65th Primetime Emmy Awards

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65th Primetime Emmy Awards
65th Primetime Emmy Awards Poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Date
Location Nokia Theatre,
Los Angeles, California
Hosted by Neil Patrick Harris
Most awards Drama: Breaking Bad / Homeland (2)
Comedy: Modern Family / Veep (2)
Miniseries: American Horror Story: Asylum / The Big C: Hereafter / The Hour / Political Animals (1)
Movie: Behind the Candelabra (3)
Most nominations Drama: Breaking Bad (8)
Comedy: 30 Rock (9)
Miniseries: American Horror Story: Asylum / Top of the Lake
Movie: Behind the Candelabra (6)
Website http://www.emmys.org/ Edit this on Wikidata
Television/radio coverage
Network CBS [1]
Produced by Ken Ehrlich

The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, honoring the best in prime time television programming from June 1, 2012 until May 31, 2013, were held on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at the Nokia Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles, California. CBS televised the ceremony within the United States. Actor Neil Patrick Harris hosted the Primetime Emmys for the second time, the Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony was held on September 15.[1]

Breaking Bad won Outstanding Drama Series for the first half of its fifth season, while Modern Family won Outstanding Comedy Series for the fourth consecutive time.

Netflix made history by earning the first Primetime Emmy Award nominations for original online only web television. Three of its web series, Arrested Development, Hemlock Grove, and House of Cards, earned a total of 14 nominations.[2] Netflix made history with three wins including David Fincher's Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for directing the pilot episode "Chapter 1" of House of Cards, as well as a pair of Creative Arts Emmy Awards, making "Chapter 1" the first Primetime Emmy-winning webisode.[3][4][5][6][7][8]

Winners and nominees[edit]

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold:

Jim Parsons, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series winner
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series winner
Jeff Daniels, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series winner
Claire Danes, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series winner
Michael Douglas, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie winner
Laura Linney, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie winner
Tony Hale, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series winner
Merritt Wever, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series winner
Bobby Cannavale, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series winner
Anna Gunn, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series winner
James Cromwell, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie winner
Ellen Burstyn, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie winner

Programs[edit]

Outstanding Comedy Series Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Variety Series Outstanding Miniseries or Movie
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


Choreography[edit]

Outstanding Choreography
  • Derek Hough for Dancing with the Stars (Routines: "Hey Pachuco" / "Para Los Rumberos" / "Walking on Air") (ABC)
    • Warren Carlyle for Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel (Live From Lincoln Center) (PBS)
    • Tabitha and Napoleon D'umo for So You Think You Can Dance (Routines: "Call of the Wild (Circle of Life)" / "Love Cats" / "Beautiful People") (Fox)
    • Allison Holker and Derek Hough for Dancing with the Stars (Routines: "Heart Cry" / "Stars") (ABC)
    • Mandy Moore for So You Think You Can Dance (Routines: "The Power of Love" / "Wild Horses") (Fox)
    • Sonya Tayeh for So You Think You Can Dance (Routines: "Possibly Maybe" / "Turning Page" / "Sail") (Fox)
    • Travis Wall for So You Think You Can Dance (Routines: "Where the Light Gets In" / "Without You" / "Unchained Melody") (Fox)

Directing[edit]

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series 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 Series Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special
  • The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
    • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
    • Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)
    • Portlandia (IFC)
    • Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)
    • Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Academy's "hanging episodes" rule[edit]

The Television Academy was alerted to an issue with "hanging episodes" by Starz, the channel has numerous series with multiple "hanging episodes". "Hanging episodes" are episodes broadcast after the Academy's deadline for consideration that are part of a season that began before the deadline. For instance, in 2012, Starz's Magic City and AMC's Mad Men both ended their seasons in June, after the May 31 deadline. These episodes were allowed to be webcast for award consideration prior to their telecast should that telecast air after the submission period has closed, the Academy had prior rules stipulating that eligible episodes be presented on the same platform as the episodes that qualify the series.[9]

Most major nominations[edit]

By network [note 1]
  • HBO – 37
  • NBC – 22
  • Showtime – 17
  • ABC – 16
  • AMC – 15
  • FX – 11
  • CBS – 10
  • PBS – 7
  • Fox / Netflix / Sundance Channel – 5
  • USA – 3
By program
  • 30 Rock (NBC) – 9
  • Breaking Bad (AMC) / Modern Family (ABC) / Saturday Night Live (NBC) – 8
  • Downton Abbey (PBS) / Homeland (Showtime) / Mad Men (AMC) – 7
  • Behind the Candelabra (HBO) – 6

Most major awards[edit]

By network [note 1]
  • HBO – 7
  • Showtime – 4
  • ABC / NBC – 3
  • AMC / Comedy Central – 2
By program
  • Behind the Candelabra (HBO) – 3
  • Breaking Bad (AMC) / The Colbert Report (Comedy Central) / Homeland (Showtime) / Modern Family (ABC) / Veep (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:[10][11][12]

In Memoriam[edit]

Prior to the In Memoriam segment:

A video was then presented paying tribute to the TV stars and well known behind-the-scenes workers who had died since the previous Primetime Emmy Awards broadcast, including:

Reception[edit]

Critical[edit]

The reviews for the ceremony were mostly negative. Brian Lowry of Variety panned the show, writing: "By the time the show was over, it was hard not to think we could have done with at least one less musical number, or one less memorial tribute, in order to let the winners — including high-profile ones in major categories — actually deliver an acceptance speech without hearing piano music kick in just as they started warming up."[13] Melisa Maerz of Entertainment Weekly also gave the ceremony a negative review, writing: "All of which begged the question: What does the Emmys really offer us, anyway, that we can't get elsewhere? Witty banter? (There was more of that online.) Red-carpet gawking? (Nothing here that you can't see on Instagram.) Exclusive access to the Mani Cam? If you're only tuning in to see which under-appreciated shows to add to your DVR queue, well, Twitter can tell you that better than the Emmys, especially when a mediocre season of Modern Family wins against Louie, Girls, and Veep. The one thing the Emmys is still very good at? Creating consensus. But maybe that's the problem, this year, the consensus was that the Emmys were bad."[14]

Ratings[edit]

The broadcast received 17.63 million viewers, the largest audience in total viewers since 2005.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Key Dates Announced for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. December 1, 2012. Retrieved December 1, 2012. 
  2. ^ Stelter, Brian (July 18, 2013). "Netflix Does Well in 2013 Primetime Emmy Nominations". The New York Times. Retrieved July 18, 2013. 
  3. ^ Cheney, Alexandra; Sharma, Amol (September 23, 2013). "Netflix Makes Some History With Showing at Emmys". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Netflix Wins Three Emmys, 'House Of Cards' Shut Out Of Major Categories". The Huffington Post. September 23, 2013. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Breaking Bad named Best Drama at the Emmys... but Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul miss out on individual gongs". Daily Mail. September 23, 2013. Retrieved September 24, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Breaking Bad and Modern Family take home top Emmy honours". The Guardian. September 23, 2013. Retrieved September 24, 2013. 
  7. ^ "'Breaking Bad,' 'Modern Family' are top shows at Emmys". USA Today. September 23, 2013. Retrieved September 24, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Emmy nominations 2013: "House of Cards" makes history, "American Horror Story" leads" (PDF). CBS. July 18, 2013. Retrieved July 18, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Additional Rule Changes for Primetime Emmys Announced". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved March 20, 2013. 
  10. ^ Bibel, Sara (September 19, 2013). "Final Presenters Announced for the '65th Primetime Emmy Awards' Including Connie Britten & Stephen Amell". Zap2it via Academy press release. Retrieved September 20, 2013. 
  11. ^ Miller, Victoria Leigh (September 5, 2013). "Girl Power! 4 Dynamic Lady Duos Will Present at the Emmys". Yahoo!. Retrieved September 5, 2013. 
  12. ^ Bibel, Sara (September 3, 2013). "Michael Douglas & Matt Damon Announced as Presenters at the '65th Primetime Emmy Awards' September 22 on CBS". Zap2it via Academy press release. Retrieved September 3, 2013. 
  13. ^ Lowry, Brian. "TV Review: 65th Primetime Emmy Awards". Retrieved June 20, 2014. 
  14. ^ Maerz, Melissa. "Emmys 2013 review: What the upsets say about the way we watch TV now". Retrieved June 20, 2014. 
  15. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (September 23, 2013). "CBS' Broadcast of 'The 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards' Delivers Largest Audience Since 2005". Zap2it. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 

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