62nd Primetime Emmy Awards

62nd Primetime Emmy Awards
Promotional poster
Date
LocationNokia Theatre,
Los Angeles, California
Presented byAcademy of Television Arts and Sciences
Hosted byJimmy Fallon
Highlights
Most awardsTemple Grandin (5)
Most nominationsMad Men (9)
Outstanding Comedy SeriesModern Family
Outstanding Drama SeriesMad Men
Outstanding MiniseriesThe Pacific
Outstanding Reality-Competition ProgramTop Chef
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy SeriesThe Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Websitehttp://www.emmys.com/ Edit this on Wikidata
Television/radio coverage
NetworkNBC
Produced byDon Mischer
Directed byGlenn Weiss
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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.

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. Modern Family would go on to win again the top prize for four more years (2010-2014) to reach a record five Outstanding Comedy Series wins. 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.

On August 21, 2010, the Creative Arts Emmy Awards were presented at the same venue. E! aired clips from the ceremony on August 28, the evening preceding the night of the primetime telecast.

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 nominees

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold:

Jim Parsons, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series winner
Edie Falco, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series winner
Bryan Cranston, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series winner
Al Pacino, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie winner
Claire Danes, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie winner
Jane Lynch, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series winner
Aaron Paul, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series winner
Archie Panjabi, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series winner
David Strathairn, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie winner
Julia Ormond, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie winner

Programs

Programs

Acting

Lead performances

Lead performances

Supporting performances

Supporting performances

Directing

Directing

Writing

Writing

Most major nominations

Networks with multiple major nominations
Network No. of
Nominations
HBO 38
ABC 16
CBS
NBC
AMC 14
Fox 11
Programs with multiple major nominations
Program Category Network No. of
Nominations
Mad Men Drama AMC 9
Glee Comedy Fox 8
Modern Family ABC
30 Rock NBC 7
Temple Grandin Movie HBO
You Don't Know Jack
Lost Drama ABC 6
The Good Wife CBS 5
The Pacific Miniseries HBO
The Special Relationship Movie
Breaking Bad Drama AMC 4
Damages FX 3
Dexter Showtime
Friday Night Lights DirecTV
Georgia O'Keeffe Movie Lifetime
Nurse Jackie Comedy Showtime
The Office NBC
Return to Cranford Miniseries PBS
The 63rd Tony Awards Variety CBS 2
Curb Your Enthusiasm Comedy HBO
The Kennedy Center Honors Variety CBS
Saturday Night Live NBC
Two and a Half Men Comedy CBS

Most major awards

Networks with multiple major awards
Network No. of
Awards
HBO 8
AMC 4
CBS
ABC 3
Fox 2
Showtime
Programs with multiple major awards
Program Category Network No. of
Awards
Temple Grandin Movie HBO 5
Modern Family Comedy ABC 3
Breaking Bad Drama AMC 2
Glee Comedy Fox
Mad Men Drama AMC
You Don't Know Jack Movie HBO
Notes
  1. ^ a b "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:

Name(s) Role
Jon Hamm
Betty White
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Jim Parsons
Sofía Vergara
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Stephen Colbert Presenter of the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Lauren Graham
Matthew Perry
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
LL Cool J Presenter of the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Neil Patrick Harris Presenter of the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Will Arnett
Keri Russell
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
Mariska Hargitay
Christopher Meloni
Presenters of the awards for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Emily Deschanel
Nathan Fillion
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Edie Falco Presenter of the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Boris Kodjoe
Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Introducers of Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series winner John Lithgow
and Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series winner Ann-Margret
Ann-Margret
John Lithgow
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Tina Fey
Matthew Morrison
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Joel McHale
Jeff Probst
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special
Ricky Gervais Presenter of the awards for Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special
and Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series
Julianna Margulies Presenter of the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award
January Jones
John Krasinski
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Claire Danes Presenter of the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Maura Tierney
Blair Underwood
Presenters of the awards for Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special
and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Stephen Moyer
Anna Paquin
Alexander Skarsgård
Presenters of the awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
and Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special
Laurence Fishburne Presenter of the awards for Outstanding Miniseries and Outstanding Television Movie
Tom Selleck Presenter of the award for Outstanding Drama Series
Ted Danson Presenter of the award for Outstanding Comedy Series

In Memoriam

The singer Jewel performed an original song called "The Shape of You" (which would later be released on her 2015 album Picking Up the Pieces) during the tribute:

Opening number

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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