For as much as we loved late-night host and Hollywood personality Jimmy Kimmel's turn hosting the 2012 Emmy Awards, the newest host for 2013's award ceremony is hardly a step down. 'How I Met Your Mother' star Neil Patrick Harris will host the CBS award ceremony for a second year, months after his turn hosting the 2013 Tony Awards, but can NPH dazzle us a second time?
Late-night show host Jimmy Kimmel hosted the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards last night, and if you're wondering how he did... well, not great. There were a few semi-funny bits here and there, but for the most part, the presenters were more entertaining than he was.
But one part that was enjoyable to watch was Kimmel's opening skit, which featured all our favorite ladies of television (excluding anyone from 'Modern Family'). Now, thanks to the folks at 'Jimmy Kimmel Live,' you can watch the entire opening skit right here.
The 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards was a night filled with surprises, particularly when Julie Bowen of 'Modern Family' beat out Kristen Wiig for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy and when 'Homeland' trumped 'Mad Men' for Outstanding Drama Series. The other surprise came -- surprisingly -- during commercial break where we saw the latest TV spot for the upcoming Daniel Craig-led Bond flick, 'Skyfall.'
Although the History Channel's 'Hatfields & McCoys' took home the 2012 Emmy awards for Outstanding Actor in a Miniseries or Movie and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie, it was 'Game Change' that emerged as the major victory in the ceremony, taking home trophies for Outstanding Actress in a Miniseries or Movie and Outstanding Miniseries or Movie. It was It's typical HBO behavior: hogging all of the Emmy's and refusing to share the wealth!
'Hatfields & McCoys,' The History Channel's three-part, six-hour mini-series dramatizing one of the most famous blood feuds in American history, may not have taken home the 2012 Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie, but it can boast having the best lead actor in that category.
Kevin Costner, who portrayed Anse "Devil" Hatfield, took home the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries. And if you didn't see his performance... well, as he said during his acceptance speech, "Thank god for TV reruns."
We knew 'Modern Family' would win something at the 2012 Emmy Awards. After all, the cast and crew pretty much dominated the Comedy Series, and Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress categories. But probably no one expected Julie Bowen, who plays Claire Dunphy on the show, to beat out both Kristen Wiig (and her many 'SNL' personalities) and the late Kathryn Joosten of 'Desperate Housewives' in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series category! But she did.
Well, isn't that something. 'Modern Family' seems to have won itself an award. Did we not tell you that this show would likely come up again when it won the first award of the night, awarding Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series to Eric Stonestreet? Sigh
So much for your streak, 'Mad Men!' In a startling upset, Showtime's 'Homeland' seems to have completely swept the 2012 Emmys, taking home the big cheese for Outstanding Drama Series. Not only an impressive feat as Showtime's first series win, but 'Homeland's victory also ends 'Mad Men's streak of winning the award 4 times in a row
Well, don't get too excited. Jessica Lange may have won the Outstanding Supporting Actress Emmy, but in the Mini-Series or Movie category, where FX managed to score 17 nominations for 'American Horror Story
If you haven't seen the first season of 'Homeland,' seems like now's a good time to start! Not only does the new season begin on Sunday, September 30, but its lead actors are on fire! Claire Danes has taken home the 2012 Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama, just moments after her 'Homeland' co-star Damian Lewis did the same in the men's category