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. 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.
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.
|62nd Primetime Emmy Awards|
|Location||Nokia Theatre, |
Los Angeles, California
|Presented by||Academy of Television Arts and Sciences|
|Hosted by||Jimmy Fallon|
|Most awards||Comedy: Modern Family (3) |
Drama: Breaking Bad / Mad Men (2)
Miniseries / Movie: Temple Grandin (5)
|Most nominations||Comedy: Glee (11) |
Drama: Mad Men (10)
Miniseries / Movie: Temple Grandin / You Don't Know Jack (7)
|Produced by||Don Mischer|
Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold:
|Outstanding Comedy Series||Outstanding Drama Series|
|Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Series||Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Special|
|Outstanding Made for Television Movie||Outstanding Miniseries|
|Outstanding Reality-Competition Program|
|Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series|
|Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series|
|Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie|
|Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series|
|Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series|
|Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie|
|Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series||Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series|
|Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music, or Comedy Special||Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special|
|Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series||Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series|
|Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music, or Comedy Special||Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special|
The awards were presented by the following:
|Presenters of the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series|
|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|
|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|
|Presenters of the award for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program|
|Presenters of the awards for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series|
and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
|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|
|Introducers of Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series winner John Lithgow |
and Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series winner Ann-Margret
|Presenters of the award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series|
|Presenters of the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series|
|Presenters of the award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special|
|Ricky Gervais||Presenter of the awards for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special|
and Outstanding Variety Series
|Julianna Margulies||Presenter of the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award|
|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|
|Presenters of the awards for Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special|
and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
|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|
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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37th Daytime Emmy Awards, the 2010 Emmy Awards ceremony honoring daytime programming during 2009
31st Sports Emmy Awards, the 2010 Emmy Awards ceremony that honored sports programming during 2009
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