Daniels Talks 'Newsroom' Success At HBO Shindig


It was a big night for cable television at the 2013 Primetime Emmys, and HBO celebrated its many wins with a huge star-studded after-party.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Tony Hale both took home Emmys for their work the the HBO comedy Veep, Michael Douglas won for his work playing Liberace in the HBO movie Behind the Candelabra, and Jeff Daniels snagged an award for his work in the critically acclaimed drama The Newsroom.

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"It's a great show," Daniels said of The Newsroom. "Jim Gandolfini told me 'If you're gonna go into television, get yourself a good writer.' And in Aaron Sorkin, I got a great one."

The Newsroom
, which has been renewed for a third season, didn't start with the same universal love it has today.

"Not everybody liked it when we started out," Daniels said of the mixed reviews for its pilot episode. "We pissed a lot of people off. But I love that about it. And when you reach for something like that it's a little bit different than trying to be popular or be liked."

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Check out the video for more from the HBO after-party, and from some other lucky Emmy winners.