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Old August 30 2010, 07:57 AM   #31
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Re: 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards Discussion

Ricky Gervais hosted the Emmy's a few years back. He was great. He needs to come back.
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Old August 30 2010, 09:01 AM   #32
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Ricky Gervais hosted the Emmy's a few years back. He was great. He needs to come back.
The networks are afraid of him. He's known to go off script and say some things which, while funny as hell, tend to piss some people off.
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Old August 30 2010, 09:53 AM   #33
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^ Which is why he needs to come back. He's absolutely brilliant.
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Old August 30 2010, 10:31 AM   #34
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And as we all know, Emmys are like Oscars - sometimes people win them as a make-up. That's why Hall and Dexter are owed. Lost also might be owed another Emmy just for the whole span of what the show accomplished, but I'd prefer if Dexter got it since Lost won once already. I just hope that godawful overrated snoozefest Mad Men doesn't win anything, although I know how futile a sentiment that is.
Mad Men won best drama. Sorry for your pain.
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Old August 30 2010, 10:49 AM   #35
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Rooting for Jim Parsons for best actor in comedy, Aaron Paul as best supporting actor in a drama, Kyra Sedgwick as best actress in a drama. Bryan Cranston for best actor in a drama has been done, but it's a better role and performance than Michael C. Hall as Dexter.
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Old August 30 2010, 02:55 PM   #36
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^ Which is why he needs to come back. He's absolutely brilliant.
Indeed ... he was awesome, as I watch it now.

Very happy about Jim Parsons winning. And I'm another person who doesn't understand why modern familty is popular.
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Old August 30 2010, 03:23 PM   #37
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HBO seems dominate alot of awards.
That was definitely true a while ago (and is still in the miniseries category), but AMC is the new awards titan: between Breaking Bad and Mad Men, they won Best Drama, Best Actor Drama, Best Supporting Actor Drama, and Best Writing Drama - four of the seven drama awards.

Actually, going over this by network among just the comedy/drama categories:

AMC - 4 (Drama, Actor Drama, Supporting Actor Drama, Writing Drama)
ABC - 3 (Comedy, Supporting Actor Comedy, Writing Comedy)
FOX - 2 (Supporting Actress Comedy, Directing Comedy)
CBS - 2 (Actor Comedy, Supporting Actor Drama)
Showtime - 2 (Actress Comedy, Directing Drama)
TNT - 1 (Actress Drama)

Man, NBC really sucks.
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Old August 30 2010, 03:50 PM   #38
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It's weird how Al Pacino's film career has been so lackluster for awhile now (though at least it's not really embarrassing like De Niro's), but he seems to do stellar work on TV (I recall him winning awards for a miniseries a few years ago too). Brian Cranston winning builds my anticipation for "Breaking Bad", which I'm all set to start catching up on soon.

The only shows currently running that I watch are "How I Met Your Mother", "The Big Bang Theory", "Louie", "Futurama", and "Weeds", so the only win that meant anything to me was Jim Parsons. Obviously "Weeds" is considered past its prime by everyone and shows/actors only win awards when they're considered 'hot'. I wish Mary Louise Parker had won one before her show had fallen off the Emmy radar, but the Emmys always overlook many people.

Any time I feel like something I like was robbed, I remember three things. They mostly ignored "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (of course "Hush" was awesome, but there were many, many just as worthy episodes and performances that were overlooked), gave away many writing awards that should have gone to "The X-Files", and nominated but never actually gave an award to Frank Gorshin for playing The Riddler (I don't even have to know who was nominated the same year to know his iconic role was the rightful winner).

Clearly they're prone to making bad calls and their choices shouldn't be taken too seriously. I would love to see "Louie" get some awards next year after what a great season the show has had, but I doubt it will happen since they tend to award 'safe' shows, making a show as original and daring as that one an unlikely candidate.
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Old August 30 2010, 03:57 PM   #39
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Old August 30 2010, 04:37 PM   #40
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So glad that Jim Parsons and John Lithgow won

Theres are still WTF awards that makes me consider the Emmy's are nothing more than a cheap joke, which was all but confirmed a long time ago with how West Wing dominated for 4 years but Sheen never won in 7 years...

Dexter still to win best show but Mad Men wins its third consecutive Emmy, GIVE ME A FUCKING BREAK. Then again True Blood just getting nominated is a joke in itself. Hugh Laurie will probably never win either or get nominated again and am sorry despite the show slight dip due to old age, FFS what does he have to do to win...same goes for Michael C Hall.

The Big Bang didn't even get nominated
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Old August 30 2010, 05:29 PM   #41
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It was a fairly entertaining awards show and moved along at a decent clip. The movie/miniseries bit tended to drag, but probably just because I'd never seen or heard of any of them.

Nice to see a lot of people win who hadn't won before, even if Kyra Sedgwick was the only real surprise. I thought she was another of those who'd get nominated every year and never win, a la Hugh Laurie. I don't even know a single person who watches The Closer.

I thought Lost might get one award. Did they get any of the technical ones last week? I'm also disappointed that Dexter still doesn't get much recognition. Hall for sure deserves one, and I'll never be satisfied till Jennifer Carpenter gets a Supporting Actress nom.
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Old August 30 2010, 06:28 PM   #42
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Anyone who hasn't seen Temple Grandin should absolutely see it. It's one of my favourite TV movies. Like Rainman? You'll like it.
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Old August 30 2010, 06:59 PM   #43
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Jim Parsons wins.. what a great achievement and well deserved. Without that man Big Bang wouldn't be such a hit so i'm very happy for him and you could see his surprise at winning.

It was a nice show, awful teleprompter jokes as always (the only ones i really laughed at was Ricky Gervais and the True Blood cast making a Vampire pun and obviously enjoying it) but it went by swiftly.

However someone needs to seriously think of a new way to present such awards.. when i was still watching MTV about a decade ago the MTV Movie awards were a blast with their weird categories and special awards.. that was the most entertaining awards show ever.
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Old August 30 2010, 07:58 PM   #44
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John Hodgeman as color commentator was awesome, though. After about halfway through the awards show, I was wondering if people were actually listening to his comments. They were hilarious.
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Old August 30 2010, 08:26 PM   #45
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Anyone who hasn't seen Temple Grandin should absolutely see it.
I agree, it is a very good film. I was very happy to hear that Claire Danes won an Emmy for her performance.
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