63rd Primetime Emmy Awards

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63rd Primetime Emmy Awards
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Date
Location Nokia Theatre,
Los Angeles, California
Presented by Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Hosted by Jane Lynch [2]
Most awards Modern Family (5)
Most nominationsModern Family (11)
Television/radio coverage
Network Fox
Produced by Mark Burnett

The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards, honoring the best in prime time television programming from June 1, 2010 until May 31, 2011, were held on Sunday, September 18, 2011, at the Nokia Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles, California. [3] [4] Fox televised the ceremony within the United States. Jane Lynch hosted the Emmys for the first time. [2] The Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony was held on September 10. [1]

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The nominations were announced live on Thursday, July 14, 2011, at 5:40 a.m. PDT (12:40 UTC) at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood, Los Angeles. The nominations were announced by Melissa McCarthy of Mike & Molly and Joshua Jackson of Fringe .

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The biggest winner of the night was ABC's Modern Family . The series ended the event with five wins, including Outstanding Comedy Series for the second consecutive year. For the fourth time in history, the Outstanding Drama Series category was won for a fourth time, by AMC's Mad Men . It is also the third series to win four times consecutively in that category. Downton Abbey walked away with the award for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie, with four wins overall.

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Modern Family is an American television mockumentary family sitcom created by Christopher Lloyd and Steven Levitan for the American Broadcasting Company. First aired on September 23, 2009, the show follows the lives of Jay Pritchett and his family, all of whom live in suburban Los Angeles. Pritchett's family includes his second wife, their son and his stepson, as well as his two adult children and their husbands and children.

The Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series is an annual award given to the best television comedy series of the year. From 1960 to 1964, this category was combined with the Comedy Specials category so that both type of programs competed for the same award during those years.

This year's ceremony was watched by 12.4 million people, down 8% from last year's show. [5] The ceremony received mixed reviews from critics, with many praising the performance of Lynch as the host but criticizing the overall quality of the production, particularly the presenters and the orchestra. [6] [7]

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Beginning this year, the Outstanding Miniseries and Outstanding Television Movie categories were merged. This was due to the continuing decline in the number of miniseries being produced; the previous two ceremonies only had two miniseries nominated. The merge was short-lived however when the separate categories returned, beginning in 2014.

The Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited Series represents excellence in the category of limited series that are two or more episodes with a total running time of at least 150 minutes. The program must tell a complete, non-recurring story, and not have an ongoing storyline or main characters in subsequent seasons.

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Winners and nominees

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold: [8]

Jim Parsons, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series winner Jim Parsons at PaleyFest 2013.jpg
Jim Parsons, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series winner
Melissa McCarthy, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series winner Melissa McCarthy Emmy Week Celebration - 2012.jpg
Melissa McCarthy, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series winner
Kyle Chandler, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series winner Kyle Chandler-Nov2009.jpg
Kyle Chandler, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series winner
Julianna Margulies, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series winner Julianna Margulies at 2015 PaleyFest.jpg
Julianna Margulies, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series winner
Barry Pepper, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie winner BarryPepperByPhilKonstantin.jpg
Barry Pepper, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie winner
Kate Winslet, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie winner Kate Winslet Cesar 2012 (cropped).jpg
Kate Winslet, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie winner
Ty Burrell, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series winner Ty Burrell 2014.jpg
Ty Burrell, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series winner
Julie Bowen, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series winner Julie Bowen Oct 2014 (cropped).jpg
Julie Bowen, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series winner
Peter Dinklage, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series winner Peter Dinklage by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Peter Dinklage, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series winner
Margo Martindale, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series winner Margo Martindale MFF 2016.jpg
Margo Martindale, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series winner
Guy Pearce, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie winner Guy Pearce Cannes 2012 (revised).jpg
Guy Pearce, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie winner
Maggie Smith, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie winner Dame Maggie Smith-cropped.jpg
Maggie Smith, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie winner

Programs

Outstanding Comedy Series Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Series Outstanding Miniseries or Movie
Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

Acting

Lead performances

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

Supporting performances

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


Directing

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special

Writing

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music, or Comedy Series Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special
  • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
    • The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
    • Conan (TBS)
    • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC)
    • Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Most major nominations

By network [note 1]
By program

Most major awards

By network [note 1]
By program
Notes
  1. 1 2 "Major" constitutes the categories listed above: Program, Acting, Directing, and Writing. Does not include the technical categories.

Presenters

The awards were presented by the following: [9] [10] [11] [12]

Name(s)Role
Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Kimmel
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Julianna Margulies Presenter of the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Ricky Gervais
Jane Lynch
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
Will Arnett
Zooey Deschanel
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Charlie Sheen Presenter of the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Rob Lowe
Sofía Vergara
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Kaley Cuoco
David Spade
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
and Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series
Lea Michele
Ian Somerhalder
Presenter of the awards for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series
Scott Caan
Anna Paquin
Presenter of the awards for Outstanding Variety Series
Jon Cryer
Ashton Kutcher
Presenters of the awards for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Loretta Devine
Paul McCrane
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Jason O'Mara
Kerry Washington
Presenter of the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Bryan Cranston
Katie Holmes
Presenter of the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Drew Barrymore
Annie Ilonzeh
Minka Kelly
Rachael Taylor
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Kevin Connelly
Kevin Dillon
Jerry Ferrara
Adrien Grenier
Jeremy Piven
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special
and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Melissa McCarthy
Amy Poehler
Presenters of the awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
and Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special
John ShaffnerPresenter of the In Memoriam tribute
David Boreanaz
Anna Torv
Presenter of the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Claire Danes
Hugh Laurie
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Don Cheadle Presenter of the award for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie
Maria Bello
William H. Macy
Presenter of the award for Outstanding Drama Series
Gwyneth Paltrow Presenter of the award for Outstanding Comedy Series

In Memoriam

A clip tribute to TV personalities was shown along with The Canadian Tenors playing the song "Hallelujah":

Memorable moments

Opening number

The show opened with Jane Lynch performing a pre-taped opening number which showed the TV world as being contained inside of a large building, parodying Rear Window. Lynch walked through the building and entered the universe of shows including The Big Bang Theory , Mad Men , Parks and Recreation , Mythbusters and Glee (the show of which Lynch is a cast member) among others. Lynch's lyrics satirized elements of each show and television in general. The ceremony culminated with Lynch entering the theatre and performing a short dance number, which ended with a fireworks show. The opening number received a standing ovation.

Emmytones

Throughout the night, the "Emmytones" introduced each genre in the form of a short jingle. They consisted of Zachary Levi ("Chuck"), Cobie Smulders ("How I Met Your Mother"), Kate Flannery ("The Office"), Wilmer Valderrama ("Royal Pains"), Joel McHale ("Community") and nominee Taraji P. Henson ("Person of Interest"). The Emmytones received mixed to negative reviews, with many critics citing them as unimportant and others calling them "time fillers." [13]

Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

For the presentation of the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, each of the nominees went up to the stage in the style of a beauty pageant. The orchestra played music similar to that of a pageant as the nominees went to the stage. The winner ended up being Melissa McCarthy, who mentioned that this was "her first and best pageant ever." Both the producers and the nominees in the category gave nominee Amy Poehler credit for conceiving the idea. Nominee Martha Plimpton was also credited.

The presentation was well received critically with many critics regarding it to be the best part of the night. Once all the nominees reached the stage, they received a standing ovation. [14] The pairing of Rob Lowe and Sofía Vergara, who presented the category, was also praised critically.

Criticism about the orchestra

For the 2011 ceremony, the producers enlisted Hype Music to provide the orchestrations. [15] These orchestrations were universally hated by reviewers. The band played music from the Hype Music roster of artists as the winners walked to the stage, breaking the tradition of their respective program's theme song being played as they accepted their awards. The decision to do this received an overwhelmingly negative response from critics and enraged Emmy Award enthusiasts, many of whom felt as though a tradition observed since the 1st Primetime Emmy Awards had been broken. [16] One reviewer even called this decision "one of the biggest mistakes in the ceremony's history." [17]

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