"Ably hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, the 65th annual awards ceremony handed out plenty of hardware to first-timers and long shots, a refreshing change for a group of notoriously monogamous voters known for finding something they like and rewarding it over and over again.
The night’s first win set the tone for other shockers later in the evening.
Merritt Wever looked as stunned as anybody when she defeated the formidable “Modern Family” competition to clinch best supporting actress in a comedy for her work in Showtime’s “Nurse Jackie.”
If there were an award for shortest speech of the night, Wever would have won that, too."
[Read more from the Chicago Sun-Times here.]
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