Emmy Awards 2010: Serious upsets, fashion faux pas and where the hell is George Clooney?!?
Greetings all! Well last night was the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards and let me tell you, I am freaking PISSED, and I’ll get to why later on. First, let’s go through what I thought were the highlights and lowlights, then we‘ll go over my previous predictions and winners. Huzzah.
–The women of Mad Men have a serious problem. January Jones, what the hell are you wearing? It’s like a dress made out of Pepsi cans. And grrl Bed Head went out like 7 years ago. Also, you’re a horrible interviewee. Your public speaking skills are on par with your acting so…keep taking advantage of your blonde ambition.
And Christina Hendricks, I love you girl, I really do, but you look like a Fraggle.
-Why does Keri Russell look like a sad Bridesmaid?
-LOVED Tina Fey’s dress
-I haven’t a clue who this is, but this dress is GORGEOUS.
Opening Number and Hosting duties
I must say, Jimmy Fallon did an amazing job. I was super excited when he was announced as host, and I think he deserves much kudos for saving a show that was otherwise pretty ho hum. I mean, the whole thing started out awesome and the funny continued for about the first hour. Then it just kind of went downhill.
The Opening Number was freaking hilarious. Jimmy Fallon, a few Glee kids, Tina Fey, John Hamm, Jorge Garcia, Joel McHale, Jane Lynch and Betty White, and even that train wreck Kate Gosselin came together to form an Emmy Glee Club that rocked the opening to Springsteen’s ‘Born to Run”. Check it out:
-I am freaking in love with Jon Hamm. Aside from playing super sexy Don Draper on Mad Men, the guy is insanely funny and such a good sport (as evidenced by his multiple appearances on SNL and 30 Rock).
-Chris Colfer’s super gay moment of staring in awe at a Golden Girl was fantastic.
-Random use of Nina Dobrev from The Vampire Diaries.
-Jorge Garcia rocks my soul.
-Oh Randy Jackson. You’re the only Idol judge who can make fun of yourself. Kudos. But a little pitchy dawg.
The Awards and other Show Moments
–Why did the whole thing have this 1980s design vibe going on? I felt like any minute Jimmy Fallon was going to come out dressed as Max Headroom. Look at this set:
–In a night with a good handful of gay jokes, was it me or was Matthew Perry and Lauren Grahams little moment really homophobic?? I can’t recall what they exactly said, but it was some lame joke that got ZERO laughs. So lame.
-Jane Lynch’s win was a total shoe in, but her acceptance speech was even better. She called herself an actor but the mention she doesn’t like to label herself and as such is occasionally very Buddhist adding that Buddhists, “seem like a very calm people.” She also thanked her, “Lord and Creator” Ryan Murphy. Lolz. Nice play on those peeps who always thanks Jesus.
-Did anyone catch that Top Chef producer almost take a SERIOUS tumble coming out of her seat? It was PRICELESS!
– The little countdown clock on the bottom right of the screen was chock full of LIES. At one point, it told us that George Clooney was coming in 17 minutes. About 30 minutes later, still no George Clooney, but then they said that the True Blood peeps would be out in 22 minutes, and Ricky Gervais in 4 ½ minutes. Somehow Ricky Gervais came BEFORE George Clooney but AFTER his 17 minutes were up, and the True Blood peeps took like an hour and a half. All in all NBC, don’t use the little clock next year, mmkay?
-Why was that whole thing with Bucky Gunts funny? I’m not really sure, but it was. Probably because it was Ricky Gervais that presented the award for Outstanding Director of a Special after giving out (fake) beers to the audience. After lamenting that they don’t serve alcohol like they do at the Globes, Gervais found Bucky Gunts name quite amusing, and predicted his win.
– I really, really want to see You Don’t Know Jack. It seems really interesting and I love me some Al Pacino. But wtf was up with his pompadour? Also, Jack Kevorkian has gotten old enough now to actually LOOK like the grim reaper so his gaping face at Pacino’s win was…all in good creepy fun?
-Did you dudes know that Old Spice’s “The Man Your Man Could Smell Like” won Outstanding Commercial and that Anne Hathaway won outstanding Voice over Work for her guest spot on The Simpsons? Fun Times at the Creative arts Awards.
-Shout outs to Ryan Murphy’s win for outstanding Director for a Comedy Series for Glee and Outstanding Writing for a Drama for Mad Men (as much as I love Lost, the Mad Men episode “Shut the door, have a seat” was so incredibly badass that I couldn’t argue.
– Speaking of Lost, I am so INSANELY pissed about its losses. 1) I had high hopes For Matthew “Foxy” Fox but knew it was kind of a long shot for him to win. Going up against that set was sure trouble. But Foxy was AMAZING this last season of Lost, especially in the finale. I am so PISSED he did not get his recognition. The fact that Bryan Cranston won AGAIN, for the THIRD time in a row really pisses me off. I don’t want to sound like a pre-school teacher here, but dude back off and give someone else a shot. I mean, the girl is a bit dramatic but Katherine Heigl had it right when she opted out the year after she won. Cherry Jones did the same thing this year. 2) Emmy loves a show’s freshman year way more than in its final year. At least Lost won the Outstanding Drama back in Season 1. STILL. AGAIN. Mad Men 3 years in a row?? I know it’s not possible to convince an entire production team to take a backseat, and I DO love Mad Men, but aside from the finale, Season 3 was pretty lackluster. 3) Lost’s only Emmy was for Single Camera Picture Editing, (blerg) which brings me to another point. HOW IN THE WORLD DID MICHAEL GIACCHINO NOT WIN FOR MUSIC?!? That is just…WRONG on so many levels. The music of Lost was so utterly amazing for six seasons, but no…it went to lamesauce 24. Did that show even have music? Or just harmonic gunfire and explosions? Effing PISSED. I’m sending out some serious Lost Golden Globe vibes. Won’t you join me people?
Now onto my predictions. You can find the complete list of winners here. Below is my entry from a couple months back. My predictions are underlined, my hopes and wishes in bold, and the actual winners are starred. I got 5 right out of 10.
Outstanding Drama– Golden Globe vibes people. Let’s get on it.
The Good Wife
Outstanding Comedy-WOAAH, talk about an upset. I have been told the show is hilarious but I’m pretty sure everyone was on board with Glee.
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Outstanding Actress in a Drama- Yay! I am SUPER glad that I was wrong and Kyra Sedgwick won! Than-Kew!
Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife)
Mariska Hargitay (Special Victims Unit)
Glenn Close (Damages)
Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer)*
January Jones (Mad Men)
Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights)
Outstanding Actor in a Drama-Boo. Boo for serious.
Jon Hamm (Mad Men)
Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights)
Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)*
Hugh Laurie (House M.D.)
Michael C. Hall (Dexter)
Matthew Fox (Lost)
Outstanding Actress in a Comedy
Lea Michele (Glee)
Tina Fey (30 Rock)
Toni Collette (The United States of Tara)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (The New Adventures of Old Christine)
Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie)*
Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation)
Outstanding Actor in a Comedy-I can’t really get into that show so…whatever.
Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm)
Alec Baldwin (30 Rock)
Matthew Morrison (Glee)
Steve Carell (The Office)
Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)*
Tony Shalhoub (Monk)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy
Chris Colfer (Glee)
Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family)
Jon Cryer (Two and A Half Men)
Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family)*
Ty Burrell (Modern Family)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama
John Slattery (Mad Men)
Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad)*
Martin Short (Damages)
Terry O’ Quinn (Lost)
Michael Emerson (Lost)
Andre Braugher (Men of a Certain Age)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama
Sharon Gless (Burn Notice)
Christine Baranski (The Good Wife)
Christina Hendricks (Mad Men)
Rose Byrne (Damages)
Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife)*
Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy
Jane Lynch (Glee)*
Kristen Wiig (Saturday Night Live)
Jane Krakowski (30 Rock)
Julie Bowen (Modern Family)
Sofia Vergara (Modern Family)
Holland Taylor (Two and A Half Men)