As is the case every year, last night’s Emmy Award show was filled with star power, preplanned stints and on-stage gaffes. Jimmy Kimmel served as the night’s host, serving up jokes aimed at everything from the entertainment industry to politics, to even his own parents. Midway through, funny man Tracy Morgan joined the host to play a prank and ‘passed out’ on stage straight through an award announcement. The prank was aimed at those who weren’t watching the show, as viewers were instructed to send out tweets and messages announcing Tracy Morgan’s passing out on the live show.
Near the night’s end there was a tribute to the many actors and entertainment execs that recently passed away, including Andy Griffith and Michael Clarke Duncan.
As for the actual awards, the big winners of the night included Homeland, Modern Family and Jon Stewart’s The Tonight Show, which won its 10th consecutive Emmy for outstanding reality series.
Downtown Abbey had a disappointing night as it won only three of the 16 Emmys it was nominated for. Madmen however, was snubbed even more, winning in none of the 17 cateagories it was nominated in.
Here is the complete list of last night’s winners:
Comedy Series: Modern Family
Drama Series: Homeland
Miniseries or Movie: Game Change
Variety, Comedy or Musical Series: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Reality-Competition Program: The Amazing Race
Host, Reality or Reality-Competition Program: Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars
Supporting Actor, Drama: Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Supporting Actress, Drama: Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Guest Actress, Drama: Martha Plimpton, The Good Wife
Guest Actor, Drama: Jeremy Davies, Justified
Lead Actor, Drama: Damian Lewis, Homeland
Lead Actress, Drama: Claire Danes, Homeland
Supporting Actor, Comedy: Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Supporting Actress, Comedy: Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Guest Actor, Comedy: Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live
Guest Actress, Comedy: Kathy Bates, Two and a Half Men
Lead Actor, Comedy: Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
Lead Actress, Comedy: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Tom Berenger, Hatfields & McCoys
Lead Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Julianne Moore, Game Change
Lead Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
Directing, Drama: Tim Van Patten, Boardwalk Empire
Directing, Comedy: Steve Levitan, Modern Family
Directing, Variety Special: Glenn Weiss, 65th Annual Tony Awards
Directing, Miniseries or Movie: Jay Roach, Game Change
Writing, Comedy: Louis C.K., Louie
Writing, Drama: Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff, Homeland
Writing, Variety, Music or Comedy Special: Louis C.K., Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theatre
Writing, Miniseries or Movie: Danny Strong, Game Change
Here’s a short clip showing some of the highlights from the big night. Check it out.