I was one of those annoying west coast viewers who whined and griped about the Emmy's being delayed here. I shall never, ever question your power again. Can you make the networks replay their shows overnight (like the cable channels do) so my DVR can record all of my favorite shows, without my having to make tough choices? Thanks!
You are welcome -- but, in the interest of full disclosure, most of the credit goes to the NFL, which has a contract with NBC to run games on Sundays starting next month, which caused this year's Emmycast to be moved to this ridiculously early date. Which coincided happily with the TV Academy's contract with the network's coming up for renewal so the academy wants to goose the numbers on tonight's Emmycast as much as possible. So on the West Coast they're going to air it twice -- live in less than an hour, and then rerun it immediately after...
Lisa - will you be commenting on the E! red carpet or the NBC red carpet? I want to make sure I watch the right one - so I can enjoy all the snark. Looking forward to spending the evening with you!
I am going to be watching the NBC red carpet but our Primetime Emmy Correspondent Emily Yahr is going to be watching E! so you can enjoy snark emanating from both networks!
Through the Twitter-vine I've seen that John Hodgman will be commentating again and there is some sort of "surprise" from the Glee cast tonight.
Having John Hodgman comment was a great idea poorly executed last year -- he speaks so softly and apparently the producers did not get that memo and many times you could not hear what he was saying, from where I was sitting watching it on a screen. I'm delighted to hear he's getting a second chance. Meanwhile, I don't think you could keep the "Glee" cast from performing even if you were armed with a stun gun. I'm guessing the "surprise" is that they are going to perform -- which would be not much of a surprise, but a lot of fun.
I thought Jane Lynch looked pretty great. (Full disclosure, I'm watching the red carpet with the sound off. I just can't handle Billy Bush.)
You are so smart... really, all you're missing is people talking about who they are wearing and naming their makeup artists... it's like watching home shopping network....
What will it take to get him whacked?
He just got a second NBC Universal show..I think you'd have to find very intesting photos
I hope that dress looks better in person than it does on TV. It is awful.
I'm holding off on a decision until I see it full length. I only got the closeup version...
Even scarier than Bush's glitter peacock mic
That was what Eva Longoria said too! Which prompted his greatest line of the night so far...
Am I wrong about this?
1. Conan gave NBC an ultimatum that resulted in Leno's forced retirement the first time.
2. Conan had a number of months before Leno's 10 p.m. show debuted to get his audience building.
3. Conan was offered the Tonight Show, but at midnight. He turned it down himself and was not fired.
4. Conan then proceeds to have no problem knocking George Lopez to midnight so he can have a show.
For these reasons I am not particularly rooting for Conan tonight. I don't like or watch Lopez or Leno, it's just that Conan seems like he's throwing an endless snit over something he was more than willing to do to others.
Talk me out of it.
And yet, if he wins, Conan will be extremely amusing and I'm all about me on Trophy Show nights. I want to be entertained.
Could we marry her off to Billy Bush and then they would both go away. Who do you like the most?
"Dancing with the Stars's" Carrie Ann Inaba teases about next season, "From what I hear casting is pretty crazy" this fall. Of course the hot rumor is that Bristol Palin has been cast.
On a totally un-related subject, can someone explain why this red carpet show keeps asking celebrity women what their bathroom floor looks like? Is that some new fetish I don't know about.
That is all.
I turned on NBC and only managed to keep it on for about 20 seconds. I tried so that I'd have more of the chat experience, but you're describing things well enough anyway. So how are you managing to watch with the sound on?
I scream during the commercial breaks. Oh, and I'm having a nervous breakdown..
Pookie -- is it just me, or are the white dresses extra-trampy:?
They are! Is white the new "trampy" this season?
Why oh why is Seacrest still being inflicted upon us? I'd rather listen to Kathy Griffin curse for an hour than hear him snarking about Christina Hendrick's chest. We get it Ryan, your scared of them.
lol....that is all
At the Oscars earlier this year, Giuliana Rancic literally chased George Clooney down the red carpet screeching his name. Will she do that again this year at the Emmys? Or is there a restraining order?
Golly, I hope so. Emily, are you listening?
Lover her dress-she looks great.
Missed it! Details please? Was it an insipid pink, or did she go sophisticated this year?
Is it possible to spontaneously combust from smugness? If so, the people from Glee might want to buy some extra insurance.
It's strange because this always happens to actors on shows in their sophomore season. They're like prematurely smug....
I just rewound my DVR to try to catch the Tina Fey/Jimmy Fallon moment, and I caught Chris Colfer. I'm not really listening to what he's saying, but he looks great.
OMG now Bush is doing "This Is Your Life" with Matthew Morrison!
How strange/tedious was that?.....
Is Glee on NBC?
No, but you'd think so. Or, NBC thinks all the "Glee" material will goose the ratings on this trophy show. I'm guessing the latter...
Genuinely touched just then because of teenagers screaming for him, or not? I vote real, but you may be more cynical than I am with regards to actors.
Yes, there is no one more cynical. Oh look, here is Leah Michele getting a cupcake in a jar. She just called it The Most ghetto birthday cake she's ever had.. Now Billy's talking about her dress. Every time Bush starts talking about what the women are wearing, the camera starts panning up and down her body, up VERY close. It's even more cheesetastic than CBS's "Victoria's Secret Fashion Show" Heinie Cam... Now that you all have seen Lea Michele as half the person she once was, please weigh in -- so to speak. My brilliant producer Paul has pronounced her "hot."
Wine colored showed off her shape and her coloring.
Did she lose half her body weight during the hiatus? Eat that cupcake, girl!
Yes. Saw her at some event while I was in Los Angeles and literally did not recognize her.
But I'm now sick of the first four bars of "Don't Stop Believin' "
It will be ruined for us all by the end of this season.
Coming off as nice, and non-smug. In a pretty dress.
Very nice -- and gorgeous dress... But Jane Lynch wins for Cleans Up Great
Thirty years ago at the Emmys there was a strike, honored by the actors, which meant few nominees showed up.
Steve Allen agreed to host and came up with one of the best lines ever: "Welcome to the 32nd annual Emmy Awards. We call it thirty-second because that's about how long it will last - 30 seconds!"
Steve allen great
I think it's Springsteen, spinning in his grave. He's not? Well, watching this will put him there.
I, on th eother hand, liked it. Yes, it was cheesy, but it's the Emmys... Ooh, Fallon cracked a Conan joke and Conan's in the room. "Too soon?" Fallon says. Fallon's off to a great start.
This is basically a Glee war skit Fallon did on his own show many months ago. I wondered why they put so much energy into that. Jorge can move though. How much did they have to spend to get the Boss to sign off on this?
Drat -- a rerun...and we're only 2 minutes into the show.
What is he thinking
..um mabye that it worked the first time he did it?
Awesome!!! Laughed out loud! I didn't expect Jimmy to be this good! More exclamation points!!!!
okay. I get it... I'm extremely overcaffeinated.. I'll have a drink, that will help...
Dang! Fantastic opening!
Yes, and in my defense, my brilliant producer, Paul, says we did not get a single question during the opening bit which says people were "into it." So at least I'm not alone. I feel better now.. However, I'm still having that drink.
Drinking games? Conan/Tonight Show jokes should be on the list, for one.
Done -- and I've already started...
Shots of bad dresses? I'm looking at you, January Jones!
Another great game... and we're about to see them..
Pookie ~ Glad that the West Coast is (finally) getting to enjoy the snark and chat live. And, boy, thanks to it being only a bit after 5, we've got the wine flowing early!
another reason to keep the show live across the U.S.
I squealed throughout the entire thing. Love Jon Hamm so much. And I also love John Hodgman.
so i'm not alone... it's good to feel not alone...
Why is Kate Gosslin there? In other news I'm so glad "Modern Family" is winning.
Comic relief? Tina Fey was taking herself too seriously? I give up -- why is Kate Gosselin there?
Is she turning into Charo? (Not a good thing, if she is.)
She could stand to take it down a notch...
I LOVED it! I'm a Springsteen fan, but I liked how it all went together...like Randy Jackson playing Clarence Clemmons. And John Hamm was so NOT Don Draper tonight (oh, and liked his quip at the beginning about if he'd purchased the ring his girlfriend was wearing "...let me remind you that I'm on a CABLE channel...")
It's like I have my own support group. And, apparently a lot of us are not watching Fallon's show nearly often enough. But, like NBC said years ago of its primetime reruns, if you didn't see it the first time, It's New To You...
You said he had no chance! Boy, were you wrong! And aren't you happy you were?
Very happy to be so wrong..
Yes -- between that and Clooney on the taped bit, twitter is about to explode.. .
My night is made!
I'm still too caffeinated, but I too think this show is going well....and then, Betty White shows up in an ad for a new movie and I'm feeling less wonderful. When does this madness end?
yes, pretty great gag..
Oh, my goodness, I laughed so hard I almost choked. And I have no doubt that all the actors enjoyed snuggling with him.
and he seemed to be enjoying it too. Clooney is having fun slumming back at the Emmys..
What is going on? Everybody I want to win is - Eric Stonestreet, Jane Lynch (who has deserved it for years for her guest shots) and now Jim Parsons. It's GREAT!!! Plus that Modern Family short had me spewing. My 13yo daughter does not appreciate me!
because she wanted Glee to clean up? I'm having this uncomfortable feeling satan is about to pop up here and tell me this is going to cost me plenty.. .
Edie Falco gets her fourth Emmy: "This is the most ridiculous thing that has ever happened in history of this locely awards show. I am not funny " -- that' s redundant.. Another big surprise non-Glee win
Granted it is early, but I can't remember an Emmys where I have been so happy with the winners.... I can't believe Jim Parsons actually beat out Alec Baldwin. And the Modern Family bit had me laughing more than I do watching a full length sitcom. Oh Pookie... could this be the best Emmys ever?
I kinda think so, but the night is young.. And, with all these clip I don't see how they're going to bring this in on time without some major slashing toward the end...
Is right. She is not funny.
Yes...and Will Arnett and Keri Russell are THAT awkward together on their new show too.. Meanwhile, How about "Top Chef" finally ending "Amazing Race's" reign for best reality competition series..
When they introduced Will Arnett and Keri Russell?
Pookie: Kind of an upset? Edie didn't seem too pleased to win a comedy award. Or, was that good acting?
She did seem a little offput..
When did you start channeling Bea? Why the Betty White hate?
Not hate -- truly. Just exhaustion.
You know. she's got a point. Her show is a dark comedy, and that's kind of a stretch...she doesn't do comedy. Everyone says that comedy is harder than drama, and they give an Emmy to Falco who is the most serious character on the show. I love her, love the show, but an odd award.
I agree with you -- and, apparently, with her.
My world just stopped. Actually I know it was a little tired but I still loved seeing it win ever year. It's the end of an era.
The show had a very good run. But the Emmys get tired when the same shows keep winning over and over, so I'm pleased... Meanwhile, Brilliant Producer Paul reports that Nina Dobrev is the No. 2 term on twitter as everyone tried to figure out who was the brunette in the opening skit -- actually, he admits, it's more from 'Vampire Diaries' fans saying stuff like "Wow, go Nina Dobrev" but she's No. 2 for sure....
Yes!! Loved that bit
it appears everybody loved that bit...at least everyone who's on the chat and we're all that matters tonight...
Simple solution, tell your agent and the shows producers to not submit your name for Emmy consideration.
Please Pookie, pray to the TV gods and make the Oprah commercials to away!
I'm trying hard but it's not working. Oprah's power is much stronger than mine. We all need to click our heels together and clap our little hands and wish very hard...
Is Jon Hamm the best looking man you've ever seen live? And how can Kari Russel make Will Arnett not funny?
Keri is an extraordinary talent because it takes a lot ot make Will not funny.. And "Mad Men" beat out "Lost" among others, for best drama series writing. Oh, and Matt Weiner telling her "you do" when she says she really has to thank him -- he's not kidding...
So for us late tuners in, what's with all the Springsteen references?
The opening bit was a springsteen spoof...And "Breaking Bad's" Aaron Paul beat out TWO "Lost" actors for best supporting actor in a drama series...meanwhile, is it too late to start "unbelievable" and "awesome" drinking games?
Why does Drama have to equal guns? All they are showing is violent clips. Whatever happened to interpersonal drama? House doesn't count - he'd shoot a gun if he had one.
all the rage this season, I guess.. I have no idea why all the gun clips this season...
What will I miss if I run out for a burger?
Archie Panjabi getting major surprise win for best supporting actress in a drama series, among other things.
I loved how they snuck a Burn Notice clip into the gun montage. But could they have deigned to include a Survivor clip into the reality montage?
Bryan Cranston gets third consec Emmy win and yet I don't mind because I was so sure "Lost's" Fox win wasa inevitable...so somehow Cranston's win is a surprise...
You said that she wouldn't win either!
I know. This night has been one surprise after another. And when was the last time that happened at an Emmy Awards show?
And we are deprived (yet again) of a brilliant Hugh Laurie acceptance speech. Sigh.
sigh.. we'll have to watch the Golden Globes
your highness -- how are your tea leaves laying out for Friday Night Lights and Connie Britton? Time to punt?
I am officially retiring from predicting. I have been surprised most of the night -- and happy to be so...
You realize Randy Jackson used to play with Springsteen, right? He was part of the "Other Band" Tour after Springsteen split with the E Street Band. It was a dark, dark time.
Very dark time. And Showtime is having a good night -- "Dexter" just picked up a win for Best Drama Directing. Edie Falco's show is also on the pay cable net, etc.
They did! They had Bahstan Rahb watching his torch being extinguished. And with it, the last ten seconds of his fifteen minutes. Good times!
previous chatter stands corrected...
even THAT was funny!
If you are mocking us, you haven't had enough to drink yet. Unless you're serious, in which case you need to stop.
1) The questions are stupid and the nominees are trying too hard to be funny or relevant. 2) I can't read the little print that gives the information on what show and what episode.
The print IS too small and the gag is strained and already really old. But it's the only big-ish misstep in this show so far...
If he was dead he would be rolling in his grave
Pookie -- he had to get paid for that bit. He's loving it. Trust me.
is annoying me. Am I alone in this?
It's a really mixed bag. Half of the people writing in on the chat hate him and half love him. He has that effect on people.
was just a random going to commercial clip.
...make that un-corrected.
I love that NBC just put up a graphic that George Clooney is coming up in 17 minutes. Guarantees that I'll stick around for the next 17 minutes. Or should I flip to Drop Dead Diva for a little while?
Stick around. Oh wait, Kyra Sedgwick just won for best drama series actress and is delivering a really stupid speech. Nevermind...
Wow. I didn't think he would be better than Neil Patrick Harris, but man. He is.
"As good, which I never expected" -- I'll concede that
Are they going to make it?
Not a chance, and how about that Kyra Sedgwick having to read her husband's name....
They are doing a good job scripting everything. He is abysmal when he ad libs or tried real-time...which makes you wonder how anyone can stomach to watch him interview people 5 nights a week.
He's not a good interviewer.... and having attended his Emmy walkup phone interview -- he's not good as an interviewee either. His scripted bits are his strength and they're playing to it... smart
I love her. She is terrible in person, but this is long overdue! Big upset!
Her show is like a slightly younger "Murder, She Wrote" ..you can set your watch according to when certain plot points arise....
Not a fan before, but I think he's doing a great job. I need to check out his late-night show.
Do that -- just skip the interview bits...
Is SNL variety or comedy?
Whichever it thinks it can win...
Last year's Emmy's rocked with NPH. Fallon is boring and I wonder why I'm not watching Drop Dead Diva.
Because you'd miss Conan's win.. and Clooney?
Harris can ad-lib; Fallon can not.
Excellent point. Harris wins...
Let's be honest, nobody cares.
I'm depressed that so far LOST has been robbed. I know, lots of good competition in the nominations but LOST Is over and Terry O'Quinn and Michael Emerson were superb.
It's too bad the Emmy snubbed the show so many seasons and this is its last chance...
I would have put money on Julianna Margulies. This night has been completely unpredictable. I like!
Unpredictable is good -- and unexpected at an Emmy show...
is a god walking among us.
Oh and "The Daily Show" just won -- again. Conan lent his face to NBC for no reason tonight.. sigh..Oh, great and Jon Stewart didn't even show up -- AND the guy talking for him is very not funny. we were robbed...
That is all I have to say. He can do more without saying a thing than most people do with whole paragraphs. Go Ricky!
you are speaking for half of the chatters here.....
Ok, I'll say it....Ricky Gervais, not funny, never was, will not ever be.
..and you are speaking for the other half. I think he's like bourbon -- acquired taste.
When Ricky Gervais started passing out the beer, I noticed Matthew Perry turning one down. Given all of the rehab veterans in attendance, you could probably serve the whole crowd with a case...
I'll have to play that Very Special Moment back on my DVR when this is over... maybe they should not have seated Perry up front of they knew Gervais was going to go with that gag...
So, how is Ron de Moraes related to you?
Ron and I tried to figure it out once. We decided to let it go at "cousins" or something like that. My family's full last name is very long and Ron and I discovered we had more than one of them in common including, of course, Moraes.
we don't get to see Conan
only that fleeting glimpse of him at the start of the show.
I don't think they're bad at all. Am I Emmy-dizzy? At least it's more interesting than just announcing them. Some of those people are funny.
"Emmy dizzy" -- that is the perfect description of what it's like around 10:30....
A Conan acceptance speech could have been... painful?
bitingly hilarious. and what do we think of January Jones's gown?
Drink-worthy. Nay, two drinks.
See, I'd wear it in a minute -- three drinks.
Was that a joke or did Krasinski just screw up?
If Krasinski tells a joke but nobody gets that he was joking, is it actually a joke?
I too was annoyed by Julia Ormond's acceptance speech. But I have not yet forgiven her for what she did to "Sabrina"
Thank God for DVR. JJ's dress looks like something I wore to my high school prom (circa 1988).
I love, love, love that dress. I think I just bought a dress just like it, except mine's green and has little plastic lozenges and sequins all over the bodice so it's even better/worse.. Oh wait, this isn't a fashion chat...
She rode to the Emmys in the trunk
and I am so glad I did not wear my new green gown to this chat...
Over/under on how many episodes that Jimmy Smits show lasts?
It is the perfect CBS drama series... Ooh, there Fallon goes trying to ad lib again. You're right, he's no good at that...
Did you notice that even though Matthew Perry declined a beer, a very pregnant Amy Poelher took one? Love her--never one to pass up an opportunity for a laugh.
That need to go on youtube...
Who has a better career going forward -- post-Scrubs Zach Braff or post-Office John Krasinski?
Zach who? (I'd say Krasinski...anybody else want to weigh in?)
Neither has Hodgman! Ha! But he tweeted that they can't hear him in the theater. Too bad; she might have been thrown off by his comment. Love him and so glad they had the guts to keep him.
I'm having trouble hearing him here -- again. When will they get it right?
She isn't pregnant. She just had her baby.
Jewel? Why? If Fallon and Jewel got into a fight, who would win? I think Jewel.
No question -- Jewel.
Now it's the dead people's popularity contest. Clap for the dead actor you loved the best!
Gary Coleman appeared to get the biggest applause. That IS sad....
I didn't know Trapper John, MD died this year?!
I didn't know people in the TV industry weren't brought up to applaud for only the dead people they liked best....
...or, polite applause throughout. It's the stopping and starting that is so skeevy...
Uh, Amy Poehler gave birth to her second child about 3 weeks ago.
Which means she really needs that beer. (Yes, I've already been reprimanded.)
I think Rue McClanahan and Lena Horne tied for the most applause for the women. John Forsythe may have won for the men.
I think they were slightly behind Coleman... I'm disgusted with lack of applause for Jean Simmons and others..
The audience not to clap until it's all over. How do you think the loved ones of those who didn't get a single hand clap felt? Like that deadliest catch guy. Silence. Can't they mute the audience feed for that ?
I'm not sure reality-show subject belongs in same category as Jean Simmons.
What are the chances the show will wrap up by then....
Holy crap! Was that Kevorkian in the audience?
I thought I just dreamed that... and someone on this chat mentioned Danes looks like she's in her 40s. I'm not seeing it. I am, however, tired of Temple standing up all the time...
...is actually on NBC, opposite Blue Bloods, the actual perfect CBS drama.
Yes, I know. That was the point I was making. CBS suffered from ratings losses on Friday and, since CBS is the only network that seems to be able to hang on to a broadcast-sized audience on Fridays, the other networks are very agressively this season trying to find their perfect "CBS show" to put on THEIR Friday night. In NBC's case, it's "Outlaw." Once you see it you'll understand exactly what I mean. It really is the perfect CBS show.
...this hasn't been a bad show. I am, though, really buzzed right now. So glad to know there are other TV geeks out there.
So glad I'm not the only one who's hit the wall. I always hit the wall right around movie-and-mini time.
Pookie, I'm in NYC and catching up. Do you have a link for a summary of winners so far? Very happy for Glee and Modern Family from what I've caught up on so far.
here it is. Meanwhile, Emily just reported seeing Alex O'Laughlin in a commercial for "The Backup Plan" -- I'm not paying attention to the ad breaks, but I can report that CBS just gave him three new series commitments based on her message...
He was on LA Law a million years ago.
oil painting of him in his attic is ageing fast...
What station were all these movies/miniseries on?
mostly HBO... a couple PBS....
Thanks to the chatter who brought up the Matthew Perry sighting during the beer thing. And yay to DVR's so that I could rewind back and watch it. He was very polite and looked gorgeous while turning it down, so all good.
and..presenter just revealed it was non alcoholic beer. And yet Perry was smart enough to know to turn it down because of all those TV cameras... smart Matthew Perry...
If not for this chat. The Emmy's should pay you. Seriously.
You're sweet but I get paid already to do this, by the Post. And how great that Pacino just won for playing Kevorkian...Hooray that Kevorkian finally stood up so people can see him...
thanks for the chat
you left just in time. NBC is giving us a "sneak peek" at their new show "The Event" ...
is doing a great Al Pacino impression.
I thought I was watching Fallon doing Pacino for a second... when did Pacino become a caricature of himself?
He really isn't rocking it, though.
that was his 70's look. He has great hair...
Kudos for Jimmy Smits making it to all 3 branches of government. He played a member of Congress and the President on West Wing, and now a Supreme Court justice.
he's a renaissance man
I'm shocked. Shocked!
..but not as shocked as I am that "The Pacific" won for best miniseries. yes, another Tom Hanks acceptance speech. I never get tired of them, though he's a lot funnier at the TV Critics Awards trophy show -- you should have been there.
Lisa, this is Special Online-Only Watcher Ned Martel, wondering why Tom Selleck is seen in NBC.com's GREEN ROOM. Is he here to pick up an Emmy he thinks he deserved 25 years ago for Magnum or merely 15 years ago as a Friends' guest? Also, who thought PRODUCERS TABLE would be interesting to view? Also, should Selleck be wearing a white dinner jacket? I know it's not Labor Day yet, but still...
Hi Ned. Tom is presenting as we chat.... I can't explain the white dinner jacket... On Selleck or Fallon....
I hope for his sake he's getting paid, out of pity, for his GREEN ROOM duty. He's shaking hands with winners who are rushing past him.
.."so where was I" Matt says for "Mad Men" win and then adds "I can't believe we're here" which has to be the night's most disingenuous speech remark....And, remarkably, they're going to come in on time. So it CAN be done!