Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Louis C.K. and Lin-Manuel Miranda Win 2014 Emmy Awards

The 66th Annual Creative Arts and Primetime Emmy Awards were held on Saturday, August 16, 2014 and Monday, August 25, 2014, respectively, at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California. The Emmy Awards recognize achievement in the television medium. Eligible programming for the Emmy Award for this year 's ceremony had to have premiered between June 1, 2013 until May 31, 2014. The nominees and winners of the Creative Arts and Primetime Emmy Awards, respectively, are decided upon by members of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS). The nominees were announced on July 10, 2014. The Governor's Award and juried award winners in Animation and Costumes for a Variety Series were announced on July 31, 2014. Six Interactive Media juried awards were announced on August 13, 2014.

Among the Latino Emmy Award winners this year were Louis C.K., who won (his fifth Emmy overall) for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for his FX series "Louie" (he was also nominated this year acting and directing episodes the same series, as well as for a guest-hosting gig for  NBC's "Saturday Night Live"). His five Emmy nominations this year bring his grand total of Emmy nominations to 30, including a whopping 16 over the past two years (9 nominations in 2013 and 7 nominations in 2012). C.K. won for the episode "So Did The Fat Lady", which ignited a conversation throughout social media. See a scene from the episode (with C.K. and Sarah Baker) below. Note: Adult language.

Also an Emmy Award winner this year was Lin-Manuel Miranda, who shared with Tom Kitt an award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for their composition "Bigger (Go, Neil, Go)", which was performed as the opening number of the "67th Annual Tony Awards" telecast on CBS. Miranda is one of the few people to have nominated for a Primetime Emmy and a Daytime Emmy in the same category in the same year (he was nominated this year for a song he wrote for the PBS program "Sesame Street"). To see the musical number, performed by Neil Patrick Harris (and literally hundreds of Broadway stars, including, yes, Mike Tyson), look at the video below.

Other Latinos were also nominated and won Emmys for their work behind the scenes. For more information, click here.

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