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Emmys 2013: Jeff Daniels Wins Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

Wiekbe Schuster |
September 22, 2013 | 7:31 p.m. PDT

Contributing Writer

Jeff Daniels wins for "The Newsroom" (Tumblr)
Jeff Daniels wins for "The Newsroom" (Tumblr)
Dylan McDermott and "The Good Wife"’s Julianna Margulies presented the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series to (major surprise considering the competition in this category) Jeff Daniels! The actor who plays "The Newsroom"’s anchor Will McAvoy was baffled - the last award he remembers winning was the AARP’s Best Actor in the 50+ age category! He surely does not mean not to belittle this honour but is quick to hold up his Emmy Award in triumph and conclude: “THIS is better!” Daniels thanks HBO for being a wonderfully creative work place and lauds his cast and crew.

He finishes by quoting playwright Lanford Wilson: “Make it matter. Make it count." The creator of "The Newsroom," Aaron Sorkin (for him), makes it matter.

The other nominees were Bryan Cranston for "Breaking Bad," Hugh Bonneville for "Downtown Abbey," Damian Lewis for "Homeland," Kevin Spacey for "House of Cards," and Jon Hamm for "Mad Men."

Remember to check out Neon Tommy's full coverage of the 2013 Emmys here.

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