62nd Annual Emmy Awards Roundup - Page 2
And we quickly tie at two awards apiece as Ryan Murphy wins best director for Glee. Murphy thanks arts education and hopes to bring attention to its importance, so I will mention it here. I played saxophone in elementary school, and now you know that. MF 2 - Glee 2.
Ladies and gentleman… the funniest woman on TV this year is… Edie Falco for that laugh-out-loud romp Nurse Jackie! That’s right. Even Edie acknowledged that this was weird. If this was a comedy, then Zoe or Dr. O’Hara deserved a nomination, as they are the funniest parts of the show. I don’t get it. No wonder the networks are frustrated: how are they supposed to compete with cable TV’s comedies and dramas in the same category?
A good segue as we move on to drama, where Mad Men won best writing and Dexter won best directing. A quick 0-2 hole for Lost to dig itself out of. Spoiler alert: that hole gets deeper.
So the best lead and supporting actor categories were where I feared for the artists who deserved awards. With Lost coming to an end, I figured we were in for a few “Thanks for the memories” awards. All of those, with the possible exception of Terry O’Quinn, would have been undeserved. I say O’Quinn for his role as John Locke, because he actually played two characters this season and played the differences with a great subtlety. O’Quinn carried that cast.
Luckily, Bryan Cranston beat out Matthew Fox for best actor. Where were you when you watched Tim Whatley from Seinfeld and Hal from Malcolm in the Middle win back-to-back-to-back Emmys for best lead actor? Amazing and deserving. What he has done with the transformation of Walter White on Breaking Bad is simply incredible.
My biggest cheer came for best supporting actor. After watching episode “One Minute” (which did NOT win for best director) I wrote this in praise of Aaron Paul and hoped that he would win tonight. Once again, talent prevailed as Paul was honored for his best season to date.
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We came down to the final two awards of the night and they were best drama and comedy series. NBC decided to kick it off with best drama. Interesting choice, as the drama award is usually saved for last. Regardless, it is another three-peat for AMC (along with Cranston) as Mad Men pulls down its third best drama award in a row. Well deserved as this was the best season of the series so far. Just three seasons and this is already one of the best shows of all-time.