Winners, Stunners, and NPH: A Play-by-Play of the 2013 Emmys
65th Annual Primetime Emmys, and based on those results, you'd have no idea what a bizarre road the telecast took to get there."Breaking Bad." "Modern Family." "Behind the Candelabra." Those were the expected big winners in the top categories at the
From Neal Patrick Harris delivering another notch in his awards-show-hosting belt, to the shocking upsets, to the endless tributes to the dead, to the evening-capping trophies, we've got you covered. Sit back and revisit the eventful — if strange — in our moment-by-moment recap…
8:03 p.m.: We have the right channel, right? CBS? What's with all the commercials? The show must be starting late due to a football game. We want a flag thrown on that play.
8:04 p.m.: Finally ... Neil Patrick Harris. All is right in our world. Now on with the show.
8:07 p.m.: They are showing an extended montage of clips from last season ... so all the latecomers can get to their seats. It includes our first Heisenberg sighting! The first of many "Breaking Bad" moments tonight, we predict.
8:12 p.m.: Jane Lynch, Jimmy Kimmel, Neil Patrick Harris, Jimmy Fallon, Conan O'Brien all on one stage. A whole lot of funny right there.
8:15 p.m. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler heckle NPH, and give him hosting advice, which is to channel Miley Cyrus and twerk. "I come to award shows for the twerking," Fey says. Meanwhile, Poehler tells him to, um, take off his pants.A video or other embedded content has been hidden. Click here to view it.
8:18 p.m.: And the first award of the night goes to ... Merritt Wever for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in "Nurse Jackie." She gives a great speech, too. "Thank you! Thank you!" Pause. "I gotta go. Bye!"
[Related: The 65th Annual Emmy Award Winners]
8:25 p.m.: "30 Rock's" Tina Fey and Tracey Wigfield win for Writing for a Comedy Series. After Wigfield gives her acceptance speech, Fey quips, "No one said you could talk, Tracey."
8:27 p.m.: "Veep's" Tony Hale is the Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. The "Arrested Development" actor also the first winner to get played off so far tonight. Sorry, Tony!
8:30 p.m.: Keep the tissues handy. The In Memoriam segment has been split up throughout the night. We're starting with Robin Williams paying tribute to Jonathan Winters. "Thanks for the spark, big guy!" he concludes.
8:38 p.m.: "Veep" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus wins Lead Actress in a Comedy Series ... and everybody is now looking up what channel the series airs on. (For the record, it's on HBO.) Best Supporting Actor winner Tony Hale follows her on stage and carries her purse. She "forgets" to thank him during her speech. Meanwhile, co-star Anna Chlumsky pretends to be texting in the audience throughout the speech. The comedy never ends with that cast apparently.A video or other embedded content has been hidden. Click here to view it.
8:42 p.m.: Melissa Leo, who is presenting Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series, looks like ... a circus ringmaster. But it's not about her outfit, that's why we have the 2013 Emmys Red Carpet Report Card. Leo is here to present an award to Gail Mancuso,who wins for "Modern Family." It's only the second time a woman has won in the category ... and she is played off as her speech is apparently too long.