2009 Emmy Awards: winners

tcThe 61st Primetime Emmy Awards are underway at the Nokia Theatre.

Neil Patrick Harris opened with a catchy Broadway style number “Put Down the Remote,” referencing lots of shows, stars and wry observations. Thankyou Hugh Jackman, Billy Crystal…. and it didn’t take long for the first Kanye West gag. Looks like Neil P.H. has it all in hand.

The evening is divided into genres this year, with all the awards from one category lumped together. It kicked off with Comedy.

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SUPPORTING ACTRESS, COMEDY SERIES:
Kristin Chenoweth, Pushing Daisies
Amy Poehler, Saturday Night Live
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock
Elizabeth Perkins, Weeds
Kristin Wiig, Saturday Night Live
Vanessa Williams, Ugly Betty

Kristin said “I’m unemployed now I’d like to be on Mad Men”, she said sobbing, or fake-sobbing. And thanks for voting for an axed show.

OUTSTANDING WRITING IN A COMEDY SERIES
Flight Of The Conchords Prime Minister
30 Rock Reunion
30 Rock Apollo, Apollo
30 Rock Mamma Mia
30 Rock Kidney Now!

SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDY SERIES:
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
Kevin Dillon, Entourage
Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother
Jack McBrayer, 30 Rock
Tracy Morgan, 30 Rock
Rainn Wilson, The Office

Cryer: “I used to think awards were shallow… but now I realise they are the only true measure of a person’s worth as a human being….. Charlie Sheen is amazing and he needs one of these.”

ACTRESS, COMEDY SERIES:
Christina Applegate, Samantha Who?
Toni Collette, United States of Tara
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, New Adventures of Old Christine
Mary-Louise Parker, Weeds
Sarah Silverman, The Sarah Silverman Program

Toni Collette: “Wow this is insanely confronting…. I’d like to thank Steven Spielberg for allowing me to be part of his imagination….

GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES:
Alan Alda, 30 Rock
Beau Bridges, Desperate Housewives
Jon Hamm, 30 Rock
Steve Martin, 30 Rock
Justin Timberlake, Saturday Night Live

GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES:
Jennifer Aniston, 30 Rock
Christine Baranski, The Big Bang Theory
Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live
Gena Rowlands, Monk
Elaine Stritch, 30 Rock
Betty White, My Name Is Earl

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
Entourage  Tree Trippers Julian Farino
Flight Of The Conchords  The Tough Brets James Bobin
The Office  Stress Relief Jeffrey Blitz
30 Rock  Apollo, Millicent Shelton
30 Rock  Reunion Beth McCarthy, Director

ACTOR, COMEDY SERIES:
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Steve Carell, The Office
Jemaine Clement, Flight of the Conchords
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Tony Shalhoub, Monk
Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men

Alec Baldwin was especially grateful to the producer of 30 Rock for believing him. Awwww.

REALITY HOST:
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With The Stars
Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race
Heidi Klum, Project Runway
Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colicchio, Top Chef
Jeff Probst, Survivor
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol

Jeff: “Neil Patrick Harris, this is how you host the Emmys. Nice job.”

REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM:
The Amazing Race, CBS
American Idol, FOX
Dancing With The Stars, ABC
Project Runway, Bravo
Top Chef, Bravo

TAR wins every damn year lol….

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, MINISERIES OR A MOVIE:
Shohreh Aghdashloo, House of Saddam
Marcia Gay Harden, The Courageous Heart Of Irena Sendler
Janet McTeer, Into the Storm
Jeanne Tripplehorn, Grey Gardens
Cicely Tyson, Relative Stranger

Shohreh: “I am honoured and so blessed to be recognised in the company of (nominees)…I cherish this more than you can possibly imagine.”

SUPPORTING ACTOR, MINISERIES OR A MOVIE:
Len Cariou, Into the Storm
Tom Courtenay, Little Dorrit
Ken Howard, Grey Gardens
Bob Newhart, The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice
Andy Serkis, Little Dorrit

Ken: “It was an honour to work with these two leading ladies Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore.”

ACTOR, MINISERIES OR A MOVIE:
Kevin Bacon, Taking Chance
Kenneth Branagh, Wallander: One Step Behind
Brendan Gleeson, Into the Storm
Kevin Kline, Cyrano de Bergerac
Ian McKellen, King Lear
Kiefer Sutherland, 24: Redemption

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A DRAMATIC SPECIAL
Generation Kill Bomb In The Garden David Simon, Ed Burns
Grey Gardens Michael Sucsy, Patricia Rozema
Into The Storm Hugh Whitemore
Little Dorrit Andrew Davies
Taking Chance LtCol Michael R. Strobl, USMC (Ret.), Ross Katz

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A DRAMATIC SPECIAL
Generation Kill Bomb In The Garden Susanna White
Grey Gardens Michael Sucsy
Into The Storm Thaddeus O’Sullivan, Director
Little Dorrit Part 1 Dearbhla Walsh, Director
Taking Chance Ross Katz, Director
Wallander: One Step Behind Philip Martin, Director

ACTRESS, MINISERIES OR A MOVIE:
Drew Barrymore, Grey Gardens
Jessica Lange, Grey Gardens
Shirley MacLaine, Coco Chanel
Sigourney Weaver, Prayers for Bobby
Chandra Wilson, Accidental Friendship

Jessica: “This part was a gift. They don’t come around that often for me anymore. I’m thrilled.”

OUTSTANDING MADE FOR TELEVISION MOVIE
Coco Chanel
Grey Gardens
Into The Storm
Prayers For Bobby
Taking Chance

MINISERIES:
Generation Kill
Little Dorrit

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES
American Idol Bruce Gowers
The Colbert Report Jim Hoskinson
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Chuck O’Neil, Director
Late Show With David Letterman Jerry Foley, Director
Real Time With Bill Maher Hal Grant, Director
Saturday Night Live Don Roy King, Director

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Late Night With Conan O’Brien
Late Show With David Letterman
Saturday Night Live

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MUSIC AND LYRICS
81st Annual Academy Awards
A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift Of All
The 2008 ESPYS
Flight Of The Conchords
Saturday Night Live
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Jimmy Fallon wearing a Cher-style vocalizer singing, falling over and calling for help – while still sounding like Cher- was a hoot.

Ricky Gervais had the audience in the palm of his hand. “I’ve pi**ed off two networks in one go.” Give this guy a hosting gig.

OUTSTANDING VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES
The Colbert Report Comedy Central
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Comedy Central
Late Show With David Letterman CBS
Real Time With Bill Maher HBO
Saturday Night Live NBC

Jon: “We’re just happy to be up here looking more handsome than Ricky Gervais….these shows usually suck, (Neil Patrick Harris) you’ve been great.”

SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA SERIES:
Christian Clemenson, Boston Legal
Michael Emerson, Lost
William Hurt, Damages
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
William Shatner, Boston Legal
John Slattery, Mad Men

Michael: “My goodness what a fine honour. I feel like I am living out a character actor’s dream.” And then he quoted ‘Goodnight’ in Hawaiian.

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMA SERIES:
Rose Byrne, Damages
Hope Davis, In Treatment
Cherry Jones, 24
Sandra Oh, Grey’s Anatomy
Dianne Wiest, In Treatment
Chandra Wilson, Grey’s Anatomy

Cherry: “Wowza….” She even sounds like the 24 president.

Bummer Rose….

Sarah McLachlan sang the In Memoriam dedication. We’ve lost so many…. Edie Adams, Van Johnson, Eartha Kitt, Patrick McGoohan, Karl Malden, James Whitmore, Henry Gibson, Pat Hingle, Paul Benedict, Bernie Hamilton, Dom DeLuise, Robert Prosky, Irving R. Levine, Ron Silver, Natasha Richardson, David Carradine, Michael Crichton, Bea Arthur, Ricardo Montalbán, Ed McMahon, Larry Gelbart, Paul Newman, Michael Jackson, Patrick Swayze, Don Hewitt, Farrah Fawcett, Walter Cronkite. Vale….

GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Edward Asner, CSI: NY
Ernest Borgnine, ER
Ted Danson, Damages
Michael J. Fox, Rescue Me
Jimmy Smits, Dexter
Robin Williams, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit

NB: Michael J. Fox’s role as a bad-tempered, drug-abusing paraplegic in Rescue Me which will premiere on W channel on October 18th.

GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Brenda Blethyn, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Carol Burnett, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Ellen Burstyn, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Sharon Lawrence, Grey’s Anatomy
CCH Pounder, The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
Battlestar Galactica Michael Rymer
Boston Legal Bill D’Elia, Director
Damages Todd A. Kessler, Director
ER Rod Holcomb, Director
Mad Men Phil Abraham, Director

Aww Australia’s Michael Rymer misses out.

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
Lost The Incident Carlton Cuse, Damon Lindelof
Mad Men A Night To Remember Robin Veith, Writer
Matthew Weiner, Writer
Mad Men Six Month Leave André Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton, Matthew Weiner
Mad Men The Jet Set Matthew Weine
Mad Men Meditations In An Emergency Kater Gordon, Matthew Weiner\

ACTRESS, DRAMA SERIES:
Glenn Close, Damages
Sally Field, Brothers and Sisters
Mariska Hargitay, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit
Holly Hunter, Saving Grace
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

Glenn: “I want to salute my, what I call, category sisters. We’ve all been together now in these affairs. I’m inspired by great talent. We all go where there is great writing…..this maybe the character of my lifetime, depending on what they do this season… and thanks to my beautiful Rose. It is a job that makes it worthwhile leaving home for.”

ACTOR, DRAMA SERIES:
Simon Baker, The Mentalist
Gabriel Byrne, In Treatment
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie, House

Brian: “My goodness….I am thankful for so many things….I’m so thankful Glenn Close is actually a woman…. I gotta tell you I am a poor kid from the Valley, I don’t know what I am doing up here. I feel like Cinderfella… Breaking Bad is about a good man who makes bad decisions and I stand before you as a humble man who is very grateful for the Academy making a good decision.”

Bob Newhart presented the Comedy series award. Great to see you back, Bob. Still got his old awkward timing.

COMEDY SERIES:
Entourage, HBO
Family Guy, Fox
How I Met Your Mother, CBS
Flight of the Conchords, HBO
The Office, NBC
30 Rock, NBC
Weeds, Showtime

Tina Fey: “That was a nail biter….” She thanks NBC for keeping them on the air “even though we are so much more expensive than a Talk Show.”

A viewer voted award for Breakthrough Award went to True Blood. DUH. Why wasn’ it nominated for Best Drama? The audience is smarter…

Sigourney Weaver presented the Drama award.

DRAMA SERIES:
Big Love, HBO
Breaking Bad, AMC
Damages, FX
Dexter, Showtime
House, Fox
Lost, ABC
Mad Men, AMC

Matthew Weiner: “I can’t believe this….I want to thank these increeible people behind me. …We spend all this time together, we fight all the time… it is an amazsing time to work in TV.” Positively he spoke about technology change as being better for the viewer. Duh #2.

Thanks Neil Patrick Harris.

That’s all folks! See u at the Globes.

38 Comments:

  1. Yes TEN cut out a lot, it went from over 3 hours on Arena, to less than 2 hours on TEN, both with similar ad breaks. Why didn’t they rest GNW and have it from 8:30? I was able to watch the live coverage and thank god I did!

  2. I wonder how much was edited from the 10 broadcast because it seemed disjointed and rushed. I don’t have pay TV (won’t pay to watch ads) so I hoped channel 10 would do a god job since they were promoting the telecast. I wasn’t happy. Did anyone watch both?

  3. Was I the only one who was unaware channel 10’s broadcast was only “highlights”?? From David’s summary of the show, it sounds like they left out some good moments. Since when do we get highlights instead of a full coverage? That aint cool.

    Feel a bit cheated.

  4. MediaCurves.com conducted a study asking 500 Americans who they wanted to win this year’s 61st Emmy awards earlier this month. While the results found that that Fox’s, ‘House’ was the viewers’ top choice for shows nominated to win the Emmy for the best drama series, AMC’s Mad Men took home the Emmy last night. Although 42% of viewers favored Fox’s House’ for the best drama and 24% favored ABC’s ‘Lost’, the Emmy Award went to AMC’s Mad Men, which was the viewer’s third pick with 13% of the votes.
    Thanks,
    Ben

  5. I am happy TAR won best reality show but will it be mentioned in Seven’s promo for this week’s finale? (The award was for season 14) And will the ABC be allowed to mention Toni Collette’s victory in its promo for United States of Tara?

  6. the voters for the emmys are morons both Battlestar Galactica and sons of anarchy should have been in best drama the fact both of them where left out says it all.

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