Much like the nominations, the Emmy Awards may not have played out exactly as you thought they would.
The night was a celebration of first-time winners, such as "Modern Family's" Eric Stonestreet, "Big Bang's" Jim Parsons, "Glee's" Jane Lynch and "Temple Grandin's" Claire Danes.
"Modern Family" bested "Glee" in the outstanding comedy series category, and "Mad Men" dominated the best drama category over some other favorites such as "Breaking Bad," although it's fair to say the AMC show didn't dominate the evening. Matthew Weiner's retro program nabbed a total of four Emmys, including awards for outstanding drama series and drama writing.
Check out the full list below and let us know which of this year's winners caught you most by surprise:
Let’s talk dresses. OK, fine – we can also talk about a tux or two.
While a lot of what we've seen on the red carpet falls safely in the "meh" category, there were a few who stood out from the rest as being among the best-dressed or among those who should reconsider employing their stylist.
For the ladies who made a positive impression, two of "Glee's" stars, Lea Michele and Amber Riley, definitely showed up to show out.
But when it comes to January Jones, for better or for worse, her dress indeed will be one that everyone will talk about tomorrow, as Jezebel points out.
We're also not huge fans of Anna Paquin's dress, which does look a bit like it would be at home in a bullfighting ring, as one NBC announcer said. (Perhaps she doesn't like it either - anyone else notice how she kept her body turned squarely against new hubby Stephen Moyer?)
As for the men, we're once again going to express our "Glee" with the Fox show's cast: Chris Colfer's tailoring was impeccable tonight.
Jon Hamm of "Mad Men" looked swell as well, but he's also Jon Hamm, so to say he looked great feels a bit redundant. Sadly, we weren't in love with John Krasinski's suit and bow tie combo, but maybe some of you were?
Let us know in the comments!
8 p.m. Emmys are on! And we're starting off with the cast of "Glee," who are too broke to afford to head to the ceremony. Awww ...
8:02 p.m. The answer: A "Glee" club competition! (And wait ... did Fallon just curse on live TV?)
8:03 p.m. Jon Hamm and Betty White, for the win. And, um, Kate Gosselin (thoughts? Did she not look vaguely unrecognizable?). Also - we're very happy that Jane Lynch is rocking the Sue Sylvester sweat suit.
So now that "Idol" has to replace not one, but two judges, executive producer Nigel Lythgoe told CNN that the top priority for him is finding personalities that will make the perfect, watchable mix.
"There isn’t another Ellen DeGeneres or Simon Cowell," Lythgoe said, so "you’re looking for people that will have great chemistry." In the beginning, he pointed out, it was "that chemistry created that entire team."
While Lythgoe said he had "no idea" what's going to happen with Kara DioGuardi, he did say that they're going to have to nail down who will fill those empty judges seats soon - in about three weeks, as a matter of fact.
But one thing he's not worried about is former "Idol" judge Simon Cowell bringing "The X Factor" over to U.S. shores. According to Lythgoe, there's plenty of room on the DVR for a few different singing competitions.
"That’s a bit like saying, do you mind another vampire drama on a network," Lythgoe said. "It’s just the same genre of shows, the public will decide if they like it or not."
It was really no surprise that Fox's "Glee" pulled in an astounding number of Emmy nods, considering the tidal wave of critic and fan appreciation that poured in for the show throughout its first season, but for the cast, walking down the red carpet for the Emmys can only be described as "surreal."
No, really: nearly all of the cast members who stopped to talk to CNN used that exact description.
"We all feel like the underdog," Kevin McHale said. "The show is working, people like it and to be here tonight with all these nominations - it’s surreal."
The 62nd annual Emmys are still two hours away from kicking off with host Jimmy Fallon, but the stars are already pouring in on the red carpet.
So far, CNN has stopped to chat with a few of the stars from "The Office," "Glee" and "30 Rock," so stay tuned for more behind-the-scenes posts.
In the meantime, here's a refresher of who's nominated for what, and which shows were sadly overlooked this year.
Are there any nominees that you're rooting for? Any drinking games that you've got planned for your Emmy party? If so, let us know in the comments.
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