Stephen Amell and Mindy Kaling are on stage together, and they're presenting best reality competition program. The nominees are:
Dancing With the Stars
So You Think You Can Dance
The winner is... THE VOICE!
Diahann Carroll and Kerry Washington are taking the stage together, hand-in-hand. "I am so honored to be presenting alongside this groundbreaking actress, a hero of mine, and the first African-American Emmy nominee ever, male or female," Kerry said. "It's been such a long time since I've been standing in this place I don't know what to do, but the men are much more beautiful than when I was doing television," Diahann added. "I don't know where you came from but I'm very happy to see you."
Now, Kerry Washington is presenting the award for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series. The nominees are:
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Bobby Cannavale, Boardwalk Empire
Jonathan Banks, Breaking Bad
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
And the winner is: BOBBY CANNAVALE, BOARDWALK EMPIRE!
"I didn't write anything down... I can't believe I get to get mentioned with these other I really incredible actors. ... Mandy Patinkin is the first person I ever saw on stage. He's like, my favorite person," he said, before thanking "the love of my life, Rose [Byrne]."
The nominees for outstanding lead actor in a drama series are:
Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Damian Lewis, Homeland
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
And the winner is... JEFF DANIELS, THE NEWSROOM!
"I usually don't win anything!" he said, looking genuinely surprised.
Don Cheadle is paying tribute to the history of TV, taking particular note of when John F. Kennedy was assassinated and the coverage of his funeral. "Tonight we commemorate that fateful day in Dallas and television's role in allowing us to mourn collectively and begin to heal." He added that when the Beatles played on TV for the first time, America learned to feel joy again. "TV continues to be a starting place for superstar musical talent," he said -- and then he introduced Carrie Underwood, who's singing "Yesterday."
Hilarious! Bob Newhart just appeared on stage with the Ernst & Young associates! And then Jimmy Fallon took the stage to present lead actress in a drama series.
The nominees for outstanding lead actress in a drama series are:
Connie Britton, Nashville
Claire Danes, Homeland
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
Kerry Washington, Scandal
Robin Wright, House of Cards
The winner is... CLAIRE DANES, HOMELAND!
"Wow, thank you, thank you. I think all actors know how indebted we are to our writers, especially in television," Claire Danes said. "But I have to take this moment to acknowledge our most treasured, one of our very most treasured writers, Henry Bromell, who won tonight. He passed away in March and we just loved him so much. HE was a brilliant person and so kind and we think of him every day as we continue to work on the show that he helped define. So Henry."
The winners for best guest actors and guest actresses are Dan Bucatinsky ("Scandal") and Carrie Preston ("The Good Wife") are presenting the award for best directing in a drama series to David Fincher, "House of Cards"! "House of Cards" was the first web series to win an Emmy.
Bob Newhart, who won his first Emmy this year, is getting a standing ovation from the crowd. "Thank you very much," he said, looking genuinely touched. He's presenting outstanding writing in a variety series with Jim Parsons.
The nominees for outstanding writing for a variety series are:
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Real Time with Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live
And the winner is... THE COLBERT REPORT!
"Thanks very much. Wow, the Emmys are so good this year!" Stephen Colbert said. "We, all of us, first want to thank the Daily Show for setting the standard and being a constant inspiration for all of us here."
The nominees for outstanding directing for a variety series are:
The Colbert Report, Directed by James Hoskinson
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Directed by Chuck O'Neil
Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Directed by Andy Fisher
Late Show with David Letterman, Directed by Jerry Foley
Portlandia, Directed by Jonathan Krisel
Saturday Night Live, Directed by Don Roy King
The winner is: DON ROY KING, SNL!
Michael J. Fox is paying tribute to Gary David Golberg, saying, "he changed my life." "Gary was my mentor, benefactor, partner, second father and beloved friend," he said. "Gary had a generous spirit and a great laugh. Whenever I catch a return of one of shows, I can hear, him. ... It was a tsunami of appreciation and it meant the world to all of us."
For the first time, they're announcing an outstanding choreography category tonight -- but first, there was another song-and-dance number! NPH sang Luck Be a Lady, and then Derek Hough did a number to the Mad Men theme song. A Game of Thrones number followed, then an "American Horror Story" dance and then, Boardwalk Empire (to Daft Punk's "Get Lucky") and then Breaking Bad. Afterward? Bing Bang Theory.
The nominees are:
Derek Hough & Allison Holker - Dancing with the Stars (Routines: "Heart Cry" / "Stars")
Derek Hough - Dancing with the Stars (Routines: "Hey Pachuco" / "Para Los Rumberos" / "Walking on Air")
Warren Carlyle - Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel (Live From Lincoln Center)
Sonya Tayeh - So You Think You Can Dance (Routines: "Possibly Maybe" / "Turning Page" / "Sail")
Mandy Moore - So You Think You Can Dance (Routines: "The Power of Love" / "Wild Horses")
Napoleon & Tabitha D'umo - So You Think You Can Dance (Routines: "Call of the Wild (Circle of Life)" / "Love Cats" / "Beautiful People")
Travis Wall - So You Think You Can Dance (Routines: "Where the Light Gets In" / "Without You" / "Unchained Melody")
The winner is... DEREK HOUGH, DANCING WITH THE STARS! (His sister, Julianne Hough, gave him a standing ovation.)
Colbie Smulders and Alyson Hannigan just presented the award for best variety series to Stephen Colbert, for The Colbert Report. "Jon [Stewart] never told me how good this feels," he joked. The nominees were:
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Show
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live
Edie Falco tearfully paid tribute to her "Sopranos" costar, James Gandolfini. "James Gandolfini was [an artist]. ... Jim was really quite different [than Tony Soprano]. He had tremendous warmth and heart, he was kind, he was uniquely generous. One got the feeling that Jim was never entirely comfortable with the attention he got, usually because he said it every chance he got. ... I was particularly moved by Jim's devotion to his family and his fierce loyalty to his friends... You all knew James Gandolfini the actor, I was lucky enough to know Jim the man."
Allison Janney and Anna Faris are presenting the Emmy for oustanding writing for a miniseries, movie or dramatic special. The nominees are:
Behind the Candelabra, Written by Richard LaGravenese
The Hour, Written by Abi Morgan
Parade's End, Written by Tom Stoppard
Phil Spector, Written by David Mamet
Top of the Lake, Written by Jane Campion & Gerard Lee
The winner is... ABI MORGAN, THE HOUR!
The nominees for best supporting actor in a miniseries or movie are:
Scott Bakula as Bob Black on Behind the Candelabra
James Cromwell as Dr. Arthur Arden / Hans Grüper on American Horror Story: Asylum
John Benjamin Hickey as Sean Tolke on The Big C: Hereafter
Peter Mullan as Matt Mitcham on Top of the Lake
Zachary Quinto as Dr. Oliver Thredson on American Horror Story: Asylum
The winner is... JAMES CROMWELL, AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM!
Just a few more awards to go...
The nominees for oustanding directing for a miniseries movie or dramatic special are:
Behind the Candelabra, Directed by Steven Soderbergh
The Girl, Directed by Julian Jarrold
Phil Spector, Directed by David Mamet
Ring of Fire, Directed by Allison Anders
Top of the Lake (Episode: "Part 5"), Directed by Jane Campion & Garth Davis
And the winner is... STEVEN SODERBERG, BEHIND THE CANDELABRA. (The only two people he thanked in his acceptance speech? Michael Douglas and Matt Damon.)
The nominees for best supporting actress in a miniseries or movie are:
Ellen Burstyn as Margaret Barrish Worthington on Political Animals
Sarah Paulson as Lana Winters on American Horror Story: Asylum
Charlotte Rampling as Eva Delectorskaya (older) on Restless
Imelda Staunton as Alma Hitchcock on The Girl
Alfre Woodard as Louisa "Ouiser" Boudreaux on Steel Magnolias
The winner is... ELLEN BURSTYN, POLITICAL ANIMALS!
"I want to thank everybody who voted for me!" she said, before thanking her granddaughter, who served as her date for the night.
Bryan Cranston and Claire Danes just announced the nominees for lead actor in a miniseries or movie. The nominees are:
Benedict Cumberbatch, Parade’s End
Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra
Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra
Toby Jones, The Girl
Al Pacino, Phil Spector
The winner is... MICHAEL DOUGLAS, BEHIND THE CANDELABRA.
"This is a two-hander," Douglas said, referring to Matt Damon. When everybody started laughing he kept going. "You deserve half of this," he said to Damon. "Do you want the bottom or the top? Top? I figured that."
The nominees for best miniseries or movie are:
American Horror Story: Asylum
Behind the Candelabra
Top of the Lake
The winner is... BEHIND THE CANDELABRA!
Well, this is a surprise: Will Ferrell is going to present the last awards of the night -- wearing a t-shirt and shorts, and with his three children. "Unfortunately Helen Mirren and Maggie Smith dropped out at the last second and they called me literally 45 minutes ago and I couldn't find child care."
The nominees for outstanding comedy series are:
The Big Bang Theory
The winner is... MODERN FAMILY!
"This may be the saddest Emmys of all time, but we could not be happier," creator Steven Levitan joked, referring to the fact that for the first time in years, the show's stars did not take home all the awards.
The nominees for outstanding drama series are:
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
The winner is... BREAKING BAD!
Neil Patrick Harris closed out the show by saying, "That's our show, congratulations to all our winners. GOODNIGHT!"
Thanks so much for spending the Emmys with us, everyone! We had a great time, and hope you did too.