The Emmy Awards were last night, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris (one of our own) and I must say it was a great show overall! There were some winners that were expected and luckily some surprises to keep it interesting.
Doogie Howser M.D. did an awesome job as the host of the show. He sang and did some cabaret (check out the video later in the article), had some funny pretaped sketches, and certainly succeeding in charming the audience with his boyish good looks and wit. I love how the gays are taking over hosting these main events: Ellen, Neil, etc. Who’s next?
With the Leads in a Comedy Series came one of the surprises of the night (although I wasn’t surprised) and one of the non-surprises. The surprise was with the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. I guess most people thought it would go to the triple threat (at least) Tina Fey for 30 Rock again, but someone else moved in on her territory. Toni Collette (6th Sense, Little Miss Sunshine) won the award for her exceptional performance in complicate role as Tara Gregson in the United States of Tara. She plays a women with multiple personalities and she’s absolutely brilliant. The award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series went to Alec Baldwin for 30 Rock, as expected.
Outstanding Host For Reality Show: Jeff Probst (Happy with that – he’s of course the first Reality TV host ever)
Outstanding Reality Show: The Amazing Race (I think anyone could have guessed that they’d win)
Outstanding Original Music & Lyrics: 81st Annual Academy Awards- Hugh Jackman Opening Number (Probably one of the best of all time for that show)
Outstanding Supporting Actor & Actress in a Drama Series: Michael Emerson (Ben Linus) in Lost (I Don’t Watch the Show) and Cherry Jones (President Allison Taylor) in 24 (well deserved – she was excellent in this role – my favorite character last season)
Outstanding Lead Actor & Actress in a Drama Series: Bryan Cranston (Walter White) in Breaking Bad and Glenn Close (Patti Hewes) in Damages (You can never go wrong with Glenn Close)
Outstanding Comedy Series: 30 Rock (Wow, they won again!)
Outstanding Drama Series: Mad Men (Not one of the surprises of the night)
Check out Neil Patrick Harris’ Opening Number…