The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards announces its winners for the 2012-2013 television season


With the past year in television ending around the beginning of summer with a slew of season and series finales, many people have begun discussing the shows, writers, and performers who deserve recognition for their work. One of the avenues of recognition are the Emmy Awards, one of the more prestigious awards for television work. Divided into numerous sections, the Primetime Emmy Awards are designed to honour the best in primetime television, a definition that has broadened over the years. The 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, held on September 22, 2013, honoured the best in television in the 2012-2013 television season. Among the winners were:

Merritt Wever for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role on Nurse Jackie.

Tony Hale for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role on Veep.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role on Veep.

Jim Parsons for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role on The Big Bang Theory.

Laura Linney for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for her role on The Big C: Hereafter.

Michael Douglas for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for her role on Behind the Candelabra.

Anna Gunn for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role on Breaking Bad.

Bobby Cannavale for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role on Boardwalk Empire.

Claire Danes for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role on Homeland.

Jeff Daniels for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role on The Newsroom.

The Colbert Report for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series.

Behind the Candelabra for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie.

Modern Family for Outstanding Comedy Series.

Breaking Bad for Outstanding Drama Series.


The full list of winners from tonight’s ceremony can be seen here. What were your thoughts on this year’s nominees and winners?

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