Sunday, September 18, 2011

Emmys Emmys Emmys

Tonight's the big night! The Falcons host the Eagles on NBC. But for a few of you it means the 88th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. I will post my review tomorrow but be forewarned: it will be a different review from years past.

Speaking of years past, here are more of my observations from previous Emmy Award shows that might help get you geeked up for tonight's ceremony.

It’s always strange seeing Tom Hanks on stage with Sally Field. She played his mother in FORREST GUMP and his girlfriend in PUNCHLINE.

Evangeline Lily looks spectacular even when she’s not soaking wet and trapped in a net.

It’s about time that Jim Parsons won for BIG BANG THEORY. He’s the young David Hyde-Pierce.

For the first time ever the Emmys were shown live in Los Angeles. NBC recognized they were up against very stiff competition this year -- the Chabad Telethon.

Jeff Probst – Best Reality Host. Hugh Laurie can’t win an Emmy but this guy now has two for saying “Wanna know what you’re playing for?” every friggin’ episode.

How did Bruce Gowers win an Emmy for directing AMERICAN IDOL? First of all, it was in the musical-variety category. Isn’t AMERICAN IDOL a reality show? And second, how hard is it to direct AMERICAN IDOL? One singer at a time comes out and stands in the same spot. And the judges all sit at one table. Half the nimrods on YouTube could do that.

Anyone who says Jewish girls don’t know how to dress didn’t see Sarah Silverman tonight in her Catholic Girl’s uniform.

Jack Kevorkian was in attendance although at first I thought it was David Caruso.

Nominating Minnie Driver and not Eddie Izzard for THE RICHES is like nominating Pam Dawber and not Robin Williams for MORK & MINDY.

More surprises: Kyra Sedgwick, TOP CHEF beating perennial winner THE AMAZING RACE (they shouldn’t have cut corners by having the teams race through “It’s a Small World” this season).

How LA is this? A winner at last week’s non-televised-so-who-cares ceremony brought his Emmy to the gym yesterday. The other Emmy winners who now can’t get jobs weren’t impressed.

Best line of the night: Steve Colbert, “I lost to Barry Manilow?!”

I was thrilled that MODERN FAMILY copped Best Comedy, thus keeping the tradition of comedic excellence alive for ABC. First TAXI in 1978, then THE WONDER YEARS in 1988 and now this.

Good luck tonight to all the nominees... and the Eagles.

14 comments:

Anthony Hoffman said...

I'll be relying on the blog for a recap. I'll be watching football instead. People who watch awards shows and still complain how bad they are are fucktards.

Barry Traylor said...

I can't recall if I have ever watched the Emmys. But from what I have read about the awards it seems pretty much the same people get nominated every year. The shows I watch and enjoy rarely if ever are nominated and for that matter reality shows hardly seem like they should get nominated at all let alone win.

LinGin said...

It's Iggles in proper Philadelphia-speak.

Paul Duca said...

Nice that you cheer for the Iggles, Ken...I read that Michael Vick signed a contract that could be worth $100 million with bonuses and performance clauses and the like, but if he breaks his arm tomorrow he still gets $40 million

I would love to be a fly on the wall the next time you and Wendie Malick cross paths.

miles_underground said...

I thought David Hyde Pierce was the young David Hyde Pierce.

Daws said...

I thought it was the 63rd Emmys...

Fitz said...

Go Mags!

Mike Barer said...

I'm a Jeff Probst, fan. Sue me!

Sue said...

For anyone interested I just watched a discussion online at the The Hollywood Reporter of Comedy Showrunners. The panel was Steve Levitan (Modern Family), Jenny Bricks (The Big C), Bill Prady (The Big Bang Theory), Liz Brixius (Nurse Jackie), Mike Shur (Parks and Rec) and Dan Harmon (Community ). It is in the Emmy Roundtable: Comedy Showrunners section. It will show 4 or 5 tabs, click through to get the whole hour of discussion rather then 4 and 5 minute segments. Really interesting and fun, especially for someone like me who is not the business.

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Paul Duca said...

Ken should be happy...as of this writing (10:25 PM) Margo Martindale won, while MODERN FAMILY has taken writing, directing and both supporting nods in acting (Phil and Claire).

HogsAteMySister said...

Not being able to watch the Emmys live and twitter-mock them is tragic. But in my heart, I know that the entire cast of Jersey Shore desperately needed a cream pie in the kisser.

Rene said...

It's nice to see Melissa McCarthy rewarded for her genius in Bridesmaids.

Cap'n Bob said...

I watched the game, and it was a good one. Until they have an award for Best Small Claims Court Judge, I have no interest in the Emmys.