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The 2013 Emmy Awards

By Kelly Conaboy / September 23, 2013 - 10:30 am

After spending fourteen hours, give or take, watching celebrities fumble the introductions of other celebrities, sad tributes to people who died and not-so-sad tributes to people who died who weren’t important enough for a sad tribute, awards being given out to not even the correct strangers, and awful, oh, god, just terrible bits, it’s important to try to remember some of the enjoyable things. It ended, right? We’re not still watching it! That is a major plus. We didn’t die during it (fingers crossed), so the Emmys won’t be the last thing we see. That’s a good thing to remember. Oh, Breaking Bad won for Outstanding Drama! That was nice! And remember when Tony Hale won? That was great. Remember SHEMAR MOORE? Probably my favorite moment of the night was when the Emmys came back from commercial and Shemar Moore said, “Well, it’s me again.” Hahaha. Shemar! Who are you?! SHEMAR 4 EMMYS 2014! Shemar 4 Emmys 2013, go back and have him host this one over again and win all of the awards! I have to admit that I did watch Breaking Bad when it was on during the second hour of the Emmys, but I would check back during commercial Breaking Breaks. The first time I checked back Anna Gunn had won, which was great. SHE NEEDS THE WIN, LOL. The second time I checked back Aaron Paul and Jonathan Banks had lost, which was nuts. The third time I checked back I think the country singer lady was singing a Beatles song, which was confusing, and then after Breaking Bad ended and I checked back in for good THIS was happening:


YUCK. SOME SHOWS GOOD, OTHER SHOWS MEGA YUCK. This was very confusing for me, when I returned. I didn’t know that choreography was a category, so I thought they were just giving a meaningless award to whoever choreographed the best bit? Whatever. And, as it turns out, Walt didn’t win his award, either?! And Jeff Daniels won instead, for The Newsroom?!?!?! Come on, Emmys. I know you generally have to be wrong, but do you have to be the most wrong? Chill out! Here is the full list of winners:

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
Breaking Bad

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
Modern Family

OUTSTANDING MOVIE OR MINISERIES
Behind The Candelabra

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Michael Douglas as Liberace, Behind The Candelabra

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Ellen Burstyn as Margaret Barrish Worthington, Political Animals

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING, MINI-SERIES OR TV MOVIE
Steven Soderbergh, Behind The Candelabra

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
James Cromwell as Dr. Arthur Arden, American Horror Story: Asylum

OUTSTANDING WRITING, MINI-SERIES OR TV MOVIE
Abi Morgan, The Hour

OUTSTANDING VARIETY SERIES
The Colbert Report

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY
Derek Hough, Dancing With The Stars

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING, VARIETY SERIES
Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live

OUTSTANDING WRITING, VARIETY SERIES
The Colbert Report

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING, DRAMA SERIES
David Fincher, House of Cards

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison, Homeland

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Jeff Daniels as Will McAvoy, The Newsroom

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Bobby Cannavale as Gyp Rosetti, Boardwalk Empire

OUTSTANDING REALITY COMPETITION
The Voice

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Anna Gunn as Skyler White, Breaking Bad

OUTSTANDING WRITING, DRAMA SERIES
Henry Bromell, Homeland, “Q&A”

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Laura Linney as Cathy Jamison, The Big C: Hereafter

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING, COMEDY SERIES
Gail Mancuso, Modern Family, “Arrested”

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer, Veep

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Tony Hale as Gary Walsh, Veep

OUTSTANDING WRITING, COMEDY SERIES
Tina Fey and Tracey Wigfield, 30 Rock, “Last Lunch”

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Merritt Wever as Zoey Barkow, Nurse Jackie