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Emmy 2011 - What Happened Last Night?

Posted on the 19 September 2011 by Tvgeek @TVGeek_blog
Emmy 2011 - What Happened Last Night?
The 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards aired last night, presented by Jane Lynch, who was supposed to be funny, but instead made me cringe every time she opened her mouth. There was no even a joke that I laughed at and the only thing I liked from the opening moment was Lynch landing in Sheldon and Leonard's living room. The show felt like an awkward 80' variety show, with lame musical numbers that made me feel sorry for Zachary Levi, Cobie Smulders and pop legend Michael Bolton, who all had to dress up like in a Glee gig.Luckily, I could get over those quickly, but then I had to endure commercial breaks that lasted longer than my puberty and were equally excruciating, every two awards - not kidding, I wrote them down. As for the presenters, some of them were cute, sexy and normal, others tried to be funny but failed (the two Jimmys, Juliana Marguiles), were utterly boring and looked like they'd been forced to do it (Anna Paquin, Gwyneth Paltrow, Drew Barrymore and the new angels) and one in particular was weird and out of place completely - Charlie Sheen. I was glad to see the sexy Ian Somerhalder and David Boreanaz, two of my favorite vamps of all time, and Hugh Laurie looking especially dashing on stage. As for my favorite moments, nothing can top the comedic act the lead actresses in a comedy series put together when the nominations and winner were announced. 

While this year's Emmys could have easily changed their name to the Modern Family awards, I was glad to see at least some of my favorites were deservedly recognized. Jim Parsons and Peter Dinklage were the people I really wanted to see win. Melissa McCarthy was a great surprise, and, though I had rooted for Edie Falco, because I have never watched Mike & Molly, I have always loved Melissa ever since the Gilmore Girls days and she's such a lovely lady. Kate Winslet and Guy Pearce were other two favorite winners and Pearce's acceptance speech was by far the funniest of the night. I was bummed to see that Mad Men won for best drama against amazing shows like Dexter, Game of Thrones and The Good Wife, because I hate Mad Men. I was also bummed about the plethora of awards for Modern Family - except for the Emmy for Julie Bowen, who I actually like. And I couldn't believe Kyle Chandler beat Michael C. Hall, Hugh Laurie and Timothy Olyphant for best actor in a drama.Here's the complete list of winners, as well as the nominees: 

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