You would think that a person who has never owned a TV would be less interested in watching the Emmy Awards. But actually, loving The Office, Grey’s Anatomy, 24 and The Daily Show the way I do means that this was a big year. And my good friend and neighbor, Michelle, has a big TV to match. Hmmm. You can see detailed info here, but I also have a few things to say.
For example. What’s up with that shot to T. R. Knight when the animation thing (before the host, who was some guy named Ryan something, came on) mentioned the shunned Isaiah Washington? Hasn’t George been through enough? Especially after not winning tonight (a travesty!).
Anyway. I was majorly bummed when both The Daily Show and Late Show with David Letterman (which will always be Late Night in my heart) got shot down in a double-whammy effect of what the eff was that? And not just because when I was a teen I would tape Late Night and watch it the next day after school, recording the Top Ten lists and best lines in my special Late Night notebook. Dude, I even wore Adidas when everyone else was wearing Keds just because Dave wore them, that’s how obsessed I was.
Jeremy Piven absolutely deserved his win (even if it was over Drama). Ari Gold is totally brill. And Jeremy is sweet. When I got my picture taken with him after the Neil LaBute play Fat Pig (before the days of Entourage – my love for Jeremy goes way back), he pressed his cheek right up against my cheek like we were old friends. He said, “There’s love for me in New York.” You got that right.
I’m a big Grey’s fan. So it was hard to accept the fact that they did not win for best drama (of course The Sopranos had to get it, everyone knows this, duh, but it’s still hard). But what was even harder to accept was the personality of Katherine Heigl (thanks for clearing up that pronunciation, by the way)…not exactly shining through. More like blinding everyone with insensitivity. Here’s a hot tip: You might want to think before you speak. Like, when you say, “Even my own mother didn’t think I had a chance in hell of winning” when your own mother is sitting right there as your guest, it might come off as…oh, I don’t know…insensitive, perhaps? Especially when your own mother then looks as if she’s about to burst into tears as the camera cuts to her while you’re rambling on with the rest of your speech. Oh, and about that speech? We didn’t need to hear that you’ve been “working [your] ass off for seventeen years.” Sweetie, some people in that room have been working their asses off for seventy years. Simmer down now.
Kiefer Sutherland: always a gentleman, looking sharp, 24 theme playing all majestically in the background, still not winning for best lead actor in a drama. My conclusion: that sucks. Here’s what should have happened:
In a fabulous moment of synergy, Steve Carell presented for best variety show and The Daily Show finally won! Yay! Jon Stewart is so hot that it didn’t even matter when he gave his speech with some lipstick on his lip. You go, Jon. Work it! Own it!
In an even more thrilling moment (if you can believe that), Steve Carell ran onto the stage when Jon Stewart called him up to accept the best lead actor in a comedy award, which he completely deserved. Way to stick it to the man (the man, in this case, being some lame dude who won and wasn’t even there). In other news of The Office, shout-out to Greg Daniels who won for writing an amazing ep. And in a most excellent Dwight Schrute style competition, Rainn Wilson battled Kanye West and beat his butt to a pulp. That’s how long I been on ya, nephew! But when both The Office and Entourage lost in the best comedy smackdown, I had to call it a night. There’s just no excuse for that kind of inappropriate behavior.