Emmy Awards full of surprises, and some snubs

Emmy Awards full of surprises, and some snubs

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Writer/producer Steven Levitan accepts the award for Best Comedy Series for 'Modern Family' onstage during the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Print
Email
|

by CBS News

KMOV.com

Posted on September 23, 2013 at 6:49 AM

“This just in. Nobody in America is winning their Emmy office pool. Surprises galore,” host Neil Patrick Harris quipped during Sunday’s Primetime Emmy Awards.

He wasn’t kidding. The Emmys telecast had a number of upsets, defying conventional wisdom in several categories, including some acting wins.

Photos of the 2013 Emmy Awards.
Red Carpet photos.

It’s likely few expected “The Newsroom” star Jeff Daniels’ name to be called as outstanding lead actor in a drama series. Many expected that award would go to Bryan Cranston, earning him his fourth trophy for his ruthless role on “Breaking Bad.” Or it could have gone to Kevin Spacey for “House of Cards.” (Damian Lewis of “Homeland,” Jon Hamm of “Mad Men” and Hugh Bonneville of “Downton Abbey” were also nominees.)

Emmy Awards 2013: "Breaking Bad," "Modern Family" win top honors
Emmy Awards: Full list of winners

Merritt Wever’s win in the supporting actress in a comedy category for “Nurse Jackie” was unexpected—Jane Krakowski of “30 Rock” and Julie Bowen and Sofia Vergara of “Modern Family” were among her co-nominees—though it did delight the Emmy audience and viewers by allowing her to give a hilariously brief acceptance speech. (She said, “Thank you so much. Thank you so much. Um, I gotta go, bye.”)

The winner for supporting actor in a drama series was also a surprise. It went to Bobby Cannavale of “Boardwalk Empire,” when many thought it would go to Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad”) or possibly Mandy Patinkin (“Homeland”) or Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones”).

“The Colbert Report” pulled off an upset in the variety series category, breaking a 10-year streak held by “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.”

And while Claire Danes’ win in the leading actress in a drama category—her second consecutive win for her role on “Homeland”—wasn’t a shocker, it did prevent Emmys history from being made. Kerry Washington of “Scandal” was nominated, and would have been the first African-American actress to ever win that category if her name had been the one called.

Tell us: Which Emmy wins—or losses—surprised you the most?

 

Print
Email
|