Emmy Awards 2010: The Liveblog
8:23 - Stephen Colbert kills it. As always. He announces the Best Supporting Actresses in a comedy (Jane Lynch, Jenna Krakowski, Julie Bowen, Kristen Wiig, Sofia Vergara and Holland Taylor), and Lynch takes it. Kick. Ass. She correctly thanks the writers for creating the ridiculous Sue Sylvester, then thanks her wife and kids. I want to go into the future and meet Jane Lynch's kids in 20 years. I think they'll be pretty awesome.
8:30 - Fallon introduces, via a lengthy bit of word-association, Matthew Perry and Lauren Graham, who get their own awful banter to announce that the winners of Best Guest Actor and Actress in a Comedy... already got their Emmys. (Neil Patrick Harris and Betty White, for those who weren't keeping score at home.) Oh, but they're also announcing the Best Directing in a Comedy, and it's Ryan Murphy! Announcer John Hodgman (I may not have mentioned him yet) gets in a great joke about how, before Nip/Tuck, Hollywood had never heard of plastic surgery. Zing! To be honest, of all the reasons to like Ryan Murphy, his talents has a director isn't one of them. Oh well.
8:37 - This sketch about introducing new gimmicks to Modern Family is the funniest thing I've ever seen. Even Stewie from Family Guy made me laugh. Unprecedented!
8:39 Lead Actor in a Comedy Series! Jim Parsons, Tony Shalhoub, Larry David, Matthew Morrison, Steve Carell and Alec Baldwin are the nominees, and Jim Parsons wins it! Woo-hoo! Yes, because he's awesome, but also because I didn't really want any of those other guys to win. Like, at all.
8:44 - NPH is back, bitches! He starts things off by calling Jimmy gay, then gets right down to Best Lead Actress in a Comedy. Collette. Falco, Fey. Louis-Dreyfus. Michele. Poehler. And it's Edie Falco! She says this is ridiculous, and that she's not funny. But her show is. Mostly. Which is why, we assume, Matthew Morrison was nominated in his category. That guy has never done a funny thing on Glee, ever. Also, according to Deadline.com, Falco is the first performer to win lead Emmys for consecutive regular series roles -- and the first actress to win for comedy and dramatic series roles. Nice!
8:47 - Comedy is over, except for Best Comedy, so Jimmy has busted out the guitar (again...) to announce Reality segment with a Kardashian. Do not ask me which one (I think it's the one whose first name starts with a K). Cue long reality show montage that, depending on your age and/or level of pretension, makes you either bemused or sad.