Live-Blogging the 2013 Emmy Awards

Live-Blogging the 2013 Emmys

Refresh often during the show tonight.

The Emmys will be broadcast live tonight on CBS at 8pm Eastern and 5pm Pacific. Let’s watch together! I’ll be live-blogging the 2013 Emmy Awards this evening right here at this very URL. I’ll see you later tonight just before the ceremony begins.

What I’m Wearing:
I’m already decked in my Emmy’s garb of black yoga pants and stretched out navy cotton t-shirt. My hair is swept up and piled high on my head, my feet are bare and my toenails are Emmy gold.

Feel free to let me know what you are planning to wear to tonight’s ceremony.

7:58 Waiting for the show to start! Did you watch all of the red carpet coverage? There is going to be a ridiculous amount of fashion coverage here on Babble this week so make sure you come back for a detailed look at all of the red carpet looks. While I do appreciate fashion I get hung up on the little things.

8:04 NPH binge watches the entire season of television. I did that once. (Wait, doesn’t this set look like the old set of Remote Control from MTV?)

8:08 Michael Douglas kisses Matt Damon — make sure you mark your BINGO square!

8:09 NPH breaks down the numbers: 6,000 people are in attendance and over 30 million are watching the show at home

8:11 Paula Deen ZING! and a Jimmy Kimmel heckle-ish that turns into advice. “There’s a good chance they won’t ask you back. They didn’t ask Jane Lynch back.” Cue Jane Lynch entering…. Jane, “They didn’t ask me back because I’m a woman!” And here comes Jimmy Fallon with a tippy-tap that NPH deems far too gay. And now cue Conan O’Brien!

8:14 Kevin Spacey turns to the camera from the audience and in character from House of Cards reveals all is going according to his plans.

8:15 Tina Fey and Amy Poehler yell to NPH to take his pants off and twerk (BINGO card!).
Neil, “that would be degrading”
Tina and Amy, “and we would be degrateful!”

8:18 The Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Emmy goes to Merritt Wever for Nurse Jackie. She says, “thank you so much, I gotta go, bye” and then walks off the stage.

8:23: LLCOOLJ!!!! and Malin Akerman present a brilliant writer bit “Who’s funnier: you or your writing partner?”
Winners of Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series are Tina Fey and Tracey Wigfield for 30 Rock.

8:27: Sisters Emily Deschanel and Zooey Deschanel present Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Tony Hale wins for Veep. He gives a shout out to Young Actor’s Theatre in Tallahassee, Florida.

8:30: Robin Williams and his glasses honor comedian and mentor Jonathan Winters. “It was comedy at the speed of thought.”

8:37: NPH introduces Jon Hamm and Alec Baldwin as his biological parents. The two present Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus wins for Veep. Tony Hale joins her on stage and holds her purse for her and “helps” her remember her speech.

8:40 Margo Martindale and Will Arnett present and Margo reminds us just how funny she is. The two present the winners for Outstanding Guest Actor and Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. Melissa Leo takes the stage and shares that Bob Newhart was the other winner.

8:44 Melissa announces the nominees for Best Comedy Directing.
Gail Mancuso wins for Modern Family. This is the 2nd time a woman has won for best comedy directing. She gives a shout-out to her 8th grade teacher.

8:45: Jimmy Kimmel and Sofia Vergara present for Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and tell us that laughter is not the best medicine. Jim Parsons wins for The Big Bang Theory. He starts to get choked up during his speech.

8:48: Rob Reiner pays tribute to Jean Stapleton, aka Edith Bunker. “They are both gone now, but forever they will always be All in the Family.”

8:55: Michael Douglas and Matt Damon introduce Elton John, who proceeds to sing a tribute to Liberace. Which pretty much seems to let the air out of the show.

9:03: FINALLY back to giving out awards. Matt and Michael present the award for Best Actress in a Miniseries or Movie.
Laura Linney wins for The Big C: Hereafter. She is a no show.

9:10: EHD (Excessive Hosting Disorder) bit by the cast of How I Met Your Mother is pretty clever!

9:13: Connie Britton and Blair Underwood present for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series.
Henry Bromell wins for Homeland and we learn that he tragically died earlier this year. His wife quickly accepts the award on his behalf, through tears.

9:15: Connie and Blair present Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama.
Anna Gunn wins for Breaking Bad and she shares, “Bryan Cranston just told me to breathe.”

9:17: Jane Lynch pays tribute to Cory Monteith. “He was not perfect, which many of us can relate to.” “We mourn the loss for all he could have been.”

9:24: NPH breaks into song and dance – FINALLY! He performs “A Number in the Middle of the Show” to reestablish the flow of the show. And here come the Emmy Gold dancers.

9:26: ZOMG Nathan Fillion!!!! Oh and Sarah Silverman. Singing! Dancing! Ok. Fine. I’m awake!

9:28: Mindy Kaling and Stephen Amell very awkwardly present Outstanding Reality Competition Program.
Mark Burnett accepts on behalf of the team for The Voice. (a meeeeeelion people begin to climb up onto the stage)

9:35: Diahann Carroll and Kerry Washington present Outstanding Supporting Actor for a Drama Series. Diahann looks amaaaaazing and I love that Kerry steps back a bit to give her a moment. Very classy. Oh! And then Diahann pretty much says Kerry better win her Emmy.
Bobby Cannavale wins for his performance in Boardwalk Empire.

9:40: Dylan McDermott and Julianna Margulies present for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
Jeff Daniels wins for Newsroom and yells, “Holy crap! I never win anything!” He then says, “except for an award from the AARP but no offense to the AARP, but this is better.”

9:43: Don Cheadle introduces a special segment on television of the 1960s, including the impact of the coverage of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas, Texas, on Nov. 22, 1963.

9:46: Carrie Underwood is singing and I feel a little depressed. Suddenly this show feels like it may never end. Is Nathan coming back to sing and dance?? CAN HE?

9:54: Jimmy Fallon gets some of the ol’ microphone height silliness routine. He presents Outstanding Actress in a Drama.
Claire Danes wins for Homeland.

9:57: Dan Bucatinsky and Carrie Preston, winners of Outstanding Guest Actor and Actress in a Drama Series, present the award for Outstanding Directing Drama.
David Fincher wins for House of Cards. He is not there to accept the award.

10:01 Jim Parsons and Bob Newhart walk out on stage and Jim announces that Bob just won his first ever Emmy award. Bob receives a standing ovation from the crowd. The two of them present the category of Outstanding Writing Variety Show or Series.
Stephen Colbert and his writing team win for the Colbert Report. Stephen says, “Wow, the Emmys are so good this year!” He thanks his wife for being “so cruel and sexy.”

10:07: Jim and Bob present the nominees for Outstanding Directing in a Variety Series.
Don Roy King from Saturday Night Live wins.

10:08: Michael J. Fox remembers his Family Ties producer Gary David Goldberg, saying he can hear him laughing in reruns of Family Ties as he had one of the most recognizable and genuine laughs in the history of television.

10:14: NPH shares the big choreography challenge and how he surprised the choreographers with the announcement that they will be presented with their award on the show.


10:20: Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn present for Outstanding Choreography. (I am very concerned for Heidi’s neck in that dress)
Derek Hough wins for Dancing With the Stars and he is obviously out of breath.

10:21: Cobie Smulders and Alyson Hannigan in shades of purple present for Outstanding Variety Series.
The Colbert Report wins and Stephen Colbert accepts the award. Stephen thanks Jon Stewart saying, “Jon told me we should do a show together where you are a professional idiot.” Stephen is the first winner to thank his mom!

10:24: Edie Falco honors her Sopranos co-star James Gandolfini. “You can ask anyone who knew him, Jim was there to take care of it before you even had a chance to ask.”

10:32: Anna Faris and Allison Janney present the nominees for Outstanding Writing for Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special.
Abi Morgan wins for The Hour.

10:35: Anna and Allison present the nominees for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
James Cromwell wins for American Horror Story: Asylum.

10:38: In Memoriam: with live cello, black and white photos, and scattered applause.

10:46: Mark Harmon and Andre Braugher present the nominees for Best Directing for Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special.
Steven Soderbergh wins his first Emmy. He wins for directing Behind the Candelabra. He says there would have been no movie without Michael or Matt and then walks off the stage.

10:48: Mark and Andre present the nominees for Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie.
Ellen Burstyn wins for her work on Political Animals. She thanks the writers for writing a character over 65 who still had a lot of juice.

10:55: Bryan Cranston and Claire Danes walk out to announce the nominees for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie. (Bryan jokes, “I’ve still got my fingers crossed for my category!”)
Michael Douglas wins for his performance in Behind the Candelabra. Michael says, “This is a two-hander, and you are only as good as your other hand. [looks out to Matt Damon in the audience.] So, do you want the bottom or the top?” Sad moment
“A shout-out for my oldest son, Cameron, and hoping that they’ll allow me to see him soon.”

10:58: Bryan and Claire announce nominees for Best Miniseries or Movie.
Behind the Candelabra wins.

11:05: Will Ferrell and his kids announce the nominees for Outstanding Comedy Series.
Modern Family wins and the stage fills with their team. “Thank you to the bullies, without you we never would have gone into comedy.”

11:08: Will and his kids continue with announcing the nominees for Outstanding Dramatic Series.
Breaking Bad wins. A noticeably weepy cast is seen on stage.


This about sums it up:

Did you watch the show? What did you think?

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