Monday, September 24, 2012

The Emmy's, not in my awards night top 5

The Emmy's, the night where I realize I don't watch any of the 'cool shows' and have the yearly inner debate on whether or not I should just bite the bullet and purchase HBO. By the end of the night I am back to anticipating the return of Grey's Anatomy and have decided the money, which could be used on an HBO subscription, would be better used on a pumpkin spice latte.

So how did last night fare? Homeland won a bunch of stuff. Have I seen Homeland? No, I just told you, I don't watch any of the cool shows.

Another cool show that I don't watch, Mad Men, went in with 17 nominations and awards. This means that John Hamm, who is continuously nominated and never wins, walked away empty handed yet again.

As far as the other awards went - not too surprising. Non-surprises included: Modern Family winning the best supporting actor category since 4 of the 6 nominees were from that show; Modern Family winning best comedy series, although I think it has had its hay day, you kind of saw that one coming; and finally Julie Bowen winning best supporting actress again for her role in, you guessed it, Modern Family. If I were an Academy member I would vote for Julie Bowen just to see what ridiculous things come out of her mouth in her acceptance speech. Last night it was nipple covers said repeatedly.

Biggest surprise of the night was Jon Cryer's win for the best actor in a comedy series. Jon was shocked and said something along the lines of, there must have been a mistake. Nope Jon, you can take this award as a 'thank you for putting up with a crack head for all those years' award which should have gone to anyone else in your category.

The show itself was a bundle of blunders. I don't know if they were trying to put in too much stuff into their allotted 3 hours or if Ricky Gervis screwed them by rambling on for as long as he did (note though: it was the funniest part of the whole evening, they should thank him), but they were singing almost every single winner off the stage after the 1 hour mark. Not only playing the music, but turning off microphones and blacking the stage. It was amature hour in the Emmy's production booth.

Then there was the sound, which may have recovered by the end of the show, but it was a slow slow start. The entire world missed part of the opening monologue by Jimmy Kimmel, you couldn't hear the voice over announcing facts about the winners when they walked to the stage and then you couldn't hear Seth MacFarlane when he went on to present. In their defense however, Seth walked to the wrong microphone and then blamed the fact that he missed rehearsal when he finally got to the right one.

All in all I say it was a pretty giant waste of 3 hours of my life that I will never get back, but some of the dresses were nice.


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