Emmy Awards 2010: The Liveblog
9:12 - Outstanding Actor in a Drama would be a great competition between Kyle Chandler, Jon Hamm, Bryan Cranston, Matthew Fox, Michael C. Hall, Jon Hamm and Hugh Laurie... if Bryan Cranston didn't win it for the third year in a row. A shame, that. Chandler is God. One more year to get it right, Emmys, and Cranston won't be eligible.
9:15 - Ha! This Community sketch is... an Infiniti commercial. Boo-urns.
9:20 - Immediately following a commercial for Undercovers, the stars of Undercovers conveniencidentally tell us who won best Guest Actor and Actress in a Drama Series. It was John Lithgow, who was in pretty much every episode of Dexter last season, and Ann-Margret. They present Outstanding Directing in a Drama, and Steve Shill wins for Dexter. It's funny to see how the American nominees make jokes, and the foreign nominees go for heartfelt in their intro videos. Reverence for an awards show? Adorable!
9:24 - Fallon pulls out his best Elton John, Boyz II Men and Green Day to say good-bye to 24, Law & Order and Lost. While we love a good Boyz II Men reference, between this and the Springsteen, the whole thing smacks of Adam Sandler, really. Not even Weird Al Yankovic, who has never parodied a show more recent than 1978. Sandler. Not a compliment.
9:30 - Hi all! Mindy here. I'm watching the Emmys and not even hating them. I mean, the set looks like a Lisa Frank Trapper Keeper and there are remotes floating in what appears to be vats of lube behind the presenters like some bad Tivo booth at CES, but this has been entertaining and the right people have been winning -- this is so great! Now let's cut back on the gay jokes, everybody! They are lazy!
9:31 - Oh, good. More Twitter intros. When are these going to stop?
9:32 - Tina Fey and Schue come out to tell us that Glenn Close is terrifying. True, very true. And... WTF? Kyra Sedgwick is the best lead dramatic actress in the land? This is the first old-school Emmy moment of the night. And I mean that as an insult.
9:34 - Variety clip show time! Hope this is better than the NBC/winners no one cares aboutgasm the reality montage was.