Although I missed watching the Emmy’s live telecast on Sunday night (early Monday morning for us in India), I wanted to check out the winner & nominations just to see what was currently considered to be very good as per industry standards and how many of them I would be interested in.
In Outstanding Drama category, Mad Men won and this is a series I have been hearing a whole lot of good things about. My interest is also piqued due to the voluptuous Ms. Christina Hendricks who is a leading actress in this series. None of the others in this category interest me ; I’ve seen True Blood and wasn’t that into it and neither due I like Lost. I wasn’t a fan of any of the nominees in the Outstanding Comedy Series either, with a passing interest in 30 Rock and that’s solely due to Tina Fey. American Idol, a show that I watch a little bit, was nominated in the Outstanding Reality-Competition Program category but lost out to Padma Lakshmi’s Top Chef.
Bryan Cranston & Kyra Sedgwick won best actor & actress in the Drama category for shows I haven’t seen or heard of yet, while Jim Parsons & Edie Falco won it for the comedy sections. If I had my way Tina Fey would win best actress in a Comedy for 10 years! The Outstanding Lead actor in a mini-series or television film had a very talented list of nominees this year – Al Pacino edging out Michael Sheen, Ian McKellen, Dennis Quaid & Jeff Bridges. And hey, Archie Panjabi, who played the hot, sexy older sister in Bend It Like Beckham won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for playing Kalinda Sharma on The Good Wife. And Neil Patrick Harris won Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for playing Bryan Ryan in an episode of Gleewhich was just shown last week here in India (I saw the ad, I don’t watch Glee).
The show was hosted by Jimmy Fallon, who I do not find to be funny!