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Best Television Series - Drama --- Mad Men
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical --- Tina Fey (30 Rock)
Best Television Series - Comedy or Musical --- 30 Rock
Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television ---- Paul Giamatti (John Adams)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical --- Alec Baldwin (30 Rock)
I couldn't actually bring myself to watch the People's Choice Awards last night. There is only so much Adam Sandler a girl can take and the incessant commercials for Bedtime Stories have more than fulfilled my quota for the year. Any award show that even has Worst Week in the running for Best New Comedy is no good in my book. I don't care if there weren't that many to choose from this year. Gary Unmarried won, if you care... which I don't. Besides, I was too busy distracting myself with the horror show that was 13: Fear Is Real, which in retrospect was probably worse than sitting through a few minutes of Adam Sandler schtick.
The SAG Award nominees were announced today, and I was trying to feign disinterest because of that whole strike/not strike thing that I'm trying really hard to pretend isn't happening because if I lose out on more TV, there's going to be lots of hell to pay. Anyway, whether or not they decide to strike is irrelevant to these nominations, I suppose, but it's time for actors to give themselves a little pat on the back. I find it hard to get riled up about these, because they aren't the Emmys... or even the Golden Globes, but I do sort of like the ensemble award, so there's that.
While I was disappointed that the live TV broadcast (at least the Today show version) covered very few TV categories, I was pretty excited by a couple of things. Normally the category of Actor/Actress in a miniseries or made-for-TV movie is something I just shrug at and pretend doesn't exist, but my ears did perk up quite a bit when I heard that Kiefer Sutherland had been nominated for his role in 24: Redemption. Jack's Back! That's pretty awesome!
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?
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.
Viewers of The Wire know him only as Cedric Daniels, last seen beginning his career as a lawyer after resigning his position as Baltimore's police commissioner. Lost followers puzzle over his appearances as the mysterious "recruiter" Matthew Abaddon, seen intersecting with major characters at key moments in both flashbacks and fast-forwards. But this fall, Lance Reddick hopes fans of both shows rediscover him as yet another complex character: Agent Phillip Broyles of the Dept. of Homeland Security on Fringe, the new J.J. Abrams series airing on Fox. We caught up with the straight-shooting actor earlier this week at the New York premiere party for the show, where he spoke his mind about his past, present and future.
TWoP: It's not possible for any television show to be more critically acclaimed than The Wire, and yet it was almost entirely overlooked by the Emmys throughout its five seasons. How much does that bother you and your castmates?
If all our Tubey polls weren't enough, we're adding one more. The nice folks over at Entertainment Weekly have joined together with us for one bonus poll. So if you've already voted for this week's Tubey polls, head on over to EW.com and cast your vote in this special category.
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