The Emmy awards picked the best of the small screen on sunday. here are the acts we want on our telly
Sarah to Julianne: Julianne Moore (Picture left) took home the trophy for best actress in a miniseries or movie for her role of the beauty queen-turned-republican politician Sarah Palin in game change. “wow, I feel so validated because Sarah Palin gave me a big thumbs down,” said Moore with a big grin. The 51-year-old four-time Oscar nominee went on to thank the hair and make-up artists “who transformed me physically every day for two hours” and the dialect coach “who was so patient with me”.
10 and counting: Jon Stewart took home a record 10th Emmy for the daily show. The TV veteran — who was nearly smothered by fellow nominees Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon in a bid to prevent him from going on stage when his name was announced — came up with the most delightful speech of the evening. “years from now, when the earth is just a burning husk and aliens visit, they will find a box of these (his trophies) and they will know just how predictable these f***ing (award shows) are!”
Robin Hood triumphs: Kevin Costner (Picture right) now has an Emmy to add to his two Oscars. The dances with wolves star edged out fellow nominees Bill Paxton (hatfields & mccoys), Woody Harrelson (game change), Clive Owen (hemingway & gellhorn), Idris Elba (luther) and Benedict Cumberbatch (sherlock: a scandal in belgravia) to bag his first Emmy for his turn as the patriarch William Hatfield in the history miniseries hatfields & mccoys.
Comic timing: Julia Louis-Dreyfus won the award for best lead actress in a comedy series for Veep, where she plays us vice-president Selina Meyer. Julia kept alive the tradition of speech mix-ups at the Emmys with fellow nominee and parks & recreation star Amy Poehler when they “accidentally” swapped their acceptance speeches. Julia proceeded to thank NBC, the parks & recreation cast and crew and amy’s children, before amy ran on stage and gave her the right piece of paper!
Homeland sweep: Claire danes and Damian Lewis (Picture left)bagged the acting trophies for their roles in the popular thriller series homeland (which still hasn’t made to Indian screens!). While Lewis was shocked at the win and joked that he was getting an “Emmy winner” tattoo, the cute moment of the evening was when a pregnant claire added in a “thanks to my baby’s daddy” in her speech, addressed to her beaming husband Hugh Dancy. Homeland also took home the trophy for best writing in a drama series.
Look who’s got it! Jon Cryer (Picture below)— Alan of two and a half men, the only show currently on Indian beam — had assured friends and family that he wouldn’t win an award on sunday evening. And so when his name was announced for best actor in a comedy series, no one was more surprised than jon himself. The win was considered an upset by award pundits, many of whom thought jim parsons (sheldon cooper of the big bang theory) would land the prize for the third consecutive year.
- Drama Series: Homeland.
- Actress, Drama Series: Claire Danes in Homeland.
- Actor, Drama Series: Damian Lewis in Homeland.
- Writing, Drama Series: Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff for Homeland.
- Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Julie Bowen in Modern Family.
- Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Eric Stonestreet in Modern Family.
- Comedy Series: Modern Family.
- Directing, Comedy Series: Steven Levitan for Modern Family
- Miniseries or Movie: Game Change.
- Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Julianne Moore in Game Change.
- Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Kevin Costner in Hatfields & McCoys.
- Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Tom Berenger in Hatfields & McCoys.
- Directing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Jay Roach for Game Change.
- Writing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Danny Strong for Game Chang.
- Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Aaron Paul in Breaking Bad.
- Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Maggie Smith in Downton Abbey.
- Actor, Comedy Series: Jon Cryer in Two and a Half Men.
- Actress, Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, in Veep.
- Directing, Drama Series: Tim Van Patten for Boardwalk Empire.
- Writing, Comedy Series: Louis C.K. for Louie.
- Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Jessica Lange in American Horror Story.
- Reality-Competition Programme: The Amazing Race.
- Host, Reality-Competition Programme: Tom Bergeron in Dancing With the Stars.
- Variety, Music or Comedy Series: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart.