The 2013 Emmy Awards By the Numbers: 21 Numerical Facts About This Year's Awards Ceremony
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The 2013 Emmy Awards By the Numbers: 21 Numerical Facts About This Year's Awards Ceremony

By Dustin Rowles | Seriously Random Lists | September 23, 2013 | Comments ()


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6: The number of times that Jon Hamm has been nominated for Best Actor in a Drama. He has won zero times, a record for that many nominations in that category.

10: The consecutive number of years that The Daily Show won for Outstanding Variety Show, a record that was broken this year by The Colbert Report.

5,678,987: The number of “WTFs” uttered after Jeff Daniels beat both Jon Hamm and Bryan Cranston in the Best Actor Category. Had Cranston won, he’d have passed Dennis Franz with the most wins in the Best Actor Drama.

76: The number of times “No, b*tch, no!” was tweeted after Aaron Paul lost to Bobby Cannavale in the Best Supporting Actor category. Had Paul won, he’d have been the first to win in the Best Supporting Actor Drama three times.

40: The number of Emmy wins that Saturday Night Live now has, a record for a single program (surpassing Frasier).

9: The number of years, out of the past ten, that The Amazing Race had won for Best Reality Show. NBC’s The Voice topped it this year.

12.1 The number (in millions) who watched the Emmy telecast last night, according to overnight ratings. It’s the most viewers in seven years.

11: The number of words in Merritt Wever’s acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy.

47: The number of people who recognized Wever as Schmidt’s girlfriend in New Girl.

1: The number of Emmys House of Cards received, the very first for a video streaming service (Netflix). It won for Best Directing in a Drama.

32: The number of nominations that Real Time with Bill Maher has now received without scoring as single win, a record.

2: The number of basic cable shows to win in either the Outstanding Comedy Series or Outstanding Drama Series category, after Breaking Bad joined Mad Men.

3: The number of sidesteps comedian Paul Greenberg took to awkwardly exit the frame behind Neil Patrick Harris.


4: The number of Best Actress (Lead or Supporting) Emmys that Julia Louis Dreyfus now has, tying her with Lucille Ball for the most all time in those categories.

4.2 million: The number of bewildered looks on people’s faces when they switched from Breaking Bad back to the Emmys, only to see a dance number that included dancers in Breaking Bad Hazmat suits.

1: The number of times I laughed during Neil Patrick Harris’ opening.

28: The number of times that Mad Men has been nominated in an acting category without winning.

3: The number of Emmys Jack Klugman won during his lifetime, yet he was featured only in the musical In Memoriam montage.

0: The number of Emmys Cory Montieth received during his short lifetime. He got a stand-alone tribute.

0: The number of African-American women who have won in the Best Actress Drama category. (Kerry Washington lost last night, keeping the winless streak alive. Sadly.)

1,000: The number of dollars Emmy winners had to pay to get into Jon Hamm and Amy Poehler’s Losers After Party. (The money went to charity)

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  • Maddy Dell

    Ok Jeff Daniels? I'm possibly biased by my dislike of the Newsroom which I gave up on after about 4 episodes but what? I don't watch Mad Men but they didn't even give it to Jon Hamm? But then I'm still annoyed that Nicolaj Coater Waldau and Michelle Fairley didn't even get nominated so what do I know. I'm happy for Anna Gunn though. There's no way Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Anna Gunn don't win next year right?!?

  • Aaron Schulz

    Im most upset with a lack of a liveblog from courtney tbh. also the piss poor show and jane krakowski and poehler both getting snubbed

  • cgthegeek

    I'm willing to bet the Emmys had more viewers because the broadcast was live in all time zones. I hope other awards shows follow suit.

  • Marc Greene

    The good news for Mad Men fans is that their final season will go on 1 year after Breaking Bad's. The bad news: I think your pain will continue with the next Emmys as Breaking Bad's cast is KILLING it this (half) season. Don't worry Jon Hamm, Bryan Cranston probably won't be regularly on tv after September 29th.

  • Thor

    Don't speak too soon. I bet Cranston joins the cast of Mad Men and steals the Emmy.

  • Also way too fucking many: The number of times someone else has won over Amy fuckin' Poehler.

  • Tinkerville

    THIS. It breaks my heart. I'm a massive fan of Veep but Julia's won three times already. Give it to Amy, you bastards!

  • e jerry powell

    No, FOUR TIMES. It's right up there^^^


  • Tinkerville

    I meant three as in she had already won three times in the past, so she didn't need the fourth that she got last night. ;)

  • e jerry powell




  • Mrs. Julien

    I hate Lucy.

  • e jerry powell

    Let's see what the e-meter has to say about that...

  • BendinIntheWind

    The bit with Tony Hale really helped soothe my rage, but god DAMN that woman deserves some recognition.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    He has one zero times, a record for that many nominations in that category.

    AGHGHGH nooo. I know it's a column on numbers, which makes it even more important to watch the homophones.

  • freetickles

    Also, "10: The consecutive number of years that The Daily Show won for Outstanding Variety Show, a record that was broken this year by The Colbert Report."

    I hate to quibble, but Colbert would need to win the next ten years before it can break that record.

  • A streak that was broken this year by The Colbert Report would be correct, though.

  • freetickles


  • Damn, I wish I'd gone to that party.

    Also, it's a fucking travesty that Jon Hamm hasn't won. It's ridiculous.

  • Uriah_Creep

    I think his beard won an award, didn't it?

  • The Bi-Monthly Figgy Award for Excellence in Hotness, yes. Very prestigious!

  • It's a travesty that Mad Men has exactly 0 Emmys for acting. I was hardcore pulling for Elisabeth Moss even though she has 0 chance of winning in the lead actress category while Claire Danes is there.

  • RilesSD

    Maybe it's because I was half-drunk, but I enjoyed most of the show. The open was funny I thought, especially Jimmy Kimmel, Conan and Fallon's parts. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler make everything better, and their bit was no exception.

  • e jerry powell

    Just too bad that they couldn't find time for a Poehler bit with Best Actress/Comedy this year. It's gotten to be a TRADITION, people.

  • Bill Maher is a tool and deserves to constantly lose. I was glad to see Colbert win, he always seems like he has a lot of fun doing that show.

  • Thor

    Spoken like Alan Quartermain. Not spoken like Alan Moore, though.

  • Alan Moore is kind of a tool in his own right. Both him and Tarantino kind of disappeared up their own asses.

  • Classic

    That show was horrible. And not to shade Corey Moneith's passing but seriously. He got a tribute but you don't do the freaking same for Larry Hagman? Are you people high???

  • Maybe they found Monteith's leftover stash.

  • e jerry powell

    You never know where that kind of stuff will turn up...

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    That's just awful. And I laughed for 5-straight minutes.

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  • Tinkerville

    It seemed like even Neil Patrick Harris didn't really want to be there.

  • Guest

    How does one have 'one' zero times?

  • Krissy

    I am one of the 47 who noticed Weaver as Schmidt's Girlfriend. Do I get points or do I get lettuce tossed in my general direction?

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