2010 62nd Annual Emmy Awards…My Take…

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2010 62nd Annual Emmy Award Winners

For the most part, I am pleased with the Emmy Award decisions. A few seemed odd. Some noms I did not agree with and some shows completely overlooked. But it was pretty fair.

The Bob Hope Humanitarian Award went to George Clooney.Obviouslyy deserved – Clooney uses his celebrity to follow his conscious and help those without the means and opportunity to help themselves. Loving George from The Facts of Life days – I feel proud of him in a weird stranger kind of way. Pure class act. Humble, gorgeous, kind…whew.

Jimmy Fallon worked his ASS OFF!! Not every joke landed, but man…he was all over the place and did a fantastic job with his guitar, singing, impressions and energy. Bravo!

The show went quickly…they REALLY got those winners off the stage pronto!!

As always, the InMemoriamm portion of the program created some tears. So many talented women and young people in the list this year. Very sad. Did they leave out Bea Arthur or was she last’s years?

I have this odd reaction when I watch the Emmys and the Oscars. I am quietly tearful throughout a majority of the show. It is like a part of me misses what could have been. I dreamed of being aHollywoodd player since a very young age. I was even born the night of the 1974 Academy Awards 🙂 Seriously though, when I watch these award programs I feel asadnesss for a life left unexplored.

Below, the full list of winners from Sunday’s Emmy Awards.

— Drama Series: “Mad Men,” AMC.

Happy about this. Clearly, great show. However…I do believe some other really good shows were ignored once again. A few being: Damages, Rescue Me and The Closer.

— Comedy Series: “Modern Family,” ABC.

YESSS!! Very glad!! Funniest network show in a long time.

— Actor, Drama Series: Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad,” AMC.

I have still never watched this show. I know I will like it…I just have that feeling. But I am so far behind that I need to rent previous episodes before I start anew. I knew he would win this award. However, I am peeved that Hugh Laurie was once again dissed.

— Actress, Drama Series: Kyra Sedgwick, “The Closer,” TNT.

She was my vote!! Kyra does a fantastic job at portraying Brenda Lee Johnson on The Closer. She seems nothing like her character and I feel she plays the role incredibly. Many critics seem upset that Katy Segal from Sons of Anarchy was not nominated or the winner of this award. I have yet to see that show, so I cannot share their sentiments. I am very pleased with this choice!! Kyra was also, in my opinion, one of thee best dressed of the night. Classic, simple and what agorgeouss color.

— Actor, Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS.

I do like him in this role. He is funny and plays it very well. I would have very much liked to see Tony Shahloub win for his last season as Monk, however. He was truly wonderful in that role and I miss the show a lot!!

— Actress, Comedy Series: Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie,” Showtime.

I do NOT understand why this show is in the Comedcategoryry. It’s a great show, don’t get me wrong. I absolutely LOVE it. But it is not a comedy in my book. And quite frankly, how ANYONE could overlook Toni Collette‘s amazing talent in The United States of Tara is beyond me. Watch her as Buck for 5 minutes and you will see this was the biggest WTF of the night.

— Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad,” AMC.

Again, never saw the show. My vote was for Andre Brower from Men of a Certain Age. The show is just okay. But he – AS ALWAYS – is great in it. He truly is one of the best actors of our time…and highly underrated and overlooked.

— Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Archie Panjabi, “The Good Wife,” CBS.

This one was a pretty big WTF as well. I like the show. Don’t love it. I certainly don’t love her in it. She isn’t terrible and it could be much worse…but this was VERY odd by talent standards in my mind. My vote went for Rose Byrne for Damages (which I still don’t understand how she is considered “supporting” when I consider her a lead). If not her…pretty much ANY of the other noms would have made more sense.

— Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family,” ABC.

Yeahhh!!! My vote!!! Its hard to pic a fav character on this show…but if I had to…it would be him!!

— Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Jane Lynch, “Glee,” Fox.

Don’t watch it. I have liked her in other things…mainly Christopher Guest films. My vote was for Sophia Vergara.

— Miniseries: “The Pacific,” HBO.

— Made-for-TV Movie: “Temple Grandin,” HBO.

My vote was for You Don’t Know Jack…but that is because it was the only one I watched lol. It was VERY good though.

— Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Al Pacino, “You Don’t Know Jack,” HBO.

I cannot comment on the others as I did not see them to compare…but in my book this award was more than deserved. His portrayal of Jack Kevorkian was uncanny anmesmerizingng.

— Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Claire Danes, “Temple Grandin,” HBO.

Didn’t see it, but clearly I should. Danes was also one of my best dressed of the night.

— Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: David Strathairn, “Temple Grandin,” HBO.

— Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Julia Ormond, “Temple Grandin,” HBO.

— Directing for a Comedy Series: Ryan Murphy, “Glee,” Fox.

— Directing, Drama Series: Steve Shill, “Dexter,” Showtime.

— Directing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Mick Jackson, “Temple Grandin,” HBO.

— Directing, Variety, Music or Comedy Special: Bucky Gunts, “Vancouver 2010 Winter Games Opening Ceremony,” NBC.

— Variety, Music or Comedy Series: “The Daily Show,” Comedy Central.

Do I really need to comment here?? LOL. Of course it’s the winner. They shouldn’t even bother with the nominations 🙂

— Reality Competition Program: “Top Chef,” Bravo.

Happy surprise of the night!! Amazing Race didn’t win?? Are you SURE?? Thank God. Love the Top Chef…yum.

— Writing for Comedy Series: Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd, “Modern Family,” ABC.

— Writing, Drama Series: Matthew Weiner and Erin Levy, “Mad Men,” AMC.

— Writing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Adam Mazer, “You Don’t Know Jack,” HBO.

— Writing, Variety, Music or Comedy Special: 63rd Annual Tony Awards, CBS.

Maura Tierney from Newsradio and ER fame made a gorgeous appearance after her struggle with cancer. She was slotted to star in last year’s new show, Parenthood. but could not due to being diagnosed with breast cancer. She is starring in a new upcoming show called The Whole Truth. Very happy to see her looking so lovely and well. She has always been a favorite of mine.

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About Heather Rayne

I am a mom, wife, writer, volunteer, eater of food, lover of animals and avid TV enthusiast. I am opinionated, honest, compassionate and sensitive. I can also be difficult, hard headed and emotional. I consider myself to have a great sense of humor and am very attracted to that in others. I am striving to live an authentic life. I am attempting to learn how to find happiness in the now. I always have hope to be a better person. That being said - I can be vulgar, negative and even a little bitchy at times. I say what I mean and my filter is often dysfunctional. With me, what you see is what you get. I have strong opinions and am quick to speak my mind. This can cause problems from time to time but I do not ever intend to hurt or offend anyone. With that - be warned. I do hope you enjoy my site. Thanks for visiting and have a swell day.

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