Last Sunday night was the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre on Sept. 22, 2013, in Los Angeles
Here are some highlights.
Will Ferrel and his sons announced the Outstanding Comedy and Drama series. Will came out wearing just a T-shirt and short and in tow his three sons with the same attire he was wearing. Looked like he couldn’t find a baby sitter and lost his tuxedo, but that was good. “This is the Emmys, don’t blow this for me guys,” he said. Then one of them wanted to go the bathroom. He told him to hold it. One was playing a game and the two of them were standing and waiting to go home or to the bathroom.
Nurse Jackie star Merrit Wever’s won for best supporting actress in a comedy and one of the best speeches ever, there should be a category for the next Emmy Awards, one for best speeches. She said “Thank you. I gotta go.” What she meant by this, she needed to go to the bathroom. She was surprised that she won and speechless of what to say to her fellow costars and friends.
While accepting his award for Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie, “Behind the Candelabra” star Michael Douglas gave a special shout out to his Liberace movie co-star, Matt Damon. “This is a two-hander, and Matt, you’re only as good as your other hand,” Douglas cheekily said, as Damon laughingly waved off the praise. “You really deserve half of this,” Douglas continued. “So, do you want the bottom, or the top?”
Since Liberace was gay and Michael Douglas, played him in the movie was teasing Matt Damon. You have to see this movie, it was incredibly well done, Behind the Candelabra it’s playing on HBO and it’s already out on DVD since September 17, 2013.
If you haven’t seen Bob Newhart Show, it is still one of the funniest TV show and he made a guest appearance on the Big Bang Theory. Still funny has ever. He makes me laugh when he comes either on the big screen or TV screen. He’s an icon. The audience gave him a stand ovation.
“Was that a compliment, or were you just trying to rub it in?” said Newhart.
In memorial when celebrities die within the year, they should select who were memorable to us and contributed to the entertainment community and how many Emmys they had. James Gandolfini, memorialized by Edie Falco; Jonathan Winters, by Robin Williams; Jean Stapleton, by Rob Reiner; writer-producer Gary David Goldberg, by Michael J. Fox and Cory Monteith, by Jane Lynch. As you may know Cory Monteith died with an overdose of drugs. Of course he was talented young actor, but he never received an Emmy for his work. Other actors, like Jack Klugman, Dennis Farina, Annette Funicello, Bonnie Franklin, Julie Harris and Andy Williams. received Emmys for their work. Cory was young when he passed away. Probably they wanted to pay respect for song and dance on Glee. Plus they could have show clips of their performance for each, it only take six to ten seconds for each one. I hope next awards like the Oscar 2014 could have done better.
Jim Parsons poses backstage with award for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series for his role on “The Big Bang Theory.” His third win.
Derrek Hough won his first award as a choreography for “Dancing with The Stars”
Here are the rest of the winners:
Drama Series: “Breaking Bad” (AMC)
Actor, Drama Series: Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom (HBO)
Actress, Drama Series: Claire Danes, “Homeland” (Showtime)
Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Bobby Cannavale, “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Anna Gunn, “Breaking Bad” (AMC)
Directing, Drama Series: David Fincher, “House of Cards” (Netflix)
Writing, Drama Series: Henry Bromell, “Homeland” (Showtime)
Comedy Series: “Modern Family” (ABC)
Lead Actor, Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
Lead Actress, Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep,” (HBO)
Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Tony Hale, “Veep” (HBO)
Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Merritt Wever, “Nurse Jackie” (Showtime)
Directing, Comedy Series: Gail Mancuso, “Modern Family” (ABC)
Writing, Comedy Series: Tina Fey and Tracey Wigfield, “30 Rock” (NBC)
Miniseries or Movie: “Behind the Candelabra” (HBO)
Lead Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Michael Douglas, “Behind the Candelabra” (HBO)
Lead Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Laura Linney, “The Big C: Hereafter” (Showtime)
Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: James Cromwell, “American Horror Story: Asylum” (FX)
Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Ellen Burstyn, “Political Animals” (USA)
Directing, Miniseries or Movie: Steven Soderbergh, “Behind the Candelabra” (HBO)
Writing, Miniseries or Movie: Abi Morgan, “The Hour” (BBC America)
Reality-Competition Program: “The Voice” (NBC)
Variety Series: “The Colbert Report” (Comedy Central)
Writing, Variety Series: “The Colbert Report” (Comedy Central)
Directing, Variety Series: Don Roy King, “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
Choreography: Derek Hough, “Dancing With the Stars” (ABC)