Streampix: The Emmy Connection

by | September 23, 2013 at 11:27 AM | Emmys 2013, XFINITY Streampix

Winner for Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Claire Danes accepts her award onstage during the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

While “Breaking Bad,” “Modern Family” and “Behind the Candelabra” were the big winners at the 65th Prime -Time Emmy Awards, there were several awards given out at last night’s nationally televised ceremony on CBS directly related to programming featured on Streampix.

The top dramatic acting awards went to “The Newsroom”’s Jeff Daniels and “Homeland”’s Claire Danes, respectively, both with shows spotlighted on  Xfinitytv.com’s streaming service.

Danes, who has won two Emmys in consecutive years for her role as the bipolar CIA agent Carrie Mathison on the Showtime series “Homeland,” which returns Sept. 29, received her first nomination in 1994 for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Dramatic Series for her role in “My So-Called Life” as tortured teen Angela Chase, with her hopeless crush on Jared Leto’s Jordan Catalano.  The groundbreaking one and only season is available on Streampix. [Watch here]

Jeff Daniels, who scored an upset win over heavy hitters Bryan Cranston, Jon Hamm, Damian Lewis, Kevin Spacey and Hugh Bonneville for his role as acerbic news anchor Will McAvoy on Aaron Sorkin’s “The Newsroom,” actually played a comedic role in 1994’s Farrelly Brothers comedy “Dumb and Dumber,” opposite Jim Carrey, a role he is currently revisiting for the sequel. The movie is famous for the scene where Daniels gets his tongue stuck on a frozen pole. [Watch here]

Veteran Don Roy King earned the Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special for “Saturday Night Live,” with 36 of the legendary late-night comedy series’ 38 seasons available on Streampix, as the latest iteration set to premiere on NBC Sept. 28. [Watch here]

Tina Fey and Tracey Winfield won the Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series Enmy for the “30
Rock
” episode, “Last Lunch.” The first six seasons of the show, which ended last year, are all available on Streampix. [Watch here]

Michael Douglas, who earned his first Emmy for Lead Actor in a Mini-series or Movie for his role
as Liberace in “Behind the Candelabra,” can also be seen in the 1994 adaptation of Michael Crichton’s best-seller “Disclosure” in a very different role, as a corporate power player brought down by a bogus charge of sexual harassment by a colleague, Demi Moore. [Watch here]

Melissa Leo, who copped an Emmy for Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in FX’s “Louie,” was featured in the “Law and Order” episode “Sweeps,” back in 1993, available on Streampix. [Watch here].

Nurse Jackie” co-star Merritt Wever, who sprung an upset in the Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series category over “Modern Family”’s Julie Bowen and “30 Rock”’s Jane Krakowski, also appeared on an episode of “Law and Order” in 1997, “Mad Dog.”  [Watch here]