Last Night's Emmys - List of Winners and some High/Low Lights

Even though I was pretty bummed out about a lot of shows getting the Emmy snub this year (i.e. "The Shield," "Generation Kill," etc), I have to say it was a pretty entertaining show last night.  Of course, that mostly had to do with the host, Neil Patirck Harris, who was really fantastic. 

I particularly loved the opening number and the Dr. Horrible appearance.  Check them out:





As far as last night's winners go, for the most part I was pretty pleased...even though it felt a little bit like a repeat (I mean I love "30 Rock" a ton, but there's a lot of other shows that made me laugh out loud last season). 

I'm also going to pretend that they didn't nominate "The Shield" because they know there's no way even "Mad Men" could've beat that epic final season.

And really, "Amazing Race" again?  Did you realize that's 7 years in a row?  They have won every year since that category (best reality) came into existence.   I mean, it's an awesome show, don't get me wrong, but with all the reality programming out there you'd think someone else would have a crack at it in SEVEN YEARS!

On the other hand, who else but Jeff Probst ("Survivor") could win best reality host?  I couldn't be bummed about that one.

I was also pleased to see Toni Collette, Kristin Chenoweth, Michael Emerson and Jessica Lange all take home an Emmy.  So with those wins and a excellent host, it wasn't all that bad.

Without further ado, the list of last night's winners....
COMEDY SERIES
30 Rock

DRAMA SERIES
Mad Men

MINISERIES
Little Dorrit

ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Toni Collette, United States of Tara

ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Glenn Close, Damages

MADE FOR TELEVISION MOVIE
Grey Gardens

REALITY HOST
Jeff Probst, Survivor

REALITY COMPETITION PROGRAM
The Amazing Race

ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Brendan Gleeson, Into The Storm

ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Jessica Lange, Grey Gardens

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Michael Emerson, Lost

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Ken Howard, Grey Gardens

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Kristin Chenoweth, Pushing Daisies

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Cherry Jones, 24

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Shohreh Aghdashloo, House Of Saddam

WRITING FOR A COMEDY
30 Rock ("Reunion," Matt Hubbard)

WRITING FOR A DRAMA
Mad Men ("Meditations in an Emergency," Kater Gordon, Matthew Weiner)

WRITING FOR A VARIETY, MUSICAL OR COMEDY SERIES
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

WRITING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE, OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL
Little Dorrit (Andrew Davies)

DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
The Office ("Stress Relief," Jeff Blitz)

DIRECTING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE, OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL
Little Dorrit (Dearbhla Walsh)

DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC, OR COMEDY SERIES
American Idol ("The Final Three," Bruce Gowers)

VARIETY, MUSIC, OR COMEDY SERIES
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
ER ("And in The End," Rod Holcomb)

GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Justin Timberlake, Saturday Night Live

GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Michael J. Fox, Rescue Me ("Sheila")

GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 2008

GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Ellen Burstyn, Law & Order: SVU ("Swing")

1 Comment

Little Dorrit beats Generation Kill. I will never understand the voters on something like this. I saw both and there is no comparison. I'm convinced there must be a law in Hollywood that forbids voting for anything that David Simon has touched (yes, I know The Corner won some, but c'mon, nothing since?).

Brian Cranston was absolutely brilliant this season. My heart was saying Jon Hamm, but really, Cranston had it all.

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