62nd Primetime Emmy Awards

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62nd Primetime Emmy Awards
62nd Primetime Emmy Awards poster.jpg
Promotional poster.
Date
  • August 29, 2010[1] (Ceremony)
  • August 21[1] (Creative Arts Awards)
Location Nokia Theatre,
Los Angeles, California
Host Jimmy Fallon
Television/Radio coverage
Network NBC
Producer Don Mischer
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The 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, took place on August 29, 2010, at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California beginning at 5:00 p.m. PDT (00:00 UTC, August 30). Late Night host Jimmy Fallon emceed the ceremony for the first time.[2][3]

The ceremony honored the best in primetime 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, this tied 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 in a ceremony at the same venue, the Creative Arts Emmy Awards were presented. E! Network 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]

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
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

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 a Movie Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a 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 a Movie Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie

Guest performances[edit]

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Hosting[edit]

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program


Directing[edit]

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
  • Don Roy King for Saturday Night Live (NBC)
    • Jerry Foley for Late Show with David Letterman (CBS)
    • Jim Hoskinson for The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
    • Allan Kartun for The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (NBC)
    • Chuck O'Neil for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)


Writing[edit]

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
  • The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
    • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
    • Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)
    • Saturday Night Live (NBC)
    • The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (NBC)

Most major nominations[edit]

By network [note 1]
  • HBO – 38
  • NBC – 28
  • ABC – 20
  • CBS – 19
  • AMC / Fox – 15
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 / Fox / NBC / Showtime – 3
  • Comedy Central – 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]

Presenters at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards included:[8]

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] 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".[10]

People who appeared in the opening segment/number:

In Memoriam[edit]

The singer Jewel performed Beverley Knight' song "Shape of You" during the tribute: Art Linkletter, Fess Parker, Jimmy Dean, Art Clokey, Gene Barry, Roy E. Disney, Dorothy DeBorba, Soupy Sales, Jean Simmons, Peter Graves, Robert Culp, Caroline McWilliams, Merlin Olsen, Pernell Roberts, Patricia Neal, Bernie West, David Lloyd, Maury Chaykin, Corey Haim, Edward Woodward, James Gammon, Joanne Dillon, Andrew Koenig, Gary Coleman, John Forsythe, Rue McClanahan, Phil Harris, Brittany Murphy, Dixie Carter, Lynn Redgrave, Lena Horne, Dennis Hopper, and David L. Wolper.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Emmy Awards move to earlier date
  2. ^ Ray, Rachel (2010-08-30). "62nd Primetime Emmy Awards: NBC, US TV review". The Telegraph (London). Archived from the original on 2 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-01. 
  3. ^ "Key quotes from the Primetime Emmy Awards". Reuters.com. 2010-08-30. Archived from the original on 1 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-01. 
  4. ^ "62nd Primetime Emmy Awards". Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on 14 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-16. 
  5. ^ "62nd Primetime Emmy Awards Rules and Procedures". Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 2010-09-16. 
  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 29 August 2010. Retrieved September 16, 2010. [dead link]
  8. ^ "Final Presenters Announced for the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards". ATAS (Academy of Television Arts and Sciences). August 26, 2010. Archived from the original on 31 August 2010. Retrieved August 26, 2010. 
  9. ^ http://www.tvsquad.com/2010/08/29/jimmy-fallon-celebrates-glee-with-star-studded-emmy-skit/
  10. ^ http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1646750/20100829/story.jhtml

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