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What Was the Biggest Surprise at This Year's Emmys?

Even though this year's Emmy Awards had a few repeat winners, there were some big surprises during the show. There were not so great surprises, like Steve Carell's disappointing loss of the best actor in a comedy Emmy to Jim Parsons. There were also super exciting ones, like Kyle Chandler's best drama actor upset, which was something we hoped for but didn't think would happen. He beat out Steve Buscemi, who was up for Boardwalk Empire, which didn't see any other wins for acting. Meanwhile, the female comedy categories saw a couple of unexpected newbies take the stage, like Melissa McCarthy winning for Mike & Molly, and Julie Bowen beating out her own Modern Family costar Sofia Vergara and last year's winner Jane Lynch for best supporting actress. But which of these was the biggest surprise for you?

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ChelMarie ChelMarie 5 years
*Parsons
ChelMarie ChelMarie 5 years
Kyle Chandler was definitely the biggest surprise, I didn't harbor any hope he'd take it. I was thrilled. He seemed shocked too! I'm not surprised about Steve Carrell...I mean if they didn't give it to him for the seasons The Office was the *it* show, deep down I knew he wasn't ever gonna get it. Still heartbroken for him though, seems like such a nice guy and he deserved to be recognized. Shame on on the voters. Jim Parson IS brilliant, but he has many chances to win again and this was Carell's last shot and he earned it. /end rant
clara91 clara91 5 years
Kyle Chandler was a huge surprise. An awesome surprise that is.
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