All that’s left are empty seats and disappointment, but never fear, the Emmy Blog is here.
Following those Monday blues, if you didn’t catch the star-studded night and are looking for some brief mindless entertainment, we have your highlights: who won, what television show trampled the competition, and even better, who lost! Last time, we recapped the Top Emmy Nods and their list of nominations. Let’s find out who actually walked the walk.
Mad Men: always a favorite, never a disappointment. The ever charming and rugged John Hamm failed to win for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, but the classic television show did pull away with its third consecutive win as Outstanding Drama Series, toppling the vampire empire True Blood and a subtle competitor, Breaking Bad. The glistening globe win for Outstanding Writing was also a third for Mad Men. Additional wins included Creative Emmys for Outstanding Casting and Outstanding Hairstyling, bringing the grand total to a celebratory four wins for Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce!
Mad Men’s network cousin, Breaking Bad, diminished their underdog persona to ride away with two colossal wins; Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Bryan Cranston took this honor) and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Eric Stonestreet), beating Mad Men as well as other television favorites in those categories. AMC is now THE network for quality television, not to mention racy storylines. Of course there were other networks that ended the night with bright smiles and shiny mantle pieces.
Another before-mentioned, HBO’s The Pacific, won its category to no one’s surprise. Anyone who watched the series could not deny that it was an ‘Outstanding Miniseries’ and deserved that title.
Best Series, Comedy: Modern Family
Best Actress, Drama: Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer
Best Actor, Comedy: Jim Parsons, Big Bang Theory
Best Actress, Comedy: Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Best Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Best Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Jane Lynch, Glee
Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: Top Chef
Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: Jeff Probst, Survivor
Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Betty White, Saturday Night Live
Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Neil Patrick Harris, Glee