Boob Tube: The Emmys!
In a year when major award shows have mostly been a disappointing series of background noise for naps, the Emmys this past Sunday really entertained me. Sure, they got a bit slow after the comedy, drama and reality (!) sections wrapped up, giving way to awards for variety shows and miniseries/movies, but host Jimmy Kimmel did a great job of keeping the humour going throughout. This was epic:
1. Julia Louis Dreyfus totally earned her third Emmy, and the bit with Amy Poehler in her acceptance speech was funny and charming.
2. As we’ve come to expect at award shows, Modern Family cleaned up. This was their shining moment, though.
3. Louis CK won two awards; Outstanding Writing for a Comedy for his show Louie, and Outstanding Writing for a Variety show for his special Louis CK Live at the Beacon Theatre. No one is doing comedy better than him right now. If you haven’t watched either of those yet you are probably a lost cause, but maybe you aren’t; maybe you are seeing him tonight or tomorrow night in Toronto at JFL42.
4. Best Dressed: Tina Fey, no question. Girl is constantly killing it in new and better ways. I bow down.
1. Girls didn’t win anything, and Revenge wasn’t even nominated. Two of my favourite new shows of the year. Not cool, Emmys. Not cool.
2. Hayden Panettiere. Her dress was bad, and her attitude while presenting was worse. At least the charming Connie Britton was there to save the moment.
3. Who wrote the script for Mindy Kaling and Melissa McCarthy’s preamble to presenting the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy? These two usually very funny women fell completely flat.
4. The stars of Girls disappointed me with their outfits. Big time. Where was the always-stylish Jemima Kirke when they were picking out dresses?
1. Jonathan from Buffy the Vampire Slayer won an Emmy for writing Game Change. What?
2. Grey’s Anatomy is still on the air. What?
It was an entertaining show, for sure. But then again, of course I enjoyed it. What could be more satisfying for a TV addict than spending a night watching TV stars celebrating great TV on TV. Someone call Intervention.