The 9 Weirdest Emmy Winners | KJZZ

The 9 Weirdest Emmy Winners

So many out-of-left-field wins this year — both exciting and not-that-exciting! Host Neil Patrick Harris put it best: “This just in: No one in America is winning their office Emmy pool.” #weirdemmys

Jeff Daniels for Outstanding Actor in a Drama?!?

Jeff Daniels for Outstanding Actor in a Drama?!?

Daniels was fine and all on The Newsroom. But, seriously, Emmy voters, you picked him over Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)? Or Kevin Spacey (House of Cards)? Or last year’s winner, Damian Lewis (Homeland)? Or, for the love of all that is good and great on television, perpetual Emmy also-ran Jon Hamm (Mad Men)?

That is just weird. Even Daniels thought so, opening his speech with, “Well, crap!”

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Bobby Cannavale for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama?!?

Bobby Cannavale for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama?!?

Look, Cannavale was crazy over-the-top in a fun way on Boardwalk Empire. But what about Breaking Bad‘s Jonathan Banks or Aaron Paul? So subtle and wonderful and heartbreaking! And Game of Throne’s Peter Dinklage? So brilliant and touching and drunk! And Mandy Patinkin’s A+ beard and acting on Homeland so deserved a win this year!

Christina Hendricks’ epic side-eye said it best: This win is pretty weird, everybody.

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Ellen Burstyn for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie?!?

Ellen Burstyn for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie?!?

Burstyn is acting royalty, and she was delicious on Political Animals. But this Emmy had already been engraved for Sarah Paulson’s career-topping work on American Horror Story: Asylum. Giving that Emmy to someone else is just really weird.

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The Hour‘s Abi Morgan for Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special?!?

The Hour 's Abi Morgan for Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special?!?

For the people who are familiar with this BBC America series, it certainly was nice to see this period drama about BBC news reporters (think The Newsroom in the 1950s, and British) get recognized.

But Morgan beat out heavyweight writers Richard LaGravenese (Behind the Candelabra), Tom Stoppard (Parade’s End), David Mamet (Phil Spector), and Jane Campion (Top of the Lake, with Gerard Lee). And an upset like that? WEIRD!

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