michelle-dockery-rose-bryne-sofia-vergara-kerry-washington-emmys-2013Yesterday evening the Emmys brought the televisioncelebrities out in their tuxedos and evening wear, and we were watching it all. So, after all the live blogging last night on our Facebook page, it's now reflection time. What were the Emmys like? Did they hit the mark? Was the red carpet sensational? And who won the evening?

Let's start with the overall tone of the evening. It was strangely off-key. It felt like the creative juices had run dry and someone instead cobbled together a show, made up of all the good bits from past awards shows. But this time round, just took off 25% in effort and glamor. Neil Patrick Harris, or NPH as he's affectionately known, was the host and right from the first second, it didn't quite click.USA Today called Neil Patrick Harrris' performance "dull and off-kilter as his oddly downbeat show."

There was a spontaneous standing ovation for Bob Newhart, which was great, but the three hour plus broadcast had few highlights, save a great speech by Michael Douglas and Kerry Washington looking quite stunning . Also, many people found it rather strange that Larry Hagman and Jack Klugman, were only in the pictures section of the "in memoriam" segment, and not featured like some others.

But, the show went on, and on, and on. However, before it even started, the red carpet was alive and positively teaming with celebrities, all vouching for their share of the best dressed comments. Sophia Vergara, not for the first time, was just about being held into her very red, very hot dress and $8million worth of jewels. John Hamm was sporting a slightly wild beard and Claire Danes, one of the major winners on the night, was simply stunning. Side partings and bangs seemed to dominate the proceedings, with fewer up-dos than previous years. Worthy shout outs should go to Jessica Lang, who looked 34, not 64; Elizabeth Moss from Mad Men for her new platinum pixie cut; and Kerry Washington again, because we can't mention her too many times. Here are some of the other notables:
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In case you are interested in all the winners, they are:

Outstanding comedy series: Modern Family
Outstanding drama series: Mad Men
Outstanding miniseries or movie: Downton Abbey
Outstanding lead actress, miniseries or movie: Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce
Outstanding supporting actor in a miniseries or movie: Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce
Outstanding directing for a miniseries, movie or dramatic special: Brian Percival, Downton Abbey
Outstanding lead actor in a miniseries or movie: Barry Pepper, The Kennedys
Outstanding supporting actress, miniseries or movie: Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Outstanding writing for a miniseries or movie: Julian Fellowes, Downton Abbey
Outstanding lead actor, drama: Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
Outstanding lead actress, drama: Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Outstanding supporting actor, drama: Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Outstanding directing, drama: Martin Scorsese, Boardwalk Empire
Outstanding supporting actress, drama: Margo Martindale, Justified
Outstanding writing, drama series: Jason Katims, Friday Night Lights
Outstanding variety, music or comedy series: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Outstanding directing for a variety, music or comedy series: Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live (host: Justin Timberlake)
Outstanding writing for a variety, music or comedy series: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Outstanding reality competition: The Amazing Race
Outstanding lead actress, comedy: Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly)
Outstanding lead actor, comedy series: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Outstanding writing for a comedy: Steve Levitan, Jeffrey Richman ("Caught in the Act"), Modern Family
Outstanding director, comedy: Michael Alan Spiller ("Halloween"), Modern Family
Outstanding supporting actor, comedy: Ty Burrell (Modern Family)
Outstanding supporting actress, comedy: Julie Bowen (Modern Family)