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September 22, 2008

i have emmy awards fever

Filed under: Uncategorized — blogsdon @ 9:55 am

Well the Emmy Awards were last night! Boy, did I have Emmy Awards Fever!

The big winners were 30 Rock (with one million awards) and Mad Men (with 8 awards). But if you are curious to know who won and who was nominated EVERY Award, please take a look at how I cut and pasted this from Wikipedia. Did you think anyone was robbed?

(*starred entries are the “winner”)

Outstanding Drama Series
* Mad Men (AMC)
o Boston Legal (ABC)
o Damages (FX)
o Dexter (Showtime)
o House (FOX)
o Lost (ABC)

Outstanding Comedy Series
* 30 Rock (NBC)
o Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
o Entourage (HBO)
o The Office (NBC)
o Two and a Half Men (CBS)

Outstanding Miniseries
* John Adams (HBO)
o The Andromeda Strain (A&E)
o Cranford (BBC)
o Tin Man (Sci-Fi)

Outstanding Made for Television Movie
* Recount (HBO)
o Bernard and Doris (HBO)
o Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale (HBO/BBC)
o The Memory Keeper’s Daughter (Lifetime)
o A Raisin in the Sun (ABC)

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series
* The Daily Show (Comedy Central)
o The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
o Late Show with David Letterman (CBS)
o Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)
o Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
* The Amazing Race (CBS)
o American Idol
o Dancing With the Stars
o Project Runway
o Top Chef

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
* Bryan Cranston for playing Walt White on Breaking Bad (AMC)
o Gabriel Byrne for playing Dr. Paul Weston on In Treatment (HBO)
o Michael C. Hall for playing Dexter Morgan on Dexter (Showtime)
o Jon Hamm for playing Don Draper on Mad Men (AMC)
o Hugh Laurie for playing Dr. Gregory House on House (FOX)
o James Spader for playing Alan Shore on Boston Legal (ABC)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
* Alec Baldwin for playing Jack Donaghy on 30 Rock (NBC)
o Steve Carell for playing Michael Scott on The Office (NBC)
o Lee Pace for playing Ned on Pushing Daisies (ABC)
o Tony Shalhoub for playing Adrian Monk on Monk (USA)
o Charlie Sheen for playing Charlie Harper on Two and a Half Men (CBS)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
* Glenn Close for playing Patricia “Patty” Hewes on Damages (FX)
o Sally Field for playing Nora Walker on Brothers & Sisters (ABC)
o Mariska Hargitay for playing Olivia Benson on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC)
o Holly Hunter for playing Grace Hanadarko on Saving Grace (TNT)
o Kyra Sedgwick for playing Brenda Leigh Johnson on The Closer (TNT)


Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

* Tina Fey for playing Liz Lemon on 30 Rock (NBC)
o Christina Applegate for playing Samantha “Sam” Newly on Samantha Who? (ABC)
o America Ferrera for playing Betty Suarez on Ugly Betty (ABC)
o Julia Louis-Dreyfus for playing Christine Campbell on The New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS)
o Mary-Louise Parker for playing Nancy Botwin on Weeds (Showtime)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
* Paul Giamatti for playing John Adams in John Adams (HBO)
o Ralph Fiennes for playing Bernard Lafferty in Bernard and Doris (HBO)
o Ricky Gervais for playing Andy Millman in Extras (HBO/BBC)
o Kevin Spacey for playing Ron Klain in Recount (HBO)
o Tom Wilkinson for playing James Baker in Recount (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
* Laura Linney for playing Abigail Adams in John Adams (HBO)
o Dame Judi Dench for playing Matty Jenkyns in Cranford (BBC)
o Catherine Keener for playing Gertrude Baniszewski in An American Crime (Showtime)
o Phylicia Rashād for playing Lena Younger in A Raisin in the Sun (ABC)
o Susan Sarandon for playing Doris Duke in Bernard and Doris (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
* Željko Ivanek for playing Ray Fiske on Damages (FX)
o Ted Danson for playing Arthur Frobisher on Damages (FX)
o Michael Emerson for playing Benjamin Linus on Lost (ABC)
o William Shatner for playing Denny Crane on Boston Legal (ABC)
o John Slattery for playing Roger Sterling on Mad Men (AMC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
* Jeremy Piven for playing Ari Gold on Entourage (HBO)
o Jon Cryer for playing Alan Harper on Two and a Half Men (CBS)
o Kevin Dillon for playing Johnny “Drama” Chase on Entourage (HBO)
o Neil Patrick Harris for playing Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
o Rainn Wilson for playing Dwight Schrute on The Office (NBC)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
* Dianne Wiest for playing Gina on In Treatment (HBO)
o Candice Bergen for playing Shirley Schmidt on Boston Legal (ABC)
o Rachel Griffiths for playing Sarah Whedon on Brothers and Sisters (ABC)
o Sandra Oh for playing Dr. Christina Yang on Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
o Chandra Wilson for playing Dr. Miranda Bailey on Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
* Jean Smart for playing Regina Newly on Samantha Who? (ABC)
o Kristin Chenoweth for playing Olive Snook on Pushing Daisies (ABC)
o Amy Poehler for playing various characters on Saturday Night Live (NBC)
o Holland Taylor for playing Evelyn Harper on Two and a Half Men (CBS)
o Vanessa L. Williams for playing Wilhelmina Slater on Ugly Betty (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
* Tom Wilkinson for playing Benjamin Franklin in John Adams (HBO)
o Bob Balaban for playing Benjamin Ginsburg in Recount (HBO)
o Stephen Dillane for playing Thomas Jefferson in John Adams (HBO)
o Denis Leary for playing Michael Whouley in Recount (HBO)
o David Morse for playing George Washington in John Adams (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
* Dame Eileen Atkins for playing Miss Deborah in Cranford (BBC)
o Laura Dern for playing Katherine Harris in Recount (HBO)
o Ashley Jensen for playing Maggie Jacobs in Extras (HBO/BBC)
o Audra McDonald for playing Ruth Younger in A Raisin in the Sun (ABC)
o Alfre Woodard for playing Edna Reilly in Pictures of Hollis Woods (CBS)

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special
* Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (HBO)
o Bill Maher: The Decider (HBO)
o George Carlin: It’s Bad For Ya! (HBO)
o James Taylor: One Man Band (Great Performances) (PBS)
o Kathy Griffin: Straight To Hell (Bravo)
o The Kennedy Center Honors (CBS)

Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Special
* Don Rickles for Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (HBO)
o Stephen Colbert for The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
o Tina Fey for Saturday Night Live (NBC)
o David Letterman for Late Show with David Letterman (CBS)
o Jon Stewart for 80th Annual Academy Awards (ABC)

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
* Greg Yaitanes for House (episode: “House’s Head”) (FOX)
o Arlene Sanford for Boston Legal (episode: “The Mighty Rogues”) (ABC)
o Vince Gilligan for Breaking Bad (episode: “Pilot”) (AMC)
o Allen Coulter for Damages (episode: “Get Me A Lawyer” (Pilot)) (FX)
o Alan Taylor for Mad Men (episode: “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes” (Pilot)) (AMC)

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
* Barry Sonnenfeld for Pushing Daisies (episode: “Pie-Lette”) (ABC)
o Dan Attias for Entourage (episode: “No Cannes Do”) (HBO)
o James Bobin for Flight of the Conchords (episode: “Sally Returns”) (HBO)
o Paul Feig for The Office (episode: “Goodbye, Toby”) (NBC)
o Paul Lieberstein for The Office (episode: “Money”) (NBC)
o Michael Engler for 30 Rock (episode: “Rosemary’s Baby”) (NBC)

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
* Matthew Weiner for Mad Men (episode: “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes” (Pilot)) (AMC)
o Michael Angeli for Battlestar Galactica (episode: “Six of One”) (SciFi)
o Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler and Daniel Zelman for Damages (episode: “Get Me A Lawyer” (Pilot)) (FX)
o Matthew Weiner and Robin Veith for Mad Men (episode: “The Wheel”) (AMC)
o David Simon and Ed Burns for The Wire (episode: “–30–”) (HBO)

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
* Tina Fey for 30 Rock (episode: “Cooter”) (NBC)
o James Bobin, Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie for Flight of the Conchords (episode: “Yoko”) (HBO)
o Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky for The Office (episode: “Dinner Party”) (NBC)
o Bryan Fuller for Pushing Daisies (episode: “Pie-lette”) (ABC)
o Jack Burditt for 30 Rock (episode: “Rosemary’s Baby”) (NBC)

Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Special
* Jay Roach – Recount (HBO)
o Bob Balaban – Bernard and Doris (HBO)
o Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant – Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale (HBO/BBC)
o Tom Hooper – John Adams (HBO)
o Mikael Salomon – The Company (TNT)

Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Special
* Kirk Ellis for John Adams (episode: “Part 2: Independence”) (HBO)
o Hugh Costello for Bernard and Doris (HBO)
o Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant for Extras (HBO/BBC)
o Heidi Thomas for Cranford (BBC)
o Danny Strong for Recount (HBO)


Outstanding Directing for a Variety or Music Program

* Louis J. Horvitz for 80th Annual Academy Awards (ABC)
o Lonny Price for Company (Great Performances) (PBS)
o Don Roy King for Saturday Night Live (NBC)
o Jim Hoskinson for The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
o Chuck O’Neil for The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)

Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program
* The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
o Late Night with Conan O’Brien (NBC)
o Late Show with David Letterman (CBS)
o Saturday Night Live (NBC)
o The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)

Outstanding Host for a Reality Show or Reality Competition
* Jeff Probst – Survivor (CBS)
o Tom Bergeron – Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
o Heidi Klum – Project Runway (Bravo)
o Howie Mandel – Deal or No Deal (NBC)
o Ryan Seacrest – American Idol (FOX)

Outstanding Writing for Nonfictional Programming
* Geoffrey C. Ward for The War (episode: “Pride of Our Nation”) (PBS)
o Jeff Grogan for Intervention (episode: “Caylee”) (A&E)
o David de Vries for Life After People (History)
o Ira Glass for This American Life (episode: “Escape”) (Showtime)
o Mark Zwonitzer for American Experience (episode: “Walt Whitman”) (PBS)

And here’s Josh Groban’s performance of one million TV show theme songs.



And this clip is making its rounds on the internet. Apparently, this is “the most important point Bill Maher has ever made.” Sounds like typical Bill Maher. You agree with him?

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3 Comments »

  1. Oh jesus, Did you notice that the first name on nearly every list won the emmy?
    Why did Josh Groban sing this batshit medley? It must have been relevant to its context, but with 5 hosts, the emmy’s seemed to have little relevant context.

    Hope you had a good time with Mike.

    Comment by Uncle Grumble — September 23, 2008 @ 6:56 am | Reply

  2. Area Man Proclaims Josh Groban’s 10-Second Impersonation of Will Smith Is Worse Than John Mayer’s Lifelong Attempt To Look Cool

    Comment by Area Man — September 23, 2008 @ 12:09 pm | Reply

  3. i liked josh groban! he made it fun. :)

    Comment by leslie — September 24, 2008 @ 10:38 am | Reply


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