The Cure for Emmy Fever? The Emmys!Posted by BRADY in celebrity gossip
September 19th, 2011, 03:27 PM
Note to award show hosts: unless it’s the Tonys, stop with the musical numbers
I’ve had a real case of Emmy fever the past month, really looking forward to the big day to see which of my favorite shows were honored. I’ve found the best cure for that is actually watching the Emmys! Aside from a few chuckle-worthy moments, like Amy Poehler leading all the “best actress in a comedy” nominees in an impromptu pageant parody, it was kind of a snooze-fest. My thoughts below!
-Jane Lynch, as hilarious as an improvisational actress as she is, is far too nice to host one of these things. Was there a single joke about a celebrity? It’s the one time you have a captive audience of the biggest TV stars in the world, make some jokes about them! I guess Ricky Gervais’ Golden Globes gig has scared some hosts into behaving themselves.
-Modern Family is good, but it’s not that good. It’s a great cast and great writing, but maybe the Emmys should reward a show like Louie, which is re-defining what a half hour comedy can be, rather than just a group who know how to work the old formula very well. Or at least Parks and Recreation, simply because it’s so hilarious.
-No Emmy for Steve Carell? Seriously? Say what you will about the decline in quality of The Office over the past few seasons (trust me, I have) but there is no denying what Carell brought to the character of Michael Scott to make that one of the most successful sitcoms of the decade. Yet he never won a single Emmy?? After his poignant farewell episode this would have been a perfect time to reward his body of TV work before he heads off into the world of movies full time. Instead that annoying guy from Big Bang Theory won. Again. Boo.
-I didn’t know they gave out Emmys for movies, but they must because Melissa McCarthy won her Emmy for her awesome performance in Bridesmaids. Because there’s no way her role on Mike and Molly won her that trophy over the likes of Amy Poehler and Tina Fey.
-Peter Dinklage won an Emmy! He’s been a great actor for years and stole every scene he appeared in on this season of Game of Thrones, so I was very glad to see him win.
-Charlie Sheen must be running out of money and realizing he needs the TV industry much more than they need him. That’s the only explanation for his awkward well-wishes for Two and a Half Men, which elicited hesitant giggles from an audience waiting for a punchline that never came.
-Will Arnett and Amy Poehler are without question the greatest couple in Hollywood. They even made the horrible red carpet interviews hilarious!