"TV is a vast wonderland. There's no place like TV. Except for
That was the opening lyric sung by Jane Lynch, and it left me ice cold. It didn't work as a show tune, and it failed worse in its attempt to cut it as both salute and irony.
Lynch is pumped on an adrenaline, and cannot find the right voice for music or
"Oh my god. Oh my god. Are you kidding me? I don't know what I'm going to talk about in therapy next week. I actually won something," Bowen said onstage.
She offered special thanks to her "two husbands --
Bowen was up last year for the same award, but did not win. This is her first Emmy.
(See my post-telecast piece on Bowen here.)
Who is doing the audio for this Fox telecast? It's awful -- up and down, in and out.
Burrell won the next Emmy of the night, for best supporting actor in a comedy series. His speech was longer than Bowen's, and I am not quite sure what he was trying to say. But it had a lot to do with gender.
And the third Emmy goes to...
Michael Spiller for his directing on "Modern Family." If the show ends now, the
Wow, four-for-four -- the Emmy for best writing for a comedy went to Steve Levitan and Jeffrey Richman of "Modern Family."
This is the best comedy on network television, but this is an outrageous start for any show.
Backstage. AP is reporting "that a taped comedy routine by
According to AP: "The actor was to be part of an opening video for Sunday night's ceremony airing on Fox, a News Corp.-owned network. But he tweeted before the awards that the network had killed his joke about the hacking scandal in Britain involving the now-closed
After the first commercial break, Lynch greeted viewers saying, "Welcome back to the 'Modern Family' awards." Lynch was up against Bowen, by the way, and Lynch was the favorite to win.
He acted like it was big moment.
Who cares? It meant nothing. Sheen is a fool. Will someone tell me why anyone pays attention to him? Really. I don't care about his "redemption tour" nonsense.
Enough with Sheen.
Finally, someone not on "Modern Family" won --
Good moment getting all six best actress in a comedy nominees onstage. The standing ovation for them was lovely.
Outstanding writing for a variety, comedy or music series goes to "The Daily Show with
Best directing in variety, comedy or music goes to Don Roy King
Outstanding variety, comedy or music series again goes to "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." This is the nith straight year -- that hardly seems fair.
I hate the Emmytones singing group. And they are emlematic of how this entire
A big favorite, Jason Katims, won for best writing in a
Best supporting actress in a drama series went to
The Emmy for outstanding directing in a drama series went to
Dinklage thanked his dog sitter -- good for him and the dog sitter ... and the dog.
Outstanding lead actress in adrama series:
Outstanding writing for a movie, mini-series or dramatic special:
The lead acting award in a movie or mini-series went to
The lead actress in a mkovie or mini-series was one of the most richly deserved of the night for
"Downton Abbey" was a big winner for PBS, earning
HBO had one of its weakest Emmy nights in recent memory, with public television's "Downton Abbey" upstaging anything the premium cable could offer as the quality production of the night.
The two biggest awards of the night went to "Modern Family" for best comedy and