The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards will decide the who’s who of television tonight at 8 p.m. The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences will honor outstanding actors and actresses, as well as television engineers.
As of right now, the celebrities are making their way down the red carpet and getting ready to take their seats. Mad Men star Jon Hamm had one of the most anticipated red carpet interviews, but revealed little. The show is nominated for 19 awards tonight, and is expected to be a big winner.
Stay tuned for the latest from the 2011 Emmys.
8:00 p.m.: Let the show begin! Jane Lynch has started her opening sketch as this year’s Emmy host.
8:15 p.m.: Late night hosts Jimmy Kimmel and Fallon wrestle on stage. Yes, they wrestled. Like, on the floor.
8:16: p.m. The first award goes to Julie Bowen from Modern Family for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
8:28 p.m.: Ricky Gervais presents Outstanding Directing on a Comedy Series from overseas in an interesting sketch involving Twinkies and editing. Michael Allen Spiller from Modern Family won the award.
8:40 p.m. Charlie Sheen takes the stage to present Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. He called it his “old category.” Awkward! Sheen wished cast of Two and A Half Men cast luck in a surprisingly serious introduction.
8:42 p.m. Jim Parsons from the Big Bang Theory won Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.
8:45 p.m.: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series nominees rush the stage in an odd display of excitement…or something like it.
8:47 p.m.: Melissa McCarthy crowned Outstanding Lead Actress. No, seriously, there was a crowning ceremony like a beauty pageant. Other nominees showed some serious girl love when McCarthy won. The ladies certainly outdid the boys on this one.
9:00 p.m.: The Reality/Variety show category kicked off just now.
9:02 p.m.: The winner of Outstanding Reality Competition Program is The Amazing Race
9:07 p.m.: Coming up- an “epic” musical performance.
9:13 p.m.: Comedy group The Lonely Island just took the stage with none other than Michael Bolton, who is wearing a pirate costume.
9:14 p.m.: Akon and John Stamos have now joined the party.
9:26 p.m.: The Drama category starts now.
9:31 p.m.: Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series goes to Margot Martindale from Justified. In an emotional acceptance speech she said this win was worth the wait.
9:41 p.m.: Martin Scorsese won his first Emmy for directing Boardwalk Empire.
9:57 p.m.: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series goes to Kyle Chandler from Friday Night Lights.
10:08 p.m.: Outstanding Writing for a Movie, Mini-series, or Drama goes to Julian Fellowes for Downton Abbey.
10:23 p.m.: The Academy is honoring those who have passed away .
10:38 p.m.: Kate Winslet won Lead Actress in a Mini-Series or Movie for Mildred Pierce and delivered a genuine speech, thanking her “mum.”
10:47 p.m.: Outstanding Drama Series goes to Mad Men for the fourth season in a row.
10:59 p.m.: Host Jane Lynch signs off with “That’s our telecast, goodnight!”