Emmy awards show rich in history

Rachel Brauer and Rachel Brauer

emmysBy Staff Writer: Rachel Brauer

The 65 annual Emmy Awards aired on Sunday, Sept. 22. With How I Met Your Mother’s Neil Patrick Harris hosting the formal event. Previous hosts Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon also made an appearance on stage.

According to the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences website, states that the Academy Awards date back to the earliest days in television history. Created by Syd Cassyd, it had been his dream for the members of the organization to debate ideas and worries concerning T.V. shows from various networks. Cassyd had no intentions of giving awards, glitz, and glamour, but eventually accepted the annual celebration of television’s finest achievements.

Receiving an Emmy has become an honor desired by anyone in the industry; a talisman for a year of hard-work and dedication. According to the Emmy website, deciding the design of the Emmy was a very precise procedure, in which 47 different proposals were viewed until the final selection of the perfect statue. The winner was Louis McManus, who had devised the award using his wife as the muse.  Just looking at the statue, all you would see is a woman with wings holding an atom. Most don’t know the true representation of the design, which is the objective of aiding the science and arts of television.

Just a few of the winners of the 2013 Emmy Awards were:

The best drama series: AMC’s Breaking Bad

The best comedy series: ABC’s Modern Family

The best mini series or movie: HBO’s Behind the Candelabra

The best reality-competition series: NBC’s The Voice

The best variety series: Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report

The best variety special: HBO’s Louis C.K. in Oh My God

Lead Actress in a drama series: Claire Danes in Homeland Security

Lead Actor in a drama series: HBO’s Jeff Daniels in The Newsroom

Lead Actor in a comedy series: CBS’s Jim Parsons in The Big Bang Theory

Lead Actress in a comedy series: HBO’s Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Veep

The 2013 Emmy’s was a night to remember, a gallant event full of entertainment and sparkle. The Emmy Awards were seen by an average of 17.6 million viewers, up 33 percent from last year’s show.