62nd Primetime Emmy Awards
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards, presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, were held on Sunday, August 29, 2010, at the Nokia Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles, California beginning at 5:00 p.m. PDT (00:00 UTC; August 30). Comedian and Late Night host Jimmy Fallon hosted the ceremony for the first time.
|62nd Primetime Emmy Awards|
Nokia Theatre, |
Los Angeles, California
|Presented by||Academy of Television Arts and Sciences|
|Hosted by||Jimmy Fallon|
Comedy: Modern Family (3) |
Drama: Breaking Bad / Mad Men (2)
Miniseries / Movie: Temple Grandin (5)
Comedy: Glee (11) |
Drama: Mad Men (10)
Miniseries / Movie: Temple Grandin / You Don't Know Jack (7)
|Produced by||Don Mischer|
The ceremony honored the best in prime time television programming from June 1, 2009 until May 31, 2010. The HBO miniseries The Pacific won eight awards, the most for any program this year, including Outstanding Miniseries. ABC's freshman series Modern Family was the most honored comedy series of the year with six awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series. AMC's period piece drama Mad Men won four awards, including Outstanding Drama Series, its third consecutive victory in that category. The HBO film Temple Grandin won five major awards, tying the record for most major wins by a television film, set by Promise in 1987.
The ceremony was telecast live coast-to-coast in the United States by NBC, the first such broadcast since ABC did so for the 34th ceremony held in 1976. The ceremony was held before its usual mid-September date to avoid a conflict with NBC Sunday Night Football.
The ceremony was received well by critics, with much praise going to the quality of the production, the voting trends and the entertainment factor. Jimmy Fallon received unanimous acclaim for his performance as the host, with some critics citing him as one of the greatest Emmy hosts in recent times.
Winners and nomineesEdit
Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold:
|Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series|
|Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series|
|Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie|
|Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series||Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series|
|Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music, or Comedy Special||Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special|
Most major nominationsEdit
- By network [note 1]
- HBO – 38
- ABC / CBS / NBC – 16
- AMC – 14
- Fox – 10
- By program
- Glee (Fox) – 11
- 30 Rock (NBC) / Mad Men (AMC) – 10
- Modern Family (ABC) – 9
- The Good Wife (CBS) / Lost (ABC) / Temple Grandin (HBO) / You Don't Know Jack (HBO) – 7
- Saturday Night Live (NBC) – 6
Most major awardsEdit
- By network [note 1]
- HBO – 8
- AMC / CBS – 4
- ABC – 3
- Comedy Central / Fox / Showtime – 2
- By program
- Temple Grandin (HBO) – 5
- Glee (Fox) / Modern Family (ABC) – 3
- You Don't Know Jack (HBO) – 2
- "Major" constitutes the categories listed above: Program, Acting, Directing, and Writing. Does not include the technical categories.
The awards were presented by the following:
- Art Linkletter
- Fess Parker
- Jimmy Dean
- Art Clokey
- Gene Barry
- Roy E. Disney
- Dorothy DeBorba
- Soupy Sales
- Jean Simmons
- Peter Graves
- Robert Culp
- Caroline McWilliams
- Merlin Olsen
- Pernell Roberts
- Patricia Neal
- Bernie West
- David Lloyd
- Maury Chaykin
- Corey Haim
- Edward Woodward
- James Gammon
- Joanne Dillon
- Andrew Koenig
- Gary Coleman
- John Forsythe
- Rue McClanahan
- Phil Harris
- Brittany Murphy
- Dixie Carter
- Lynn Redgrave
- Lena Horne
- Dennis Hopper
- David L. Wolper
This Primetime Emmy telecast commenced with a cold open spoofing the musical drama series Glee. Host Jimmy Fallon convinces several Glee castmembers to "enlist" in a singing competition in order for them to earn money for tickets to the Emmy ceremony. Together they recruit several nominees and famous television personalities in and around the Nokia Theatre for help. They break out in song to Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run".
People who appeared in the opening segment/number:
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