Jane Lynch hosted tonight’s somewhat under-enthused display of awards ceremony. The opening was fun and I must say, Jeremy Piven dancing was probably the highlight for me. The best part was that he did it flawlessly. Jim Parsons did classic Sheldon by scientifically explaining how television works. The song was cute but couldn’t touch that of Hugh Jackman’s first academy awards. The song ends and Lynch introduces her helpers, The Emmy Tones. Too bad, tone was exactly what they were lacking. Over all, I was kinda surprised at how little applause there was in between awards and how happy I was by the end of the ceremony. I don’t know what the hell Julie Bowen was wearing, the material was beautiful but she looked like a skeleton in that dress. The TOP moment of the night was the presentation for Actress in a Comedy Series. As each actress was announced, each of the women walked onto the stage holding hands as if they were final contestants in the beauty pageant. Even if it was scripted, which if it was Edie Falco didn’t know about it, it was hysterical and completely appropriate. The Canadian Tenors sang “Hallelujah” during the “In Memory” clip. It was the best music I heard all night. The Medley sung earlier by Michael Bolton, John Stamos, and some three guys that I NEVER heard of, was… shocking. And not in a good way. If it was a joke, I didn’t get it. And lastly, I’ve never heard so many people say, “I wasn’t expecting this,” during an acceptance speech. Check out the winners below. Who are you surprised by?
Comedy: Supporting Actress: Julie Bowen Modern Family… Actor: Ty Burrell Modern Family… Director: Michael Spiller Modern Family… Writing: Steven Levitan and Jeffrey Richman Modern Family… Lead Actress: Melissa McCarthy Mike and Molly… Actor: Jim Parsons Big Bang Theory… Comedy Series: Modern Family
Drama: Supporting Actress: Margo Martindale Justified… Actor: Peter Dinklage Game of Thrones… Director: Martin Scorsese Boardwalk Empire… Writing: Jason Katims Friday Night Lights… Lead Actress: Julianna Margulies The Good Wife… Actor: Kyle Chandler Friday Night Lights… Drama Series: Mad Men
Miniseries/Movie: Supporting Actress: Maggie Smith Downton Abbey… Actor: Barry Pepper The Kennedys… Director: Brian Percival Downton Abbey… Writing: Julian Fellowes Downton Abbey… Lead Actress: Kate Winslet Mildred Pierce… Actor: Guy Pearce Mildred Pierce… Miniseries/Movie: Downton Abbey
Variety, Music or Comedy Series: Reality Competition: Amazing Race… Director: Don Roy King Saturday Night Live… Writing: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart… Variety, Music or Comedy Series: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart