Please, Please, PLEASE, Pookie -- what was the Murdoch/News Corp joke that got cut, prompting Alec Baldwin to walk? I totally agree with Alec's assessment that "it would have made (Fox) look better. A little."
Don't know what is the exact gag though, if the pre-Emmy gin-up-viewer-interest rumors are to be believed, it was a gag about Fox -- this year's Emmy network -- parent NewsCorp's phone hacking scandal. Apparently Fox is an edgy, anything goes network -- except when someone tries to mock their parent company or leader, Rupert Murdoch. Jokes about Warner Bros. TV's nightmare that is Charlie Sheen -- fair game. He supposed to make a "surprise appearance" as presenter tonight. Again, hard to weed out fact from pre-show-gin-up-viewer-interest blather....
Is it wrong that I'm not rooting for Steve Carell tonight? I get the idea of giving him an Emmy for his body of work on "The Office," but frankly, he hasn't been very funny since season 3!
So shouldn't Hugh Laurie have won for his body of work. He was good on "House" through his fourth season...
The Best Comedy category was full of bad choices. "Community" deserved to be nominated. I don't understand how shows like "Big Bang Theory," "Glee," and "The Office" got the nod after the craptacular seasons they had.
Preaching to the choir. For my money "The Walking Dead" is the funniest thing on TV...
And the Emmy goes to... the Redskins! Ooops, sorry, wrong chat. Back to the red carpet now. Go Mad Men! Beat Boardwalk Empire!
So can I assume you're not one of those people who complains about Emmy redundancy?
So the internet is apparently going crazy about "Modern Family's" Sarah Hyland "mocking" Lea Michele's pose. Good times.
Sarah Hyland just won my vote -- oh, she's not nominated....
Hmm, NFL on NBC or the Emmys? Should they have scheduled this before the NFL season got underway?
Good grief no. That is what NBC did -- last season? -- and the Emmy show wound up in August. Emmys and August is like celebrating Xmas in October....
So is he normal now? Or as normal as he can be after the amount of drugs he's taken? I saw a promo for his Comedy Central Roast and his dad appeared in it, so are things actually better now?
Watched him on Leno's show and "Today" show with America's Sweetheart Matt Lauer and Sheen is definitely playing "normal" now....That's probably because Lionsgate is trying to convince someone to buy their new Sheen-starring sitcom -- and of course it will help a network or syndicator decide to sign on the dotted line and commit to several years of a sitcom if the star seems sane...I'm expecting him to be boringly well behaved tonight....
Oh, Pookie, I am so glad to see you. I was afraid we'd have to start the season without you. Which would be impossible. All good thoughts flow your way.
How sweet. thank you.....very glad to be back.
Can the producers of these new shows give their actors talking points? I just listened to Zooey Deschanel ramble on about her new show and she was an incoherent mess. If they can remember who designed their outfit, can't they remember three sentences about why we should watch their new show?
Pookie, rambling is part of her charm. In fact, rambling is all of her charm....meanwhile, did you just see that Sofia Vergara ad for her new "clothing" line? I'm ready to go out and buy the lot...
Does he have any shot tonight? His show is so good!
Hello -- Steve Carell just did his -- boo hoo -- last season on "The Office" and never won... All the industry navel lint pickers say it's Carell's this year...
How badly do you think he needs money at this point?
Well, he does have five kids or so, and two ex wives, so I'm guessing his expenses are fairly high...
Who was the worse actor on "Friends" -- Matt LeBlanc or Jennifer Aniston?
Jennifer -- no competition. Good lord -- it's Betty White! And Ryan Seacrest just asked her "who" she was wearing. Is he looking at her outfit? Apparently not. Anyway, like the old comedy pro she is, she said she put together outfit from the little shop favors called My Closet...
Is that Rob Lowe down there behind Seacrest?
"They're huge!" Yes, Sofia, they are.
I'm in awe of this red carpet show......
How can a man be that good looking?
Really? I don't get it. Pretty yes. Good looking -- not so much... I'm guessing there's a portrait of him in his attic that is getting older looking and homelier by the minute. Now we have a John Steinbeck "Of Mice and Men," and an Oscar Wilde "Picture of Dorian Gray" reference in the chat and the show hasn't even started yet! Is this the most educational Emmy live chat ever or what?
I've been watching the old seasons on DVD and you're absolutely right - this season was the worst by far - any chance they'll get rid of Raj's sister this season? She just doesn't mesh and the whole "Penny vs. Raj's sister (I can't even bring myself to remember her name)" schtik is really old.
Any guesses on how "Up All Night" will perform next week after its awful pilot episode?
This week's numbers were fantastic for an NBC sitcom though, in fairness, it aired right after "America's Got Talent"
How is she going to top the opening from last year? I normally don't like Jimmy Fallon, but his Bruce Springsteen parody was amazing.
apparently without Alec Baldwin delivering a Rupert Murdoch/Phone Hacking Scandal gag....
John Krasinski without his wife, Emily Blunt -- is it true their marriage is on the rocks?
No word on whether that rumor's true, but we just learned during his interview with Ryan Seacrest that he's a big fan of bowties. Hope that helps!
Love that you're chatting tonight, thank you all! I'm strangely enjoying the Fox red carpet show - interviewing styles of the two Brits from X Factor and the Voice of American Idol are pretty fresh. Loved Alan Cumming in a tux top and red pants, Jean Paul Gaultier. Hugh Laurie, still a great actor even with lesser scripts. Plus he's a brilliant speech-maker, would that we get to hear him!
I'm switching now.. OMG, Kate Winslet in Red -- My eyes!
Rob Lowe - Kim Kardashian reference -- I am thinking they both had a sex tape. Of course Rob's got him in trouble with the real police while Kim's got her in trouble with the good taste police.
I'm so torn between him and Kyle Chandler for best actor. Same with Friday Night Lights vs Mad Men. How do you think it will roll?
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire... I'm thinking if I say it often enough, it will come true..
Jon Hamm was talking about directing an episode of "Mad Men." Have any A-list actors gone on to become like very good directors?
Nobody has accused them of being good directors, but they get to direct because they're the stars, they want to, and no one can stop them...I think only actresses should be allowed to direct episodes of their shows, because they genuinely are going to need a second career to segue to before they hit 38 and all the jobs stop -- not the guys. The guys can work in front of the camera until they're in their 60s...
Is he mad at Fox and not appearing at the awards show at all? He is much more handsome and sexy than Rob Lowe.
Anway, he's far more interesting... Rumor has it his gag got cut and he asked they take him out altogether...we'll see in a few minutes...
Was the show worthy of the nominations? Also, as a "Big C" survivor, its not a comedy.
You betcha....loving the controversy..glad TV academy got a pulse and decided to rattle History's cage...
Maybe he was good looking when he was 50 lbs lighter...
I remember him skinny -- he's better looking now...
Do you have a schedule that tells roughly what time a given award , skit, tribute etc is and can we learn it?
Best suporting actress in comedy series
Best supporting actor comedy series
Best director comedy series
Best writing comedy series
Best lead actor comedy
Best lead actress comedy
Best reality competition series
Best writing variety/comedy series
Best directing variety/comedy series
Best variety/comedy series
Best writing for drama series
Best supporting actress drama series
Best directing drama series
Best supporting actor drama series
Best lead actress drama series
Best lead actor drama series
Best writing miniseries/movie
Best supporting actress mini or movie
Best lead actor mini or movie
Best directing mini or movie
Best supporting actor mini or movie
Best lead actress min or movie
Best miniserie or movie
Okay, that was a good joke.
it was great, wasn't it... particularly the bit about zipping through the ads in the future..
Not even Alec Baldwin could have saved this. Mad Men bit slightly amusing, however.
was just semi-saved by Mad Men
Emily Yahr: I agree -- definitely funniest part. I may have laughed out loud at John Slattery putting the phone on his face.
So, does anyone else with FiOS not have sound on this channel? Argh.
So you can't hear this Emmy Tones gag. Lucky you...
Dear Pookie, great to have you back. I've just had several cringes induced by that opening
Love Jane Lynch but not the opening intro.
Julie Bowen. I can't believe Betty White didn't win.
I'm stunned.... Betty White's streak is over....
It is so hard to make a neurotic perfectionist endearing and funny.
true... Meanwhile, Burrell's acceptance speech is so much better. I give it a 10....
I didn't get the joke.
Because she's a dramatic actress?
If you think about it, Ty Burrell is basically doing a Michael Scott impression, so we don't need to give Steve Carell an Emmy later.
I'm fine with that... .
Ed will get it next year. Everyone on Modern Family is taking turns.
I like that...
Following your chat so I can watch the game. Can you give me up heads up for the In Memoriam so I can switch over for that? Thanks, Pookie.
I bet you never miss an In Memoriam, right?
Pookie, are you going to any of the afterparties tonight?
She is so attractive, but should cover her bony chest...so scary!
I still think it's a gorgeous dress and she looked great in it...
Can anyone top that acceptance speech? Funny, touching, self-deprecating. Just wonderful.
Emily Yahr: Loved it. Although I hope the "Modern Family" men just rotate from year to year (Eric Stonestreet won last year), because I would love to hear what Ed O'Neill has to say.
glad you agree it was terrific... meanwhile the director looks like a Jon Hamm impersonator... Acceptance Speech Rating: 3
That video was better than his last hosting gig of the Golden Globes.
It was, because it made us laugh not cringe...
Never miss an In Memoriam if I can help it. Still ticked about the Oscars that year they focused on the singer not the dead folks. These people entertain me year and year out, the least I can do is honor their passing (while not giving up football to watch them praise each other).
good for you..... Will Arnett and Zooey -- worst presenter pairing idea so far... maybe ever.
Turn off your cellphones Hollywood people!
What did I miss?
Any idea what he will do?
Word has it he's going to be a presenter...in a comedy category...Chuck Lorre must be so happy...
She's got two great CDs - and was great in 500 days of Summer - but the previews for "New Girl" are a good heads up to not watch it - so not surprised she bombed as a host
I liked the pilot. I confess: liked it best while re-watching on morphine.
I think Will Arnett and Zooey Deschanel just can't carry a series as lead actors. As supporting cast,fine. What do you think?
Emily Yahr: I love Will Arnett, but he's about a million times funnier when he's not the center of attention (See: "Arrested Development" as opposed to "Running Wilde.")
This is the best thing I've ever seen on my tv. Love them all.
it did work in the end, didn't it. Thought it was odd at first...
As down hill as The Office has gone - they did the Steve Carell leaving as perfectly as possible. He deserved the Emmy.
All the TV critics would agree with you. On all things trophy show Goldderby.com, they were 100 percent predicting a Carell win..
Who's the voice-over announcer doing the unfunny lines about each winner?
Emily Yahr: Someone has to think he's funny, right? Is that why he keeps going?
Did a moment of spontaneity break out?
Emily Yahr: I thought it was completely spontaneous until Melissa McCarthy got a tiara and bouquet. Either way, that was a great moment.
They were fabulous. Just fabulous. I'm glad Melissa won, but she should have mentioned them!!! They were great and her speech was not... Do you think Amy Poehler planned that by herself??? Laura Linney did not look like she knew what was going on.
Emily Yahr: Planned or not, that seemed like something Amy Poehler would come up with...
Did the actors themselves decide that they should all get up on stage? That was great! An appropriate acknowledgment for them all.
Emily Yahr: Definitely...now, do we think "Bridesmaids" contributed to the Melissa McCarthy win? Discuss.
Are Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert scheduled to present tonight? They can top Jimmy and Jimmy and, wow, does this broadcast need help.
Not that we know of...
I am SO delighted you're back! Is anyone else hearing a weird beeping in the background? Kind of a cellphone going off by way of medical device.
thank you... and thanks for explaining what someone else's cellphone gag was about...
... Cat Deeley got robbed. And still managed to look like the hottest thing in the world on the carpet.
..but, pookie, it's called the Jeff Probst Award...you can't give it to Cat Deeley... .
Love the best actresses/comedy taking the stage!
Emily Yahr: Lots of comments loving the best actress bit...seems like it may have been the most agreed-upon moment so far. Possibly ever.
what IS up with that cell phone?
i'm getting loads of comment on this...
Poor Steve, no Emmy love
None... Which puts him in good company -- Hugh Laurie, Jon Hamm, etc...
Do you have a tazer?
Not needed. He was on his best behavior... remember, he's got a new sitcom to sell...
Has a new PR person?
No -- a new job. He has to sell his new sitcom.. he's behaving.. Wait until it's sold and we'll see how he behaves by season 3...loving Ashton Kutcher joining cast of "The Office" gag....
Well, did everyone give out a sigh of relief when he got done with his speech about Two and 1/2 men?
sigh of boredom. Oh god, the Emmy Tones are back... nooooo...
Creed Bratton is the best part of "The Office."
Emily Yahr: As long as he only has a line or too, I agree. His bit was the funniest part of that clip.
Whoever was noting the turn off the cellphone thing upchat is right -- there's a weird beeping in the background.
someone is suggesting it's part of the background music and we're very old school...
She won more for appearing in "Bridesmaids" than for her work on "Mike & Molly," no?
I don't think that's how the TV academy members vote -- based on an actress's prior movie work....
Okay, I think it's part of the background music. But it sounds too much like a cell phone #distracting
Another background music theory advocate...
Nice reaction of wild delight from his also-nominated co-star Galecki, who did not win. But I don't believe that any more than I believed Charlie Sheen wishing his former castmates well.
have you seen the pilot? ...what did you think? or, if not, any thoughts - for me, it's the only new show that I'm drawn to...thanx!
... makes the Oscars look good. That's bad.
This one will not be well reviewed....Mark Burnett is this year's exec producer, BTW...
He gets to present with the most attractive woman there. How does Spade do it?
I cannot explain Spade. Anything about Spade...
So have NBC and FOX been shut out so far?
Yes, but the night is still young...
Melissa McCarthy was a hoot in the movie. I watched "Mike & Molly" for the first time after seeing the movie.
I still don't think her movie role got her this Emmy...
Yay! Honestly, it's still good even without Bush as a crutch!
Preaching to the choir. I love the show...
Because they don't let Phil just stand there and pop his eyebrow while accepting the award. Seriously, he has more talent in his eyebrow than Probst has in his whole body. Why can't he win an Emmy?
I also cannot explain anything about the annual Jeff Probst Award. It's a great mystery to me...
Clearly knows he's no longer winning. But why don't I believe him when he says he wishes his former show "nothing but the best"? Looks like it was physically painful for him to say that in public.
Did look like he was straining to be well behaved...
This is awful. The red carpet was the best part.
I'm actually missing Ricky Gervais at the Golden Globes. I take back everything I said about his performance hosting that show. At least it was never boring. In fact, the time flew by that night...
Cobie Smulders is adorable. Just thought that needed to be said.
She definitely has the most spirit out of all the Emmytones!
How is it they were the only ones who couldn't get their writers' names in? Are that that ego-riddled?
Interesting theory.. I like it...
They should make a category of the writers awards introductions. They are always the funniest part of the show!
agreed.. Meanwhile, not sure why they're doing an SNL homage but it's a much needed addition to this show -- which will now end 20 minutes late..
Pookie, it's not easy to remember past Emmy shows, but I'm thinking that though this one is uneven, it stands out for surprising moments of wit - 7 or 8 for taking chances. What do you think?
I too feel like I'm riding a roller coaster..
You gotta hand it to those guys. They made Michael Bolton relevant for the first time since "Office Space."
Emily Yahr: While true, I think we've just learned that the Lonely Island songs don't really work when they're performed a) live and b) heavily edited.
It is ok, we are so glad you are back we will allow this unusual generosity to something other than dogs.
Thanks. Now Don Roy King's SNL acceptance speech I'm going to savage and give only a 2. I think that makes up for my earlier generosity, right?
Why would SNL let them use the Michael Bolton/Jack Sparrow piece from the SL short -just beat that into the lad of the unfunny. (and lost the kudos for having geh Best Actresses on stage as soon as they turned it into a Miss America spoof) )
I think the Lowe-White dance was an Oscars telecast, but your point is taken.
Is she just very tall or is Scott Caan very short?
He's seems about Kevin Connolly/E's height on "Entourage," so I'm going to guess the second option.
If you get a chance to answer time-unimportant questions: Why were the Modern Family people thanking Fox in additon to ABC? Charlie Sheen's new show -- is it a reality?
.. That's because the show is produced by 20th Century Fox TV, which is part of the Fox family owned by NewsCorp., and often referred to by industry folks as "Fox"....
Um, what the hell is this thing? Who are these people? Am I missing a joke?
Why, why, why? Is the show going to run short?
holy cow no. this one's going to run long...
in case you can't take this awfulness anymore. 2-0 cards
Why is Hugh Jackman in a movie about Rock 'Em, Sock 'Em Robots?
Usually it's because an actor we otherwise respect needs to star in something that's going to do a huge boxoffice with young men -- the hot blonde chicks of Hollywood -- in order to insure that they have a career for the next, say, four years...
Was he embarrassed to win yet again? (You know how sometimes phenomenally talented people secretly think they're frauds?) I thought it was kind of sweet how he plugged Colbert so strongly.
And Colbert looked so joyful when the camera cut to him...I love that they're BFF.
That's it! There are some truly funny and brilliant moments and then hideously dull moments, but I still think that means it's better than most Emmy shows. I can't remember ever laughing more than once or twice in the past and just getting through it all. This year there are some really funny moments. And I like Jane Lynch. I think those singers have to go... Are they a joke?
They are supposed to be a joke but because so many of you are asking we can conclude they are not working... and I'm officially exhausted watching this show with all the highs and lows...
Jon Stewart's speech almost saves the show. 9 out of 10?
...for her guest role in "Justified"? If not, she 'shore as the devil in hades shoulda been' !!! Is she on any upcoming shows btw? (in case this is wrong place, I'll submit it to your Monday follow up chat)
Don't get me wrong, I'm a HUGE FNL fan, but "The Suitcase" was one of the best hours of TV I've ever seen.
I know, I know. And yet, I'm so thrilled Weiner did not win this year.
Lisa would you say the show so far is-to use one of your words-Craptastic?
Anyone see Ed O'Neil jump out of his seat to help her up the stairs before Demi Moore's husband came down? Ed seems like such a gentleman, i really do hope he wins one day.
me too.... he's terrific..
I've already extended my DVR to an hour past broadcast time.
It's just too tedious. I feel like I'm watching an entire week of prime time TV and the funny bits are the NBC comedies.
...and yet, it has only snagged one, SNL win so far... unless you count Friday Night Lights which it aired originally, but dumped a while ago and DirecTV rescued...
Jimmy joked with Seacrest on the red carpet he was going to do that as a joke when Daily Show inevitably won, I don't think he was actually angry.
After eight years of "Daily Show" wins, pretty sure all the other late-night hosts have accepted their fate!
What is this show? What network?
So far this Emmys broadcast is less satisfying than having sex with Steve Levitan.
Thank you for your input, Mrs. Levitan!
Pookie, any chance that the Emmy voters didn't want to see Matt Weiner win the drama writing category?
Pretty much, I'm guessing...
Nice to see him getting some love!
Yes, and yet, he gave the worst speech tonight. I'm changing my score to a negative 2...
Scorsese noting that he's being forced to speak faster? A joke or meta-joke or simply true?
Does this mean I should be watching "Game of Thrones"?
If you've got a spare 100 hours or so....
Gah. More gangster crap AND a pointless and endless speech? Where's the hook?
the best part of his speech was that it ended before they had to start playing the music...
Props to the dog sitter!
love to dog sitters
So when does the backlash begin? Great show, just kinda get sick of all the attention on it.
It avoided the sophomore slump, so the Emmy love may be everlasting...is a Best Comedy trophy just inevitable at this point?
I'm not hating on this as much as ya'll are. I wish we could see more Ricky Gervais and Mad Men spoofs, but whatevs. Just wanted to write in. Lisa, I love ya.
Just when I think I'm hating it, they do something wonderful, like Jane Lynch with the Jersey Shore gang going on right now...
Was certain it was 1, 2 am....
me too.. is it Tuesday yet?
Still not at the 2 hour mark!!! This is worse than water boarding!
minutes away...and just when you thought it couldn't get worse, the actresses from dreadful "Charlie's Angels" remake are presenting Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series. Winner: Kyle Chandler -- NOT Jon Hamm, as widely expected. This is now the night's biggest surprise, right? Chandler says he knew he would not win so he wrote nothing, then started with laundry list of names and wrecked the mood. Fortunately he thanked the town where they shot many scenes so it ended on a good note. 5. Too nice?
Love her but what's up with the Star Trek gown?
Some love it. Some not so much... I've seen her in better...
What's with the crooked smile?
That's her thing. If she was on novocaine, her mouth would be straight.
Re Paul's earlier query: yes, this has been accomplished before by Tom Skerritt and Kathy Baker for "Picket Fences"; Richard Mulligan and Cathryn Damon for "Soap"; and Carroll O'Connor and Jean Stapleton for "All in the Family."
Thank you! Another poster pointed out that the leads of "The Sopranos" also won in the same years.
Honestly, The Suitcase is one of best episodes of anything ever. How did Jon Hamm get shut out?
Major "Mad Men" backlash happening tonight. Does this have anything to do with Matt Weiner bruhaha over his new contract?
Looked like he was standing there shouting out to Connie Britton after his mike got cut off. I guess making a list is always a good idea, just in case.
Emily Yahr: He looked so stunned I actually believed him about not making a list (I usually never do).
Sorry just had to say that for Kyle Chandler & FNL. Just wonderful!
I'll let this go because the show is going away and I will never have to hear "clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose" again...
Grades-- enthusiasm : A. Execution: B minus. Agree?
a 9 for sure, yes?
Emily Yahr:That was impressive. She listed CBS, her co-stars, her "people," her family...all while looking appropriately shocked and grateful and emotional. There's more this award speech-making talent than I realized.
Kyle Chandler forgot to mention his on-screen wife, Connie Britton!
Emily Yahr: He looked like he suddenly remembered, and then tried to...but he was cut off.
I'm sensing a BIG "Mad Men" backlash---thanks to Matt Weiner's shenanigans? The man has an ego bigger than James Cameron's. And his is titanic.
you and loads of others....hope he's noticing...
Yay Jason Katims and Kyle Chandler!! And - it's about time!! I am not able to watch this live because it's directly up against Sunday Night Football (Eagles v. Falcons - really, Emmys, really??). You said that the Charlie's Angels chicks presented the award. Was there any mention of the fact that Minka Kelly was on FNL or any inkling of that fact in presenting the award to Chands? Am very sad I missed that part of the awards!
Emily Yahr:Well, not directly, but Minka Kelly was the one to got to give him the trophy...or, more accurately, knelt down and presented it to him dramatically. And then gave him a big hug. (PS: What's the Eagles-Falcons score?)
The whole Housewives/Sopranos/Jersey Shore sendup was the most creative thing tonight.
Emily Yahr: Those "Jersey Shore" kids are game for anything...
Yay! Do you know when the second season is coming to the US? (I don't have BBC America, if it makes a difference.)
PBS has only said early '12 at this point
I LOVE her in "The Good Wife," but Elisabeth Moss wuz robbed.
but is she a lead actress? That was my issue with her nom
Emmy gets it right!
Nice, isn't it...the writing was terrific...have i used my quota of "terrific" yet tonight?
Emily Yahr: Noted!
At the start of the third quarter it's the Falcons 14, Michael Vick & Co. 10, Modern Family 6 and counting.
Thanks for that message from the real world! I feel better now...
I was correcting the Entourage uncouths...
Emily Yahr: Oh I knew what you meant! Just filing it away for future reference...I have trouble keeping track of the Sirs, Dames, etc.
I never watched the show and despite their wins tonight, STILL have 0% desire to watch it. John Hamm was robbed!
There's always next year. Chandler's show, on the other hand, is calling it quits.
What was the Oscar win for? And kudos for working that into his acceptance speech.
Nice to see some Downton Abbey love. Too bad Dame Maggie wasn't there. She would have provided some much needed class.
Emily Yahr: So much "Downton Abbey" love...guessing it's not over.
Really, Hallelujah? Just find a CD with Jeff Buckley's version.
Emily Yahr: What...is...happening??
Dear Pookie: hope continue to hang in ok despite some roller coaster sickness A totally non-time-sensitive question: one reason I watch award shows is that its fun to hear actors' real voices. I never read/suspected that Jason O'Mara was putting on his American accent in the American Life on Mars. He sounded Irish just now. Is he an under-rated actor?
Yes, and thanks....
Correction Eagles 10 Falcons 21
Emily Yahr: Thanks! Meanwhile, you're missing a really scary version of "Hallelujah" over the In Memoriam segment.
So pleased for its wins! A great series, despite Jean Marsh's rather rude sniping.
Yes, Jean Marsh would have been better served with some gracious restraint...
So how mortified you think those poor schlubs are feeling about now?
A lot, if they have an ounce of sense...
I blame Jason Castro for doing such a nice job of it on American Idol. But now it's Just. Too. Much. And this should be about the departed, not the singers.
"Hallelujah" should be banned and no singers should agree to hog stage during memoriam...
1. Hallelujah is the most irritatingly over-used song in TV, movies, and any other kind of soundtrack. 2. Since it's, you know, a MEMORIAL, you'd think douchebag #3 could at least take off his ha. Honestly.
oh yeah -- and no hats worn by any singers on stage during a memorial
Man, does she look great! And not death mask smooth, either.
Saw her at press tour -- scary thin....
Who are these guys singing?
Anybody know. I don't... the guy with the hat should be spanked. OMG, I have become my mother...
If she's not a lead, MAD MEN doesn't have a female lead. Close call.
I agree, but last year she entered herself as supporting actress...
Oh, and "Downton Abbey" did set a return date -- Jan 8, 2012...my bad...
Some names Emily won't ever have to worry about: Sir Kevin Dillon, Sir Adrian Grenier...
Lady Paula Abdul
What is the name of the quartet that just sang Hallelujah?
Anna Torv said they were the Canadian Tenors. Do not argue with Agent Dunham.
Since we're in a bit of a lull with categories most viewers don't care about, can we talk about something else? I just want to mention that I think "iCarly" got robbed for best Children's Program. Miranda Cosgrove, Jennette McCurdy, Nathan Kress, and Jerry Trainor are a great ensemble cast and deserved to win. The writing is better than other kids' programs, too!
Sure -- the floor is yours...
Dick Van Dyke & Mary Tyler Moore won together twice for "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and Robert Young & Jane Wyatt won for "Father Knows Best." (Yes, looking these up is more interesting than the show....)
It seems so long ago that I asked the question. We all just starting out on this journey together, innocent and wide-eyed...
It's a crime that James Spader won all those Emmys during the good years of House.
preaching to the choir
inquiring minds want to know (and missed the introduction)
The Canadian Tenors, though most people on Twitter were guessing Il Divo (that group that Simon Cowell never stops talking about.)
Should thank Guy Pearce for all the sex.
sadly she had prepared her speech about her mom and nothing was going to get her off script...
Well, if Weiner wanted to get back to work, why make outrageous salary demands? They needed to cut costs to accommodate his gigantic salary, and he fought them on it, pretending it wasn't because of him. Oy.
Hey, he was heartfelt, you can't expect him to also be accurate....
Am I projecting, or was the collective reaction of the Emmy crowd basically one big shrug to Mad Men's win for best drama? (I like the show, but I loathe Matt Weiner.)
..especially after the stunning "Downton Abbey" win...
I think the Emmy votes love British programming more than HBO tonight,
"Downton Abbey" deserved to win.
Thanks to you and Paul and Emily. Once again, this was a lot of fun. Basically, if the show sucks, we all complain about that. If the show is good, we complain about how boring it is. Tonight kinda sorta got the right blend. It was a roller coaster, but it was a semi-decent ride.
"Semi-decent" is a good way to describe the show, for sure...thanks for joining!