No One Won Their Emmys Pool: The Night's 8 Most Shocking Upsets

If your Emmys pool ballot made it through the evening unscathed — congratulations, you're definitely psychic. The 2013 Emmys was perhaps the most predictions-busting ceremony in recent history.

Here are the eight big, shocking upsets of the night:

8. Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy: Tony Hale over the "Modern Family" guys

An applause-worthy upset! The men of "Modern Family" had a stranglehold on this category for the past three years. But Hale is delightfully kooky in "Veep" and earned more goodwill from the return of "Arrested Development" on Netflix.

7. Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy: Merritt Wever over Julie Bowen

Now, this was a very pleasant surprise. No offense to Bowen — she can console herself with the two Emmys she's already got. But the charming Wever lights up "Nurse Jackie" (and had a great guest role on "New Girl"). And this was not "Modern Family's" strongest year.

6. Best Actress in a Miniseries or Movie: Laura Linney over Jessica Lange

The always-great Linney truly deserved  this award. And yet, very few pundits tabbed her to win for the last few episodes of Showtime's "The Big C" (since when is the final season of a show a miniseries?). That Linney also beat out  "American Horror Story's" grand dame, last year's winner, just added to the surprise.

5. Best Writing For a Miniseries or Movie: "The Hour" over "Behind the Candelabra"

Abi Morgan accepts the award for Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special for "The Ho …

The BBC drama about a BBC news show in the '50s was a very good show. On the other hand, HBO's Liberace biopic was flashier, got more buzz, and earned more nominations. Again, the categorizations of some series seem designed to confuse — this award honored the second season of "The Hour" (which was then canceled).

4. Best Variety Series: "The Colbert Report" over "The Daily Show"

As with the reality competition category, this award has been dominated by one series for nearly a decade. "The Daily Show" took this trophy for the last eight years. In the end, it took another Comedy Central show to dethrone the king.

3. Best Supporting Actor in a Drama: Bobby Cannavale over Aaron Paul

The versatile Cannavale had a meaty role to work with on "Boardwalk Empire," and he acted the hell out of it. But Paul had won twice in this category, and it seemed his biggest competition would be fellow "Breaking Bad" actor Jonathan Banks or "Homeland" vet Mandy Patinkin.

2. Best Actor in a Drama: Jeff Daniels over Bryan Cranston, Jon Hamm, and Damian Lewis

We don't think we're exaggerating when we say that nobody — NOBODY — believed the "Newsroom" star would triumph over previous winners Lewis and Cranston, or the deserving but perennially-losing Hamm, or even scenery-chewing movie star Kevin Spacey. Daniels himself probably thought he had no chance! He's no slouch, and he's very good in "Newsroom," but all the momentum was behind Cranston.

1. Best Reality Competition: "The Voice" over "Amazing Race"

Mark Burnett and the crew of "The Voice"

The CBS globe-trotting reality show has triumphed nearly every year this category has existed (it's nine for 11). It has been extremely hard for other series to compete with the sweeping travel footage that "Amazing Race" features. And yet, "The Voice" managed to succeed where the once-mighty "American Idol" failed time and again.

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