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Monday, September 19, 2011

Looks like you did well, Emmys


I think the Emmys got it mostly right.

Honestly, maybe the Emmys usually get it right. It's hard to remember.

I usually don't watch most of the ceremony, and last night was no exception. (Eagles-Falcons, with Michael Vick returning to Atlanta, and a new episode of AMC's stellar "Breaking Bad" won out rather easily.)

I know that the Oscars usually manage to frustrate me with an award or two every year. And the Grammys? They're a joke. The year's best music  at least much of it  is NOT showcased on that annual dog-and-pony show. 

But the Emmys and I are cool. And we're going to stay that way for another year, now that I've skimmed the list of winners.

The best dram going to AMC's "Mad Men"? Yes, sign me up. Sure, by far my favorite show on that list is HBO's fantasy epic "Game of Thrones" -- it's that where-have-you-been-all-my-life show -- but "Mad Men" arguably is the better show.
And best comedy going to ABC's "Modern Family" is fair. NBC's "Parks and Recreation" may have given it a run for its money last season, but none of the other comedies is as consistently funny as "Family."

Other wins making me happy include Jim Parsons winning for best actor in a comedy series for the second year in a row for CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" -- "Bang" would be half the show without him as Sheldon -- and Ty Burrell, Phil on "Modern Family," winning for best supporting actor in a comedy. In a show full of talented, funny people, Burrell really stands out. Last but not least, the very talented Peter Dinklage was very deserving of going home with the award for best supporting actor in a drama series for his work as Tyrion Lannister on "Game of Thrones." Glad the series got a win.

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Peter Dinklage of HBO's "Game of Thrones" gives his acceptance speech.

Last night's Emmy's also reiterated the fact that I've made some poor choices by skipping certain series altogether. "The Good Wife," with star Julianna Margulies winning best series dramatic actress? Never seen it. Ditto for "Mike and Molly," for which Melissa McCarthy won best actress in a comedy. And, with star Kyle Chandler winning best actor in a drama series, I can't put off the great "Friday Night Lights" project much longer.

I did catch a few minutes of the Emmys here and there. The saddest moment was watching Mr. Tiger Blood, himself, Charlie Sheen, playing politics and wishing his old show, "Two and a Half Men," all the best. You know he doesn't mean a word of it.

The best was either all the nominees for best supporting actress in a comedy series going on stage before the winner was announced, following "Parks" star Amy Poehler's lead, or the acceptance speech by one of the head writers for "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" when the show won best writing for  a variety, music or comedy series. Hilarious.

Well, the Emmys closes the book on another TV season, and a new one is already underway. Happy viewing, everyone.

-- Mark Meszoros | |


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