Recap: 61st Emmy Awards (Winners and Comments)

Articles | Sep 21st, 2009

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The Emmys were on last night and for the most part, they were as predictable as ever. 30 Rock, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Daily Show zZzZz. Wake me up when someone else finally wins something. 30 Rock is good but I feel The Office or something deserves to win for a chance. I was even hoping for an upset and seeing Family Guy win. I swear it’s the same actors and actresses winning every year. One shocker was when the brilliant Michael Emerson won the Emmy for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama for LOST. It was nice to see 24 represented with Cherry Jones winning, but that makes me wonder. Why the hell didn’t Dennis Haysbert ever win an Emmy for his role for David Palmer? He definitely played a better president than she did. Other than that, same old same old.

Neil Patrick Harris was an excellent award show host and I can definitely see him having his own talk show. He made fun of himself, picked out all the actors’ worst TV and movie roles and sang & danced. Looks like the Emmys has found someone to host each year now. Who knows if they will actually tap him to host again though. Every time the Emmys is aired on another network, they pick another host.

The funniest moments included Sarah Silverman wearing a mustache when they were saying her nomination, the Best Writing category always has the funniest clips and all the Best Supporting Actresses in Comedy wore silly glasses except Vanessa Williams. Gee someone doesn’t have a sense of humor yet is nominated for Best Supporting Actress in Comedy. It’s people like that that shouldn’t be nominated next year.

Jon Cryer winning for Best Supporting Actor in Comedy? Eh, screw Duckie…how about Rainn Wilson or even Neil Patrick Harris!? Bryan Cranston winning again and Amazing Race winning yet again? I feel like I was living in the movie Groundhog Day. How about nominating people like Michael Chiklis, Walton Goggins for the Shield or people from Fringe? What about Josh Holloway or Elizabeth Mitchell from LOST? Clearly the Emmy Voters are only watching a few shows. But enough bitching, below is the opening act from NPH and the winners list.

Neil Patrick Harris’s opening act:

Winner’s List:

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
Kristin Chenoweth As Olive Snook Abc
Pushing Daisies

Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series
Matt Hubbard, Writer Nbc
30 Rock

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
Jon Cryer As Alan Harper Cbs
Two And A Half Men

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
Toni Collette As Tara Gregson Showtime
United States Of Tara

Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series
Jeffrey Blitz, Director Nbc
The Office
Stress Relief

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin As Jack Donaghy Nbc
30 Rock

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program
Jeff Probst, Host Cbs

Outstanding Reality – Competition Program
The Amazing Race Cbs
Bertram Van Munster, Executive Producer
Jerry Bruckheimer, Executive Producer
Jonathan Littman, Executive Producer
Hayma “Screech” Washington, Executive Producer
Elise Doganieri, Co-Executive Producer
Amy Nabseth Chacon, Co-Executive Producer
Mark Vertullo, Co-Executive Producer
Matt Schmidt, Supervising Producer
Jarratt Carson, Supervising Producer
Evan Weinstein, Supervising Producer
Giselle Parets, Senior Producer
Michael Norton, Senior Producer
Patrick Cariaga, Senior Producer
Phil Keoghan, Producer

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or Movie
Shohreh Aghdashloo As Sajida Hbo
House Of Saddam

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Ken Howard As Phelan Beale Hbo
Grey Gardens

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Brendan Gleeson As Winston Churchill Hbo
Into The Storm

Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special
Andrew Davies, Writer Pbs
Little Dorrit

Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special
Dearbhla Walsh, Director Pbs
Little Dorrit
Part 1

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Jessica Lange As Big Edie Hbo
Grey Gardens

Outstanding Made For Television Movie
Grey Gardens Hbo
Lucy Barzun Donnelly, Executive Producer
Rachael Horovitz, Executive Producer
Michael Sucsy, Executive Producer
David Coatsworth, Produced By

Outstanding Miniseries
Little Dorrit Pbs
Anne Pivcevic, Executive Producer
Rebecca Eaton, Executive Producer
Lisa Osborne, Producer

Outstanding Directing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Series
Bruce Gowers, Director Fox
American Idol
Show 833 (The Final Three)

Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Series
Steve Bodow, Head Writer Comedy Central
Jon Stewart, Writer
David Javerbaum, Writer
Josh Lieb, Writer
Rory Albanese, Writer
Kevin Bleyer, Writer
Jason Ross, Writer
Tim Carvell, Writer
John Oliver, Writer
Sam Means, Writer
Rob Kutner, Writer
J.R. Havlan, Writer
Rich Blomquist, Writer
Wyatt Cenac, Writer
Elliott Kalan, Writer
Rachel Axler, Writer
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

Outstanding Original Music & Lyrics
William Ross, Original Music Abc
John Kimbrough, Original Music
Dan Harmon, Original Lyrics
Rob Schrab, Original Lyrics
Ben Schwartz, Original Lyrics
81st Annual Academy Awards
Song Title: Hugh Jackman Opening Number

Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Comedy Central
Jon Stewart, Executive Producer/Host
David Javerbaum, Executive Producer
Rory Albanese, Executive Producer
Josh Lieb, Executive Producer
Kahane Corn, Co-Executive Producer
Jennifer Flanz, Supervising Producer
Jim Margolis, Supervising Producer
Steve Bodow, Supervising Producer
Adam Lowitt, Supervising Producer
Jill Katz, Producer

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
Michael Emerson As Ben Linus Abc

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Cherry Jones As President Allison Taylor Fox

Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series
Rod Holcomb, Director Nbc
And In The End

Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series
Kater Gordon, Writer Amc
Matthew Weiner, Writer
Mad Men
Meditations In An Emergency

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Glenn Close As Patty Hewes Fx Networks

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
Bryan Cranston As Walter White Amc
Breaking Bad

Outstanding Comedy Series
30 Rock Nbc
Lorne Michaels, Executive Producer
Tina Fey, Executive Producer
Marci Klein, Executive Producer
David Miner, Executive Producer
Robert Carlock, Executive Producer
John Riggi, Co-Executive Producer
Jack Burditt, Co-Executive Producer
Ron Weiner, Co-Executive Producer
Matt Hubbard, Supervising Producer
Jeff Richmond, Supervising Producer
Don Scardino, Producer
Jerry Kupfer, Producer

Outstanding Drama Series
Mad Men Amc
Matthew Weiner, Executive Producer
Scott Hornbacher, Co-Executive Producer
André Jacquemetton, Supervising Producer
Maria Jacquemetton, Supervising Producer
Lisa Albert, Supervising Producer


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