Emmy Awards 2011: The Liveblog
10:16 - The woman that won presenting alongside the woman that shoulda won. It's like that engagement party toasting scene from Bridesmaids all over again.
10:17 - Oh man, I'd be so happy if Edgar Ramirez won the Best Actor award for Carlos. Fantastic film - shoulda gotten him an Oscar nod last year.
10:18 - But no, The Kennedys wins instead. And Barry Pepper couldn't even be bothered to show up to collect it!
10:18 - C'mon Carlos, you've got a second chance!
10:19 - Aaaand it's gone. Downton Abbey wins again, this time for direction. So much for that Mildred Pierce domination theory. Maybe if it had been directed by Martin Scorsese...
10:19 - The acceptance speeches have been kept really close to time tonight across the board. Oscar winners could learn a thing or two from their TV brethren.
10:20 - "I would ban this song from television," sayeth my wife as "Hallelujah" is sung again on television. Agreed. Lovely tune, but boy has it been overplayed.
10:22 - Not a big fan of live performances during the "In Memoriam" reel in general. Just show the clips with the orchestra playing - more respectful and less awkward.10:23 - Aww, Andy Whitfield. R.I.P., Spartacus.
10:24 - Okay, now they're just shouting this song. Somewhere, both Leonard Cohen and Jeff Buckley are cringing. (Though not together, obviously.)
10:30 - Anna Torv is forced to thank/apologize on behalf of the Canadian Tenors for that botched performance of "Hallelujah." It's that kind of night.
10:31 - And Mildred Pearce finally gets its first award for Guy Pearce as Best Actor. Hope he doesn't have to get a tattoo of the statue just so he doesn't forget he won.
10:35 - Yeah, no surprise there. As with Scorsese, you don't nominate an Oscar winner like Kate Winslet for a Best Actress Emmy and then send her home empty handed.
10:35 - "I didn't think we'd win anything!" We weren't sure either there for awhile, Kate.
10:36 - Glad to see Todd Haynes getting recognized by his cast, if not Emmy voters. Terrific director - Netflix Safe, I'm Not There and Far From Heaven for proof. And Mildred Pierce whenever that's finally on DVD.