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27 August 2006 @ 10:56 pm
A few bulleted thoughts on the Emmys. My fave wins and most depressing losses.

Ah, another Emmy year done and gone. Overall, I thought it was a pretty good telecast. Conan was great (loved the bit with Bob Newhart -- man, does he have comic timing!) There was a shipper moment for me in that they showed Chloe defending Jack in the clip for the best show win. Some won I wanted to, some didn't. But eh, what can you do ... it's the Emmys. Thoughts on the wins/losses that mattered most to me.

  • Boo to Stephen Colbert not winning. Sigh. He'll have other chances. And he and Stewart presenting will definitely go down in the best moments of the telecast and I can't believe that he won't win one eventually.

  • Boo to Steve Carell not winning, but as hot as he is right now, he apparently submitted a pretty weak episode (burning his foot on the George Foreman Grill -- Why? The casino night one would have been so much better!) and Tony Shahloub is an expert at this point in submitting the best episodes. At least The Office won (although I would have been happy with either Arrested Development or Scrubs -- finally taking one home -- winning either).

  • Boo to Allison Janney not winning. But she won four and she has a new show coming Fall 2007, she'll have other chances.

  • Yay to Kiefer Sutherland winning. 'Bout damn time!

  • YAAAAAYYYY!!! I didn't realize how much I really, really wanted 24 to win until it did. It totally deserved it. It would have been nice to see The West Wing get the Emmy win send-off, but really 24 deserved it. The show has been damn awesome for five years running and this was its best year yet. So YAAAYYY!!!!!
    deevee45deevee45 on August 28th, 2006 03:20 am (UTC)
    I was glad West Wing didn't win...the Emmys are always doing that (wins for show send offs--remember how last year everone on Everybody Loves Raymond won?) and although West Wing was really good this year, 24 deserved the Emmy.
    deevee45deevee45 on August 28th, 2006 03:21 am (UTC)
    Forgot to add...Colbert and Stewart...classic, classic Emmy moment! These two men are the funniest men on the planet right now!
    Arabian: Dreamy Colbertarabian on August 28th, 2006 03:32 am (UTC)
    Well, I normally agree with last-season send-offs being lame, but TWW was REALLY good this season, so I think had it won, its merit as a show this season isn't faulty, but yes, 24 was better. As I said on my LoVe Board: 24 this season, wow. It had some absolutely fabulous character studies, we saw good and bad of characters, we got shocks, we got deep emotional moments, we got revelations, we got hour after hour of OMG! to the gut, to the heart, to the mind. It was truly outstanding.

    Yes, Colbert/Stewart! LOVE!!!
    harper47harper47 on August 28th, 2006 12:22 pm (UTC)
    Hee - um I pretty much agree with everything you said other than the AJ comments but then I've never seen West Wing so I really don't have any sort of opinion about her.

    How did they end the bit with Bob Newhart? I missed the ending of the show due to um . . . . falling asleep. I swear I just closed my eyes during a commercial and the next thing I know I'm getting Hurricane Ernesto updates.

    Stupid hurricanes!
    Arabian: Allison Janneyarabian on August 28th, 2006 01:21 pm (UTC)
    He was locked in an airtight container throughout the show (with only 3 hours of air -- a way to make sure that the Emmys didn't run over) and at the end Conan gave out the last award and Bob joined him because apparently the majority of viewers voted for Bob to live. The majority being 52%. Bob was perplexed that 48% of people wanted him to die. But Conan assured him that only 42% wanted him to die. 6% had no opinion. Newhart's reactions were priceless. Hee!!!

    You must watch TWW, as a connoisseur of acting, you have to see the magnficence of Allison Janney.
    harper47harper47 on August 28th, 2006 02:56 pm (UTC)
    I loved all the cutaways to Bob when he would be trying to get passerby attentions or just banging on the tube or rolling his eyes. I have adored every single one of his shows (with Newhart probably my fav) and think he is a genius. Awww - now I'm mad at myself for missing the ending. Hee - I can just imagine his reactions.