Emmy thread

Posted by · 4:30 pm · August 29th, 2010

Since I imagine many of you are watching tonight, here’s a space to talk it up.  Interesting that the end of the television awards season today gives way to the beginning of the film awards season tomorrow.

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  • 1 8-29-2010 at 4:38 pm

    Matt T said...

    Go Glee!

  • 2 8-29-2010 at 4:41 pm

    fakeronnburner said...

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… how in the world does Steve Carrell *not* have any Emmy? He’s not getting it tonight either, he’ll get it next year and that’s part of the reason I’m not a huge Emmy fan… it has a way of rewarding body of works rather than deserving, although I’m okay with just that for Carrell next year.

  • 3 8-29-2010 at 4:49 pm

    mrmcfall said...

    That’s why Lost will take its fair share of Emmys tonight. It deserves them, IMO, but that’s how it goes.

  • 4 8-29-2010 at 5:26 pm

    John said...

    I expect Mad Men and Modern Family to be the winners.

  • 5 8-29-2010 at 6:03 pm

    Speaking English said...

    “Modern Family” and “Lost.” That is all I need.

  • 6 8-29-2010 at 6:07 pm

    Dana said...

    Even though I don’t watch any of the shows that are nominated, I’m having fun watching this. The Oscars need to use the same people to script/direct 2011!

    Also, this doesn’t seem to be as predictable as the Oscars. There is some actual surprise in a few of the winners!

  • 7 8-29-2010 at 6:40 pm

    James D. said...

    Dennis Dixon looks terrible tonight. Steelers are fucked.

  • 8 8-29-2010 at 7:00 pm

    Matt said...

    Worth watching just for Ricky Gervais.


  • 9 8-29-2010 at 7:26 pm

    Al said...

    Totally disagree with Dana, this is where I’d hate to see the Oscars go. Instead of the traditional “this is the third nomination and first win….” speech, they have the PC guy from the Mac ads doing horrible standup type commentary. The tone itself is closer to Entertainment Tonight than anything else.

    At least they had the decency to mention Edward Woodward in the memoriam clips. Something I’m still mad at the academy for not doing.

  • 10 8-29-2010 at 8:07 pm

    Marc R. said...

    Cool, dexter won for directing. Bryan Cranston for best actor; deserving, but predictable. Same for Mad Men. Though it’s a great show would have loved to see Dexter or Breaking Bad. Surprised at best actor comedy result and congrats to Modern Family.

    One more thing. I am officially tired of war miniseries

  • 11 8-29-2010 at 8:29 pm

    Lucas said...

    Anyone else think Jimmy Fallon was an awful host?

  • 12 8-29-2010 at 8:49 pm

    mrmcfall said...

    Wow, my prediction about “Lost” could not have been more wrong.

  • 13 8-29-2010 at 10:22 pm

    Silencio said...

    Modern Family! Yes.

  • 14 8-29-2010 at 10:26 pm

    MattyD. said...

    I’m shocked “Mad Men” didn’t win a single acting award. I mean…Kyra Sedgwick over January Jones? I could accept Glenn Close or Connie Britton, but not Kyra.

  • 15 8-29-2010 at 10:39 pm

    The Dude said...

    @ Matt: Agreed. Gervais was, by far, the most entertaining thing of the night. Overall boring telecast, but he was golden (as usual).

    I was surprised by a number of the awards given (and it would take all night for me to present them and analyze why they were deserved or not). I will say that I am quite shocked that “Lost” walked away empty-handed. And I did not see the Kyra Sedgwick win coming AT ALL (although…I do not watch “The Closer,” but a neighbor says that whatever episode Sedgwick submitted was dynamite, so that may be what got her the win). I will say that I am happy that something won Best Reality Competition BESIDES “The Amazing Race” (and, IMO, “Top Chef” actually deserved it after a stellar Vegas-themed season).

    Anyone else notice that Fallon was on-screen for maybe 10 minutes of the entire telecast? I’m not a fan of his, but it doesn’t even seem like he was given the chance to really do anything (besides the opening number, which would have been AWESOME if you were a “Glee” fan…which I’m not). If you’re gonna host, then ACTUALLY HOST THE SHOW. Don’t hide in a corner.

  • 16 8-29-2010 at 10:56 pm

    Danny King said...

    “Dexter” is way better than “Mad Men.”

  • 17 8-29-2010 at 11:14 pm

    Adam said...

    @Al, I loved most everything John Hodgman had to say. So, to each his own.

    (Also, he’s not just the PC guy. Check out his strong writing and comedy cred here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hodgman)

  • 18 8-29-2010 at 11:39 pm

    Al said...

    Sure Fallon wasn’t in the spotlite too long, but a host rarely is. He did well in my book.

  • 19 8-30-2010 at 1:40 am

    The Other James D. said...

    Fallon is terrible and he contributes to the death of comedy. But I will give him credit for one valiant effort, the 3-costume-change sing-off–not LOL-ish, but impressive impersonations.

    I thought these were some of the finest Emmy winners in quite a while. First of all, gotta defend Sedgwick. Jones is an inconsistent actress, often playing things too subtle. (The nice way of saying “underachieving”.) She comes across as wooden, and some flat line delivery. But the last 3 episodes were brilliant. But The Dude nailed it–Sedgwick submitted a complex episode which showcased her brilliance as a character actress. Plus, she’s been nominated 5 times–she’s due.

    The best award of the night was Aaron Paul’s win though. He is outstanding, and if any of you watch Breaking Bad, hopefully you were as ecstatic as I was. He was robbed last year, so I’m glad the Academy said ‘Pshaw!’ to Lost and gave it to his riveting performance. BB should’ve won Drama series as well, or Dexter; I would’ve definitely preferred Hall over 3-timer Cranston.

    Yeah, MM lost acting, but season 3 was sloppy. Panjabi is terrific and worthy of the win, but I hope Moss/Hendricks win next year. (Moss will most likely return to Leading, thankfully, now that Jones is phased out a bit. Phew.) As for Comedy, everything is perfect. Ty Burrell was my personal pick, but I cannot complain about the hilarious Stonestreet.

  • 20 8-30-2010 at 2:17 am

    Holden said...

    Burrell was the frontrunner… but then he sent in his submission. If he had gone with “The Bicycle Thief” over “Game Changer” or “Up All Night,” he would have won. It was still kind of cool to see Streetstone win. He was hilarious in his episode.

    Lost deserved more love, but oh well. It will remain in history as one of the greatest series’ of all time. That’s something that no award can really warrant.

  • 21 8-30-2010 at 3:34 am

    andrea said...

    The only thing January Jones deserves is acting lessons.

  • 22 8-30-2010 at 3:35 am

    andrea said...

    Loved the wins by Aaron Paul, Archie Panjabi, Kyra Sedgwick, Eric Stonestreet, Jane Lynch, Edie Falco, Claire Danes, and Julia Ormond!

    Good job by the voters this year, some genuine surprises which I have come to miss from the Oscars.

  • 23 8-30-2010 at 3:46 am

    the other mike said...

    so Amy Poehler still doesnt have an Emmy? Disgraceful.

  • 24 8-30-2010 at 3:48 am

    The Other James D. said...

    @Holden: Ahhh, yes, good call on Burrell’s episodes. GoldDerby should advise him like Cynthia Nixon last decade. But Stonestreet was marvelous in that clown episode, and it was a great display of the Cam+Mitchell relationship, so like I said, I loved the win. I’d like each cast member to win one eventually, Will & Grace/The Golden Girls/All in the Family-style. (I wish I could say Everybody Loves Raymond as well….Damn them for never rewarding Boyle.)

    @Andrea: Love you for loving the best winners! And I completely concur–the inertia-defying wins were refreshing, but also justified.

    @The Other Mike: Falco was nominated for TWO seasons–that’s tough to topple. And next year, Laura Linney’s destined to win, but I can see Poehler winning someday soon. PAR is hilarious–it and Community deserve more recognition than its elder sitcoms–and they keep growing.

  • 25 8-30-2010 at 4:36 am

    John said...

    Told you so

  • 26 8-30-2010 at 5:01 am

    JFK said...

    Lost got snubbed hardcore and I agree with Holden. I was really hoping they would give Elizabeth Mitchell the guest actress emmy considering that she was snubbed for even a supporting nomination so many times.

  • 27 8-30-2010 at 5:01 am

    ninja said...

    Lost shut out is the best thing of the night. That awful season shouldn`t have been nominated at all and since half of fandom hated it as well as the ending, whoever expected Emmy to feel all fuzzy about it clearly doesn`t understand Emmy`s. Mad Man win is no surprise because the show is the s*** in town which is what Lost used to be years ago. They don`t award shows past their prime. Just because magazines like EW and online sites hyped it for 6 years, it doesn`t mean they were in touch with what people who vote like or think the flavor of the moment is. Of all Lost nominees, O`Quinn was the only deserved one cause only he had something to do throughout the season. But he was doomed the moment they nominated Emerson because of split votes.

  • 28 8-30-2010 at 5:05 am

    martisco said...

    Didn’t bother watching, since John Noble was inexplicably left off the nominee list.

  • 29 8-30-2010 at 5:08 am

    Duncan Houst said...

    Ninja- Please shut up. This was one of their best seasons, and I felt a more than appropriate way to end the series. I just think that the Primetime Emmy Awards hates Lost, because not even Michael Giacchino’s brilliant score won. It lost the score for 24. The series finale deserved to win that award, but I won’t complain too much because Mad Men is an amazing show as well.

  • 30 8-30-2010 at 5:15 am

    The Other James D. said...

    Oh yeah, the Emmys despise Lost. I remember brimming with outrage when Lost won Outstanding Drama Series, and seething with vitriol towards the other nominees when Terry O’Quinn and Michael Emerson each won their own supporting actor awards. If only they had guest stars Elaine Stritch and Will Arnett, maybe they would have stood a chance all those years!

  • 31 8-30-2010 at 6:42 am

    Kyle said...

    Sad that Mad Men had it’s absolute worst, unfocused season in Season 3 and still won even after Dexter had its best season…ah well…

  • 32 8-30-2010 at 12:31 pm

    Speaking English said...

    Jimmy Fallon was excellent, and if you take even the closest look at today’s reviews you’ll see the reaction was overwhelmingly positive.

  • 33 8-30-2010 at 12:59 pm

    Dana said...

    @Al: I wasn’t exactly referring to the announcements made about the winners, but I did find those hilarious. Could be fun for the Globes to try! I just found the overall experience quite fluid and crisp and I didn’t want to pull my hair out during the commercial breaks, though that could be because I didn’t care about the winners since Community got snubbed and I strongly dislike Glee.

    I also liked that Fallon and the presenters didn’t get bogged down with saying crap. I’m not a Fallon fan, but I liked him last night.

  • 34 8-30-2010 at 1:17 pm

    Coolio said...

    I really thought Breaking Bad should’ve won drama this year, very happy that Paul and Cranston won (both of whom get better with each season)

    Also, very glad that Modern Family won comedy and not Glee!

  • 35 8-30-2010 at 1:39 pm

    Paul8148 said...

    Yay Morden Family. Their Skit and Ricky where by fall the best thing on the show.

    As for way Carrell does not win is because he chooses horrible episodes. I remember one year he summited the episode where he burnt his foot in the waffle iron…

  • 36 8-30-2010 at 4:47 pm

    Douglas said...

    the Oscars need to take a note out of the Emmy’s book cause that is how you do a live awards coverage. Funny, entertaining, smooth, short.
    Well done Jimmy Fallon is all I have left to say.