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Primetime Emmy Awards

The Primetime Emmy Awards, when the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences honors TV's best, takes place in Los Angeles every September. In addition to the academy's splashy Governors Ball for close to 4,000 guests—billed as the largest formal dinner in the U.S.—the annual event includes parties from entertainment brands—in previous years, HBO and Entertainment Tonight have hosted the glitziest gatherings. The 2013 show took place on September 22; here's our archive of Emmy-related coverage.

EMMY BROADCAST DISAPPOINTS: The tone of last night's Emmy broadcast was somber, not celebratory, as tributes to TV stars who passed away and a remembrance of President Kennedy's assassination were spread throughout the entire show. Host Neil Patrick Harris also disappointed. USA Today: “He was as dull and off-kilter as his oddly downbeat show—a talented man who seemed trapped between his desire not to repeat himself and our desire to be entertained. If you don't want to do an opening musical number because you're afraid it will draw Tonys comparisons, fine, but don't make us miss it by substituting a faux battle among former hosts that only reminded us of how ill-served the broadcast has been over the past few years.”
Posted September 23, 2013, 8:24 a.m. EDT

MORE EMMY HIGHS AND LOWS: The evening did have some high points—Julia Louis-Dreyfus accepting her Best Actress award in a comedic bit with co-star and fellow winner Tony Hale—but also lows such as Elton John singing a song from his upcoming album that was supposed to have a connection to Liberace, but didn't. New York magazine's Vulture blog collects the show's highs and lows:
Posted September 23, 2013, 8:24 a.m. EDT

JON HAMM AND AMY POEHLER THROW EMMY LOSERS PARTY: It started out as an in-joke between the often-nominated-but-never-winners Jon Hamm and Amy Poehler, but the two took their “Losers Lounge” concept and turned it into an actual Emmys after-party Sunday night. The fete at Soho House doubled as a fund-raiser. E! Online: “Nominees who failed to take home a statuette were allowed in for free, but winners had to make a $1,000 donation to World Wide Orphans.”
Posted September 24, 2013, 8:06 a.m. EDT

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