Early Emmy Awards handed out on a glittery night
Claire Danes, wearing Atelier Versace, arrives at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre on Sunday Sept. 22, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Merritt Wever of "Nurse Jackie" won the Emmy Award for best supporting actress in a comedy series Sunday, kicking off the ceremony on a surprising note and with a remarkably brief acceptance speech.
"Thank you so much. Thank you so much. Um, I got to go, bye," Weaver told the audience after besting a field that included two-time winner Julie Bowen of "Modern Family."
"Merritt Weaver, best speech ever," host Neil Patrick Harris said.
Aaron Paul, left, and Bryan Cranston arrive at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre on Sunday Sept. 22, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Harris started out the ceremony with help — and harassment — from past hosts including Jimmy Kimmel, Jane Lynch and Conan O'Brien. When they started to squabble, nominee Kevin Spacey of the online show "House of Cards" got a closeup.
"It's all going according to my plan. I was promised the hosting job this year and they turned me down," Spacey said, channeling the scheming politician he plays on the digital series.
Cobie Smulders, from left, Allison Janney, and Anna Faris arrive at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre on Sunday Sept. 22, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
An even bigger name, CBS Corp. chairman Les Moonves, did a cameo as a security guard greeting Harris as he arrived for the ceremony airing on CBS.
On the red carpet, there were plenty of slit skirts, romantic lace overlays, graphic black-and-white combinations, strategic skin-baring slashes and tough-girl harnesses. Emilia Clarke of "Game of Throne" was in a chalk-blue gown with geometric leaf cutouts, Claire Danes of "Homeland" wore a champagne-colored beaded gown and Robin Wright of "House of Cards" was in a black silk-cady gown.