By: DivaJulia and Brittani, The Girl You Want
Pretty darn awesome opening number for the 62nd Emmy Awards held tonight, but I wish that icky fame-ho mother of eight children would just disappear. Not. Gonna. Say. Her. Name.
My girl, Brittani (The Girl You Want) and I are collaborating on this post inadvertently…but it’ll work.
“I really enjoyed the Emmy awards this year. No big surprises, but some favorites did win. I thought Jimmy Fallon was a great host. No snarky remarks, no jokes about celebutard arrests. Save that mess for the VMAs. Jimmy really bought his A game, and was one of the best hosts in the past couple of years along, with Neil Patrick Harris and Conan O’Brien. I loved the opening skit. Yes, it was corny. It was supposed to be, I mean, it did feature the cast of “Glee” after all. It was nice to see Tina Fey, Jon Hamm and Jorge Garcia dancing and singing. I love it when celebrities don’t take themselves too seriously.
Of course none of them are The Boss, but this was pretty funny. And for once, Lea Michele didn’t irk the hell out of me.”
(But Lea ALWAYS irritates the hell outta ME – DivaJulia)
However…the Modern Family piece, featuring Mr. George Clooney was probably the funniest of the evening–although there were many.
Okay…enough with the video clips; here’s the list of the winners:
Drama Series: “Mad Men,” AMC.
Comedy Series: “Modern Family,” ABC. (PERFECT!)
Reality TV Competition Series: “Top Chef,” Bravo. (Sweet!)
Variety, Music or Comedy Series: “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” Comedy Central. (I wanted Conan to win just to hear his acceptance speech.)
Miniseries: “The Pacific,” HBO.
Made-for-TV Movie: “Temple Grandin,” HBO.
Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Jane Lynch, “Glee,” FOX.
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 Straithairn, “Temple Grandin,” HBO.
Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Julia Ormond, “Temple Grandin,” HBO. (Who appeared to be drunk?)
Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Ann Margaret, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” NBC. (She looked FABULOUS!)
Guest Actor in a Drama Series: John Lithgow, “Dexter.”
Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Betty White, “Saturday Night Live.”
Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Neil Patrick Harris, “Glee.”
Directing for a Comedy Series: Ryan Murphy, “Glee.”
Directing for a Drama Series: Steve Shill, “Dexter.”
Directing for a Miniseries or Movie: Mick Jackson, “Temple Grandin,” HBO
Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special: Bucky Gunts, “Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, Opening Ceremonies,” NBC.
Writing for a Drama Series: Matthew Weiner and Erin Levy, “Mad Men.”
Writing for a Comedy Series: Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd, “Modern Family.”
Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special: “63rd Annual Tony Awards,” CBS.
Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Adam Mazer, “You Don’t Know Jack,” HBO.
January Jones looked she just rolled outta bed during tonight’s festivities. I’m sure TMZ will have pics of JJ doing the Walk of Shame in the morning, flagging a cab from God knows which dude’s house she decided to pass out in…yikes. Oh, and what the HELL was with her bitchface and cool distance onstage from Jon Hamm when Mad Men won for Best Drama?? MAJOR body language; Jon’s arms were crossed while he was a good 3-4 feet away from JJ and the rest of the cast (but mostly HER). Did anyone else notice that? Hey, January? You’re not married in REAL LIFE to Jon–you could at least ACT happy that the show that made you “famous” won a big award, you know. I’m really beginning to wrinkle my nose when I see this chick.
“”Okay don’t do that. I think then, maybe I’m sick or something,” he joked when the audience gave him a standing ovation after he took the stage.”
Then George got down to the matter at hand:
“It’s important to remember how much good can get done because we live in such strange times where bad behaviours suck up all the attention in the press and the people who really need the spotlight, the Haitians, the Sudanese, the people in the Gulf Coast… Pakistan, they can’t get any (press).”
Lightening the mood with a laugh, he continued: “I thought maybe there was a way to combine the two. I offered to go to the South Sudan and have a wardrobe malfunction, but it was pointed out to me that I’m 49 and it would just be upsetting and kind of sad.
The truth is when a disaster happens, everybody wants to help. Everybody in this room wants to help, everybody at home wants to help. The hard part is part is seven months later, five years later, when we’re on to a new story. And honestly, we fail at that most of the time. That’s the fact. I failed at that.
So here’s hoping that some very bright person right here in the room or at home watching can help find a way to keep the spotlight burning on these heartbreaking situations that continue to be heartbreaking long after the cameras go away. That would be an impressive accomplishment.”
George? You’re awesome.
Tonight’s show was so snappily funny that I was amazed it was over already–unlike most awards ceremonies.