62nd Primetime Emmy Awards

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62nd Primetime Emmy Awards
62nd Primetime Emmy Awards poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Date
Location Nokia Theatre,
Los Angeles, California
Hosted by Jimmy Fallon
Most awards Comedy: Modern Family (3)
Drama: Breaking Bad / Mad Men (2)
Miniseries / Movie: Temple Grandin (5)
Most nominations Comedy: Glee (11)
Drama: Mad Men (10)
Miniseries / Movie: Temple Grandin / You Don't Know Jack (7)
Television/radio coverage
Network NBC
Produced by Don Mischer

The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards, presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, were held on Sunday, August 29, 2010, at the Nokia Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles, California beginning at 5:00 p.m. PDT (00:00 UTC; August 30). Comedian and Late Night host Jimmy Fallon hosted the ceremony for the first time.[2][3]

The ceremony honored the best in prime time television programming from June 1, 2009 until May 31, 2010,[4][5] the HBO miniseries The Pacific won eight awards, the most for any program this year, including Outstanding Miniseries. ABC's freshman series Modern Family was the most honored comedy series of the year with six awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series. AMC's period piece drama Mad Men won four awards, including Outstanding Drama Series, its third consecutive victory in that category. The HBO film Temple Grandin won five major awards, tying the record for most major wins by a television film, set by Promise in 1987.

The ceremony was telecast live coast-to-coast in the United States by NBC, the first such broadcast since ABC did so for the 34th ceremony held in 1976.[6] The ceremony was held before its usual mid-September date to avoid a conflict with NBC Sunday Night Football.[7]

On August 21, 2010, the Creative Arts Emmy Awards were presented at the same venue. E! aired clips from the ceremony on August 28, the evening preceding the night of the primetime telecast.

The ceremony was received well by critics, with much praise going to the quality of the production, the voting trends and the entertainment factor. Jimmy Fallon received unanimous acclaim for his performance as the host, with some critics citing him as one of the greatest Emmy hosts in recent times.

Winners and nominees[edit]

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold:

Jim Parsons, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series winner
Edie Falco, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series winner
Bryan Cranston, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series winner
Kyra Sedgwick, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series winner
Al Pacino, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie winner
Claire Danes, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie winner
Eric Stonestreet, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series winner
Jane Lynch, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series winner
Aaron Paul, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series winner
Archie Panjabi, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series winner
David Strathairn, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie winner
Julia Ormond, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie winner

Programs[edit]

Outstanding Comedy Series Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Series Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Special
Outstanding Made for Television Movie Outstanding Miniseries
Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

Acting[edit]

Lead performances[edit]

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

Supporting performances[edit]

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

Directing[edit]

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music, or Comedy Special Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special

Writing[edit]

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music, or Comedy Special Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special
  • 63rd Tony Awards (CBS)
    • 82nd Academy Awards (ABC)
    • Bill Maher ...But I'm Not Wrong (HBO)
    • The Kennedy Center Honors (CBS)
    • Wanda Sykes: I'ma Be Me (HBO)

Most major nominations[edit]

By network [note 1]
  • HBO – 38
  • ABC / CBS / NBC – 16
  • AMC – 14
  • Fox – 10
By program
  • Glee (Fox) – 11
  • 30 Rock (NBC) / Mad Men (AMC) – 10
  • Modern Family (ABC) – 9
  • The Good Wife (CBS) / Lost (ABC) / Temple Grandin (HBO) / You Don't Know Jack (HBO) – 7
  • Saturday Night Live (NBC) – 6

Most major awards[edit]

By network [note 1]
  • HBO – 8
  • AMC / CBS – 4
  • ABC – 3
  • Comedy Central / Fox / Showtime – 2
By program
  • Temple Grandin (HBO) – 5
  • Glee (Fox) / Modern Family (ABC) – 3
  • You Don't Know Jack (HBO) – 2
Notes
  1. ^ a b "Major" constitutes the categories listed above: Program, Acting, Directing, and Writing. Does not include the technical categories.

Presenters[edit]

The awards were presented by the following:[8]

In Memoriam[edit]

The singer Jewel performed Beverley Knight's song "Shape of You" during the tribute:

Opening number[edit]

This Primetime Emmy telecast commenced with a cold open spoofing the musical drama series Glee. Host Jimmy Fallon convinces several Glee castmembers to "enlist" in a singing competition in order for them to earn money for tickets to the Emmy ceremony.[9][10] Together they recruit several nominees and famous television personalities in and around the Nokia Theatre for help, they break out in song to Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run".[11]

People who appeared in the opening segment/number:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Emmy Awards move to earlier date
  2. ^ Ray, Rachel (August 30, 2010). "62nd Primetime Emmy Awards: NBC, US TV review". The Daily Telegraph. London. Archived from the original on September 2, 2010. Retrieved September 1, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Key quotes from the Primetime Emmy Awards". Reuters. August 30, 2010. Archived from the original on September 1, 2010. Retrieved September 1, 2010. 
  4. ^ "62nd Primetime Emmy Awards". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Archived from the original on September 14, 2010. Retrieved September 16, 2010. 
  5. ^ "62nd Primetime Emmy Awards Rules and Procedures" (PDF). Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved September 16, 2010. 
  6. ^ "NBC Confirms the Emmys Will Be Live On The West Coast". TV Squad. America Online. August 26, 2010. Retrieved March 5, 2010. 
  7. ^ Block, Alex (August 27, 2010). "Big Emmy ratings come with consequences". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on August 29, 2010. Retrieved September 16, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Final Presenters Announced for the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. August 26, 2010. Archived from the original on August 31, 2010. Retrieved August 26, 2010. 
  9. ^ Stanley, T.L. (August 31, 2010). "Jimmy Fallon scores with Emmys' 'Glee' spoof". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Publishing. Retrieved June 12, 2015. 
  10. ^ Bentley, Jean (August 29, 2015). "Jimmy Fallon's Emmy Opening Number Celebrates 'Glee' With Star-Studded Rendition of 'Born to Run' (VIDEO)". AOL TV. AOL. Retrieved June 12, 2015. 
  11. ^ Vena, Joycelyn (August 29, 2010). "Emmys Pay Homage To ‘Glee’ In Opening Number". Viacom Media Networks. MTV. Retrieved June 12, 2015. 

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