Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by AstroSmurf, Sep 19, 2008.
I am so freaking thrilled right now, it's not even funny. I love Mad Men, the characters, the writing and the music.
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
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
Outstanding Made For Television Movie
Recount • HBO
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
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
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!)
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.
I think I almost scarred my dog to death! I started shouting so loud when the show's win was announced!!!! 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.
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.
DROP THE EMMY NOW!
Christina Hendricks looked hot. With another green dress that amplifies her god given talents
Damnit! Hugh Laurie robbed AGAIN!
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.
In case you missed it, Josh Groban's TV theme song medley.
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.
WTF once again Hugh Laurie is snubbed 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.
Which means they have a better record than the Oscars.
Yeah, that pissed me off enough that I returned to doing homework. But Mayor Royce won something for In Treatment!
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.
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?
Still basking in Mad Men's win last night. Next year will be all about Jon Hamm, based on how S2 is shaping up...
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.
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.
Damn, I wanted Hall and Emerson to win, but the guys who beat them were also pretty damn great.
PS, wasn't there also a Best Guest Actor category? Who won there?
Gervais- Gimme the Emmy
It would have been funnier if he said
Gervais- Okay fine you die in the finale. From syphilis from Jan!
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!
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