In addition to Emmys in 26 above-the-line categories announced last night, Emmys in 77 other categories were presented at the Creative Arts Awards Sept. 15, (see Behind the Candelabra Tops the Creative Arts Emmys).
HBO picked up an additional seven Emmys last night bringing its total to 27, led by its miniseries Behind The Candelabra, which took outstanding miniseries or movie, outstanding directing (Steven Soderbergh) and outstanding lead actor (Michael Douglas) in the miniseries or movie categories. HBO’s Veep picked up two Emmys. Boardwalk Empire and The Newsroom each received one award.
Jim Parsons of CBS’s popular comedy The Big Bang Theory took the outstanding lead actor in a comedy series award bringing the network’s total to 16. NBC rounded out the top three networks, adding three awards for 30 Rock, The Voice and Saturday Night Live, giving the company a total of 11 awards this year.
In terms of individual programs, Behind The Candelabra’s total of 11 Emmys was followed by Boardwalk Empire with five, and the 66th Annual Tony Awards and Saturday Night Live with four each.
Breaking Bad captured its first outstanding drama series award just one week before its final episode airs. The AMC series also claimed a second Emmy when Anna Gunn won for supporting actress.
After the ceremony, winners, nominees and over 3,800 guests celebrated at the Governors Ball at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The Enchanted Forest-themed ball, perhaps the largest formal sit-down dinner in the U.S., was the length of one football field and double the width.