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The Emmys!

MICHAEL DOUGLAS won Best Actor in a TV Miniseries or Movie for the LIBERACE movie "Behind the Candelabra".  His acceptance speech included some GAY INNUENDO aimed at his onscreen lover MATT DAMON, who was in the audience.
He said, quote, "Obviously there's one nominee in particular that I really have to thank.  This was a two-hander, and Matt, you're only as good as your other hand."
He added, quote, "You really deserve half of this [award].  Do you want the bottom or the top?"
He also said, quote, "I wanna thank my wife, Catherine, for her support."  (They're separated.)
MERRITT WEVER from "Nurse Jackie" won Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy and gave the following speech . . . quote, "Thanks so much.  Thank you so much.  I gotta go.  Bye."  And then she just walked offstage.
She later said she was nervous and didn't think she would win.  
This Year's Winners  
Here are all the Emmy winners you care about . . .
Best Drama Series:  "Breaking Bad"  (AMC) 
Best Comedy Series:  "Modern Family"  (ABC)
Best Actor (Drama Series):  Jeff Daniels,  "The Newsroom"  (HBO) 
Best Actress (Drama Series):  Claire Danes,  "Homeland"  (Showtime) 
Best Supporting Actor (Drama Series):  Bobby Cannavale,  "Boardwalk Empire"  (HBO) 
Best Supporting Actress (Drama Series):  Anna Gunn, "Breaking Bad"  (AMC)
Best Actor (Comedy Series):  Jim Parsons,  "The Big Bang Theory"  (CBS) 
Best Actress (Comedy Series):  Julia Louis-Dreyfus,  "Veep"  (HBO) 
Best Supporting Actor (Comedy Series):  Tony Hale,  "Veep" (HBO)
Best Supporting Actress  (Comedy Series):  Merritt Wever,  "Nurse Jackie"  (Showtime) 
Best Miniseries or Movie:  HBO's "Behind the Candelabra" . . . and Michael Douglas won Best Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for his role as Liberace.
Best Reality-Competition Program:  "The Voice"  (NBC)
Best Variety Series:  "The Colbert Report"  (Comedy Central)


11 Interesting Emmy Facts  
Here are some Interesting Emmy Facts to soothe your post-Emmy hangover.  (???)
1.  No "Mad Men" star has EVER won for acting on the show.  The show itself has won several awards . . . including Best Drama four years in a row.
2.   Emmy campaigns can cost half a million dollars.  Yeah, you're not just PICKED for a nomination.  Your studio puts you up for it . . . and pays an ENTRY FEE.  
Then they send DVD screeners to all the voters and launch an ad campaign on billboards and in the Hollywood trade publications.
3.  "Seinfeld" only won Best Comedy ONCE, in 1993.  Then "Frasier" beat it for the rest of its run . . . which was the next five years.  
Jerry Seinfeld and Jason Alexander never won for their acting on the show.  But Michael Richards won three times, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus won once.
4.  The very first Emmy was given to a PUPPET.  It was in 1949, when TV was mostly LOCAL.  So the first Emmys were only for Los Angeles-area programming, and the first Emmy went to ventriloquist Shirley Dinsdale and her puppet Judy Splinters.
5.  No African-American has ever won Best Actress in a Drama.   There was a lot of talk that KERRY WASHINGTON from "Scandal" would break that streak last night.  But Whitey crushed her dreams and gave the Emmy to "Homeland" star CLAIRE DANES again.
6.  "Saturday Night Live" has the most nominations for any show, with 171.
7.  In 1974, they tried something new called "Super Emmys".  They gave overall acting awards, such as Actor and Actress of the Year in a Series.  Alan Alda and Mary Tyler Moore won them.  The idea was abandoned the following year.
8.  David Letterman has crushed Jay Leno at the Emmys.  Leno may get better ratings, but Letterman has six Emmys to Jay's ONE.
9.  CLORIS LEACHMAN has the most Primetime Emmys, with EIGHT.  Her first win was in 1973 . . . and more recently she picked up two for guesting on "Malcolm in the Middle".
10.  Bill Maher has been nominated 29 times for his late-night shows.  He has NEVER WON.
11.  Betty White is the oldest-ever nominee . . . and the oldest winner.  Betty won an Emmy in 2010, at the age of 88.  And she was nominated again in 2012, when she was 90.

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