Television

The 2010 Emmys: The Good, The Bad, And The Winners

The Emmys have finished a little over an hour ago with some big winners, a few snubs, and Jimmy Fallon hosting a pretty decent awards show. Fan reaction has been pretty positive over this year’s award shows, but there always is the bad with the good.

The Good: The opening number with host Jimmy Fallon, the cast of Glee, Tina Fey, and others was pretty hilarious. Also, the skit that featured the Modern Family cast that featured moments with Stewie Griffin and George Clooney were highlights of the awards show. Fallon’s musical tribute to 24, Lost, and Law & Order also was a bright spot.Other highlights included the wins for Temple Grandin and Al Pacino for You Don’t Know Jack. Finally, Ricky Gervais was genius again as he took a jab at Mel Gibson and also served his own alcohol during his presentation, at an award show that doesn’t serve alcohol to begin with.

The Bad: While the opening numbers were a hit, some of the other parts of the show faltered. Some of Fallon’s musical intros to the five categories did not fly too well, and while the jab at Conan O’Brien was a bit amusing, it didn’t seem too well received. A big bust was Lauren Graham and Matthew Perry discussing their shows with Graham talking about how she is again a single mother while Perry is playing another gay character. Cue laughs. None came. And while a great series, Mad Men winning again felt undeserved by most, as many thought Lost or Dexter would take home a trophy. Glee also was a major upset, as the show had the most nominations this year, taking home only two wins.

The Winners

Outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series
Eric Stonestreet as Cameron Tucker, “Modern Family”

Outstanding writing for a comedy series
Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd, “Modern Family”

Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series
Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester, “Glee”

Outstanding directing for a comedy series
Ryan Murphy, “Glee”

Outstanding lead actor in a comedy series
Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper, “The Big Bang Theory”

Outstanding lead actress in a comedy series
Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton, “Nurse Jackie”

Outstanding reality – competition program
“Top Chef”

Outstanding writing for a drama series
Matthew Weiner and Erin Levy, “Mad Men”

Outstanding supporting actor in a drama series
Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman, “Breaking Bad”

Outstanding supporting actress in a drama series
Archie Panjabi as Kalinda Sharma, “The Good Wife”

Outstanding lead actor in a drama series
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”

Outstanding  directing for a drama series
Steve Shill, “Dexter”

Outstanding lead actress in a drama series
Kyra Sedgwick as Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson, “The Closer”

Outstanding writing for a variety, music or comedy special
Dave Boone and Paul Greenberg, “63rd Annual Tony Awards”

Outstanding directing for a variety, music or comedy special
Bucky Gunts, Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony

Outstanding variety, music or comedy series
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”

Outstanding supporting actress in a miniseries or a movie
Julia Ormond as Eustacia, “Temple Grandin”

Outstanding supporting actor in a miniseries or a movie
David Strathairn as Dr. Carlock, “Temple Grandin”

Outstanding writing for a miniseries, movie or a dramatic special
Adam Mazer, “You Don’t Know Jack”

Outstanding lead actress in a miniseries or a movie
Claire Danes as Temple Grandin, “Temple Grandin”

Outstanding directing for a miniseries, movie or dramatic special
Mick Jackson, “Temple Grandin”

Outstanding lead actor in a miniseries or movie
Al Pacino as Dr. Jack Kevorkian, “You Don’t Know Jack”

Outstanding miniseries
“The Pacific”

Outstanding made-for-television movie
“Temple Grandin”

Outstanding drama series
“Mad Men”

Outstanding comedy series
“Modern Family”

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3 replies »

  1. Mad Men more than deserved it’s win for Best Drama Series, as I have seen every show that was nominated with it. The only other shows that come close to it are Breaking Bad and Dexter. Mad Men is easily the best of the bunch, and its award was well deserved

  2. I don’t disagree. I just know a lot of people thought “Lost” deserved it mainly based off the finale. “Dexter” had an amazing season in itself. As much as I like “The Good Wife”, it didn’t really fit well with the rest of the nominees.

  3. Yeah I bet there was a lot of love for Lost…but I can’t help but think that there are a lot of Lost fans who also watch Mad Men haha

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