65th Primetime Emmy Awards
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|65th Primetime Emmy Awards|
Los Angeles, California
|Host||Neil Patrick Harris|
|Producer||Ken Ehrlich and Neil Patrick Harris|
The 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards honoring the best in American primetime television programming from June 1, 2012 until May 31, 2013, were held on 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.
Breaking Bad won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series for the first part of its fifth season, while Modern Family won its fourth consecutive Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series.
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. 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-awarded webisode.
- 1 Winners and nominees
- 2 Most major nominations
- 3 Most major wins
- 4 Presenters
- 5 In memoriam
- 6 Reception
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Winners and nominees
Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.
|Outstanding Comedy Series||Outstanding Drama Series|
|Outstanding Variety Series||Outstanding Miniseries or Movie|
|Outstanding Reality - Competition Program|
|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|
|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|
|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 a Dramatic Special|
|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 a Dramatic Special|
Academy's "hanging episodes" rule
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.
Most major nominations
- By network
- HBO – 37
- NBC – 22
- Showtime – 17
- ABC – 16
- AMC – 15
- Netflix – 14
- FX – 11
- CBS/Warner Channel – 10
- PBS – 7
- Sundance Channel – 5
- FOX – 5
- USA Network – 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
- American Horror Story: Asylum (FX) / Game of Thrones (HBO) / Louie (FX) / Phil Spector (HBO) / Top of the Lake (Sundance Channel) – 5
- Girls (HBO) / House of Cards (Netflix) / The Big Bang Theory (CBS) / The Good Wife (CBS) / Veep (HBO) – 4
- Political Animals (USA Network) – 3
Most major wins
- Behind the Candelabra (HBO) – 3
- Breaking Bad (AMC) / Homeland (Showtime) / Modern Family (American Broadcasting Company) / The Colbert Report (Comedy Central) / Veep (HBO) – 2
- Malin Åkerman
- Stephen Amell
- Will Arnett
- Alec Baldwin
- Andre Braugher
- Connie Britton
- Dan Bucatinsky
- Diahann Carroll
- Don Cheadle
- Emilia Clarke
- Bryan Cranston
- Matt Damon
- Claire Danes
- Emily Deschanel
- Zooey Deschanel
- Michael Douglas
- Edie Falco
- Jimmy Fallon
- Anna Faris
- Will Ferrell
- Tina Fey
- Michael J. Fox
- Tim Gunn
- Jon Hamm
- Alyson Hannigan
- Mark Harmon
- Allison Janney
- Mindy Kaling
- Jimmy Kimmel
- Heidi Klum
- Melissa Leo
- LL Cool J
- Jane Lynch
- Julianna Margulies
- Margo Martindale
- Dylan McDermott
- Bob Newhart
Prior to the In Memoriam segment:
- Robin Williams presented a tribute to Jonathan Winters
- Rob Reiner presented a tribute to Jean Stapleton
- Jane Lynch presented a tribute to Cory Monteith
- Michael J. Fox presented a tribute to Gary David Goldberg
- Edie Falco presented a tribute to James Gandolfini
A video was then presented paying tribute to the TV stars and well known behind-the-scenes workers who had died since the previous Emmy Awards broadcast, including David Frost, Dennis Farina, Annette Funicello, Eydie Gorme, Dale Robertson, Larry Hagman, set director Leslie Frankenheimer, Conrad Bain, Maxine Stuart, Lee Thompson Young, executive Preston Davis, producer Alan Kirschenbaum, ATAS executive James Loper, Lou Myers, Milo O'Shea, casting director Fran Bascom, publisict Lois Smith, film critic Roger Ebert, director Emily Squires, producer Bonnie Dore, Eileen Brennan, Bonnie Franklin, Russell Means, producer Milt Hoffman, director Jack Shea, Jeanne Cooper, Allan Arbus, director Henry Bromell, David Connell, Charles Durning, writer Richard Matheson, Harry Carey, Jr.., sportcaster Ken Venturi & Pat Summerall, producer Steve Sabol, Alex Karras, Jack Klugman, Jenni Rivera, publicist Eddie Michaels, Michael Ansara, art director Charles Lisanby, writer Fay Kanin, Emanuel Steward, sound pioneer Ray Dolby, Julie Harris, Deborah Raffin, Patti Page, and Andy Williams.
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." 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."
The broadcast received 17.63 million viewers, the largest audience in total viewers since 2005.
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