|Surveying the Emmy Awards
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Posted: September 23, 2013
by Ted Greenberg
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Last night was the biggest event in television: the 2013 Emmy Awards. The golden statuettes were handed out to the best and brightest in television. While I’m sure everyone is excited that Breaking Bad received a long overdue Emmy for Outstanding Drama, I’m more focused on the comedy awards. Naturally.
Modern Family achieved a three-peat – its third Outstanding Comedy Series in three years. This year the show’s actors were shut out, but the show won the top honor. Congrats.
Jim Parsons took home the Outstanding Lead Actor trophy for the third time in four years for his role on The Big Bang Theory while Julia Louis-Dreyfus won her second Lead Actress in a Comedy Emmy in a row for her role on Veep. This marks Louis-Dreyfus’ fourth Emmy overall for three series (Seinfeld, The New Adventures of Old Christine and Veep).
The Supporting Actor and Actress categories went to Tony Hale of Veep and Merritt Wever of Nurse Jackie, respectively. Hale also joined his co-star Louis-Dreyfus when she won, standing behind her much like his character on Veep. Wever had the most memorable speech of the night. Really a non-speech as she blurted a few thank yous and then walked off stage. Later, she said she didn’t expect to win. I believe her.
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