No doubt the Mad Men got good ridiculously drunk after the news of their shut out sunk in. Guess the TV Academy was tired of watching these MAD MEN drink on the job all day and have inappropriate inner-office relations, while they are hard at work giving these guys Emmys—STARK RAVING SOBER and watching yet another SEXUAL HARRASSMENT VIDEO. Or maybe they’re sick of watching the dashing Don Draper barely lift a finger as he scores huge ad clients and one hot chick after another.
But we don’t want to hate on Mr. McDashing, because poor Jon Hamm doesn’t have Don’s luck—he’s yet to take home the trophy for Best Actor in a Drama Series even though he’s been nominated 5 times! He’s the Susan Lucci of the ad men.
Freshman series Homeland ended Mad Men’s 4 year winning streak by nabbing the Best Drama Series award. Emmy #5 would have made history for Mad Men, but instead Homeland made history for Showtime—the pay cable net’s first ever Best Series Emmy win. Neither Weeds nor Dexter have won the coveted Emmy, but that’s probably because those shows center around a glorified drug dealer and a serial killer, where as Homeland at least features a psychotic CIA agent and a ‘turned’ American War Hero.
Aside from the Mad Men UPSET, the rest of the Emmy Awards telecast was basically a repeat of years past: Modern Family won Best Comedy (hooray!), The Daily Show won Best Variety, Comedy or Musical Series (yippy!) and The Amazing Race won Best Reality Series (hey! What about Honey Boo Boo??). Jimmy Kimmel gots decent reviews and we’ve always liked the guy, so we’ll give him due credit on a job well done too.
The three-hour telecast averaging 13.2 million viewers, ABC reported, which is up 6% versus last year’s near-record low.
Drama Series: Homeland
Comedy Series: Modern Family
Miniseries or Movie: Game Change
Variety, Comedy or Musical Series: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Reality-Competition Program: The Amazing Race
Host, Reality or Reality-Competition Program: Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars
Supporting Actor, Comedy: Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Supporting Actress, Comedy: Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Guest Actor, Comedy: Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live
Guest Actress, Comedy: Kathy Bates, Two and a Half Men
Lead Actor, Comedy: Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
Lead Actress, Comedy: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Supporting Actor, Drama: Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Supporting Actress, Drama: Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Guest Actress, Drama: Martha Plimpton, The Good Wife
Guest Actor, Drama: Jeremy Davies, Justified
Lead Actor, Drama: Damian Lewis, Homeland
Lead Actress, Drama: Claire Danes, Homeland
Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Tom Berenger, Hatfields & McCoys
Lead Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Julianne Moore, Game Change
Lead Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
Directing, Comedy: Steve Levitan, Modern Family
Directing, Drama: Tim Van Patten, Boardwalk Empire
Directing, Variety Special: Glenn Weiss, 65th Annual Tony Awards
Directing, Miniseries or Movie: Jay Roach, Game Change
Writing, Comedy: Louis C.K., Louie
Writing, Drama: Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff, Homeland
Writing, Variety, Music or Comedy Special: Louis C.K., Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theatre
Writing, Miniseries or Movie: Danny Strong, Game Change
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