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'The Colbert Report' Wins Emmy For Outstanding Variety Series

09/22/2013 10:06 pm ET | Updated Sep 23, 2013

"The Colbert Report" has won the 2013 Emmy for Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series.

At last! The Colbert Nation has seized the Best Variety Series crown from its oppressors at "The Daily Show," and we're certain Stephen Colbert will have plenty to gloat about on next week's "Report."

In addition to besting Jon Stewart's perennial favorite (which has won a record-breaking 10 Emmys in a row in the category, and 18 Emmys total since premiering in 1996), "The Colbert Report" beat "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon," "Real Time with Bill Maher" and "Saturday Night Live."

This is "The Colbert Report's" third Emmy win overall and its first in this category, having previously won Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series in 2008 and 2010. It was nominated for six Emmys this year, including the writing, editing and directing categories.

"The Colbert Report" airs Mon-Thurs at 11:30 p.m. ET on Comedy Central.

09/22/2013 11:12 PM EDT

Deserved?

Do you think "Breaking Bad" deserved to win?

09/22/2013 11:09 PM EDT

BREAKING BAD!!!!

"Breaking Bad" just won the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series!!

09/22/2013 11:06 PM EDT

Outstanding Comedy Series ...

"Modern Family."

09/22/2013 11:02 PM EDT

'Behind the Candelabra'

"Behind the Candelabra" took home the Emmy over "American Horror Story: Asylum." Deserved?

09/22/2013 10:59 PM EDT

Michael Douglas beat out his co-star Matt Damon for the Emmy.

09/22/2013 10:56 PM EDT

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries/Movie is ...

Michael Douglas!

09/22/2013 10:55 PM EDT

Reactions to Kerry Washington's Loss

Kerry Washington's "Scandal" family took to Twitter after she lost the big award.

09/22/2013 10:51 PM EDT

Ellen Burstyn beat Sarah Paulson

Did the Emmy voters watch "American Horror Story: Asylum"? Ellen Burstyn beat out favorite Sarah Pauslon.

09/22/2013 10:48 PM EDT

Oustanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries/Movie is ...

Ellen Burstyn for "Political Animals."

09/22/2013 10:36 PM EDT

James Cromwell!

James Cromwell won an Emmy for "American Horror Story: Asylum." Here he is not being scary in "Babe."

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Gonna get some wine and some popcorn and put on my white pajamas and just be fierce all over my living room. #gladiator...Read More"},{"id":"55","created":"09/22/2013 10:00 PM EDT","title":"","tweet_link":"55_","entry_text":"

Claire Danes beat out Kerry Washington.

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Claire Danes beat out Kerry Washington.

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Claire Danes.

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Claire Danes.

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Who saw this coming?

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Who saw this coming?

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Bobby Cannavale beat out Aaron Paul.

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Bobby Cannavale beat out Aaron Paul.

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Jeff Daniels for \"The Newsroom.\"

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Jeff Daniels for \"The Newsroom.\"

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Bobby Cannavale!

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Bobby Cannavale!

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BECAUSE THEY WON.

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BECAUSE THEY WON.

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NBC is probably ELATED right now.

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NBC is probably ELATED right now.

"},{"id":"46","created":"09/22/2013 9:29 PM EDT","title":"Wait, her name is Mindy?","tweet_link":"46_wait-her-name-is-mindy","entry_text":"

I was pretty sure it was glob.

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I was pretty sure it was glob.

"},{"id":"45","created":"09/22/2013 9:25 PM EDT","title":"Neil Patrick Harris is singing ...","tweet_link":"45_neil-patrick-harris-is-singing-","entry_text":"

A song to remind us there is still more than an hour left of the Emmys.

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A song to remind us there is still more than an hour left of the Emmys.

"},{"id":"44","created":"09/22/2013 9:18 PM EDT","title":"Anna Gunn was up against ...","tweet_link":"44_anna-gunn-was-up-against-","entry_text":"

Maggie Smith, Christine Baranski and more stellar actors. Guess everybody doesn't hate her.

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Maggie Smith, Christine Baranski and more stellar actors. Guess everybody doesn't hate her.

"},{"id":"43","created":"09/22/2013 9:16 PM EDT","title":"Anna Gunn!","tweet_link":"43_anna-gunn","entry_text":"

Anna Gunn just won her first Emmy EVER for \"Breaking Bad.\"

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Anna Gunn just won her first Emmy EVER for \"Breaking Bad.\"

"},{"id":"42","created":"09/22/2013 9:15 PM EDT","title":"Henry Bromell Wins Posthumous Emmy","tweet_link":"42_henry-bromell-wins-posthumous-emmy","entry_text":"

\"Homeland\" writer Henry Bromell won a posthumous Emmy.

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\"Homeland\" writer Henry Bromell won a posthumous Emmy.

"},{"id":"41","created":"09/22/2013 9:11 PM EDT","title":"In case you weren't aware ...","tweet_link":"41_in-case-you-werent-aware-","entry_text":"

The Emmys are on CBS this year. So many CBS stars.

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The Emmys are on CBS this year. So many CBS stars.

"},{"id":"40","created":"09/22/2013 9:06 PM EDT","title":"Did Emmy voters not see this scene?","tweet_link":"40_did-emmy-voters-not-see-this-scene","entry_text":"

Laura Linney beat out Jessica Lange.

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Laura Linney beat out Jessica Lange.

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Laura Linney ...!?

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Laura Linney ...!?

"},{"id":"38","created":"09/22/2013 8:59 PM EDT","title":"Best speech ever","tweet_link":"38_best-speech-ever","entry_text":"

Merritt Wever, ladies and gents #Emmys pic.twitter.com/7wCLXwXbjJ

— HuffPost TV (@HuffPostTV) September 23, 2013

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Merritt Wever, ladies and gents #Emmys pic.twitter.com/7wCLXwXbjJ

— HuffPost TV (@HuffPostTV) Read More"},{"id":"37","created":"09/22/2013 8:53 PM EDT","title":"FYI ...","tweet_link":"37_fyi-","entry_text":"

Still have \"Name Game\" stuck in my head.

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Still have \"Name Game\" stuck in my head.

"},{"id":"36","created":"09/22/2013 8:51 PM EDT","title":"Amy Poehler saved $1,000","tweet_link":"36_amy-poehler-saved-1000","entry_text":"

Looks like Amy Poehler won't have to pay $1,000 to get into her own party.

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Looks like Amy Poehler won't have to pay $1,000 to get into her own party.

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Did Jim Parsons deserve to win for \"The Big Bang Theory\"?

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Did Jim Parsons deserve to win for \"The Big Bang Theory\"?

"},{"id":"34","created":"09/22/2013 8:47 PM EDT","title":"Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series is ...","tweet_link":"34_outstanding-lead-actor-in-a-comedy-series-is-","entry_text":"

Jim Parsons for \"The Big Bang Theory.\"

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Jim Parsons for \"The Big Bang Theory.\"

"},{"id":"33","created":"09/22/2013 8:43 PM EDT","title":"Jane Fonda vs. Jessica Lange?","tweet_link":"33_jane-fonda-vs-jessica-lange","entry_text":"

Jane Fonda wore this dress on \"The Newsroom.\" Jessica Lange wore it on the Emmys red carpet. Fierce off.

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Jane Fonda wore this dress on \"The Newsroom.\" Jessica Lange wore it on the Emmys red carpet. Fierce off.

"},{"id":"32","created":"09/22/2013 8:40 PM EDT","title":"Was Amy Poehler robbed?","tweet_link":"32_was-amy-poehler-robbed","entry_text":"

JLD won the Emmy again.

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JLD won the Emmy again.

"},{"id":"31","created":"09/22/2013 8:39 PM EDT","title":"Happening right now ...","tweet_link":"31_happening-right-now-","entry_text":"

This is amazing #Veep #Emmys pic.twitter.com/wA2irKtlYy

— Brice Sander (@bricesander) September 23, 2013

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This is amazing #Veep #Emmys pi...Read More"},{"id":"30","created":"09/22/2013 8:38 PM EDT","title":"Lead Actress in a Comedy Series is ...","tweet_link":"30_lead-actress-in-a-comedy-series-is-","entry_text":"

Julia Louis-Dreyfus!

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus!

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They're the best, right?

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\nThey're the best, right?

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Were you surprised? The \"30 Rock\" finale was great.

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Were you surprised? The \"30 Rock\" finale was great.

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Are you surprised by Tony Hale and Merritt Wever?

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Are you surprised by Tony Hale and Merritt Wever?

"},{"id":"25","created":"09/22/2013 8:28 PM EDT","title":"TONY HALE!!!!","tweet_link":"25_tony-hale","entry_text":"

Tony Hale won for \"Veep\"! Yes, Buster Bluth!

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Tony Hale won for \"Veep\"! Yes, Buster Bluth!

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\"30 Rock\" just won Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series!!

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\"30 Rock\" just won Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series!!

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Merritt Wever!!

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Merritt Wever!!

"},{"id":"22","created":"09/22/2013 8:16 PM EDT","title":"Amy & Tina FTW","tweet_link":"22_amy-tina-ftw","entry_text":"

Just when you thought it was a bad opener, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler arrived.

YES. Five seconds with them together is worth everything. #Emmys pic.twitter.com/5dvEtp13gh

— Lauren Zima (@laurenzima) September 23, 2013

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Just when you thought it was a bad opener, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler arrived.

YES. Five seconds with them together is worth everything. Read More"},{"id":"21","created":"09/22/2013 8:14 PM EDT","title":"Emmy Host Reunion","tweet_link":"21_emmy-host-reunion","entry_text":"

Conan O'Brien, NPH, Jane Lynch, Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel are all on stage, tossing around jokes.

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Conan O'Brien, NPH, Jane Lynch, Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel are all on stage, tossing around jokes.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus and the accidental photobomb.

via.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus and the accidental photobomb.

via.

"},{"id":"19","created":"09/22/2013 8:10 PM EDT","title":"","tweet_link":"19_","entry_text":"

NPH is really selling the whole future of TV thing. Networks, it's your move.

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NPH is really selling the whole future of TV thing. Networks, it's your move.

"},{"id":"18","created":"09/22/2013 8:08 PM EDT","title":"Neil Patrick Harris is talking to his TV just like you ...","tweet_link":"18_neil-patrick-harris-is-talking-to-his-tv-just-like-you-","entry_text":"

Only the TV is talking back.

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Only the TV is talking back.

"},{"id":"17","created":"09/22/2013 8:08 PM EDT","title":"\"The Name Game\" makes an appearance!","tweet_link":"17_the-name-game-makes-an-appearance","entry_text":"

\"American Horror Story: Asylum's\" \"Name Game\" made an appearance in the Emmys opening!!!

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\"American Horror Story: Asylum's\" \"Name Game\" made an appearance in the Emmys opening!!!

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Who's excited!?

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Who's excited!?

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The red carpet is a great place for quotes. These are the best so far!

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The red carpet is a great place for quotes. These are the best so far!

"},{"id":"13","created":"09/22/2013 7:26 PM EDT","title":"Kerry Washington brought her mom and dad to the Emmys","tweet_link":"13_kerry-washington-brought-her-mom-and-dad-to-the-emmys","entry_text":"

Kerry Washington with her mom and dad!!!! pic.twitter.com/pSvORu7nT2 http://t.co/EJhftyOWR9

— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) September 22, 2013

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Kerry Washington with her mom and dad!!!! pic.twitter.com/pSvORu7nT2 http://t.co/EJhftyOWR9

— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) Read More"},{"id":"12","created":"09/22/2013 7:21 PM EDT","title":"Amy Poehler wins the red carpet.","tweet_link":"12_amy-poehler-wins-the-red-carpet","entry_text":"

She interviewed Carrie Underwood and it was the best.

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She interviewed Carrie Underwood and it was the best.

"},{"id":"11","created":"09/22/2013 7:16 PM EDT","title":"Shonda Rhimes, y'all.","tweet_link":"11_shonda-rhimes-yall","entry_text":"

Got my sweats on. Popcorn popped. Baby swaddled. Watching arrivals with my sister. Let's do this, @kerrywashington. #Emmys #itshandled

— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) September 22, 2013

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Got my sweats on. Popcorn popped. Baby swaddled. Watching arrivals with my sister. Let's do this, @kerrywashington. Read More"},{"id":"10","created":"09/22/2013 7:16 PM EDT","title":"These people should win.","tweet_link":"10_these-people-should-win","entry_text":"

These 9 nominees should take home the award tonight.

Who are you rooting for?

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These 9 nominees should take home the award tonight.

Who are you rooting for?

"},{"id":"9","created":"09/22/2013 7:07 PM EDT","title":"Tina Fey rocking it.","tweet_link":"9_tina-fey-rocking-it","entry_text":"

Tina Fey looks GORGEOUS on the #Emmys red carpet! Get it, Liz Lemon! http://t.co/wodAAMJSEh PHOTO: pic.twitter.com/7Dnp0YTbHd

— HuffPost Celebrity (@HuffPostCeleb) September 22, 2013

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Tina Fey looks GORGEOUS on the #Emmys red carpet! Get it, Liz Lemon! http://t.co/wodAAMJSEh PHOTO: Read More"},{"id":"8","created":"09/22/2013 6:56 PM EDT","title":"\"It is perfect 'Breaking Bad.'\"","tweet_link":"8_it-is-perfect-breaking-bad","entry_text":"

Bryan Cranston said the \"Breaking Bad\" series finale is \"perfect.\" AHHH!!!

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Bryan Cranston said the \"Breaking Bad\" series finale is \"perfect.\" AHHH!!!

"},{"id":"7","created":"09/22/2013 6:45 PM EDT","title":"Tina & Amy!!","tweet_link":"7_tina-amy","entry_text":"

Tina Fey said she and Amy Poehler will discuss hosting the Golden Globes again at the 2013 Emmy ceremony. Do you want them back?

","short_text":"

Tina Fey said she and Amy Poehler will discuss hosting the Golden Globes again at the 2013 Emmy ceremony. Do you want them back?

"},{"id":"6","created":"09/22/2013 6:10 PM EDT","title":"Alyson Hannigan is on her way ...","tweet_link":"6_alyson-hannigan-is-on-her-way-","entry_text":"

My very glamorous ride to the Emmys. #tryingnottowrinkledress pic.twitter.com/QojUOJzf3J

— alyson hannigan (@alydenisof) September 22, 2013

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My very glamorous ride to the Emmys. #tryingnottowrinkledress pic.twitter...Read More"},{"id":"5","created":"09/22/2013 6:06 PM EDT","title":"Tracy Morgan loves marine life.","tweet_link":"5_tracy-morgan-loves-marine-life","entry_text":"

\"I love marine life. You have to understand -- I'm a descendant of Jacques Cousteau.\" - \"30 Rock's\" Tracy Morgan on the Emmys red carpet.

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\"I love marine life. You have to understand -- I'm a descendant of Jacques Cousteau.\" - \"30 Rock's\" Tracy Morgan on the Emmys red carpet.

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Make sure to check out the best (and worst) looks of the night here.

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Make sure to check out the best (and worst) looks of the night here.

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Are you having a wild Emmys party?

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Are you having a wild Emmys party?

"},{"id":"2","created":"09/22/2013 3:18 PM EDT","title":"Early Emmy Winners","tweet_link":"2_early-emmy-winners","entry_text":"

Carrie Preston took home an Emmy for her guest work on \"The Good Wife.\"

Bob Newhart won his first Emmy ever for guest starring on \"The Big Bang Theory.\"

Melissa Leo won for guest starring on \"Louie.\"

Dan Bucatinsky won the Emmy for guest starring on \"Scandal.\"

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Carrie Preston took home an Emmy for her guest work on \"The Good Wife.\"
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Stay tuned for all the 2013 Emmys news!

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Stay tuned for all the 2013 Emmys news!

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