Emmy Awards

Emmys 2013: The 6 Biggest Surprises

The Emmys are known for being fairly predictable. The Academy doesn't normally take huge risks, and we're used to seeing the same handful of people up on that stage year after year (looking at you, Modern Family). But low expectations make for big shocks, and at the 2013 show there were quite a few shakeups we didn't see coming.

Sure, there was plenty that went as planned. Breaking Bad finally rode its final season momentum to the Best Drama award it's deserved for years. Modern Family took home another yawn-worthy Best Comedy award. Claire Danes was once again honored for her stellar Homeland performance. Behind the Candelabra was popular. Etcetera, Etcetera. It didn't take a fortune teller to predict all that.

However, there were some wins (and losses) that took us totally by surprise, and we've collected the six biggest shocks here.

Click through this gallery to see which Emmy wins and losses surprised us the most, then weigh in with your thoughts in the comments below!

Rebecca Martin is an Associate Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, and genre TV expert. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!

09.23.2013 / 12:00 AM EDT by Rebecca Martin
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