And thus, the show comes to an end with Modern Family winning the emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series.
Let's see, there were 26 awards during the show and I got 13 right so that's 50 percent. Yeah, tonight wasn't my night.
So, closing thoughts on the ceremony itself. Mostly entertaining, Jimmy Fallon was pretty solid as a host. I don't think it's as good as last year's ceremony with Neil Patrick Harris as the host. But you know what, I was only disappointed with one thing,… Continue
Added by Aaron on August 29, 2010 at 10:02pm —
I'm back, baby. The Pacific won for Outstanding Miniseries, Temple Grandin won for Outstanding Made For Television Movie, and Mad Men, for the third year in a row, took home Outstanding Drama Series.
The last award is coming up, Outstanding Comedy Series. Which means my final update of the night is coming up as well where I'll also talk about my thoughts on the awards show itself.
Added by Aaron on August 29, 2010 at 9:54pm —
Well, I'm certainly not coming back from this.
For Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie, Or A Dramatic Special, I had Barry Levinson for You Don't Know Jack, The winner was Mick Jackson for Temple Grandin.
I did catch up with Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or Movie with Al Pacino winning for You Don't Know Jack.
Four more to go with Outstanding Miniseries next. I have The Pacific but if Return To Cranford wins, I might get pissed.
Added by Aaron on August 29, 2010 at 9:44pm —
Well, I've bumped it up to 8 right out of 21 so far.
I picked Adam Mazer for Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries, Movie, Or Special for You Don't Know Jack and I was right.
Then, Claire Danes won for Lead Actress In A Miniseries or Movie for her role in Temple Grandin.
Hopefully, I can make up with the last 5 nominations. Up next, Directing For A Miniseries, Movie, Or A Dramatic Special, and Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or Movie.
Added by Aaron on August 29, 2010 at 9:33pm —
David Strathairn won for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or Movie for Temple Grandin. Once again, I was wrong as I had Patrick Stewart to win in that category.
So, now that makes 6 out of 17 for me. Basically, I'm sucking right now on this.
But hey, at least Jewel's song that she created for the In Memoriam segment cheered me up.
We're heading towards the homestretch, folks and next up is Lead Actress In A Miniseries or Movie.
Added by Aaron on August 29, 2010 at 9:24pm —
Now, we are onto miniseries and movies. By this point, I have not seen any of these nominated miniseries or movies and just took a guess on most of them.
Like Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or Movie. I picked Susan Sarandon for You Don't Know Jack but then, Julia Ormond won for Temple Grandin.
Next up, Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or Movie.
Added by Aaron on August 29, 2010 at 9:12pm —
Next up, Ricky Gervais served up beer to the audience and then presented the award for Outstanding Directing For A Variety, Music, Or Comedy Special to Bucky Gunts for directing the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony.
Then, the biggest letdown of the night (at least in my opinion), The Daily Show With Jon Stewart won for Outstanding Variety, Music, Or Comedy Series. The only reason I'm disappointed is because I really believed Conan could catch a break by winning… Continue
Added by Aaron on August 29, 2010 at 8:58pm —
My god, I'm sucking at this right now. Kyra Sedgwick finally won an emmy for Lead Actress In A Drama Series for The Closer. Once again, I'm fairly shocked.
Then, Variety kicked in with the first award for Writing For A Variety, Music, Or Comedy Special. I predicted the 82nd Annual Academy Awards would be the winner and the winner turned out to be the 63rd Annual Tony Awards.
Next up is Directing For A Variety, Music, Or Comedy Special and possibly Variety, Music, Or Comedy… Continue
Added by Aaron on August 29, 2010 at 8:44pm —
Another surprise. For Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series, I had Lesli Linka Glatter for directing the Mad Men episode "Guy Walks Into An Advertising Agency". The winner was Steve Shill for directing an episode of "Dexter" called "The Getaway". Hey, three cheers for Dexter fans.
Next up, was a very amusing musical tribute to 24, Lost, and Law And Order, three long-running shows that ended their run this year, with Jimmy Fallon doing good imitations of Elton John's "Candle In The… Continue
Added by Aaron on August 29, 2010 at 8:31pm —
Geez, just when I thought the last award was out of nowhere.
The winner for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series was Archie Panjabi for The Good Wife. Completely out of nowhere, but then again I don't watch The Good Wife.
Moving on, Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series went to Bryan Cranston for Breaking Bad for the third year in a row. Even though he wasn't my pick to win or should win, I'm glad to see him win for that.
Outstanding Directing For… Continue
Added by Aaron on August 29, 2010 at 8:18pm —
So, we are now into drama with the first award being Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series. I predicted that one of the two Mad Men episodes were win and I was right. Matthew Weiner and Erin Levy won for writing the episode "Shut The Door, Have A Seat."
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series was another big surprise for me because I never would have thought that Aaron Paul would win for Breaking Bad, but he did. Maybe it's because I still haven't seen this show… Continue
Added by Aaron on August 29, 2010 at 8:09pm —
First off, no big surprise for me. Edie Falco won for Nurse Jackie in Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series, she was the favorite to win.
The big surprise came at Outstanding Reality Competition Program. You'd think that The Amazing Race would win since they've won every year since the award was made. But not this year, Bravo's Top Chef won for Outstanding Reality Competition Program.
Maybe it was because I accepted the fact that The Amazing Race would win like… Continue
Added by Aaron on August 29, 2010 at 7:54pm —
No, I was wrong again.
The winner for Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series was Ryan Murphy for directing the director's cut of the Glee pilot episode. Not that I have a problem with that, I like Glee but I don't like the way Ryan Murphy looks.
He looks like kind of a douche. But hey, maybe that's just me.
Luckily for me, Jim Parsons won for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series for The Big Bang Theory, which made me so happy when his name was called… Continue
Added by Aaron on August 29, 2010 at 7:44pm —
So, Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series was next. I predicted that Modern Family would win for its' Pilot episode but I thought that the Office's Niagra episode should have won.
Modern Family's pilot won for series creators Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd. Glad they won and I loved their riff of the Isaiah Mustafa Old Spice commercial.
Next was Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series and Jane Lynch won for playing Sue Sylvester on Glee which I got… Continue
Added by Aaron on August 29, 2010 at 7:29pm —
So, the awards are off and without any hesitation...
I'm off to a bad start.
Eric Stonestreet won for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series for his role on Modern Family. At least to me, I was surprised by that because my two choices to win were Neil Patrick Harris and Jon Cryer.
But you know what, I'm glad he won because I really like him on Modern Family and I think he's deserves it.
Stay tuned for another update.
Added by Aaron on August 29, 2010 at 7:17pm —
So, the emmys are on their way and of course with an award show like this, you have to have a big opening number and just as the awards start.
We get a big number involving members of the cast of Glee, host Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, Joel McHale, Jorge Garcia, Jon Hamm, Jane Lynch, Kate Gosselin, Betty White, Randy Jackson, and Tim Gunn doing a rendition of 'Born To Rock'.
And how does it play out,
It's good. Not great but entertaining. A very good… Continue
Added by Aaron on August 29, 2010 at 7:06pm —
Tonight is the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on NBC which will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon. So, beforehand, I'm going to predict who I think will win and who I want to see win tonight in the major categories. So, let's not waste any time. Let's get right to the awards.
Let's start off with the acting categories:
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
Ty Burrell for Modern Family
Chris Colfer for Glee
Jon Cryer for Two and a Half Men
Added by Aaron on August 29, 2010 at 12:06pm —
For any Back To The Future fan who saw Back To The Future Part II (myself included), this is pretty exciting news for anybody who wants the self-lacing shoes that Marty uses when he's in the future. They could be coming soon.
Check out this story from Stuart Fox at MSNBC:
Nike has filed a patent for a self-lacing shoe that resembles the sneakers from "Back to the Future 2" so closely, one has to wonder whether a hover-board and flux capacitor could be far… Continue
Added by Aaron on August 27, 2010 at 4:10pm —
This week, we've seen a bunch of trailer for potential oscar contenders like Black Swan and 127 Hours. And now, at least in my opinion, here's another.
Yahoo! Movies has debuted the trailer for 'Tamara Drewe' from Stephen Frears, director of 'The Queen' and 'Dangerous Liasons' and starring one of my favorite up-and-coming actresses, Gemma Arterton. The film opens on October 8th.
A young newspaper writer returns to her home town in the English countryside. Her childhood… Continue
Added by Aaron on August 27, 2010 at 3:09pm —
Yesterday, I did a list of 10 of my favorite movies of the summer and Toy Story 3 and Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World were tied as my favorite movie of the summer.
I'm going to go into greater detail in this blog post on why both movies are tied as my favorite film of the summer. And to do that, I came up with six reasons why both films are equally fantastic and the similarities they both had. So, on we go:
#1: Great Story
In Toy Story 3, the toys have to deal with… Continue
Added by Aaron on August 24, 2010 at 11:36pm —