OUTSTANDING DRAMA - Breaking Bad
OUTSTANDING ACTRESS DRAMA - Claire Danes, Homeland
OUTSTANDING ACTOR DRAMA - Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS DRAMA - Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR DRAMA - Bobby Cannavale, Boardwalk Empire
OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS DRAMA - Carrie Preston, The Good Wife
OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR DRAMA - Dan Bucatinsky, Scandal
OUTSTANDING WRITING DRAMA - Henry Bromell, Homeland
OUTSTANDING DIRECTING DRAMA - David Fincher, House of Cards
OUTSTANDING COMEDY - Modern Family
OUTSTANDING ACTRESS COMEDY - Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
OUTSTANDING ACTOR COMEDY - Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS COMEDY - Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR COMEDY - Tony Hale, Veep
OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS COMEDY - Melissa Leo, Louie
OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR COMEDY - Bob Newhart, The Big Bang Theory
OUTSTANDING WRITING COMEDY - Tina Fey & Tracey Wigfield, 30 Rock
OUTSTANDING DIRECTING COMEDY - Gail Mancuso, Modern Family
OUTSTANDING REALITY SHOW HOST - Heidi Klum & Tim Gunn, Project Runway
OUTSTANDING REALITY SHOW COMPETITION - The Voice
OUTSTANDING VARIETY, MUSIC, OR COMEDY SERIES - The Colbert Report
OUTSTANDING WRITING VARIETY SERIES - (17 writers), The Colbert Report
OUTSTANDING DIRECTING VARIETY SERIES - Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live
OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY - Derek Hough, Dancing with the Stars
OUTSTANDING TV MINISERIES OR MOVIE - Behind the Candelabra
OUTSTANDING ACTRESS TV MINISERIES - Laura Linney, The Big C: Hereafter
OUTSTANDING ACTOR TV MINISERIES - Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS - Ellen Burstyn, Political Animals
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR - James Cromwell, American Horror Story: Asylum
OUTSTANDING WRITING TV MINISERIES - Abi Morgan, The Hour
OUTSTANDING DIRECTING TV MINISERIES - Steven Soderbergh, Behind the Candelabra
The show was hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, and it therefore felt more like the Tonys than the Emmys a lot of the time. A dance number in the middle of the show? A choreography sequence in Hour 3? For this, they cut short Anna Gunn's speech?
Favorite parts of the show:
- Kevin Spacey's bit in the opening sequence.
- The acceptance speeches of Merritt Wever and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
- Will Ferrell's "couldn't find a babysitter" presentation.
- General unpredictability.
Some of the categories:
- Loved that Breaking Bad won Best Drama. Was kinda hoping Veep or Big Bang Theory would win Best Comedy, since Mod-Fam and 30 Rock have won it the past seven years between them.
- Jeff Daniels for The Newsroom was a shocker. Thought it should have gone to Cranston, or Hamm, or Spacey, or Lewis, or Bonneville.
- Bobby Cannavale for Boardwalk Empire was a surprise, but I guess I'm okay with it. I probably would've gone with Aaron Paul or Mandy Patinkin.
- I never watch Nurse Jackie, so I have no idea how good Merritt Wever is. I would've picked Anna Chlumsky or Mayim Bialik.
As to the In Memorium, they gave five special tributes to Jonathan Winters, Jean Stapleton, Cory Monteith, Gary David Goldberg, and James Gandolfini. (They really thought the spot should go to Monteith instead of Jack Klugman or Larry Hagman?) But they didn't play any clips; we only got testimonials. And same with the regular In Memorium, we got only photos. Anyway, stretching out the death theme made the whole event more of a bummer than usual.