I’m sitting here trying to figure out if it’s worth writing about the Emmy Awards that aired last night. Anybody who actually cares, most likely either took the time to watch the show, or they looked up everything they needed to know online already.
Oh well! I’ma say a few things anyway! Though I’m sure it somehow made sense to get the HOSTS of five of television’s biggest reality shows to HOST the Emmy Awards show, it was the worst idea since kids started bootlegging Broadway shows. People always complain about award shows when the comedians bomb at the beginning of the show. So imagine it when Howie Mandel(the only supposed comedian), Heidi Klum, Jeff Probst, Ryan Seacrest and some dude I don’t know, got on stage together and tried to be funny/entertaining. It was bad.
Fortunately, one of the first winners of the evening, Jeremy Piven (who deservedly won for his supporting role on Entourage) was the first to point out how horribly the show was going, citing, “What if I just kept talking for 12 minutes, what would happen? That was the opening."
Ha. Ha. Ha. Not a well played joke, Jeremy, but you redeemed yourself later, by commenting to the press, "I thought we were being punk'd as an audience," Piven mused, comparing the segment to the fictional musical number in The Producers, "Springtime for Hitler."
Either way, Jeremy Piven is AMAZING as Ari Gold on Entourage, and I’m so glad he won (especially over Kevin Dillon!)
The only other truly funny moment of the evening was when Don Rickles decided that he’s too old to play by the rules anymore. Rickles refused to cooperate with his co-presenter, Kathy Griffin (who looked good for once!). When a clearly flustered Griffin tried to steer him back on course, he replied wryly, “Oh, because this program is hot! We’ve got to read the wonderful jokes they’ve written for us.”
Steve Martin made a quick appearance, to introduce Tommy Smothers. Even though Stevey-boy is old now, and clearly hasn’t been funny since the 80’s, it’s nice to see him make a few live appearances from time to time.
Lots of really lame stuff happened too. Old people nobody ever heard of won for their guest spots on lame TV shows. And Jeff Probst was the first reality TV host to win BEST REALITY SHOW HOST. FUCK, was THAT the great moment of the evening…
(perhaps I’m just bitter about Seacrest)
The only things I really had feelings about, other than Jeremy Piven winning, was that Tina Fey walked away with an Emmy for Best Comedy Writer and Best Comedy Actress for the NBC AWESOMENESS, 30 Rock. Alec Baldwin also won for 30 Rock, which was pretty sweet. Even though I haven’t liked Alec Baldwin since Beetlejuice, nobody can deny that he is at his funniest on this show:
Otherwise, I’m super sad that Michael C. Hall didn’t get anything for Dexter. :-(