MONDO EXTRAS

It's a Mad, Mad Rockin World

by TWoP Staff September 22, 2008
Emmy Awards 2008: Live Blog in a row! Okay, so maybe it's technically flawless, but man, don't the voters get bored hearing from the same people year after year? Put a little bias in your vote, for Pete's sake!

10:00 - The incomparable Sally Field has taken the stage! She is here to tell us that there are many TV miniseries and they are different in many ways. Good to know! Anyway, John Adams will win, but I wish The Andromeda Strain would instead. Not that I saw either of them, I just wish these things willy nilly sometimes. John Adams won, but he-he, Tom Hanks is accepting (as the EP) and Sally Field on stage with him making Forrest Gump references from the '90s! This makes watching a predictable win I don't give one single hell about almost worth it. Commercial break time!

10:07 - Tom and Heidi (ravishing, in blue) again. She sure is an attractive lady -- hey, she should model! They are showing us the difference between comedy and drama by acting them out to the best of their abilities. I was not confused about the difference before and am still not, thank you very much.

10:08 - Neil Patrick Harris and Kristin Chenoweth with sadly very little banter between them are presenting Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Musical Program. This is the category I used to get outraged about in high school when people like Barbra Streisand would beat Will Ferrell, so I'm always prepared to be upset by it. And there you have it: Don Rickles beats Tina Fey because he is old and she is not. Like when Steely Dan swept the Grammys a few years ago. Anyway, he's a legend and blah, blah, blah.

10:12 - Rickles is ushered out and Kate Walsh and Wayne Brady(!) are here to tell us who won Outstanding Guest Actor and Actress in a Drama Series at the pretend Emmys last week. Someone named Glynn Turman won for In Treatment and Cynthia Nixon won for something else.

10:13 - Now those two are presenting Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series and Mad Men will win. Actually, whaaaat? Some guy who directs House won! I am surprised by this. Oh well, Mad Men'll get 'em in the Best Drama Series category.

10:15 - Back to Cynthia and Glynn, now presenting Best Writing in a Drama Series. I would also assume Mad Men would take this but The Wire is also nominated, so all bets are off. And Mad Men won! Yay! Utter crap that Dexter wasn't nominated in this category, but hey, at least Battlestar was and Boston Legal didn't win.

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