I honestly don’t watch very much TV, so I must admit that the Emmy Awards hold only a minimum amount of appeal to me. However, I was interested enough that I managed to plug into a live feed for the first hour and change and got to see some very deserving performers win awards, including “Modern Family”‘s Eric Stonestreet (Best Supporting Actor, Comedy), “Glee”‘s Jane Lynch (Best Supporting Actress, Comedy) and “Big Bang Theory”‘s Jim Parsons (Best Actor, Comedy).
I was also moderately impressed by the job Jimmy Fallon did as host, if only because I didn’t see him laugh at one of his own jokes (a particular pet peeve of mine) once. I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised, considering he did a pretty bang-up job hosting the VMAs a few years back.
I tuned in a little too late to see the much-discussed opening segment, but through the magic of YouTube, I was able to view it this morning, and I’ve gotta say, it was pretty good. I was also VERY happy to go to bed last night with the knowledge that “Modern Family”, a show that I’ve been crowing about since the early part of last year’s season, took home the award for Best Comedy. It is pretty much the ONLY show I go out of my way to watch each week. The writing and acting is absolutely superb. And Ed O’ Neill is someone who’s deserved an Emmy for almost two decades (his not being nominated for an individual performance-whether as Jay Pritchett this year or as Al Bundy for the 11-year run of “Married…with Children”) is a crime. This one was a long time coming!
I was gonna post Jewel’s “In Memoriam” performance, but upon watching, I was struck by the fact that there were so many actors that I recognized in that segment. It kinda threw me for a loop. Seeing Gary Coleman, Dixie Carter (with the death of Dana Plato’s son, it’s been a particularly tragic year for the “Diff’rent Strokes” family), Brittany Murphy, Corey Haim, Rue McLanahan and Andrew Koenig-people I tuned into every single week growing up, most of whom were in my general age range…what a reminder of your own mortality.
Anyway, sorry for the Debbie Downer-ness. Check out the Fallon performance and the “Modern Family” win below.