The cast of Entourage presenting the award for Outstanding Writing for a Mini-Series, Movie or a Dramatic Special.Scientology alert! Katie Holmes presenting the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series award. Is that her handler with her?? No no - it's Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston with hair.Nigel Lythgoe and Paula Abdul on the red carpet talking about The X Factor US which premieres in the US this week. It starts on M-Net when Idols 7 ends.
The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards went down in Los Angeles on Sunday night (18th) and TV stars were clearly thrilled to have the event all to themselves.
As they strutted the red carpet on E! you could feel their relief that there were very few over paid movie actors on the scene.
The only movie types who got noticed were those who've embraced TV too i.e. those who've seen the light and know that TV shows are much
better quality than current movies.
Although you wouldn't say so from the ceremony. Glee's
Jane Lynch was good enough as the host but the ceremony was dripping with slapstick. Perhaps we don't "get it" being South African but we were struck by hardcore heartburn it was so cheesy.
Still, there were some interesting moments like Charlie Sheen's cringeworthy appearance - that almost didn't happen. Two and Half Men
execs petitioned for him not to be featured in the ceremony - they asked for his appearance to be cut completely. It didn't happen though and he made his appearance wearing a contrite expression.
He introduced the award by speaking to the Two and a Half Men cast, saying: "I wish you nothing but the best for this upcoming season." He then did a dramatic pause expecting people to whoop their appreciation and was met by a half-hearted audience thwack instead.
With him out of the way the ceremony eased up on the awkwardness somewhat as the reality and drama categories followed.
Here's a look at who grabbed the statues in all of the categories ... as you'll see Mad Men
undeservedly stole Outstanding Drama Series for a fourth year in a row (#EpicYawn
): Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
Laura Linney as Cathy Jamison, The Big CMelissa McCarthy as Molly Flynn, Mike & Molly
Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton, Nurse Jackie
Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, Parks And Recreation
Martha Plimpton as Virginia Chance, Raising Hope
Tina Fey as Liz Lemon, 30 RockOutstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy SeriesJim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory
Johnny Galecki as Leonard Hofstadter, The Big Bang Theory
Matt LeBlanc as Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Louis C.K. as Louie, Louie
Steve Carell as Michael Scott, The Office
Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy, 30 RockOutstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester, Glee
Betty White as Elka Ostrosky, Hot in ClevelandJulie Bowen as Claire Dunphy, Modern Family
Sofia Vergara as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, Modern Family
Kristen Wiig as Various characters, Saturday Night Live
Jane Krakowski as Jenna Maroney, 30 RockOutstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
Chris Colfer as Kurt Hummel, Glee
Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett, Modern Family
Ed O'Neill as Jay Pritchett, Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet as Cameron Tucker, Modern FamilyTy Burrell as Phil Dunphy, Modern Family
Jon Cryer as Alan Harper, Two and a Half MenOutstanding Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory
Parks And Recreation
30 RockOutstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
Pamela Fryman for How I Met Your Mother - episode "Subway Wars"
Gail Mancuso for Modern Family - episode "Slow Down Your Neighbors"Michael Alan Spiller for Modern Family - episode "Halloween"
Steven Levitan for Modern Family - episode "See You Next Fall"
Beth McCarthy for 30 Rock - episode "Live Show"Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series Steven Levitan and Jeffrey Richman for Modern Family - episode "Caught in the Act"
David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik for Episodes - episode "Episode 107"
Greg Daniels for The Office - episode "Goodbye, Michael"
Louis C.K. for Louie - episode "Poker/Divorce"
Matt Hubbard for 30 Rock - episode "Reaganing"Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series
The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
Conan (TBS)The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC)
Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)
Saturday Night Live (NBC)Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music, or Comedy Special Steve Bodow, Tim Carvell, Rory Albanese, Kevin Bleyer, Rich Blomquist, Wyatt Cenac, Hallie Haglund, JR Havlan, Elliott Kalan, Josh Lieb, Sam Means, Jo Miller, John Oliver, Daniel Radosh, Jason Ross and Jon Stewart for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Barry Julien, Stephen Colbert, Tom Purcell, Richard Dahm, Michael Brumm, Rob Dubbin, Opus Moreschi, Peter Gwinn, Jay Katsir, Frank Lesser, Glenn Eichler, Meredith Scardino, Max Werner, Eric Drysdale, Scott Sherman, Dan Guterman and Paul Dinello for The Colbert Report
AD Miles, David Angelo, Patrick Borelli, Michael Blieden, Gerard Bradford, Jeremy Bronson, Michael Dicenzo, Jimmy Fallon, Eric Ledgin, Morgan Murphy, Robert Patton, Gavin Purcell, Amy Ozols, Diallo Riddle, Bashir Salahuddin, Justin Shanes, Michael Shoemaker, Jon Rineman and Bobby Tisdale for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Doug Abeles, James Anderson, Alex Baze, Heather Anne Campbell, Jessica Conrad, Matt Craig, James Downey, Tom Flanigan, Shelly Gossman, Steve Higgins, Erik Kenward, Rob Klein, Seth Meyers, Lorne Michaels, John Mulaney, Christine Nangle, Michael Patrick O'Brien, Paula Pell, Simon Rich, Marika Sawyer, Akiva Schaffer, Sarah Schneider, John Solomon, Kent Sublette, Bryan Tucker, Jorma Taccone and Colin Jost for Saturday Night Live
Mike Sweeney, Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Frank Smiley, Jose Arroyo, Andres du Bouchet, Deon Cole, Josh Comers, Dan Cronin, Michael Gordon, Berkley Johnson, Brian Kiley, Laurie Kilmartin, Rob Kutner, Todd Levin, Brian McCann, Matt O'Brien and Brian Stack for ConanOutstanding Directing for a Variety, Music, or Comedy Special Don Roy King for Saturday Night Live - episode Host: Justin Timberlake
Gregg Gelfand for American Idol - episode 1024/1025A
James Hoskinson for The Colbert Report - episode 6112
Chuck O’Neil for The Daily Show With Jon Stewart - episode 16048
Jerry Foley for Late Show With David Letterman - episode Show 3333Outstanding Reality-Competition ProgramThe Amazing Race - CBS
American Idol - FOX
Dancing With The Stars - ABC
Project Runway - Lifetime
So You Think You Can Dance - FOX
Top Chef - BravoOutstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Connie Britton as Tami Taylor, Friday Night LightsJulianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick, The Good Wife
Kathy Bates as Harriet "Harry" Korn, Harry's Law
Mireille Enos as Sarah Linden, The Killing
Mariska Hargitay as Detective Olivia Benson, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson, Mad MenOutstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson, Boardwalk Empire
Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan, DexterKyle Chandler as Coach Eric Taylor, Friday Night Lights
Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House, House
Timothy Olyphant as Raylan Givens, Justified
Jon Hamm as Don Draper, Mad MenOutstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Kelly Macdonald as Margaret Schroeder, Boardwalk Empire
Archie Panjabi as Kalinda Sharma, The Good Wife
Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart, The Good WifeMargo Martindale as Mags Bennett, Justified
Michelle Forbes as Mitch Larsen, The Killing
Christina Hendricks as Joan Harris, Mad MenOutstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama SeriesPeter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Game of Thrones
Josh Charles as Will Gardner, The Good Wife
Alan Cumming as Eli Gold, The Good Wife
Walton Goggins as Boyd Crowder, Justified
John Slattery as Roger Sterling, Mad Men
Andre Braugher as Owen, Men of a Certain AgeOutstanding Drama Series
Friday Night Lights
Game Of Thrones
The Good WifeMad MenOutstanding Writing for a Drama Series Jason Katims for Friday Night Lights - episode "Always"
Matthew Weiner for Mad Men - episode "The Suitcase"
Maria Jacquemetton and Andre Jacquemetton for Mad Men - episode "Blowing Smoke"
David Benioff and D.B. Weiss for Game of Thrones - episode "Baelor"
Veena Sud for The Killing - episode "Pilot"Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Jeremy Podeswa for Boardwalk Empire - episode "Anastasia"
Neil Jordan for The Borgias - episode "The Poisoned Chalice/The Assassin"
Tim Van Patten for Game of Thrones - episode "Winter Is Coming"
Patty Jenkins for The Killing - episode "Pilot"Martin Scorsese for Boardwalk Empire - episode "Boardwalk Empire (pilot)"Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Diane Lane as Patricia Loud, Cinema Verite
Elizabeth McGovern as Cora, Countess of Grantham, Downton AbbeyKate Winslet as Mildred Pierce, Mildred Pierce
Taraji P. Henson as Tiffany Rubin, Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story
Jean Marsh as Rose Buck, Upstairs Downstairs (Masterpiece)Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Edgar Ramirez as Carlos, Carlos
Greg Kinnear as John F. Kennedy, The KennedysBarry Pepper as Bobby Kennedy, The Kennedys
Idris Elba as John Luther, Luther
Laurence Fishburne as Thurgood Marshall, Thurgood
William Hurt as Henry 'Hank' Paulson, Too Big Too FailOutstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A MovieMaggie Smith as Violet in Downton Abbey
Evan Rachel Wood as Veda Pierce in Mildred Pierce
Melissa Leo as Lucy Gessler in Mildred Pierce
Mare Winningham as Ida in Mildred Pierce
Eileen Atkins as Lady Maud Holland in Upstairs DownstairsOutstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Tom Wilkinson as Joe Kennedy in The KennedysGuy Pearce as Monty Beragon in Mildred Pierce
Brian F. O'Byrne as Bert Pierce in Mildred Pierce
Paul Giamatti as Ben Bernanke in Too Big To Fail
James Woods as Richard Fuld in Too Big To FailOutstanding Miniseries Or Movie
Cinema VeriteDownton Abbey
The Pillars Of The Earth
Too Big To FailOutstanding Directing for a Mini-Series, Movie or a Dramatic Special
Olivier Assayas for Carlos
Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini for Cinema Verite
Todd Haynes for Mildred Pierce
Curtis Hanson for Too Big to FaiBrian Percival for Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)Outstanding Writing for a Mini-Series, Movie or a Dramatic Special Julian Fellowes for Downton Abbey
Todd Haynes and Jon Raymond for Mildred Pierce
Steven Moffat for Sherlock: A Study in Pink
Peter Gould for Too Big to Fail
Heidi Thomas for Upstairs/Downstairs
Peter Dinklage who won for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Tyrion in Game of Thrones. In his acceptance speech he said that Walton Goggins deserved it for Justified - we agree.Julianna Margulies accepting the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for The Good Wife.