Emmy Award had Several Suprises
Neil Patrick said it best at last night's 2013 Prime-Time Emmy Awards, "This just in. Nobody in America is winning their Emmy office pool. Surprises galore,"
He wasn't kidding. The Emmys telecast had a number of upsets, defying conventional wisdom in several categories, including some acting wins.I'll have to admit, I never expected Jeff Daniels to win outstanding lead actor in a drama series for "The Newsroom" but he did.
I'm a huge Daniels fan, so this was great in my book. However, the surprises continued.
Merritt Wever's win in the supporting actress in a comedy category for "Nurse Jackie" was a huge surprise as well.
I did love her acceptance speech. She said, "Thank you so much. Thank you so much. Um, I gotta go, bye."
If you missed last night, here is the complete list of winners.
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Claire Danes, Homeland
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Bobby Cannavale, Boardwalk Empire
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Outstanding Comedy Series
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Tony Hale, Veep
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie
Outstanding Writing For a Comedy Series
Tina Fey and Tracey Wigfield, 30 Rock
Outstanding Variety Series
The Colbert Report
Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, Project Runway
Derek Hough, Dancing With the Stars
MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Outstanding Miniseries or Movie
Behind the Candelabra
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Laura Linney, The Big C: Hereafter
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
James Cromwell, American Horror Story: Asylum
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Ellen Burstyn, Political Animals