Saturday, May 25, 2013
The Emmys kicked off with a star-studded, Glee-themed montage that included the cast of the hit show, host Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey and even Betty White - who schooled Mad Men star Jon Hamm on how to shake his moneymaker. Hilarious show Modern Family kicked off the wins with Eric Stonestreet's win for best supporting actor in a comedy. He beat out Neil Patrick Harris, who is turning into the Susan Lucci of the Primetime Emmys - always nominated, never won. A few dark horses took home statues, namely Jim Parsons of the Big Bang Theory, who nabbed best lead actor in a comedy; and Aaron Paul, who plays drug-dealing sidekick Jesse Pinkman on Breaking Bad. He and costar Bryan Cranston won for best supporting actor and best lead actor, respectively, in a drama. Kyra Sedgwick took best lead actress in a drama. Other memorable moments included George Clooney's Bob Hope Humanitarian Award win and pretty much everything Jimmy Fallon did. The best drama series win might make its competitors mad, but the martini-soaked Mad Men lived up to the hype and took the statue away from the likes of Breaking Bad and Lost. Modern Family opened the show with a win and closed it with their win for best comedy series.