LOS ANGELES (CBSNewYork/AP) — Television’s biggest stars have gathered in Los Angeles for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards.
Neil Patrick Harris was the host for the ceremony at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, airing live on CBS 2.
As the ceremony began, Merritt Weaver of “Nurse Jackie” won for Supporting Comedy Actress, and Tina Fey and Tracey Wigfield of “30 Rock” won for outstanding writing for a comedy series, and Tony Hale of “Veep” won for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a comedy series. Julia Louis-Dreyfus won for lead comedy actress, also for “Veep,” and Gail Mancuso won for best comedy directing for “Modern Family.”
Jim Parsons won for lead comedy actor, for CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory.” And for oustanding lead actress in a miniseries or movie, Laura Linney won for “The Big C: Hereafter,” although she was not present to accept the award.
The late Henry Bromell’s wife accepted his award for Writing for a Drama Series for “Homeland.”
Anna Gunn won for Supporting Actress for “Breaking Bad.”
There could be history made: “Scandal” star Kerry Washington, the first African-American nominee for best actress in a drama since Cicely Tyson in 1995 for “Sweet Justice,” would be the first ever to win.
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