Though it was a bit odd to see the fourth wall of such a serious show ripped down, Lynch and
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- ‘Mad Men,’ ‘Modern Family’ take top Emmys
- Emmys 2011: Happy winners lifted the show -- and our spirits. (Mark Boster, Los Angeles Times)
Though when she noted that four of the six nominees in the category she was presenting were from “Modern Family,” it was a not-so-funny reminder of how Emmy voters failed to recognize numerous other worthy contenders in favor of the hot sitcom of the moment. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Pictured: Oscar Nuñez, left, Creed Bratton, Brian Baumgartner, Angela Kinsey and Rainn Wilson of “The Office.” (Kirk McKoy /Los Angeles Times)
Oh, and give Dinklage points for thanking his dog sitter. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images)
She explained why she was overcome with emotion backstage to reporters. “The great thing about time is you can really appreciate it so much more,” she said. “I could not have appreciated anything like this had I been 30 -- at 60 it feels ... I’m deeply grateful to be recognized. It’s an honor.” (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Here’s hoping voters remember to change the channel in 2012. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images)
The Charlie Sheen redemption tour continued with an appearance on the Emmy Awards Sunday night, with the actor offering an olive branch to his former colleagues, whom he had relentlessly trashed on TV, radio and Twitter months earlier.
Sheen’s apparent humility in presenting the award for lead actor in a comedy was the polar opposite of the ranting actor who continually declared that he had “tiger blood” and was constantly “winning.”
“I want to take a moment here to get something off my chest and say something to everyone here at ‘Two and a Half Men,’ ” Sheen said before naming the nominees. “From the bottom of my heart I wish you nothing but the best from this upcoming season. We spent eight wonderful years together and I know you will continue to make great television.”
Sheen later tweeted that he had spoken with Ashton Kutcher, who has replaced him on the CBS sitcom. “Seriously,” he tweeted to Kutcher “Great talking to you. We’ll all be watching. Makes us proud.”
While the audience responded with warmth to Sheen’s comments, his calmness may have served another purpose. The actor has been hitting the talk show circuit this week to promote “Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen,” taped Sept. 10 and set to air Monday, the same night as the return of his former comedy. In addition, Sheen has plans for a new project called “Anger Management.”
In various chats, Sheen has admitted he went overboard during his troubled months and would have fired himself from the series. “I really couldn’t put out the fire, so I had to keep fueling it,” he said Friday on NBC’s “Today” show.
When Kutcher and series costar Jon Cryer came on stage later to present, Kutcher quipped that “I’m not Charlie Sheen” and said to Cryer, “I don’t think you’re a troll,” one of the names that he had been labeled by Sheen. Neither actor acknowledged Sheen’s conciliatory comments.