— Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Aaron Paul, "Breaking Bad," AMC.
— Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Archie Panjabi, "The Good Wife," CBS.
— Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Eric Stonestreet, "Modern Family," ABC.
— Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Jane Lynch, "Glee," Fox.
— Miniseries: "The Pacific," HBO.
— Made-for-TV Movie: "Temple Grandin," HBO.
— Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Al Pacino, "You Don't Know Jack," HBO.
— Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Claire Danes, "Temple Grandin," HBO.
— Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: David Strathairn, "Temple Grandin," HBO.
— Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Julia Ormond, "Temple Grandin," HBO.
— Directing for a Comedy Series: Ryan Murphy, "Glee," Fox.
— Directing, Drama Series: Steve Shill, "Dexter," Showtime.
— Directing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Mick Jackson, "Temple Grandin," HBO.
— Directing, Variety, Music or Comedy Special: Bucky Gunts, "Vancouver 2010 Winter Games Opening Ceremony," NBC.
— Variety, Music or Comedy Series: "The Daily Show," Comedy Central.
— Reality Competition Program: "Top Chef," Bravo.
— Writing for Comedy Series: Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd, "Modern Family," ABC.
— Writing, Drama Series: Matthew Weiner and Erin Levy, "Mad Men," AMC.
— Writing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Adam Mazer, "You Don't Know Jack," HBO.
— Writing, Variety, Music or Comedy Special: 63rd Annual Tony Awards, CBS.
No, Conan O'Brien didn't win an Emmy, so we didn't get to see him make what would have been an amazing acceptance speech on NBC. But big congratulations to The Daily Show.
Don't have much else to say, but I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the opening number, which I didn't get to see live, but absolutely LOVED seeing after the fact. I have to take this time to give a lot of credit to Jimmy Fallon, who went from a guy I absolutely loathed on SNL to a guy who's actually become (dare I say) likable as a late night host and as an award show host. Good for him. Glad to see I was wrong about him.
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The opening number was very good, and I probably would have enjoyed it even more if I were a bit more up on Glee and pop culture generally. It is with a bit of smugness that I note that I didn't recognize who Kate was until I read about it later. I dug the Modern Family/George Clooney bit, too. The tribute to canceled shows medley, however, really wasn't funny.
Is it me, or was Jewel's song horrible? Maybe it's just that I never cared for her, but it really grated on me.
OTOH, the winners made me happy all night. Eric Stonestreet! Modern Family! Top Chef! Archie Punjabi! Jim Parsons! Very nice. Still sore that John Noble wasn't nominated for his amazing work on Fringe, but from the pool of nominees I was in agreement a lot of the time.
Insert my annual complaints about the Hollywood bullshit and throw them in here. Still no Emmy for the much deserving Steve Carell, still nothing for the much deserving Office, Community (a funnier show than Modern Family) didn't even get nominated; the list just goes on.
However there were at least some good points finally: Glee didn't run away with eight billion wins, and Bryan Cranston won an acting Emmy. I'd throw Top Chef finally de-throning the inexplicable run for Amazing Race, but that should've happened years ago so whatever.
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Thanks for posting that video Mr. False. Fantastic opening number, and the best part is that I didn't have to watch the rest of it. At least Dexter got an award.
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Originally posted by ecwfan4life2004What PISSED ME OFF is they sang goodbye to 24, Lost and Law & Order BUT NO MENTION OF MONK!? GIVE ME A DAMN BREAK
...because Monk is on the same level as 24, LOST, and the two-decades-long series that is Law & Order? No... I don't think so.
Monk was more of a unique show than 24 would ever have hoped to have been and was on for longer as well. Monk had a following 24 viewers could never and will never ever have. People still watch more Monk than 24 ever. Law & Order was good up until years 18, 19 & 20.
Lost is my fav show of all time, only one above Monk, so I agree with you there.
Monk is pretty significant as one of the first big basic cable hits and Emmy winners (for Shalhoub of course). Without Monk there certainly wouldn't be the rest of the pretty solid USA lineup and maybe not as many basic cable shows on other networks too. It could be several more years before someone takes a chance on The Shield, Mad Men, the Closer, Breaking Bad, etc if Monk had not paved the way. That's more significant than a show that was really long, a show that had a big internet following that was ultimately unsatisfied by the ending and a show that had a clock in it. Monk might not pull down the ratings as those other shows but if the Emmy show is all about recognizing "big" shows then Mad Men and Breaking Bad don't deserve to win Emmys either.
I flipped to see NPH lose to the fat guy and then back to see the exotic chick win for Good Wife and turned it off. How the fuck did Good Wife get nominated, but not Sons of Anarchy? Which was my major complaint about this year's Emmy nominations this year was that Sons, probably the best show I've seen in years and not one nomination not even Katey Sagel as best actress. She has been awesome since day one and gets looked over for who, Kyra Sedgwick in the Closer? Retarded. As for Modern Family, I have seen it here and there and Ed O'Neil is the best part. Sheldon winning was the only good thing to happen.
Originally posted by ScottyflamingoI don't keep up with this shit at all, but how in the HELL did John Lithgow not win best supporting for Dexter??
He won guest actor. Now of course that's stupid that that was his category, but it is what it is; it would have been chosen by the Dexter producers and/or Lithgow, I believe.
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If Lithgow was listed as a guest star in his episodes (even though he was on pretty much the entire season), then he has to go in the "guest actor" category.
This is what happened. They weirdly listed him as a guest actor despite being a regular, so he won that category instead. Maybe they thought they were working the system to get him (and the show) a better chance at an easier award, and it turned out they would've been better of playing it straight?
Well, good. I never thought there was ever any serious intent to recast the role or even bring The Joker back for Nolan's third Batman. But if they did, they should cast Edward Norton. Or Eric Bana. Or Joaquin Phoenix.