If you read my post from a couple of days ago, you'll see that some of the Emmy winners I hoped for did indeed win. Others, got robbed I tell ya! Just a few highlights.
- Jimmy Fallon was fun as host. The opening number was funny and musical! As were a lot of his presentations.
- I skimmed through the pre-show coverage from both E! and NBC. Ryan Seacrest & Giulana Rancic were cool. I understand that they have to ask "What are you wearing?" but it's really annoying. What normal viewer is watching and says, "Oh, that's a Versace original? I'll have to go buy that tomorrow for $50,000!" NBC pre-show was abhorrent. I don't get why Billy Bush is even allowed to speak. And the other guy they had doing interviews (name escapes me)...about as bad as Kathy Ireland was at the Oscars. And a big MISS to NBC's pre-show as they had a "Hit/Miss" segment near the end of it praising (Hit!) and dissing (Miss!) what people were wearing. Isn't that supposed to be for the next day? Lame.
- To my surprise, my bud John Viener (former producer on Family Guy and now current producer on The Cleveland Show), was the "producer" guy in the Modern Family skit early on .
- It was nice to see the awards go unconventional with many of the winners.
- Very happy for Jim Parsons ("Sheldon" on The Big Bang Theory) winning best actor in a comedy series. Same goes for Modern Family winning best comedy.
- Boo that my good buddy Michael Emerson ("Ben Linus" on Lost) lost out on best supporting actor in a drama. To be fair, he won it last year though. I noticed that Patrick Stewart was sitting behind him and am anxious to hear if they had a conversation. I really wanted Connie Britton to win for Friday Night Lights. Same goes for Conan O'Brien.
- My friend Carrie Preston ("Arlene Fowler" on True Blood) looked beautiful! She and hubby Michael Emerson looked great together and I was excited to see my pals all up on the red carpet!
- The show seemed to move along well. That could be because I fast forwarded through a lot of speeches. (I DVRed the show and watched when I got home later.)
- I'll leave you with my favorite ladies of the red carpet. Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) and Sofia Vergara (Modern Family). They have are great assets for their respective shows.