Sunday, September 16, 2007


Winners, Losers and Commentary
Preshow, E! - 6/5c
Award Show, FOX - 8/7c

A few disclaimers for the evening:
1. I cannot be held accountable for the length of this blog entry. But it's all in fun, so everyone calm down.
2. If I start talking about dresses from the preshow, and you're a guy... come back later.
3. If you read this blog, you know what I watch (obsess over). I did not, never have, do not, probably won't ever... watch The Sopranos. (We can talk about my reasons later.) I know was a good show and this was their last year and they're probably gonna take home a load of the DRAMA awards (some rightfully, some not), but airing a Series Finale has never meant a show deserved every available award in its category, and so... you will not see it listed as my favorite, nicely colored in red... and I may get a little pissed if someone takes Hugh Laurie's trophy, just because he's gone to TV Heaven. There. I said it.
4. I WILL make fun of Ryan Seacrest.
5. I've only listed the "big" categories below. Sorry if you wanted to proliferate over this year's best Mini-Series. Also below... my "Award Winners' Key."

Who Won
Who I Want/ed to Win
Random set of thoughts on the category...

*Kristen from E! - Looks great!!
*Jennifer Morrison - LOVE you. Not sure I love the dress.
*Zachary Quinto - Evil is yummy.
*Jesse Spencer - I've never had a doctor that HOT.
*Debra Messing - Alaways looks good.
*BJ Novak - Who are you with? And... the Ryan stubble is confusing me. Are you hot or not?
*Rainn Wilson - Awww, old pictures with Seacrest. I know you probably wanted to hit him.
*America - Looks GREAT. Love the blue.
*Oh. My. Word. Masi walking in with Kristen Bell - who looks FAB in blue! The Heroes cast just got 100x cooler.
*Hayden - So cute. I'm totally into the dress.
*Ahhh, the Heroes boys. Milo, Adrian Leonard and Masi on one screen.
*Eva looks great.
*Kate Walsh - What did you do to your hair?
*Jamie Pressley's voice IRKS me.
*House newbies... I only know Olivia.
*Ellen and Portia with Ellen's videocamera. I need to see her show when that airs.
*JENNA! I just got a glimpse... awwww...
*Julia-Louis looks great in purple.
*The pink on Felicity Huffman is fabulous.
*Omar is gonna be a proud papa!
*Kristen Bell, Masi, Leonard and Adrian. Seriously, I could not love Kristen Bell anymore. So funny and cute.
*Um, JKras just walked up with someone who's pregnant. Sister? Oh... nope, just saw an interview with G and it's his agent. How sweet... and of course, I hung on his every word in the interview.
*Hugh Laurie. Marry me? Hubby loves you too, he won't mind.
*Rashida Jones looks AMAZING.
*Awww... Jenna is talking to Kristen fromE! So cute. Love her.
*Hello!! Coach Tay... I mean, Kyle Chandler!
*Steve, you funny guy... talkin' about Rainn.
*Heidi Klum is beautiful.
*What the HELL is wrong with Ellen Pompeo's hair?
*Ah! I forgot about Rachel Griffiths having an accent. Love it.

So, of course... I get to my viewing location (dad's new house has a 52" HD flatscreen) and the wireless is SUCKY! Alas, I wrote some notes throughout...

1. What is with Secrest's tie? Is it leather?
2. Rainn and Jenna both lose in the first 30 minutes. Not a good sign, my friends.
3. Hello, Kyle Chandler. I was unaware you talked like Coach Taylor in real life. I like it.
4. Ellen D. asking Hugh Laurie what we all want to know.
5. Um, Seacrest, I see JJ and Damon sitting right behind you. Prime opportunity to ask about Season 4 of LOST and you are totally blowing it.
6. Oh, Steve, I love you. "Good evening good people of TV." I don't think I could love The Office cast anymore if I tried.
7. Next year, let's cut out the whole middle section where a plethora of mini-series/TV movies no one has heard of, soak up an hour of time.
8. When did Al Gore become a red carpet darling?
9. "You picked a bad time to speak properly." Wayne Brady and Rainn Wilson, BRILLIANT. Kanye, go away. Ugh.
10. FINALLY! Greg Daniels wins for Comedy Writing. (Must add, the clip of Stephen and Ricky from Extras was hysterical. Can't wait to see that.) Dunder Mifflin was seriously robbed this year.
11. Colbert and Stewart. Once again, BRILLIANT. And how much did I love, "Ricky can't be here tonight, so we choose to give the Emmy to our friend Steve Carell!" Cue Steve running onstage to engage in silly, wonderful antics.
12. Hello Hugh. You're here to present. Wanna be my friend?
13. A couple of HUGE upsets in the Drama categories... discussed below.

And because I feel she should be singled out...

Dear Katharine Heigel,
Get over yourself. How bitchy can you be to NOT clap, sit there with a scowl on your face when TR doesn't win, correct the announcer from stage, and make the first comment when you win (I'm now regretting putting you in red as my choice earlier) be, once again, about your name. I repeat: Get. Over. Yourself.
There's Proof

Boston Legal
Grey's Anatomy
The Sopranos
SHOWS THAT DESERVED A BID OVER GREY'S: Veronica Mars, LOST and Friday Night Lights (new obsession, to be discussed post-Emmys.) These shows were robbed, I tell you! Grey's, you won't win, you sucked this year, or did you forget? Heroes, if there was a newbie award, I'm sure you'd take home the trophy. House, there's no denying you deserve it (in my book, anyway)... but I'm betting this year's a Mob hit! (hahaha... *rolls eyes at self*)

The Office
30 Rock
Two and a Half Men
Ugly Betty
In my world, there is no other option besides The Office. Ever. But especially this year. I know 30 Rock is supposed to be great (I'll watch it on DVD one day), but seriously... come on.
**Telecast update: Ok, I thought if anyone beat The Office, it would be Betty. But 30 Rock!! What is going on??? *sigh*

James Spader, Boston Legal
Hugh Laurie, House
Denis Leary, Rescue Me
James Gandolfini, The Sopranos
Kiefer Sutherland, 24
Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know I'm delusional that he'll win this year, but he's just as deserving as Gandolfini. Ah, well, I have last year's Golden Globes, Dolce and Gabanna speech, speech, to get me through the disappointment. (James Spader, you were fantastically sleezy in Pretty in Pink. Kiefer, I'd acknowledge you, but I'm only on the second disc of Season 2 and I heard this year sucked...)
**Telecast update: WHAT in the world is going on this year?? James Spader doesn't even know who voted for him??!

Sally Field, Brothers & Sisters
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU
Patricia Arquette, Medium
Minnie Driver, The Riches
Edie Falco, The Sopranos
Interestingly enough, Brothers & Sisters is the only show on this ballot I watch, so by default it gets the red... still, I'm betting this one goes to Edie. OR... maybe it's all a sham and Kristen Bell already won for being AWESOME.
**Telecast update: Wow. Talk about an upset. Not that I'm complaining...

William Shatner, Boston Legal
T.R. Knight, Grey's Anatomy
Masi Oka, Heroes
Michael Emerson, Lost
Terry O'Quinn, Lost
Michael Imperioli, The Sopranos
T.R., I love you, but no. Masi, you're adorable, but too green. Michael E. and Terry... wow... you're both freakishly good, but Terry has tenure... and YES, deserves it over Imperioli.
**Telecast update: Spot on. Such a nice guy, but Terry, honey, as much as I love you (did I mention we've spoken on the phone), the pink silk shirt and sparkly tie... WOW. And Katharine Heigel needs to chill out with the pissed off face and no clapping because TR didn't win.

Rachel Griffiths, Brothers & Sisters
Katherine Heigl, Grey's Anatomy
Chandra Wilson, Grey's Anatomy
Sandra Oh, Grey's Anatomy
Aida Turturro, The Sopranos
Lorraine Bracco, The Sopranos
YIKES! I don't even know who I'd pick as my "want." Grey's sucked this year, not that the three ladies listed weren't great, and I love B&S, but am not sure Rachel will get this nod. Can I just surmise that one of the Sopranos will win and be done with it? No? Fine. I pick... Katherine, because Knocked Up was funny. Logic, people.
**Telecast update: I'm now wishing I'd chosen Rachel, gone with the gut.

Ricky Gervais, Extras
Tony Shalhoub, Monk
Steve Carell, The Office
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men
Gervais, I love you by default, for giving me David Brent, but Extras is still sitting in my Neflix Q. Tony, you were AWESOME on Wings. Steve, sweet, Steve - you gave us Prison Mike, take home the Dundie. Alec, I'm sure you're good, what I'm not sure of is that your family issues won't play a part in this, plus... did you do Prison Mike? Charlie, who invited you the party?
**Telecast update: Best acceptance speech of the night!

Felicity Huffman, Desperate Housewives
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The New Adventures of Old Christine
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
America Ferrera, Ugly Betty
Mary-Louise Parker, Weeds
Er... I love you, Tina, but haven't seen 30 Rock. I can't vote for anything related to Desperate Housewives, solely on principle, so I'm going with... America (who is also in my Q).
**Telecast update: I like America. I really like her. Seems like she's got a good, humble head on her shoulders. Unlike Katharine.

Kevin Dillon, Entourage
Jeremy Piven, Entourage
Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother
Rainn Wilson, The Office
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
Can we bold, capitalize and underline HOW much Rainn Wilson deserves this?? Kevin, you... are weird. Piv, I love you, but not this year. Neil, I'm not denying your right to be here, because you crack me up on HIMYM, but it better Rainn tonight!
**Telecast update: Rainn Wilson was robbed!! Robbed, I tell you! This is an outrage! I mean, I literally gasped (a regular occurence for the rest of the evening) when they called The Piv's name.

Jaime Pressly, My Name Is Earl
Jenna Fischer, The Office
Holland Taylor, Two and a Half Men
Conchata Ferrell, Two and a Half Men
Vanessa Williams, Ugly Betty
Elizabeth Perkins, Weeds
Jenna! Jenna! Jenna! Jenna! I can't even talk about the rest of you...
**Telecast update: WHAT!? What! What the HELL just happened out there? I'm speechless. This does not bode well for the rest of the evening.


Sarah said...

My reaction to John coming in with a pregnant woman was the same. Thank goodness it was just an agent or something like that. I can't remember who asked him I think Kristen, and he had a cute answer. As always. I am catching up on the awards. For the most part I am upset on who didn't win.

Sarah said...

I loved your letter to Katherine Heigel. What a prissy little...