Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Emmy Award Winners - It's a "Mad" and "Modern" TV World

The Emmy's were on Sunday night in case you missed them (I missed some, just couldn't take my eyes off of "Breaking Bad")...Not too many surprises, although if you've never watched "Friday Night Lights" Kyle Chandler winning might be one. "Mad Men" won its fourth "Outstanding Drama Series" award, placing the show in the company of past fourpeaters "Hill Street Blues" and "The West Wing," which both won four in a row, as well as "LA Law," which won four in five years. No show has ever won five in a row, so next year "Mad Men" will make that attempt, but with some (probable) stiff competition from the likes of "Breaking Bad," "Game of Thrones" and "Boardwalk Empire."

There were some glaring snubs though. While I think Jim Parsons and Chandler are great on their respective shows, this was the year for Steve Carell and Jon Hamm to finally win. The whole drama category for male actors was lucky that "Breaking Bad" premiered so late and was ineligible for this years awards, because there's no doubt that Bryan Cranston will pick up his fourth win in fivey ears when the awards roll around next year...But I digress...Also props to Jon Stewart and "The Daily Show".....Here are the winners:

Outstanding comedy series: Modern Family
Outstanding drama series: Mad Men
Outstanding miniseries or movie: Downton Abbey
Outstanding lead actress, miniseries or movie: Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce
Outstanding supporting actor in a miniseries or movie: Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce
Outstanding directing for a miniseries, movie or dramatic special: Brian Percival, Downton Abbey
Outstanding lead actor in a miniseries or movie: Barry Pepper, The Kennedys
Outstanding supporting actress, miniseries or movie: Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Outstanding writing for a miniseries or movie: Julian Fellowes, Downton Abbey
Outstanding lead actor, drama: Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
Outstanding lead actress, drama: Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Outstanding supporting actor, drama: Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Outstanding directing, drama: Martin Scorsese, Boardwalk Empire
Outstanding supporting actress, drama: Margo Martindale, Justified
Outstanding writing, drama series: Jason Katims, Friday Night Lights
Outstanding variety, music or comedy series: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Outstanding directing for a variety, music or comedy series: Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live (host: Justin Timberlake)
Outstanding writing for a variety, music or comedy series: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Outstanding reality competition: The Amazing Race
Outstanding lead actress, comedy: Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly)
Outstanding lead actor, comedy series: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Outstanding writing for a comedy: Steve Levitan, Jeffrey Richman (“Caught in the Act”), Modern Family
Outstanding director, comedy: Michael Alan Spiller (“Halloween”), Modern Family
Outstanding supporting actor, comedy: Ty Burrell (Modern Family)
Outstanding supporting actress, comedy: Julie Bowen (Modern Family)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Football is Back

After a lengthy lockout, finally the NFL on Sunday is back. No matter what team you love weekends are just not the same without some footy ball.