Another year, another Hollywood award show where really fancy golden barbecue skewers are handed out. The 64th annual Primetime Emmy Awards made for a relatively brisk (well, they stayed under three hours) while fairly predictable (well, at least drama had a new winner) evening. Host Jimmy Kimmel returned for the second time, and opened the show with a skit featuring some of the leading ladies of primetime. It was fitting, considering ladies stole the show in what was otherwise a relatively snoozy affair. Here is a look at the real winners and some should have been winners. Also, of course, the dresses.
Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series: Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Her mention of nipple covers and sister wives in her acceptance speech felt a little like she was auditioning for her own show on TLC.
Outstanding lead actor in a comedy series: Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
Ugh. This means I can’t like Duckie anymore.
Outstanding lead actress in a comedy series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Why, yes, Julia, it was a shame that Amy Poehler didn’t win.
Outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series: Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
I secretly wanted Schmidt to win. OK, not so secretly anymore.
Outstanding comedy series: Modern Family
Sure, its third consecutive win was predictable, but at least we got to ogle Sofia Vergara again.
Outstanding lead actress in a drama series: Claire Danes, Homeland
Claire gave a “holla” to Mandy Patinkin and her “baby daddy,” Hugh Darcy. Angela Chase be street, yo.
Outstanding lead actor in a drama series: Damian Lewis, Homeland
As soon as he beat Bryan Cranston, I knew Emmy voters had finally fallen out of love with Breaking Bad.