Last night at the Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles, CA the 62nd annual Primetime Emmy Awards were handed out on LIVE TV in a telecast that offered some entertainment, lots of surprises and a bit of disappointment. Here are a few photos of some of the attendees of last night’s Emmy Awards as they made their grand arrivals on the red carpet:
As for the show itself, well, overall I was a bit underwhelmed by what we were given. I thought Jimmy Fallon did a fairly good job as host but much of the show was tedious and annoying. The announcer who wouldn’t shut up as the night progressed really got on my nerves. They need to get rid of him, like, seriously. I really enjoyed Jimmy’s musical interludes and I really enjoyed the show’s Glee-themed opening number. In case you missed it or just want to watch it again, you can do so after the jump …
Yeah, this opening number/skit was really cute … it’s just a shame that Glee kinda got snubbed in the awards department. Yes, Jane Lynch won the Emmy for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy and Ryan Murphy won an Emmy for Best Direction in a Comedy but that was pretty much it. Read on to find out who won and who lost at the Emmys last night:
AMC’s period drama Mad Men claimed its third straight Emmy and ABC’s hit comedy Modern Family got its first in a night that honored stalwarts and newcomers alike. Jim Parsons won the Emmy for best actor in a comedy, his first, for playing lovable nerd Sheldon in CBS’ hit The Big Bang Theory, while Edie Falco, who won three Emmys for playing a Mob wife on The Sopranos, took home a fourth, for Showtime comedy Nurse Jackie. HBO claimed every award in the movies and miniseries category: The Pacific won best miniseries and Temple Grandin won best movie and awards for best actress Claire Danes, supporting actors David Strathairn and Julia Ormond. Al Pacino won the best-actor Emmy for portraying assisted-suicide expert Dr. Jack Kevorkian in HBO’s You Don’t Know Jack. AMC, with four awards, had more than any broadcast network: Bryan Cranston won his third consecutive Emmy for playing teacher-turned-meth dealer Walter White in AMC’s twisted drama Breaking Bad, Aaron Paul won for his supporting role in that series and Mad Men won for writing. Elsewhere, Kyra Sedgwick was a first-time winner as best actress for her Southern detective in TNT drama The Closer, and Archie Panjabi of CBS’ freshman hit The Good Wife won for supporting actress in a drama. Eric Stonestreet, the flamboyant Cameron on Modern Family, won best supporting actor in a comedy, and Jane Lynch, the conniving cheerleading coach of Fox’s musical Glee, won best supporting actress in a comedy. Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart won its eighth consecutive Emmy as best variety/music/comedy series. And in the reality-competition series category, Bravo’s Top Chef broke the seven-year winning streak of CBS’ The Amazing Race, which has won every year since the category was created in 2003. In other honors, Modern Family and Mad Men won top comedy and drama-writing Emmys, while Glee and Dexter won for directing. George Clooney won the TV Academy’s fourth Humanitarian Award. And CBS’ Tony Awards and NBC’s Winter Olympics opening ceremonies won Emmys for writing and directing, respectively, in the variety/music/comedy specials category.
I cannot even express how upset I was that Dexter got screwed. Trust me, I love Breaking Bad and I do not want to take away from their wins in the acting categories but Michael C. Hall gave the acting performance of his life in season 4 of Dexter and was thusly honored at the Golden Globes and the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards back in January. But, alas, Emmy voters have no memory because they failed to honor his work last night. Also, I’ve been bored by enough Mad Men to know that Dexter is the FAR superior Drama Series but … yeah. I was pretty geeked that Top Chef won for Best Reality TV Series … that is one of my faves, I never thought it would win. I was a bit embarrassed by how sloppy Top Chef host Padma Laskshmi was on stage when the award was presented … she looked a bit drunk and, well, messy. Here are a few photos of some of the Emmy winners happily posing with their trophies in the press room after their big wins:
To be honest, I’m still very Meh. about the whole awards show last night. I didn’t love it … I didn’t hate it. I agreed with some wins, vehemently disagreed with others … but I guess that’s the way the cookie crumbles. Click HERE for a full list of Emmy winners. Did your faves win? What did you think of the show?
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