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The wait is finally over! Let's see who Mad Men and Modern Family beat, and bask in the glory of having clear eyes, full hearts in our complete up-to-the-minute winner's list for the Primetime Emmy Awards.
Well, it was certainly a mixed bag of winners and losers tonight. Some predictable, some upsets, some things that had me cheering and some that just had me upset. Anyway below is the list of the newly-minted award winners.Outstanding Drama Series - Mad Men
Outstanding Comedy Series - 30 Rock
Variety, Music or Comedy Series - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Reality-Competition Program - The Amazing Race
Host for Reality Competition Show - Jeff Probst (Survivor)
Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Glenn Close (Damages)
Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)
Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Alec Baldwin (30 Rock)
Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Tina Fey (30 Rock)
Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - Zeljko Ivanek (Damages)
Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Dianne Weist (In Treatment)
Supporting Actor in a Comedy - Jeremy Piven (Entourage)
Supporting Actress in a Comedy - Jean Smart (Samantha Who?)
That's the big stuff. After the jump are the other awards that they gave out during the broadcast.
It's a very good day to be Elisabeth Moss. She snagged a nomination for her role as Peggy on Mad Men and another for her miniseries Top of the Lake. Also, if you are working at Netflix, there's probably a big ol’ party happening right now. It is not, however, such a great day to be anyone involved in Parks & Rec (aside from Amy Poehler), The Americans, Justified, Orphan Black or New Girl. See who got nominated for what and get our initial reactions to the announcements.
It's Emmy Award nomination day, which means that we all get insanely frustrated when quality programs get snubbed, while some old standbys get put on the list out of habit. While there were quite a few welcome surprises this year, and some truly deserving television spotlighted, it's pretty clear that the Emmy voters did not take heed and follow our wish list very closely. On the plus side, while watching the nomination announcements this morning, we got to see Grey's Anatomy's Chandra Wilson and Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons read off the main categories, and we love both of them. So that was something. Let's break it down category by category, shall we?
After suffering through the tedium of three hours of badly scripted banter and ridiculous reality hosts trying to cobble together a show, we've had enough. Hollywood has enough ceremonies on TV where they sit and pat each other on the backs, and we're tired of sitting through them all. At least the Creative Arts Emmys have the good decency to do it on the DL and air them when people can ignore them -- unlike the Emmys, which are a big fancy event with hours of red carpet footage and a ceremony to boot. And if they're going to continue to air them, couldn't people at least go back to wearing wild outfits?
I hate Emmy nomination announcement morning. I come in to work all full of summer happiness and then end up feeling annoyed for the rest of the day. Every. Single. Year. I knew it was going to happen based on the short lists, but still, how is Boston Legal still considered one of the best shows on television? It certainly isn't better than The Wire. I'm about ready to throw in the towel on this antiquated awards show. Either that or start a vigilante group to go after nomination voters in the night. Oh, that's a great idea for a reality show. Irritated television critic goes crazy and starts posting pictures of Dexter in people's homes, threatening that he'll come after them unless they start choosing better shows. That said, I am happy that Dexter made the list, and even happier that Grey's Anatomy didn't.
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