And the Winner is…

A review of the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards

The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards proved to be just as spectacular as expected.  Jane Lynch was the perfect choice for host this year. She showed great charisma and elegance. Her beginning skit was hilarious and, no surprise here, musical!  Her singing voice  had such a beautiful tone to it.  Some of the nominees were featured during the opening skit such as cast members from The Big Bang Theory and Mad Men.  Lynch even came face to face with her alter ego Sue Sylvester from Glee.

Host veteran Ricky Gervais made an appearance and poked fun at his controvercial hosting gig from the previous year.  His sense of humor was shown through by using a “colorful” play on his words.  He seemed to steal the show with his cameo.  Perhaps another hosting year is in store for him?

Halfway through the show, there was a special musical performance by The Lonely Island. The band featuring funny-man Andy Samburg, is featured on Emmy award nominee Saturday Night Light in short segments called “Digital Shorts.” It indeed was surprising because the band’s friends Michael Bolton, Akon, Ed Helms, Maya Roudoulf, and John Stamos made an appearance.

The moment that stood out to me was by far the category of Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series.  Sofia Vergara and Rob Low were the presenters.  As each nominee was being announced, the women took to the stage and created such a hilarious atmosphere.  The witty women waited in anticipation for their names to be called by holding hands in a very “pagent” manner.  Melissa McArthy was at last named the winner, and was provided with a crown and bouquet of flowers.  Never have I ever seen such an origional and hilarious moment during an award show.

As the title promises, it’s time to announce who the winners of the evening were.

Here they are:


Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Julie Bowen- Modern Family

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series:  Ty Burrel- Modern Family

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Melissa McArthy– Mike and Molly

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series:  Jim Parsons- The Big Bang Theory

Outstanding Comedy Series:  Modern Family



Supporting Actress in a Drama Series:  Margo Martindale- Justified

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:  Peter Dinklage- The Game of Thrones

Lead Actress in a Drama Series:  Julianna Margulies- The Good Wife

Lead Actor in a Drama Series:  Kyle Chandler- Friday Night Lights

Outstanding Drama Series:  Mad Men


Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie: Maggie Smith- Downton Abbey

Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie: Guy Pearce- Monty Beragon

Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie: Kate Winslet- Mildred Pierce

Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie: Barry Pepper- The Kennedys

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie: Downton Abbey


Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Series:  (For the 9th year in a row) The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program:  Jeff Probst- Survivor

Reality-Competition Program:  The Amazing Race