Surprises Dominate 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards went underway Sunday, August 29, in its first live coast-to-coast broadcast since 1976.
Jimmy Fallon hosted this year’s ceremonies held at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, California.
Breaking Bad took home two acting awards for drama. One for third consecutive year Best Actor Bryan Cranston and a first time winner for Best Support Actor Aaron Paul. Kyra Sedgwick finally won an award for her work in The Closer. Mad Men took the Best Drama Series Award for the third straight year.
Jane Lynch was the only one among four acting nominations for Glee to win in the comedy categories. Edie Falco, who previously won three Best Actress Awards for Drama Series won this year’s Best Actress for a Comedy Series. Jim Parsons, a first time winner, stopped the two-year winning streak for Alec Baldwin for Best Actor. Modern Family beats out favorite Glee for Best Comedy Series. The win ended the three-year reign of 30 Rock.
Television film Temple Grandin won Best Made for Television Movie and all of its acting nominations.
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart knocked-out a victory from the controversial The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien for variety series plum.
Top Chef finally ended the seven-year winning streak of The Amazing Race in the Reality-Competition Program plum. The Amazing Race has won the award ever since the inception of the category in 2003.
Here is the list of awards handed out during the event:
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Comedy Series
Outstanding Made for Television Movie
Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
Outstanding Music, Comedy or Variety Series
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Outstanding Music, Comedy or Variety Special
The Kennedy Center Honors
Outstanding Lead Actor – Drama Series
Bryan Cranston– Breaking Bad
Outstanding Lead Actor – Comedy Series
Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory
Outstanding Lead Actor – Miniseries or Movie
Al Pacino– You Don’t Know Jack
Outstanding Lead Actress – Drama Series
Kyra Sedgwick – The Closer
Outstanding Lead Actress – Comedy Series
Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie
Outstanding Lead Actress – Miniseries or Movie
Claire Danes – Temple Grandin
Outstanding Supporting Actor – Drama Series
Aaron Paul – Breaking Bad
Outstanding Supporting Actor – Comedy Series
Eric Stonestreet – Modern Family
Outstanding Supporting Actor – Miniseries or Movie
David Strathairn – Temple Grandin
Outstanding Supporting Actress – Drama Series
Archie Panjabi – The Good Wife
Outstanding Supporting Actress – Comedy Series
Jane Lynch – Glee
Outstanding Supporting Actress – Miniseries or Movie
Julia Ormond – Temple Grandin
Outstanding Directing – Drama Series
Steve Hill – Dexter
Outstanding Directing – Comedy Series
Ryan Murphy – Glee
Outstanding Directing – Music, Comedy or Variety Special
Bucky Gunts – Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games Opening
Outstanding Writing – Drama Series
Matther Weiner and Erin Levy – Mad Men
Outstanding Writing – Comedy Series
Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd – Modern Family
Outstanding Writing – Miniseries or Movie
Adam Mazer – You Don’t Know Jack
Outstanding Writing – Music. Comedy or Variety Special
Dave Boone and Paul Greenberg – The 63rd Annual Tony Awards
Bob Hope Humanitarian Award