Oh, and one more "GO 30 ROCK!" :)
"For the first time ever, the Emmys are done in the round." HUH? This is just bizarre. Maybe this is their tribute to "Unfinished Business"?
Thank the gods Seacrest didn't sing. You know who would've been a great singer? HUGH LAURIE. The producers of this show are idiots.
Piven? Called it. Ah, well.
LOCKE? OMGYAY! I *heart* Terry O'Quinn so damn much. Except I'm not sure whether I like how SPARKLY he is. Pink shirt? Wow.
Tina Fey is my hero. I want Jenna Fischer, if only because my flist will riot otherwise. But I kinda adore Jaime Pressly on MNIE, so I'm very happy. Yay for white trash Emmys! She looks great for a woman who had a baby a few months ago, though pity about that sunburn.
KYLE CHANDLER! I want him to be my babydaddy, just for that smile of his.
Thomas Haden Church's attempts at humor are failing miserably.
When Ellen Degeneres said "Enjoy this montage of topical one-liners", I thought she was joking. If only we were that lucky. At least it gives me an opportunity to go find some saline for my contacts.
There's something strangely appropriate about Eva Longoria presenting with the Entourage cast. I have absolutely no interest in the Supporting Actress category; it's really just a game of whether Grey's or Sopranos will win. Once again, I kinda wish they'd limit the supporting categories to one nomination per show. I know it's unfair to those in ensemble shows, but the multi-noms are getting ridiculous.
The nominations for Writing for a Comedy/Variety are always the best. We have writers punching Stephen, mockery of Alberto Gonzalez, Conan picking up day laborers, Bush bloopers, and toilet humor. I'm going with Colbert in that particular contest, though Conan made me giggle. And the award itself? I would've preferred Colbert, mostly because the writing has to be very tight in order to keep the Colbert persona going, but then you could probably say the same about Daily Show and Conan too. So hey.
Regarding Alec Baldwin in the white tuxedo, I refer to this quote from Jack Donaghy: "What am I, a farmer?"
Directing in a Drama Series? I don't know whether to go with BSG or FNL. Not that it matters, because of course The Sopranos won. Hardly surprising, since it's nearly a lock for every category in which it's nominated. And the same with Writing in a Drama Series. Really, no matter how controversial the Sopranos finale was, it was always going to win.
Aww, I'm glad The Daily Show won while Steve Carell was presenting. That's all kinds of cool.
I took a half-hour break to make some muffins for breakfast tomorrow. Looks like I didn't miss much. While I adore Masi Oka (even if I really dislike Heroes), I'm rolling my eyes at the Apple, current.com (what the hell is that?), and MySpace product placement. And yes, I know it's not really product placement, but it sure feels that way.
Best thing about all the Sopranos wins? This is the LAST YEAR they'll be able to win nearly every damn award.
You know Fox is airing the awards when they bring out stars of 'Til Death to present. That said, I'm not sure whether to laugh or squirm at Brad Garrett's "Bury My Head Between Your Knees" and "Buy milk" jokes.
And once again Stephen Colbert loses to a musical legend. I can't wait to see tomorrow night's The Colbert Report. It should be GOLD. Though I'll say it's harder to make fun of Tony Bennett than it was to mock Manilow.
ACK! They showed Jack's "What am I, a farmer?" When I was writing that same quote above, I spent ten minutes scouring YouTube and NBC.com for that damn clip. This amuses me greatly.
Rainn Wilson vs. Kanye West competing in the category "The Songs of Kanye West"? And the loser has to retire from show business? That's almost inspired. Especially "You picked a bad time to speak properly."
A bit of trivia: of the four supporting acting categories, we've only correctly predicted two of them in my poll. Then again, those two were big surprises.
THE AMAZING RACE! Emmy voters love choosing a "classy" program like that. Not that I'm complaining, because I love TAR to pieces... but Project Runway or Top Chef probably should've won.
The woman sitting next to John Krasinski was Cerie from 30 Rock. Are they dating? If so, then wow. She's 19. I'm assuming they just happened to be seated together.
Colbert/Stewart OTP! I was just typing "If Steve Carell wins with those two presenting, how awesome would that be?" And then Ricky Gervais wins! And he doesn't show up! And Steve Carell (or CAR-ell, to quote Colbert) runs up on stage anyway! DAILY SHOW OT3!!!
Best Drama Actress. Since they screwed up by "forgetting" Connie Britton (and Mary McDonnell), I don't give a damn who wins. I suppose I should clap for Sally Field. Whatever. Her speech is marvelous, though. LOVE how they cut away at "God-damn". Huh. That's their censorship tonight?
I was just checking WireImage for a photo of the JonStevphen hug, and I saw a photo of Tony Bennett and Christina Aguilera performing. I didn't even recognize her.
YAY AMERICA! Yes, I was gunning for Tina Fey My Role Model for Life, but I'm still thrilled for America. And do I get street cred if I say I first thought she was awesome when I saw Real Women Have Curves in the movie theater? ;)
Jimmy Smits and Kate Walsh are giving Kyle Chandler and Katherine Heigl a run for their money for the Prettiest Pair of Presenters award.
Drama Actor: Another category for which I care nought. Though I'm wildly amused that James Spader won. AGAIN. Does this mean The Sopranos will be upset? Yeah, right.
So far, only ONE of the eight winners of the Emmys Predictions Poll has won their category, and even in that case, Jeremy Piven tied with Neil Patrick Harris. The nominations this year sucked overall, but the awards are certainly full of surprises.
Tim Gunn is doing K-Mart commercials? A part of my soul just died. OH, WAIT! I typed that sentence before the "Martha Stewart Linens: Only at Macy's" reveal at the end. WHEW.
30 ROCK WON!!!!!!!
Honestly, I would've been fine with either The Office or Ugly Betty winning, but I'm still thrilled to pieces. I'm also a tiny bit peeved that they cut off the sparkler swastikas at the end of the clip, but then I suppose that might've been a bit much for some folks.
Slezak just said this on the EW liveblog: 11:02 p.m. Dear God, Remember when Arrested Development won the Best Comedy Series Emmy, and then nobody watched it anyway, and then it got canceled? Well, on that note, I'd like you to please smite anyone who refuses to watch 30 Rock in the wake of its Emmy win tonight. I know it's a little harsh, but they'll just be getting what's coming to them. Love, Slezak
The Sopranos won. Meh. After a surprising evening, a loss there would've been one shock too many. Like I said, at least this is the last year. I know, I know. It's a marvelous show -- perhaps the best TV series ever -- and it deserves every award. I'm just so damn weary of it.
(And I'm giggling at the cutaway to the Grey's cast looking so very dour. Did they actually think they would beat The Sopranos? Hee!)
Oh, and one more gem from Slezak's liveblog: 11:08 p.m. Tomorrow, you can find James Gandolfini and Edie Falco in their matching, "My producers picked up Emmys, and all I got was this stupid musical tribute from Jersey Boys" t-shirts.
That's all for tonight! Much love to those of you who sat through this. ;)
ETA: My three favorite photos from tonight.
ETA2: Katee at the TV Guide After-Party. Black dress, red shoes? Fine by me. And more photos at GettyImages.