newsroom
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series – Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison on Homeland
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series – Jim Parsons as Dr. Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series – Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer on Veep
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie – Michael Douglas as Liberace on Behind The Candelabra
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie – Laura Linney as Cathy Jamieson on The Big C
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – Bobby Cannavale as Gyp Rosetti on Boardwalk Empire
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Anna Gunn as Skyler White on Breaking Bad
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – Tony Hale as Gary Walsh on Veep
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – Merritt Wever as Zoey Barkow on Nurse Jackie
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie – James Cromwell as Dr Arthur Arden / Hans Gruper on American Horror Story : Asylum
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie – Ellen Burstyn as Margaret Barrish Worthington on Political Animals
Visit emmys.com for a full list of Primetime and Creative Arts (presented on Sept 15th) Emmys.