Congratulations! Mad Men won for Best Drama and Best Writing. Yet another reason to start watching. Like, now!
I actually took notes on the fashions, but there wasn’t really much to say. Everyone pretty much played it safe. The only looks I hated were Jennifer Love Hewett, Eva Longoria, and Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, but even they weren’t really *that* bad. (I can’t even find a pic of JLD)
Whatever happened to the days when celebrities dressed up as swans or wore dresses made out of gold cards?
My favorite moments:
Tina Fey’s multiple wins. . . and her exchange with Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet:
Tina: Thanks for not asking me about Sarah Palin
Ryan: Oh, I was told not to
Tina: Really? Well, thanks…
Ryan: So… have you talked to her?
Tina: No (visibly uncomfortable)
Ryan: Would you? Like, would you have a drink with her?
Tina: Well, maybe if she’s free in November. Maybe then I’d have a drink with her.
Ryan: (oblivious to the “free in November” reference) HA HA. Great talking to you.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Ryan Seacrest is a total douche. The interview was uncomfortable hilarity at it’s best. I can’t find this on YouTube yet, but I’ll put it up when/if I do.
Josh Grobin’s Tribute to TV theme songs
It was great in a schmaltzy cruise-ship kind of way!
Anything with Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert
They both won, which was good. And they were gracious and funny towards one another. My fave lines:
Stephen: And I really want to thank Jon Stewart. But he won’t let me. Seriously, man, change your mind!
Jon: I’m looking forward to the next administration, whoever it is. I’ve got nothing else. I’m really looking forward to the next administration, whoever it is.
Old.. I mean REALLY OLD stars
As cheesy as it was, it was kinda nice to see some of the old-school TV stars there.
I was especially impressed with the honorary Emmy they gave to Tommy Smothers of the Smothers Brothers. He voluntarily left himself off the list of writers back in the 60s because his material was too controversial. His writing staff (including Steve Martin) won that year, so they decided to award him a “commemorative” Emmy this year.
It was also fun to see Betty White. And Don Rickles w/Kathy Griffin. And the Laugh-in thing. Kinda cheesy, but also kinda fun. Way better than the “bits” the hosts did. What was up with Jeff Probst and that Dragnet costume? Lame-O!
Other than that, it was your run-of-the-mill boring Award show. I don’t even watch half of the shows that are nominated. Lost was completely shut out and I really, really, really wish that Jon Hamm would’ve won in the Best Actor category.
In Other TV News…
I also watched Entourage and America’s Next Top Model during the Emmys. Entourage was better than it’s been in a *long* time. The scene with Ari and the cops had me laughing out loud and I actually cheered when Ari bitch-slapped Davies.
I was kinda bummed that Jeremy Piven won again at the Emmy’s, but the Ari-centered episodes really are the best.
ANTM was just okay: Makeover challenge, make-up challenge and swimsuit photo shoot. We’ve seen it all before. It was sorta interesting to watch Isis, the tranny model, try to “work” her bikini though.
Watch Mad Men. Do it!