The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, honoring the best in prime time television programming from June 1, 2012, until May 31, 2013, were held on Sunday, September 22, 2013, at the Nokia Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles, California. CBS televised the ceremony in the United States. Actor Neil Patrick Harris hosted the Primetime Emmys for the second time. The Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony was held on September 15.
Breaking Bad won Outstanding Drama Series for the first half of its fifth season, while Modern Family won Outstanding Comedy Series for the fourth consecutive time.
Netflix made history by earning the first Primetime Emmy Award nominations for original online-only streaming television. Three of its web series, Arrested Development, Hemlock Grove, and House of Cards, earned a total of 14 nominations. Netflix also made history with three wins, including Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for the pilot episode, “Chapter 1”, of House of Cards, as well as a pair of Creative Arts Emmy Awards, making “Chapter 1” the first Primetime Emmy Award-winning webisode.