The Internet phenom mini-musical/web series Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, which managed to win a Hugo Award and a Creative Emmy Award this year, invaded the 2009 Primetime Emmy Awards which aired on CBS last night. Here are a few screencaps from the short Dr. Horrible invasion of the award show:
Just when you thought television was safe, Dr. Horrible took over. The doctor, a supervillain conceived by Joss Whedon and played by Emmys host Neil Patrick Harris for the Web series “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog,” interrupted what would doubtless have been a fascinating explanation of how nominations are tabulated. Decrying “corporate entertainment” and even the awards’ “athletic and luminous host,” Horrible laid out a plan to take over television, but was quickly thwarted by nemesis Captain Hammer (Nathan Fillion). Sadly, contrary to previous reports, the short wasn’t a musical bit. The Internet series won the confusingly titled Short-Format Live-Action Special Class award at the Emmys’ Creative Arts ceremony, held separately from the televised event.
Yes, folks, Neil Patrick Harris — who hosted the Emmy Awards last night — also stars as Dr. Horrible and managed to make his role as Best.AwardsShow.Host. even funnier. In addition to this little invasion by Dr. Horrible, NPH also performed an amazing song titled Put Down the Remote to inspire viewers at home to stay tuned into the Emmy Awards show broadcast last night:
NPH really expanded on the amazing job he did hosting the Tony Awards earlier this year and really hit it out of the ballpark last night. After the jump, check out video of Dr. Horrible‘s invasion of the Emmy Awards and watch NPH‘s performance of Put Down the Remote …
Thruout the entire telecast last night and in the Emmy winner’s press room, pretty much EVERYONE was heaping praise on NPH‘s hosting performance. Some are calling him “the new Johnny Carson“, Joss Whedon has dubbed him “the new Frank Sinatra” (who is making TV cool again) and I can’t say that I disagree. NPH is the new star in Hollywood … and I love it!! If you have not seen Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, you can learn all about it HERE. Trust … it’s really fantastic. I’m certain that NPH‘s performance last night will keep him in high demand for future awards show hosting duties … which I couldn’t be more thrilled about. What did y’all think? Did you watch the Emmy Awards last night? Did you love NPH‘s performance as host as much as I did?
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