The ceremony was hosted by “How I Met Your Mother Star” Neil Patrick Harris. Harris is the quintessential element that is missing from many award shows; I’m still dumbfounded why the actor has yet to be asked to host the Academy Awards. Harris opened the show with a bit of a spoof involving CBS president Les Moonves and a TV binge. When the host took the stage he took jabs at the wealth of television’s biggest stars. Jimmy Kimmel, Jane Lynch, Jimmy Fallon, Conan O’Brien all took to the stage to assist Harris with the monologue about hosting duties. Even actor Kevin Spacey got in on the joke. Golden Globe hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler asked Harris to twerk on the stage; I’ll be honest those two ladies were quite funny. They presented the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series to Merritt Weaver from “Nurse Jackie.” It was indeed a bit of a surprise, even for the winner, who barely gave a speech.
Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series went to Tina Fey for “30 Rock.” Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series went to Tony Hale for his work in “Veep.” Guess the guys in “Modern Family” cancelled themselves out, as many expected Ed O’Neill to finally get some love. Julia Louis-Dreyfus took home her second Lead Actress award in a Comedy Series for her work on “Veep.” She even had co-star Tony Hale hold her purse while she gave her speech, in a funny bit.
Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series went to Gail Mancuso for “Modern Family.” Lead Actor in a Comedy Series went to Jim Parsons from “The Big Bang Theory” who is almost unbeatable in this category and got a bit emotional while accepting his third Emmy for his work on the CBS hit.
In an odd moment during the Emmy ceremony singers Elton John and Carrie Underwood took the stage to perform tribute songs. Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie went to Laura Linney for “The Big C: Hereafter.” Bit of a surprise as I expected Jessica Lange to be victorious for her exceptional work on “American Horror Story: Asylum.”
Wow, I was surprised that the prize for reality competition award went to “The Voice.” Finally, some change at the Emmy’s! Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series was presented to Bobby Cannavale for his work on “Boardwalk Empire” by esteemed actress Diahann Carroll and Kerry Washington. Jeff Daniels won the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his work on “The Newsroom.” That was indeed an upset as so many expected Bryan Cranston to take home the prize. I’m certain
The ceremony got a bit boring mid-way, which I was quite grateful for. It allowed me to watch the penultimate episode of “Breaking Bad” which was more thrilling in my opinion. While there were indeed many shockers in Sunday’s ceremony, some may be arguing if the right winners were chosen in several categories. Until next year Emmy lovers!
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