2013 Primetime Emmy Awards Are Going to Be Magic

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2013 Primetime Emmy Awards Are Going to Be Magic

The 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards are nearly here. Get ready for Sunday, September 22nd.  The magic will unfold at 5:00 p.m. The Primetime Emmy’s are given to those programs and actors who best transform our world with drama, humor and entertainment.

This is the 65th year of the Emmy Awards and the grand statues are being readied for presentation.  The elegant lady, whose outstretched arms tenderly caress an oversized atom, is flying her way to our television sets, or at least to our computers.  Named after the Immy, an early television camera, the awards have enhanced many a career and solidified ratings for comedy and dramas in the US.

Throughout September, several Emmy Awards have already been given at separate ceremonies for Main Title Design, Documentary and Reality Programming, Costume Design and Supervision, and more.  These events are exciting for the nominees but for mainstream American viewers it is the magic of the Primetime Emmy Awards that piques the interest of more than 13 million viewers.

Acceptance speeches are planned in detail but perhaps there is no need.  The awe- struck winner will say something humorous, something meaningful, possibly add a few words for their pet-political cause, and glamorously swan down from the stage.

The 2013 Emmys will be hosted by the charismatic Neil Patrick Harris.  Having already hosted three Tony telecasts and the 2009 Emmys, he is ready and able to bring in the laughter.  Now starring in How I Met Your Mother, Neil Patrick Harris has promised a grand performance.  The theme is magic and you can’t do better than that.

Neil Patrick Harris is known to watch every detail of the production.  Stunts of the Miley Cyrus variety are not to be expected.  Instead, the theme is about a long known fact; magic is the essence of quality television.  The 16,000 Television Academy members have voted to award an Emmy to performers and programs that take us to another world, another story, another dimension.  With Elton John performing and Matt Damon and Michael Douglas presenting, there will be plenty that is magical at the high-flying receptions that are planned in the restaurants and homes of Hollywood.

Here follows the nominees:

Outstanding Comedy Series: 30 Rock, The Big Bang Theory, Girls, Louie, Modern Family, Veep.

Outstanding Drama Series: Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, Game Of Thrones, Homeland, House Of Cards, Mad Men.

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy, 30 Rock, Jason Bateman as Michael Bluth, Arrested Development, Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan, House of Lies, Louis C.K. as Louie, Louie, Matt LeBlanc as Matt LeBlanc, Episodes, Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory .

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series:  Laura Dern as Amy Jellicoe, Enlightened, Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath, Girl, Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton, Nurse Jackie, Tina Fey as Liz Lemon, 30 Rock, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer, Veep, Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, Parks and Recreation.

The 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards will be a moment of magic for the whole family.

By: Vicky Judah

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