I love watching TV way more than I should. I mean, I have a gigantic TO DO list to work on. Thanks to three TV's in the house, as well as three computer monitors and Hulu, I'm able to watch my favorite shows and even discover some new ones. The 65th Emmy Awards aimed to reward the best of what's on the small screen and this year was full of surprises.
The host for the glamorous awards show was lovable, talented Neil Patrick Harris, joined by a stage full of previous hosts in his opening number. Pantone's 2013 color of the year, green, translated into many gowns worn by celebrities on the red carpet. Among the touching (and many) tributes to fallen stars was one for "Glee" star Cory Monteith given by Jane Lynch, as well as another heartfelt memorial of James Gandolfini by Edie Falco. Some viewers said this year was the strangest Emmy night ever, filled with too many eulogies and weird musical numbers.
"Behind the Candelabra" received more Emmy praise than any other HBO show, rewarding Michael Douglas with his first Emmy ever.
The list of award categories is ridiculously long, so here are just some of the big categories that the fans are most interested in:
— Actor, Drama Series: Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom,” HBO
— Drama Series: “Breaking Bad,” AMC
— 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
— Actor, Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS
— 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, Tracey Wigfield, “30 Rock,” NBC
— Miniseries or Movie: “Behind the Candelabra,” HBO
— Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Michael Douglas, “Behind the Candelabra,” HBO
— Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Laura Linney, “The Big C: Hereafter,” Showtime
— Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: James Cromwell, “American Horror Story: Asylum,” FX Networks
— 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