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2013 Emmy Awards

Stars gather to celebrate and honor the best and the brightest in television.

From left, the cast of "Breaking Bad," RJ Mitte, Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Bob Odenkirk and Jonathan Banks, winners of the best drama series at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards held in Los Angeles on Sept. 22. Jason Merritt / Getty Images
"Modern Family" executive producer Steven Levitan accepts the award for outstanding comedy series, with the cast behind him. Mike Blake / Reuters
Will Farrell takes a more a casual approach to the awards show, dressing down and bringing his children onstage to present the outstanding comedy and drama series awards. Mike Blake / Reuters
Michael Douglas examines his Emmy for outstanding lead actor in a miniseries or movie for HBO's "Behind the Candelabra," in which he played Liberace. Lucy Nicholson / Reuters
"Dancing With the Stars" pro and choreographer Derek Hough celebrates with his trophy in the press room. Frederic J. Brown / AFP - Getty Images
James Cromwell accepts his award for best supporting actor in a miniseries or movie for his portrayal of Dr. Arthur Arden/Hans Gruber on "American Horror Story: Asylum." Kevin Winter / Getty Images
Anna Faris, left, and Allison Janney present the award for outstanding writing for a miniseries, movie or a dramatic secial, which went to Abi Morgan for BBC America's, "The Hour." Mike Blake / Reuters
Stephen Colbert celebrates winning best writing for a variety series and outstanding variety series for "The Colbert Report." This is the first time since 2003 that "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" did not win best variety show. Frederic J. Brown / AFP - Getty Images
Stephen Colbert, center, accepts the award for outstanding variety series for "The Colbert Report." Backstage, the comedian said of his victory, "I’m really proud of the show, but no one’s a bigger fan of Jon Stewart than I am." Mike Blake / Reuters
Bobby Cannavale of "Boardwalk Empire" speaks after a surprise win in the very tough best supporting actor in a drama series category. He beat out Jonathan Banks and Aaron Paul from "Breaking Bad," Jim Carter from "Downton Abbey," Peter Dinklage from "Game of Thrones" and Mandy Patinkin from "Homeland." Kevin Winter / Getty Images
Claire Danes wins lead actress in a drama series for the second year in a row for her portrayal of Carrie Mathison on Showtime's "Homeland." Mike Blake / Reuters
Jeff Daniels celebrates backstage after winning outstanding lead actor in a drama series for his portrayal of Will McAvoy on HBO's "The Newsroom." Lucy Nicholson / Reuters
"Breaking Bad" star Anna Gunn puckers up after nabbing the best supporting actress in a drama trophy. Paul Buck / EPA
Michael J. Fox honored "Family Ties" writer Gary David Goldberg during one of the evening's special In Memoriam tributes. Kevin Winter / Getty Images
Robin Williams pays tribute to the late Jonathan Winters at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, calling the comedy icon his mentor. James Gandolfini, Jean Stapleton, Gary David Goldberg and Cory Monteith also received their own tributes. Mike Blake / Reuters
"Big Bang Theory" star Jim Parsons accepts the award for outstanding lead actor in a comedy for his portrayal of Sheldon Cooper. "It is silly to be emotional about it, isn't it," the actor said, sounding a lot like his character. Mike Blake / Reuters
"The Voice" host Carson Daly and executive producer Mark Burnett pose with their trophies for outstanding reality competition program. The singing competition's victory marks only the second time that "The Amazing Race" has lost in this category. Jason Merritt / Getty Images
Elton John performed "Home Again" in honor of Liberace. The HBO film "Behind the Candelabra," based on the flambouyant pianist's life, took the top honor for best miniseries or movie. Kevin Winter / Getty Images
Actress Melissa Leo posed for the press after winning the award for outstanding guest actress in a comedy series for her part on "Louie." Paul Buck / EPA
Julia Louis-Dreyfus accepts the Emmy for lead comedy actress while in character as Selina Meyer on "Veep." Co-star Tony Hale, who plays her aide Gary Walsh, was also in character as he stood by his TV boss. Mike Blake / Reuters
Tina Fey joked that Tracey Wigfield didn't have permission to speak after the two women won for outstanding writing for a comedy series for their work on "30 Rock." Kevin Winter / Getty Images
Kevin Spacey channeled his "House of Cards" character, politician Francis Underwood, during Neil Patrick Harris' opening bit. Mike Blake / Reuters
Amy Poehler, left, and Tina Fey, in blue, present Merritt Wever with the trophy for outstanding actress in a comedy series for her portrayal of Zoey Barkow on "Nurse Jackie." The champ delivered one of the more memorable acceptance speeches in recent memory, offering a quick "thank you" before saying, "I gotta go, bye!" Kevin Winter / Getty Images
Former Emmys hosts Jimmy Kimmel and Jane Lynch offer this year's host, Neil Patrick Harris, some advice during the opening bit. Kevin Winter / Getty Images
Many expected Neil Patrick Harris to kick off the Emmys with a song-and-dance number, but instead, he opened with a taped bit wherein he attempted to watch a year's worth of programming all at once. Kevin Winter / Getty Images
Actor and host Neil Patrick Harris opens the show at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sept. 22. Mike Blake / Reuters