THE EMMYS: Worth the Watch?

Surprise win!

Surprise win!

So what did the TV DivaGal think of 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards last night? They weren’t half bad.

Host Neil Patrick Harris got right into the grove with a musical number to open the show, singing, dancing and hitting on Mad Men’s John Hamm in the first three minutes. (I would have done the same thing!)

Steadying his nerves with his opening monologue, Neil informed us that the awards would be handed out in five genre segments: Comedy, Reality, Movies and Miniseries, Variety and Drama. Saving the best for last, so to say.

We didn’t have to wait long to learn that Tina Fey‘s reign as Best Actress, Comedy was finally over, with the Emmy going to United States of Tara star Toni Collette. Hey, playing four times the crazy should earn her an Emmy.

Tina wasn’t gonna stand for that in the Best Series, Comedy category though, as 30 Rock took it for the third year in a row.

Loved that Best Supporting Actress, Comedy series winner Kristin Chenoweth, whose show Pushing Daisies is off the air, shilled for a job during her speech. Now that’s some brand marketing!

Even though I was bummed Neil didn’t win the supporting actor category, it was worth it to hear winner Jon Cryer say, “in your face, Neil Patrick Harris.”

The reality genre began just a little before nine, or as many of TV DivaGal’s friends were calling it: potty break time!

Survivor‘s Jeff Probst took the award again for best reality host. Is it something about exotic locations that even Hollywood stars can’t get to that keep him winning?

It was on to movies and mini-series. I know HBO’s Grey Gardens, which won the Emmy for Best Made for TV Movie, was thanking it stars that Little Dorrit  had its own category, or Dickens would have kicked Big and Little Edie‘s butts.

The surprises slowed down as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart took it again in the Best Variety, Music or Comedy Series category.

And we could have been watching last year’s show for the final four categories of the season, as last year’s winners for Best Actor and Actress, Drama: Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston and DamagesGlenn Close, and the Best Series, Comedy and Drama: 30 Rock and Mad Men, took the awards again.

Since all these shows have been picked up for another season, TV DivaGal thinks she’ll just keep the last 15 minutes of this year’s broadcast and watch it again in 2010.

 

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