August 23rd, 2010, 04:52 PM
Every year the best and brightest from the TV industry gather for an elegant show watched by millions to honor the biggest television achievements from the year and the beloved TV stars and shows that made those achievements possible. And a week before that, there’s the Creative Emmys.
The Creative Emmys are a chance for the industry to honor those who do much of the real work behind the cameras to make the shows we watch possible. You know, the people that TV viewers could not care less about. Which means very few people check out the Creative Emmys, despite many of the stars showing up. Oh yes, there are fashionable stars there, but they might as well call the red carpet coverage of the event the “Back-Up Emmy Dress Parade.” But this year they moved some of the usually prime-time categories to the Creatives, meaning that we got a few acting awards a week early. Come on, you know the actors are what you tune in for anyway!
The big winners (that we’ve actually heard of) came in the Guest Actor/Actress categories. John Lithgow won for his guest role as the Trinity Killer on last season of Dexter, a well-deserved win for a truly creepy and disturbing performance on an already creepy and disturbing show. The new season of Dexter has a lot to live up to after he set the bar so high! John Lithgow’s return to TV in this role after years on the wacky alien sitcom 3rd Rock From The Sun rivals Bryan Cranston’s transformation from good-natured, inept dad on Malcolm in the Middle to meth-brewing cancer victim on Breaking Bad as far as nice guys you wanna laugh at becoming very sad and disturbing men. Speaking of, will Bryan Cranston win Best Actor third year in a row? Probably!
Neil Patrick Harris won for his guest role on Glee (where he sang a pretty awesome version of Aerosmith’s “Dream On”), kicking off what is sure to be a slew of awards for the extremely hyped show. If not I think downtown LA might have a full-fledged Gleek riot on their hands. Those are some hardcore fans. Board your windows, producers of other award-nominated comedies! Some very well-choreographed gangs might be coming your way. The third big winner, of course, was Betty White. Was there ever any doubt that she would win for her stint hosting Saturday Night Live? I think she might sweep the rest of the awards, even categories she’s not nominated for. Best Actress, Best Drama, Best Sound Editing. The people have spoken, just give them all to Betty!