60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards: Discussion

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by AstroSmurf, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. Mr. Adventure

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  2. benny

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    I am so freaking thrilled right now, it's not even funny. I love Mad Men, the characters, the writing and the music.
     
  3. AstroSmurf

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    And the winners are…

    Outstanding Comedy Series
    30 Rock • NBC

    Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
    Tina Fey as Liz Lemon • 30 Rock

    Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
    Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy • 30 Rock

    Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
    Jean Smart as Regina Newly • Samantha Who?

    Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
    Jeremy Piven as Ari Gold • Entourage

    Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series
    Pushing Daisies • Pie-Lette • Barry Sonnenfeld, Director

    Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series
    30 Rock • Cooter • Tina Fey, Written By

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    Outstanding Drama Series
    Mad Men • AMC

    Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
    Bryan Cranston as Walt White • Breaking Bad

    Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
    Glenn Close as Patty Hewes • Damages

    Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
    Zeljko Ivanek as Ray Fiske • Damages

    Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
    Dianne Wiest as Dr. Gina Toll • In Treatment

    Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series
    House • House's Head • Greg Yaitanes, Director

    Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series
    Mad Men • Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (Pilot) • Matthew Weiner, Written By

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    Outstanding Made For Television Movie
    Recount • HBO

    Outstanding Miniseries
    John Adams • HBO

    Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
    Laura Linney as Abigail Adams • John Adams

    Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
    Paul Giamatti as John Adams • John Adams

    Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
    Dame Eileen Atkins as Miss Deborah Jenkyns • Cranford (MASTERPIECE)

    Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
    Tom Wilkinson as Benjamin Franklin • John Adams

    Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special
    Recount • HBO • Jay Roach, Director

    Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special
    John Adams • Kirk Ellis, Written By

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    Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series
    The Daily Show With Jon Stewart • Comedy Central

    Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Special
    Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project • HBO

    Outstanding Individual Performance In A Variety Or Music Program
    Don Rickles, Performer • Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project

    Outstanding Directing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy
    Program 80th Annual Academy Awards • ABC • Louis J. Horvitz, Director

    Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Program
    The Colbert Report • Comedy Central

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    Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
    The Amazing Race • CBS

    Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality - Competition Program
    Jeff Probst • Survivor


    I have to admit this telecast was a pill. At times I was so bored that I wanted to scream. I also felt everything was rushed and thrown together at the last minute. It just didn’t work so much so that I think they should take away director Louis J. Horvitz’s Emmy for the Oscars. And the technical glitches, lost sound, errant crew and junk camera switches were atrocious. My local news station does a better job. The writing and the hosts were also abysmal. I was just blown over by how much this year’s show managed to be an amateurish crapfest.

    And for the record, I kept count… well I tried too. We had 18 commercial breaks during the telecast. That means we were treated to a block of advertisement every 10 minutes. And we wonder why the damn show is so freakin long.

    And a quick reminder, the Winner of the Emmy Awards Nomination Game will be posted in a couple of hours. I have to get my lazy ass in the mood to count everything up.

    See you at the Golden Globes in January! And stay tuned for the beginning of the new television season. I will be doing a brand new discussion thread for The Big Bang Theory tomorrow and the one for Pushing Daisies returns on October 1! (I am also contemplating a new one for Dirty Sexy Money!)

    Cheers.
     
  4. Caretaker

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    If there was any justice, Battlestar would have been one of the top dramas. But, this is par for the course.

    Hopefully, Pushing Daisies will be better established next year and can get more nominations.
     
  5. Dick Whitman

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    I think I almost scarred my dog to death! I started shouting so loud when the show's win was announced!!!! :o With Hamm and Slattery getting passed over I was afraid it would as well.

    This show was a surprise to me. I stumbled on to a marathon late summer or early fall of 2007. I really don't watch tv anymore. Partially by choice but also due to my work schedule. But this show grabbed my interest like few tv series ever have. It is truly satisfying to see such a great series, which has been under the radar for so long, get the recognition it deserves.
     
  6. Dorian Thompson

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    Yea! Mad Men!! I agree with Donald Draper; the show really rivets my attention. I think John Hamm and Michael C. Hall split the best actor vote, allowing Cranston to sneak in for it. I didn't expect Slattery to win. I'm more thrilled that the writing won. It's truly deserving.
     
  7. Samurai8472

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    DROP THE EMMY NOW!

    Christina Hendricks looked hot. With another green dress that amplifies her god given talents ;)
     
  8. The Grinch Doctor

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    Damnit! Hugh Laurie robbed AGAIN! :censored: :mad: :scream:

    But at least "House's Head" won.

    And of course, John Adams excelled, although I thought Stephen Dillane would win Outstanding Supporting Actor. It's a tough call because Dillane, Morse, and Wilkinson were all excellent.

    I'm also very happy that Glenn Close and Zeljko Ivanek won for Damages. Both of those wins very well desreved.

    But I'm still pissed about Hugh Laurie being shafted yet again.
     
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    I gotta say I'm not particularly happy with the winners. I am really glad Željko Ivanek won (he's from Slovenia) and it's always cool when Piven wins something. ;)

    EDIT: Oh and it's great that House's Head won. I would have been seriously pissed if it hadn't.
     
  11. Jax

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    WTF once again Hugh Laurie is snubbed :wtf: after 4 years he should of won it at least once. Jericho may of been a cancelled show but season 2 was hailed by TV Critics and the show should of at least been given EMMY Nods...

    I've said it for years, The Emmy only get it half right at best.
     
  12. TheBrew

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    Which means they have a better record than the Oscars.
     
  13. mimic

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    Yeah, that pissed me off enough that I returned to doing homework. But Mayor Royce won something for In Treatment!
     
  14. J.T.B.

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    If the Emmys had any credibility, "The Wire" would have dominated the awards, but they didn't even win their single nomination. "Mad Men" is a good show, but compared to "The Wire" it's a lightweight. No wonder I haven't watched an award show in a dozen years.

    --Justin
     
  15. benny

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    Please, Mark. When was the last time a twice cancelled show got an Emmy nod, much less an actual Emmy? And don't people have to have watched the show or something? :D

    Still basking in Mad Men's win last night. Next year will be all about Jon Hamm, based on how S2 is shaping up...
     
  16. Jax

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    With Mad Men being on cable then my guess is Jericho probably had more viewers so if Jericho was on cable then am sure it would be here still. Quality has no connection with ratings and Jericho season 2 was just pure TV gold and fueled the arugments that shorter seasons are better.
     
  17. benny

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    Er, Jericho aired both seasons on CBS-not cable. Repeats may be on the Sci Fi Channel (cable).

    And I'm not understanding a lot of what you wrote. Are you saying Jericho has more viewers than Mad Men (cable)? I agree quality does not equal ratings, but Jericho is also the latest in a LONG line of shows to add to the shorter season argument. Anything on HBO, the last three seasons of Queer as Folk, FX dramas...all predate Jericho S2, not to mention British shows which usually (IIRC) have 13 episode runs.
     
  18. Temis the Vorta

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    Damn, I wanted Hall and Emerson to win, but the guys who beat them were also pretty damn great. :D

    PS, wasn't there also a Best Guest Actor category? Who won there?
     
  19. Samurai8472

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    Gervais- Gimme the Emmy

    *kicks Carell*
    :lol:

    It would have been funnier if he said

    Gervais- Okay fine you die in the finale. From syphilis from Jan!
     
  20. davejames

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    My god, can they please get a comedian to host next year?? Perhaps Conan or Craig Ferguson? Hell, I'd even take Jay Leno's corny jokes over the shitfest we got last night!