Well, that was a little surprising. I was traveling back from Austin on Sunday so I didn’t catch any of the actual ceremony, but the actual awards were somewhat shocking. Here were the biggest losers:
Mad Men actors: They’re now 0-for-25. Oof.
Curb Your Enthusiasm: It’s never won Best Comedy Series out of its seven nominations.
Bill Maher: He’s been nominated 29(!) times and never been up to the podium.
Now, on to the winners. I didn’t do so hot this year. And I didn’t even guess the Creative Arts Awards, which probably wouldn’t have helped that much.
Of the categories I predicted, I’ll give myself one point for a correct guess and a half-point for ones I guessed as “could win.” That’s three points (and that’s being generous) out of twelve categories. Yikes. But congratulations to all the winners, even if some of these victories are travesties.
BEST DRAMA SERIES – Homeland
BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES – Damien Lewis, Homeland
BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES – Claire Danes, Homeland
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES – Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
√ BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES – Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey (1)
BEST WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES – Homeland
√ BEST COMEDY SERIES – Modern Family (1)
BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES – Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
√ BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES – Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (½)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES – Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES – Julie Bowen, Modern Family
√ BEST WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES – Louie (½)