The Emmy Awards took place in Hollywood on Sunday night and we take a look at some of the key winners of interest to Impact readers…
It's that time of year again in America where US television gives itself a mighty pat on the back and throws a party ofr all its movers and shakers. Some of the awards that will be of note to Impact readers included:
OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
Though Homeland's second season divided fans and viewers, it still provided many tense moments for the audience. Henry Bromwell, recipient of the award ,died earlier this year and the award was collected by his widow.
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
This went to Anna Gunn for her work as Skyler White on the critically-praised and cult-success Breaking Bad, which is about to finish its run. Do we call this METHod acting?
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
The winner was Bobby Cannavale for his performance as Gyp Rosetti in the period drama and menacing mob epic Boardwalk Empire, beating out the likes of Mandy Patinkin (Homeland) and Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad).
OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
When the list of nominees includes the likes of Kevin Spacey (for House of Cards), Jon Hamm (for Mad Men), Damian Lewis (for Homeland) Bryan Cranston (for Breaking Bad) Jeff Daniels (for The Newsroom) and Hugh Bonneville (for Downton Abbey) then it's a brave man who predicts who will win. Perhaps a surprise winner, we still love Jeff Daniels in Aaron Sorkin's hit HBO show about the personal and professional life of cutting edge journalism. It's just like the offices at Impact. Honest.
OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Once again, the nominees were impressive. Connie Britton (for Nashville), Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men), Vera Farmiga (for Psycho prequel series, Bates Motel) , Robin Wright (for House of Cards), Michelle Dockery (for Downton Abbey), Claire Danes (for Homeland) and Kerry Washington (for Scandal). It wa sa strong line-up but Claire Danes took the award after being a favourite from the start.
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOVIE
Ahead of the likes of Zachary Quinto (American Horror Story: Asylum) and Peter Mullan (Top of the Lake), James Cromwell took his Emmy for his sinister role in the weird and wonderful American Horror Story: Asylum.
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOVIE
Ellen Burstyn won the Emmy for her role in the short-lived Politcial Animals – beating out Charlotte Rampling (Restless) and Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story: Asylum)
OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOVIE
Veteran actor Michael Douglas, quite an action hero in his prime and still a hugely respected dramatic actor won the award for his much-acclaimed role as the flamboyant Liberace in Behind the Candelabra, telling co-star Matt damon that this was defintiely a two-hander.
OUTSTANDING MINI-SERIES OR MOVIE
Quite literally bewtween heaven and hell, Behind the Candelabra won, somewhat as expected, beating out the likes of The Bible and American Horror Story: Asylum.
OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
As the show iver-ran, Will Ferell joked that he'd been drafted in at forty-five minutes notice to present the last award of the evening(bringing his kids on stage and telling them, no, they couldn't play Angry Birds while daddy was presenting… The winner was, not altogether unexpectedly, the very popular choice of Breaking Bad, beating out the likes of the highly-respected Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Homelnad, House of Cards and Mad Men.