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Monday, September 22, 2008

The Woes (and Whoa's) of The Emmy's

Well, my rocky relationship with Emmy continues.

Jeremy Piven? AGAIN? (for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy).

Here's some other random thoughts I had while watching The Emmy's beyond the obvious... what the hell were the 5 hosts doing? Did someone else other than me just want to save Heidi Klum from the whole disaster?

And who would have thought Josh Groban would probably be one of the (intentionally) funniest things on the telecast?

I know I'm going to be alone on this one but Zeljko Ivanek (who deservedly won Best Supporting Actor in A Drama for Damages) is kinda sexy in that elder gentleman way. It's obvious for John Slattery but I've NEVER seen Ivanek that way (usually cause he scares the bejeezus out of me in his nefarious roles) but he seems pretty loose and cool as himself.

Love the 2 dimensional looking 3D sets!

Ricky Gervais's little intro, and stealing back his Emmy from Steve Carrell was actually funny.

I still love when the nominees for Outstanding Writing on a Variety, Music or Comedy Program are read. Though I think I laughed loudest when they panned back to show Conan in bed with Angelina and all their writer kids. The wii thing was clever though.

Steve Martin is still hilarious. (I believe that L.A. Story is under-appreciated gem).

I've always loved Josh Groban but I love it even more that he has a pretty good sense of a humour, and his rendition of 30 famous TV theme songs was hilarious and fantastic. Who knew he could actually sing in other styles? Josh Groban haters really have no reason to. Cause that was just brilliant. I'm not sure what was funnier, the Friends portion, the South Park portion, or The Muppet Show portion (which sadly we didn't see his face doing). Or maybe Cops? Or The Fresh Prince of Bel Air?



Was it me or did David Boreanaz looked pissed off that he had to present with Lauren "LC" Conrad? And to introduce already announced guest actors and actresses winners from last weeks creative Emmy's no less.

Is it a telling sign of the state of America that the producer of John Adams was cut off from his speech about articulate and intelligent leaders with a promo of the upcoming Best Reality Show award nominees?

As uncomfortable as Heidi Klum has been looking all night as she's had to hang with the boys, her and Tom Bergeron seem to be fairing better than Probst and Seacrest and their demonstration of drama and comedy was simple but funny.

Whoa, who WASN'T shocked that Bryan Cranston won? I thought he was one of those always terrific actors that would continually be overlooked. Then again, I thought Ivanek would be too.

So while the night started off with rewarding old Hollywood faves (Piven, Smart), at least Spader and The Shat didn't win AGAIN and many of the awards went to new winners (yay!)! (Well, I guess a lot of new winners are still from the movie heydays of the 80's and 90's (Close, Baldwin, all finding new life in TV. Did you SEE the Best Actress category? It could have been the Oscars from 10 years ago).

In the end, I was 6/12 in my predictions. I was 3/12 on my wishes (though there were many close ones where my second faves won so it wasn't a heinous night, well, except for NPH not winning).

In case you missed it or didn't see it on every other TV site, here are the winners:

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
Winner: "Mad Men"

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
Winner: "30 Rock"

OUTSTANDING HOST FOR A REALITY OR REALITY - COMPETITION PROGRAM
Winner: Jeff Probst for "Survivor"

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Winner: Tina Fey for "30 Rock"

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Winner: Bryan Cranston for "Breaking Bad"

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Winner: Glenn Close for "Damages"

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Winner: Alec Baldwin for "30 Rock"

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Winner: Paul Giamatti for "John Adams"

OUTSTANDING MINISERIES
Winner: "John Adams"

OUTSTANDING REALITY COMPETITION PROGRAM
Winner: "The Amazing Race"

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Winner: Eileen Atkins for "Cranford"

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Winner: Tom Wilkinson for "John Adams"

OUTSTANDING MADE FOR TELEVISION MOVIE
Winner: Recount

OUTSTANDING VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES
Winner: "The Daily Show"

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Winner: Laura Linney for "John Adams"

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Winner: Dianne Wiest for "In Treatment"

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Winner: Zeljko Ivanek for "Damages"

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Winner: Jean Smart for "Samantha Who?"

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Winner: Jeremy Piven for "Entourage"

OUTSTANDING REALITY PROGRAM
Winner: "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List"

OUTSTANDING VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SPECIAL
Winner: Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project

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