It being ‘Portlandia’, of course.
afutureunknown replied to your post: What’s your opinion on the Best Comedy Actor award?
I would love an explanation as to how Parsons deserved the award… seriously…
Sheldon Cooper is an impossibly difficult role to play. Any wrong move and you could send him straight into over-the-top caricature without any semblance of believability. Not only is Jim Parsons able to bring humanity to the role but he masters the technical nuances demanded of him in physicality and dialogue. It’s a very traditional sitcom character (and show) that fits snuggly into TV history, which is exactly what the Emmys voters love. If you can’t stand multicamera sitcoms with a laugh track, this isn’t going to do me any favors, but here’s a stand out scene from his submission episode — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mt_CL4Mrcq0.
As for the term “deserved”, as I stated earlier I would have preferred to see Steve Carell win and think he deserved it more for an entire body of work but I am not going to lose any sleep over Parsons winning.
Also featuring Kristen Chenoweth, Megan Mullally, and Jackee Harry, who are just as obsessed.
Margo Martindale, who is nothing like her character, tells Fresh Air’s Terry Gross that she had a blast on set. “Everything about this part just came so easily,” she says. “It was like doing a six-month movie but it was easy — very easy.”
Just give her the Emmy already.
9:45 - Ricky Gervais is usually very funny on award shows, but there’s no drink here taking some traditional award show shots at celebs and Jews. Pretty good. And here come the beers, this is a circus. These taped bits from the nominees are cute.
9:50 - Gervais provides some very funny off-the-cuff jokes re: Bucky Gunts, who wins for the Winter Olympics opening ceremony.
9:51 - Variety show. Colbert turning his staff into a Human Centipede! Ah! Can Conan win (also great end to his taped bit). It goes to The Daily Show who provides consistent, strong content. Side comment - saw this Daily Show producer do stand up in Central Park at the Summer Stage show a few weeks back. He was great.
10:01 - George Clooney gets the good looking humaninatarian award. In all seriousness, he’s dead on with everything he’s talking about. And how could you not want to help out when he asks you to.
10:04 - Movies and Miniseries. I’m still bitter the actors from Pacific were snubbed. Krasinski is charming. Julia Ormond wins supporting actress for Temple Grandin. Yawn, that’s enough Ormond.
10:12 - David Strathairn wins supporting actor for Temple Grandin.
10:17 - In Memoriam montage featuring Jewel. Prepare your applause meters - Gary Coleman, Rue McClanahan, Lena Hone, and Dennis Hopper get the most I believe.
10:24 - Unfortunate juxtaposition: Jimmy Dean in memoriam/weird Jimmy Dean commercial. Too soon. And now writing for a miniseries or movie goes to Adam Mazer, You Don’t Know Jack.
10:30 - Time to switch to Entourage. #Jokes. And Claire Danes wins for Temple Grandin. Her first Emmy. Like for serious.
10:33 - All of these awards are going to HBO obviously, considering they’re the only ones who do miniseries and movies anymore. As you can see the fodder has been pretty dry. Missing Mad Men right now.
10:34 - The cast of True Blood, fully clothed not covered in “blood.” Bloody thrilled. Heh. Director of a movie/miniseries to Mick Jackson for Temple Grandin. Actor in a miniseries/movie (where are the Pacific actors) and it goes to Alpa Cino. He’s right to thank the make up team because that was some excellent work transforming the beloved actor. “HBO is a leader.” No shit.
10:40 - Where did Glee go? The Event - it’s 24 meets Lost but probably not as good as either.
9:10 - I’m not impressed with the music. More tweets, hit or miss. Mostly miss? Supporting actress in a drama goes to Archie Panjabi. Who? I don’t think anyone predicted her to win. It truly is the night of first time wins. Nice quick speech.
9:12 - Lead actor in a drama - oh boy. Can Bryan Cranston make it three or will Michael C Hall upset? Cranston for three. Did Breaking Bad just push itself into the running for best drama?
9:15 - Upcoming musical tribute to recently departed dramas 24, Lost, and L&O - prepare the tissues. The cast of Community star in a kitschy branded entertainment spot, pretty good.
9:21 - Best directing in a drama series, fierce fierce competition. Steve Shill for Dexter, another first timer and an upset over all those other heavy hitters.
9:23 - Jimmy as Elton, hilarious. And Boyz II Men! NPH may be a song and dance man but Jimmy is seriously giving him a run for his money. Laughing so hard at him pouring one out for his homiez. Rounding it out as Green Day. Spectacular. “I didn’t understand it but I tried.”
9:31 - Ugh, more Tweets. Boo. Lead actress in a drama goes to Kyra Sedgwick. Who brings home the Bacon. Another first time winner! Upseting Marguilies who was supposed to be a lock. What is happening tonight. “I’m going to hold one tonight.” -Tina Fey.
9:35 - Variety! NBC bash on NBC love it. What a year in late night and variety it was. I hear you cast of American Idiot. Joel Mchale and Jeff Probst now to out-smarm each other.
9:38 - 5 seconds of Wanda Sykes, hilarious. Writing for a Variety Special goes to the Tonys. The Emmys love the Tonys.
9:42 - Infiniti SUV: You can live in it!
Here are my Emmy predictions, listed in order of their chances to win.
Best Drama: Mad Men, Lost, Breaking Bad, Dexter, The Good Wife„ True Blood,
Best Comedy: Modern Family, Glee, 30 Rock, The Office, Curb, Nurse Jackie
Best Comedy Actress: Edie Falco, Tina Fey, Toni Collette, Julia Louis Deryfus, Amy Poehler, Lea Michele
Best Comedy Actor: Jim Parsons, Alec Baldwin, Tony Shalhoub, Steve Carell, Larry David, Matthew Morrison
Best Drama Actor: Bryan Cranston, Michael C Hall, Jon Hamm, Hugh Laurie, Matthew Fox, Kyle Chandler
Best Drama Actress: Julianna Marguilies, Glenn Glose, Mariska Hargitay, Connie Britton, January Jones
Supporting Actress Drama: Elisabeth Moss, Christina Hendricks, Christine Baranski, Rose Byrne, Archi Panjabi, Sharon Gless
Supporting Actor Drama: Terry O’Quinn, Michael Emerson, John Slattery, Aaron Paul, Andre Braughner, Martin Short, (John Noble - I’m bitter).
Supporting Actress Comedy: Jane Lynch, Sofia Vergara, Jane Krakowski, Julie Bowen, Kristen Wiig, Holland Taylor
Supporting Actor Comedy: Ty Burrell. Eric Stonestreet, Jon Cryer, Chris Colfer, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, NPH
Reality Competition: The Amazing Race, Top Chef, Dancing With The Stars, American Idol, Project Runway
TV Movie: You Don’t Know Jack, Temple Grandin, The Special Relationship, Georgia O’Keeffe, Moonshot, Engame
Miniseries: The Pacific, Return to Cranford
Variety Series: The Colbert Report, The Daily Show, Tonight Show With Conan, SNL, Real Time With Bill Maher
Comedy Writing: Modern Family (Pilot), 30 Rock (Anna Howard Shaw Day), The Office (Niagara), 30 Rock (Lee Marvin Vs Derek Jeter), Glee (Pilot)
Drama Writing: Mad Men (Shut the Door. Have a Seat (finale)), Lost (The End), Mad Men (Guy Walks Into an Ad Agency), The Good Wife (Pilot), Friday Night Lights (The Son)
A lot of this is a crap shoot, so we’ll see. Regardless I’m pretty pumped for the big event. Tomorrow night on NBC. Live blog pending.
“Celebrating Diversity” - Interior of the Family Guy “For Your Consideration” DVD.
(That’s Glee’s DVD interior in the background)
Good on Family Guy for submitting “Road to the Multiverse,” “Quagmire’s Dad,” and “Brian and Stewie.” Easily the best and most ambitious episodes of the season.
New Lost promo pic featuring Michael Emerson as Ben is released — and it’s creep city.
He’s been nominated a few times, but he still hasn’t won. Will someone PLEASE give Michael Emerson an EMMY?
He won last year. All is right in the world.