I thought last night's presentation of the Emmy Awards was a pure delight. I laughed out loud repeatedly and thought Jimmy Fallon did a great job (I'll take a roving guitar over boring montages any day). The opening number was magical - Tina Fey and Jon Hamm can be on every show as far as I'm concerned. And I can't believe Kate Gosselin signed up for them to make fun of her - but I'm so glad she did. Hurley's appearance was an excellent addition as well. One question - who was the brunette girl in that number? If only Fallon had chosen Dancing in the Dark instead of Born to Run then (as Eric awesomely suggested) Courtney Cox could have jumped on stage. I loved that Modern Family killed it - best show on TV. And yes, I like Glee, but Modern Family has better writing and better performances. I loved that Cam won and that Mitchell cried through his entire speech. Edie Falco should win everything (after Meryl Streep of course). I was glad Kyra Sedgwick finally won - but come on people - you're an actor, not an accountant - memorize your bloody speech!!! Never ceases to piss me off. Wait - did Jane Lynch have a list, too? Boo. You are both better than lists.
All the musical pieces were enjoyable - even Jewel - and I usually don't like memorial things or super sad hole in my heart songs. But she did a good job. Tom Hanks should have sang along - "running out of wars" was funny. I loved with Neil Patrick Harris called Jimmy gay. Good one NPH. I think he should also win things more frequently.
Despite my deep and unending love for "My So Called Life", I'm so over Claire Danes. I think autism is a serious problem and I'm sure Temple Grandin did something remarkable and her story should be told, but it was really hard to watch all of that western wearing waving. I got the feeling that those roles were like Helen Keller - of course you won. Where has Julia Ormond been btw?
I don't watch Breaking Bad but I trust it is awesome, and I think that supporting actor winner was on 90210 or something so you go boy. And yeah for Mad Men - as much as I liked Lost -it wasn't well written or acted so it shouldn't win. So done.
I actually think most people looked good last night - a lot of navy, black, white, hair down. All in all kind of boring - no one appeared on the screen and took my breath away (except maybe the hot guy on Glee). I think the overall message was it actually takes more than a pretty dress to do this carpet/stage/camera thing. Not every pretty dress is for the red carpet - Lea Michelle I'm talking to you. ODLR is fantastic at all things - but big billowy dresses are just too much for these events. If you can't walk, try something else. At least you wore your hair down to minimize things a bit. And Happy Birthday! (Speaking of birthdays - that image above is the dress I would have worn - notice how its fashion forward and walkable. Stars - take note.) Also dresses that might work well at the party are not always good on the red carpet - Heidi Klum, you should totally know better. Way tooo short! (and it's not all jealousy - I swear). And it wasn't short - but i have no idea what Lauren Graham was thinking - however, the Fug girls shot her shoes and they were gorgeous.
Some people keep doing it well - Julia Louis Dreyfus, Juliana Marguiles, Kyra Sedgwick, Emily Blunt. Some people keep suffucating me with their assets - Christina Hendricks is lovely but I'm so sick of her "curves". Kim Kardashian - I would put you in this category but that would require me to acknowledge your existence and I'm over it. And Claire Danes did look good - though I liked that Armani Prive better when Anne Hathaway wore it last year. I really do NOT like Anna Paquin - she seems like such a bitch to me. And although I appreciate the homage to Alexander McQueen, that dress was ugly and heavy. Tina Fey looked way better than usual. And Elizabeth Moss -although almost invisible in that champagne number was the best mad men girl (I refuse to put Jennifer Westfeld in that category). I love Sofia Vergara but that dress was a bit like a pageant to me. OH - I almost forgot - file under: thought i'd never say that: how awesome did Kelly Osborne look?!?! I mean really impressive. She looks fantastic. And she changed into a white dress for the parties (which is an odd choice considering party fouls) and looked even better. You go girl.
But who I'd really like to have a word with is January Jones. You are pissing me off. You think you are so awesome that you can just pick up some SNL bit player to be your boyfriend and throw on a wacky Versace (best description: cone madonna-esque top and a mullet hemline)? Do you think the dress will blind us from your head thus just run a brush through those golden locks and call it a day? Did your stylist forget the shoes? Those black round-toe pumps surely did not come with the frock. Those are straight out of wardrobe. Despite me thinking that dress was still too big for the carpet - you could have been so much better! Call me for the Globes. Seriously.
See you and Ricky Gervais in January with our cocktails!
PS - I might do this for the VMAs now that Chelsea Handler is hosting - that could be funny.