2009 Emmy Winners

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Here are all the winners from last nights Emmy Awards.  Some good: Michael Emerson, Glenn Close, 30 Rock, 30 Rock, 30 Rock and 30 Rock.  Some bad: Bryan Cranston, John Cryer, Cherry Jones.  (Here are my predictions and a list of the nominees, in case you care: 2009 Emmy Nominees.)

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Drama Series

Mad Men

Not a huge surprise here.  Mad Men is the new Sopranos, it’s going to get many awards for a long time.  Lost was nominated, but it didn’t really stand much of a chance.  Hopefully next year it will win for it’s final season.

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Lead Actor In A Drama Series

Breaking Bad • Bryan Cranston, as Walter White

Well that was unexpected.  I was very unhappy to see Bryan Cranston win again.  I just really don’t like that show.

Lead Actress In A Drama Series

Damages • Glenn Close, as Patty Hewes

Aaawsooome.  Glenn Close totally deserves this.  Patty Hewes is an insanely good character.


Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

Lost • Michael Emerson, as Ben Linus

And the best award of the night goes to Ben.  Michael Emerson needed this award.  It would have been a crime if Terry O’Quinn had an Emmy and Michael Emerson didn’t

I have to say that his speech was rather dull.  Usually I find him incredibly entertaining, but he was extremely low key.  And I kinda wanted him to give Terry O’Quinn a shout out.

Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

24 • Cherry Jones, as President Allison Taylor

This was wierd.  Who’s voting for 24 at the Emmys?  Elizabeth Mitchell should have been nominated.

Guest Actor In A Drama Series

Rescue Me • Michael J. Fox, as Dwight

I saw this one coming.  There’s no way that anyone is going to beat Michael J. Fox.

Guest Actress In A Drama Series

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit • Ellen Burstyn, as Bernadette Stabler

Writing for a Drama Series

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Lost could have won this episode, I think it actually stood a pretty good chance.

Directing For A Drama Series

ER • And In The End

That’s a nice send-off for ER.

Casting For A Drama Series

True Blood

Now that I’ve actually started watching True Blood I agree with this award.  I still think Damages casting is amazing though.

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Comedy Series

30 Rock

Of course 30 Rock won.  And did you hear what Tina Fey said when she got on stage?  “That was a nail-biter.”  I couldn’t tell whether she was honestly nervous or she was being cocky.  Everyone else knew she was going to win, surely she knew too.

Who voted for Family Guy?  Are you serious?

.Lead Actor In A Comedy Series

30 Rock • Alec Baldwin, as Jack Donaghy

Yay!  How could Alec Baldwin not win?  He’s an amazing actor, and he’s finally got a role that lets him be as funny as he actually is.

Lead Actress In A Comedy Series

United States Of Tara • Toni Collette, as Tara Gregson

I love Tina Fey (and Mary Louise Parker, and Sarah Silverman), but Toni Collette deserved this more, I admit it.

Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

Two And A Half Men • John Cryer, as Alan Harper

John Cryer!?!  JOHN CRYER!?!?!?!  Finally we get Jeremy Piven out of this category and now we give it to John Cryer!  Good god.

111516_2861Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

Pushing Daisies Kristin Chenoweth, as Olive Snook

She’s as cute as a button, how could she not win.  Honestly though, this was a great way to start off the night, reminding people how great Pushing Daisies was.

Writing for a Comedy Series

30 Rock • Reunion

30 Rock had almost all the nominations in this category, but they won for their best episode.  Reunion was just too funny.

Directing For A Comedy Series

The Office • Stress Relief

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That episode was pretty hilarious, I’ll admit it.  I would rather have seen 30 Rock win, but that was possibly the funniest Office opening ever.

Casting For A Comedy Series

30 Rock

You really can’t beat the 30 Rock casting. The Weeds casting has always been good, but it’s never stood out to me. United States of Tara was pretty good, but a lot of it rests on Toni Collette and the writing.

Guest Actor In A Comedy Series

Saturday Night Live • Host: Justin Timberlake • Justin Timberlake, as Various Characters

2SNLcwN06Justin Timberlake is probably the best host in recent years.  Alec Baldwin’s always good but Justin Timberlake is just glorious.

Guest Actress In A Comedy Series

Saturday Night Live • Presidential Bash 2008 • Tina Fey, as Governor Sarah Palin (Spoof)

How could Tina not win, it’s very possible that these guest appearances changed the election results (maybe a few percentage points in New York and California).

Variety, Music Or Comedy Series

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

Poor Mr. Colbert, always coming in second.

Stephen ColbertWriting For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Series

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

Variety, Music Or Comedy Special

The Kennedy Center Honors

What the hell are The Kennedy Center Honors?

Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Special

Chris Rock – Kill The Messenger

I almost threw up.

Animated Program (for programming less than one hour)

South Park


Miniseries/TV Movie

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Grey Gardens

Well that’s nice for them.


Little Dorrit

Directing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special

Little Dorrit

Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special

Little Dorrit

Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie

Into The Storm • Brendan Gleeson, as Winston Churchill

Grey Gardens 04Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie

Grey Gardens • Jessica Lange, as Big Edie

Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie

Grey Gardens • Ken Howard, as Phelan Beale

Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

House Of Saddam • Shohreh Aghdashloo, as Sajida

I would have wanted this lady to win if I had recognized her name, but I cannot pronounce it.  I do lover her though.


Dharma Wants YouCreative Achievement in Interactive Media – Fiction

The Dharma Initiative

Somehow our truncated ARG won.

Creative Achievement in Interactive Media – Nonfiction

The Saturday Night Live Digital Experience

Special Class – Short-format Live-Action Entertainment Programs

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog

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Special Visual Effects For A Series

Heroes • The Second Coming/The Butterfly Effect

Main Title Design

United States Of Tara

I love the United States of Tara opening, but it’s surprising that True Blood didn’t win.

Original Main Title Theme Music

Great Performances

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81st Annual Academy Awards • Song Title: “Hugh Jackman Opening Number”

Personally I found Hugh Jackman’s Oscar opening to be quite painful.

Reality – Competition Program

The Amazing Race

For the love of god.

Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program

Jeff Probst

Survivor • Jeff Probst, Host

Jeff seemed quite happy at the Emmys, hopefully he’s happy enough to come back next year.

Reality Program


Nonfiction Series

American Masters

Nonfiction Special

102 Minutes That Changed America

– izi


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