• 'Breaking Bad,' 'Modern Family' crowned at Emmys

    Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, and Bryan Cranston attend the Governors Ball during the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Breaking Bad," the brutal, drug-fueled saga of an everyman's ambition turned evil, captured its first best drama Emmy Award on Sunday, denying the online series "House of Cards" a history-making honor.

    "I did not see this coming," said "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan, tipping his hat to Netflix's political thriller "House of Cards," the first digital contender for top Emmy honors.

    Attention and acclaim for the AMC cable channel's "Breaking Bad" has built as it nears the end of its five-season run next Sunday, with the final eight-episode arc eligible for next year's Emmys.

    "Modern Family" won its fourth consecutive trophy for top comedy series even though its oft-honored cast was shut out this time.

    Jeff Daniels won the Emmy for best drama series actor for his portrayal of an idealistic TV anchorman in "The Newsroom," with Claire Danes capturing top actress honors for her troubled CIA agent in "Homeland."

    Read More »from 'Breaking Bad,' 'Modern Family' crowned at Emmys
  • Tony Hale accepts the award for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series for his role on “Veep” at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre on Sunday Sept. 22, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)Tony Hale mentioned a Tallahassee acting school during his speech—does it really exist? Did he really go there? Anyone else famous go there?

    As cool as that would be, no, Tony Hale did not spontaneously make up an imaginary, Hogwarts-esque acting school during his Emmys acceptance speech. The Young Actors Theatre is real, it’s in Florida, it’s huge — the fourth-largest youth theater in the country — and it has helped launch actors such as Hale, Cheryl Hines of "Curb Your Enthusiasm," and others.

    [ Related: 2013 Emmys red carpet report card ]

    Not that Hale wasn’t already talented right out of the gate.

    Read More »from Burning Question: What's the Deal With Tony Hale's Tallahassee Acting School?
  • LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22:  Writer/producer  Vince Gilligan accepts the award for 'Breaking Bad,' winner for Best Drama Series onstage during the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

    10. America's Jolliest Announcer

    From the moment the doors opened, the voice of the public-address announcer urging the audience into their seats kept the crowd laughing. Some of his biggest laugh lines:

    • "Please make your way to your seats... The seat fillers are starting to get their hopes up."
    • "The show is starting shortly... This is the perfect excuse to get away from the conversation you are trying to escape."
    • "Attention please, the show will start without you. It will be tragic, but it will."

    9. The Big Threat for Can't-Shut-Up Acceptance Speakers

    At 4:57 p.m. PT the producers still weren't sure if the show would start on time as the Jets-Bills game dragged on. As the minutes ticked away, they gave an obligatory memo over the P.A. to try and keep speeches short: "This year we decided we aren't going to play music [to cut you off], instead our plan is if you go long, this..." and on the screens appeared the Red Wedding scene from "Game of Thrones."

    8. "Breaking Bad" Was the Home-Court Favorite

    Every "Breaking Bad" mention got huge applause from the audience (actor, show, anything in promos). The crowd lost it when "Breaking Bad" won the night's final prize. Literally shouts of "yes!" and "thank God!" erupted throughout the room.

    [Photos: Emmys Red Carpet Report Card]

    7. The Merritt Badge

    Even presenter Tina Fey was surprised when Merritt Wever won. But Fey loved Wever's one-line speech, dying laughing as Fey escorted her out. Later in the night, before the final two segments, the executive producer came out and said to the crowd, "Bless Merritt Wever," reminding people to keep their speeches short.

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus winner of the award for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series for her role on "Veep" poses with Tony Hale winner of the award for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series for his role on "Veep" at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre on Sunday Sept. 22, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)

    6. Best. Cast. Ever.

    The entire "Veep" team was on its feet for Tony Hale's Best Supporting win, staying there as Julia Louis-Dreyfus fist-pumped her way down the aisle to accept her Best Actress award. Hands down, the Veeps were the most fun cast in the room, their excitement palpable. Julia and Tony laughed and held hands as as they ran off stage. And the whole group posed for selfies together during commercial breaks.

    5. No Sore Losers in This "Family"

    Julie Bowen, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Ty Burell met up in aisle during third commercial break to chat and catch up. Laughing and happy, there wasn't a hint of bitterness to be seen despite the "Modern Family" cast being shut out of acting awards.

    [Related: The Best and Worst Moments of the Emmys]

    4. House of Mirth

    Far from the evil,

    Read More »from What You Didn't See: The 10 Best Moments Inside the Emmys
  • Early in the Emmys telecast, Neil Patrick Harris was talking during a commercial break, and a guy in the background totally videobombed him. Who was that guy? Was that on purpose?
    That guy is "Reno 911's" Paul Greenberg, a writer for this year’s Emmys telecast and, per his friends and admirers, quite the funny man. He's written for Ellen DeGeneres's show, the People's Choice Awards, the Junos, the TV Land Awards, and past Emmy telecasts.
    In fact, he has an Emmy of his own: For co-writing the 2009 Tonys.
    Fellow comedian Paul F. Tompkins confirmed Greenberg as the mystery sidestepper on his official website.
    And in case you're wondering, this Paul Greenberg is not to be confused with the fisherman and essayist of the same name.

    Read More »from Burning Question: Who Was the Emmys Mystery Man?
  • Forget Versace and Vera Wang!

    Sarah Silverman knows how to find a bargain when it comes to red carpet fashion. The funny lady rocked the perfect little black dress at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, and she didn't pay a pretty penny for it, either.

    Silverman revealed to E!'s Ryan Seacrest that she got a deal on the decidedly non-designer pencil dress, boasting, "I bought it online for $60."

    [Photos: See the Best and Worst Dressed Stars on the Emmys Red Carpet]

    The sleek, sexy look was a far cry from some of the comedian's past red carpet attire, like the puffy blue prom bomb she wore to the 2009 Emmy Awards. Silverman did dress up her bargain-basement black ensemble with some pricey Walter

    Read More »from How Much Did Sarah Silverman's Emmy Dress Cost and Where Can I Get One?


(162 Stories)