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Sunday Not The Night For Conan’s TONIGHT!! L.A. Times Critic Doesn’t Get All The Love For MODERN FAMILY & GLEE?? EMMYS!!

Published at: Aug. 29, 2010, 9:58 p.m. CST

I am – Hercules!! Neither “The Jay Leno Show” nor “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” was nominated for a “best varity, music or comedy series” Emmy this year. Leno’s “Tonight,” in fact, hasn’t been nominated in the category since 2003. But the short-lived “Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien” (in my view the best incarnation of “The Tonight Show” ever) garnered an Emmy nomination in that category for its first and only season. Will the TV academy give Jay Leno and Dick Ebersol and Jeff Zucker a big “fuck you” tonight by handing Coco the pretty statuette over NBC’s airwaves? Conan’s replacement at “Late Night,” Jimmy Fallon, hosts the Emmy ceremonies tonight. Fallon says he knows Conan will attend, but is less certain about Leno. Either “Modern Family” or “Glee” is expected to win the “outstanding comedy” Emmy tonight, but Los Angeles TV critic Robert Lloyd is left scratching his head :
… they are not beloved by me. I don't say this to be contrary or controversial. If anything, I'm in a state of wonderment. It feels odd, critically, to remain so unmoved by things that have moved so many, to be left cold by what warms the multitudes. Do I think that people who like these shows are wrong? I suppose in some way I must, just as I imagine that they would pity my inability to enjoy them, as though I were unable to appreciate the taste of strawberries or the smell of cut grass. … "Modern Family" does not work on me at all. It's as if we existed on different planes, or came from different planets, or that I suffered from some sort of neurological deficit that denatured every joke and feel-good moment.
I’m with Lloyd. The fact that “Glee” and “Modern Family” got nominated over “South Park,” “The Venture Bros.,” "Community," "Parks and Recreation," “Weeds,” “The Sarah Silverman Program” and “The Life and Times of Tim” elicits the same shrugging of Herculean shoulders that greeted the nomination of “Desperate Housewives” as best comedy over “The Office” all those years ago. NBC.com is for the first time hosting live streaming video from the event’s backstage areas, so that might be interesting. Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, Kate Gosselin, Joel McHale, Jorge Garcia, John Hamm and a girl I do not recognize get sucked into the best episode of "Glee" ever! Fallon looks like he's going to pass out. Any Poehler helps him salute the apparently bad) year in comedy. Jon Hamm and Betty White joke about how horny they are, then present: BEST SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTOR Chris Colfer ("Glee") Neil Patrick Harris ("How I Met Your Mother") Jesse Tyler Ferguson ("Modern Family") Eric Stonestreet ("Modern Family") Ty Burrell ("Modern Family") Jon Cryer ("Two and a Half Men") Eric Stonestreet plays the fat gay. Hodgeman is back as the color commentator and is now Fallon's enemy. Jim Parsons and Sofia Vergara present. The writers made little films. Some funnier than others! BEST WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES "Glee" (FOX) "Modern Family" (ABC) "The Office" (NBC) "30 Rock" (NBC) "30 Rock" (NBC) Stephen Colbert calls to Tom Hanks and presents: BEST SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTRESS Jane Lynch ("Glee") Julie Bowen ("Modern Family") Sofia Vergara ("Modern Family") Kristen Wiig ("Saturday Night Live") Jane Krakowski ("30 Rock") Holland Taylor ("Two and a Half Men") Jane calls writer-director Ryan Murphy ("Popular," "Nip/Tuck," "Glee," "Eat Pray Love") her "lord and creator." "Oh, so another gay guy!" We're reminded Betty White ("SNL") and Neil Patrick Harris ("Glee") won Schmemmies. Matthew Perry and Lauren Graham then present: BEST DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES "Glee" (FOX) "Glee" (FOX) "Modern Family" (ABC) "Nurse Jackie" (Showtime) "30 Rock" (NBC) "Glee is about the importance of arts education." I still enjoy staring at Lauren Graham. George Clooney is pitched for the cast of "Modern Family." Eva Longoria and LL Cool J present: BEST COMEDY ACTOR Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory") Larry David ("Curb Your Enthusiasm") Matthew Morrison ("Glee") Tony Shalhoub ("Monk") Steve Carell ("The Office") Alec Baldwin ("30 Rock") It's official: Jim Parsons funnier than Larry David, Steve Carell and Alec Baldwin. (Things not looking good for "30 Rock" this year!) Neil Patrick Harris mocks Jimmy Fallon's gaity and presents: BEST COMEDY ACTRESS Lea Michele ("Glee") Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("The New Adventures of Old Christine") Edie Falco ("Nurse Jackie") Amy Poehler ("Parks and Recreation") Tina Fey ("30 Rock") Toni Collette ("United States of Tara") "I am NOT funny," explains Falco. But the Emmys say she's funnier than Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Fallon and Kardashian introduce a "reality" package that proves perhaps marginally funnier than the "comedy" package. Nice to see "Big Brother's" latest Brittany in there. Will Arnett and Keri Russell present BEST REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM "The Amazing Race" (CBS) "American Idol" (FOX) "Dancing With the Stars" (ABC) "Project Runway" (Lifetime) "Top Chef" (Bravo) "Amazing Race" goes home empty for a change. Juliana M helps into the "drama" package. Chris Meloni and Mariska Hargitay, who teamed up save NBC's 10 p.m. slot, talk about cancer, then present BEST WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES "Friday Night Lights" (DirecTV) "The Good Wife" (CBS) "Lost" (ABC) "Mad Men" (AMC) "Mad Men" (AMC) Matt Weiner again accepts a writing Emmy with a hot female writer. This year: Erin Levy! BEST SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTOR Aaron Paul ("Breaking Bad") Martin Short ("Damages") Terry O'Quinn ("Lost") Michael Emerson ("Lost") John Slattery ("Mad Men") Andre Braugher ("Men of a Certain Age") Tough shit, Short, O'Quinn, Emerson, Slattery and Braugher! Paul is easily the hottest and youngest of the six nominees! Emily Deschanel and Nathan Fillion present: BEST SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTRESS Sharon Gless ("Burn Notice") Rose Byrne ("Damages") Archie Panjabi ("The Good Wife") Christine Baranski ("The Good Wife") Christina Hendricks ("Mad Men") Elisabeth Moss ("Mad Men") Shoulda been Hendricks, Moss or Byrne. Not-funny Edie Falco presents: BEST DRAMA ACTOR Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad") Michael C. Hall ("Dexter") Kyle Chandler ("Friday Night Lights") Hugh Laurie ("House") Matthew Fox ("Lost") Jon Hamm ("Mad Men") "I love you more than baseball." Plus shout outs to non-nominees Jonathan Banks, Giancarlo Esposito and Bob Odenkirk. I've no issue with this win. Congratualations, Bryan Cranston. The stars of J.J. Abrams' "Undercovers" use their real accents to remind us John Lithgow and Ann Margaret won Schmemmies. (How great is that "Damages" title theme, by the way?) Lithgow and Margaret then present: BEST DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES "Breaking Bad” (AMC) "Dexter" (Showtime) "Lost" (ABC) "Mad Men" (AMC) "Treme" (HBO) Fallon says farewell to "24," "Law & Order," and "Lost." A highlight of tonight's show, I say. "They are terrifying. Beautiful." Matthew Morrison and Tina Fey present: BEST DRAMA ACTRESS Kyra Sedgwick ("The Closer") Glenn Close ("Damages") Connie Britton ("Friday Night Lights") Julianna Margulies ("The Good Wife") Mariska Hargitay ("Law & Order: Special Victims Unit") January Jones ("Mad Men") Kyra's first Emmy. Fey: "At least I get to hold one tonight." I love Tina Fey. They should give her her own show. Colbert helps with the "variety" clip package. Joel McHale and Jeff Probst present: BEST WRITING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SPECIAL 82nd Annual Academy Awards (ABC) "Bill Maher ... But I'm Not Wrong" (HBO) The Kennedy Center Honors (CBS) 63rd Annual Tony Awards (CBS) "Wanda Sykes: I'ma Be Me" (HBO) Steve Martin's line about the Jews in the Oscar clip is the funniest tonight. "Let's just say for coffee." Funny Infinity/Community commercial. Ricky Gervais, doing Howie Mandel's act with a funny accent again, serves beer and presents: BEST DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SPECIAL "In Performance at the White House: A Celebration of Music From the Civil Rights Movement" (PBS) The Kennedy Center Honors (CBS) 63rd Annual Tony Awards (CBS) The 25th Anniversary Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Concert (HBO) Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony (NBC) Ah, the Olumpics won in the directing category. For the record, Dick Ebersol (who did not direct the Olympics) can fuck himself. Fuck you, Dick Ebersol. And good job, NBC, for keeping Dick Ebersol on the payroll. BEST VARIETY, MUSIC, OR COMEDY SERIES "The Colbert Report" (Comedy Central) "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" (Comedy Central) "Real Time With Bill Maher" (HBO) "Saturday Night Live" (NBC) "The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien" (NBC) Oh! Not enough love for Conan! Well, congrats to Jon & Co., who mount an amazing show. Juliana Marguiles hands George Clooney the Bob Hope humanitarian award. So that kinda rocks. Hanks helps with the movies/miniseries package. Perhaps involuntarily! "It's right there!" January Jones and John Krasinski present: BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE Kathy Bates ("Alice") Julia Ormond ("Temple Grandin") Catherine O'Hara ("Temple Grandin") Brenda Vaccaro ("You Don't Know Jack") Susan Sarandon ("You Don't Know Jack") Hodgson says he was born to play Sabrina. Funny. Claire Danes (Angela Chase) presents: BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE Michael Gambon ("Emma") Patrick Stewart ("Hamlet") Jonathan Pryce ("Return To Cranford") David Strathairn ("Temple Grandin") John Goodman ("You Don't Know Jack") The real Temple Grandin! Cool! Dead: Art Linklater Fess Parker Jimmy Deam Art Clockey Gene Barry Roy Disney Soupy Sales Jean Simmons! Peter Graves! Robert Culp! Caroline McWilliams! Merlin Olsen Pernell Roberts Patricia Neal! Maury Chaykin! Corey Haim! Edward Woodward James Gammon Gary Coleman John Forsythe Rue McClanahan Phil Harris Dixie Carter Lynn Redgrave Lena Horne! Dennis Hopper! Wow, I totally missed that Maury Chaykin died! That guy ruled!! WarGames!! Dances With Wolves!! He died about a month ago! Where was I? Maura Tierney and Blair Underwood present: BEST WRITING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL "The Pacific" (HBO) "The Pacific" (HBO) "The Special Relationship" (HBO) "Temple Grandin" (HBO) "You Don't Know Jack" (HBO) BEST LEAD ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE Maggie Smith ("Capturing Mary") Joan Allen ("Georgia O'Keeffe") Judi Dench ("Return to Cranford") Hope Davis ("The Special Relationship") Claire Danes ("Temple Grandin") Danes WAS crazy great in this. Anna, Stephen and Alexader from "True Blood" use their real accents to present: BEST DIRECTING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL "Georgia O'Keeffe" (Lifetime) "The Pacific" (HBO) "The Pacific" (HBO) "Temple Grandin" (HBO) "You Don't Know Jack" (HBO) So have a look at "Temple Grandin" already, you swine. BEST LEAD ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE Jeff Bridges ("A Dog Year") Ian McKellen ("The Prisoner") Michael Sheen ("The Special Relationship") Dennis Quaid ("The Special Relationship") Al Pacino ("You Don't Know Jack") You're out of order!! You're out of order!! This guy used to guard his father's hospital alongside Enzo the baker!! Plus Kervorkian got tickets! By the way, "The Event" is still the best fall pilot I've seen this year. Lawrence Fishburne presents: BEST MINISERIES "The Pacific" (HBO) "Return to Cranford" (PBS) Hanks says the thank-yous! Fuck you, Dick Ebersol! BEST TV MOVIE "Endgame" (PBS) "Georgia O'Keeffe" (Lifetime) "Moonshot" (HISTORY) "The Special Relationship" (HBO) "Temple Grandin"(HBO) "You Don't Know Jack" (HBO) ibid. Only the two big ones are left! Very exciting! Jimmy hugs Tom Selleck! Funny! Selleck presents: BEST DRAMA SERIES "Breaking Bad" (AMC) "Dexter" (Showtime) "The Good Wife" (CBS) "Lost" (ABC) "Mad Men" (AMC) "True Blood" (HBO) Yeah it is! Gonna watch it right now! Fuck you, Dick Ebersol! Ted Danson, star of one of the four best sitcoms ever, presents: BEST COMEDY SERIES "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (HBO) "Glee" (FOX) "Modern Family" (ABC) "Nurse Jackie" (Showtime) "The Office" (NBC) "30 Rock" (NBC) Smell you later! 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. Sunday. NBC.
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  • Aug. 29, 2010, 1:52 a.m. CST

    Herc has no sense of history

    by OutsideChance

    Herc, I love Conan probably as much as you do, but there's no way that anyone with any sense of television history can say it was better than Carson. In fact, I'd say that, given his influence in creating the genre, one could argue that Steve Allen was the greatest host. Conan was great, but arguing he was best is a little like saying that Stevie Ray Vaughn was a better guitar player than Hendrix.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 1:52 a.m. CST

    Come on Coco!

    by heroic_duo

    Fuck Leno! And I'm glad I'm not the only one who doesn't like Glee or Modern Family.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 1:55 a.m. CST

    I love Glee

    by Bloo

    but does it deserve best comedy? Hell no. Nor would I classify Weeds as a comedy. The best shows on right now didn't get nominated (that I saw) and that would be JUSTIFIED and COMMUNITY<P>can I explain why I love Glee, I can try, I'm a fan of musical theater adn it really does follow the conventions of musical theater. I generally like their musical performances. Brittney makes me laugh more then anyone else (save for the cast of COMMUNITY)<P>The Office and 30 Rock, I'm sorry, were both lackluster to me this season. South Park was good, but I don't remember any outstanding episdoes that deserve an award. And the Venture Brothes, despite being one of the best on TV, felt disjointed. Sarah Silverman and Life and Times of Eric, can't comment on, didn't watch.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 1:58 a.m. CST

    Weeds is a comedy?

    by funkylovemonkey

    Maybe in it's first couple seasons. It's a goddamn tragedy now.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 2:04 a.m. CST

    Treme and Community

    by mattgreene

    or GTFO

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 2:05 a.m. CST

    herc only likes Weeds because...

    by DioxholsterReturns

    ...he likes the title. aint that right herc? now how about those SGU talkbacks?

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 2:09 a.m. CST

    only good comedy was SPARTICUS

    by DioxholsterReturns

    hilarious, remember when he was forced to be a gladiator? LMAO!!!

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 2:21 a.m. CST

    Glee sucks. It's a total hype show

    by RPLocke

    It's just a terrible half hour of TV to sit through. Yet it's popular.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 2:26 a.m. CST

    i want to become a writer and write crap for teenage girls to se

    by DioxholsterReturns

    seriously easy money people. Teenage girls have the power to sway public perception of any "creative material", you could fucking win an oscar just by focusing on that empty-headed demo.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 2:36 a.m. CST

    Don't be surprised if Braugher wins.

    by Shermdawg

    He fucking carried Men of a Certain Age, and had better material than either O'Quinn or Emerson had to work with in Lost's final season.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 2:37 a.m. CST

    Betty White will get an Emmy for showing up

    by RPLocke

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 2:41 a.m. CST

    OutsideChance

    by Hercules

    You are a swine. Conan O'Brien is not only roughly 700 times funnier than Johnny Carson on his best day but far less of a prick to boot. <p>And David Letterman trumps them all.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 2:42 a.m. CST

    OutsideChance

    by Dasinfogod

    Right on target there citing the historical context. Herc's hyperbolic choice of words is ill advised for someone who likely never saw Jack Paar in his prime. Go back and look at the old kinoscopes and check out the master of conversation and mixing and matching a wild variety of guests on the same set; it wasn't just a great chat show, it was flat out great television. Closest modern equivalent was Favereau's now defunct and missed TABLE FOR FIVE, but even that program suffered under the editor's knife and screwed up the spontaneity...

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 2:43 a.m. CST

    Betty White gives good blow jobs

    by DioxholsterReturns

    why else shes still on tv? old people are good at oral thats a fact.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 2:48 a.m. CST

    Y'know, I really....and I mean reeeally hate the Emmys.

    by Shermdawg

    But every year I find myself watching.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 2:48 a.m. CST

    Treme

    by GodsRightHandGimp

    The fact that Treme got ZERO nods for acting is a crime. Breaking Bad better win every category it is in. Hope the nods to The Pacific get more people to watch it after it hits DVD, the series was amazing.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 2:53 a.m. CST

    I'm still bitter about them snubbing Rescue Me...

    by Shermdawg

    ...during season two and three. <br><br> But then again, it airing during the summer probably worked against it.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 2:53 a.m. CST

    herc you make me laugh

    by DioxholsterReturns

    Conan and Letterman are the worst things to happen to Television.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 3 a.m. CST

    Dasinfogod

    by Hercules

    DINNER For Five

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 3:03 a.m. CST

    I'll be honest, Conan's Tonight Show didn't work for me.

    by Shermdawg

    I loved Late Night, but too much was lost or neglected....which is understandable, but man I missed Smigel and some of the old bits. <br><br> I hope he wins regardless, but yeah....can't say I was a huge fan of the new show.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 3:04 a.m. CST

    Herc...

    by Dasinfogod

    I stand corrected on the Favereau show title. Ya got me there!

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 3:18 a.m. CST

    Conan's show was fine

    by Bass Ackwards

    Nothing out of the park and not terrible, basically what you'd expect from a first year performance. I have no doubt it would have grown and improved, but as it is, it doesn't come close to what they're doing on the Colbert Report and The Daily Show.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 3:27 a.m. CST

    Conan didnt resonate with the older crowd

    by DioxholsterReturns

    hes too odd for most people. my aunt used to think he was a clown of sorts.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 4:37 a.m. CST

    Glee is the new Ugly Betty!!

    by FlandersBum

    A 'hot' new show, hyped to no end by the media that everybody simply has to watch if you want to be trendy! Also they're based off 1 or 2 gimmicks that most folks will grow sick and tired of within 4 years. And hopefully like Ugly Betty, a show that will cancelled within 5 years as the gimmicks die off.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 5:03 a.m. CST

    No Fringe or Justified?

    by alan_poon

    Or Sons of Anarchy? Nothing for Katey Sagal or John Noble? I hope Breaking Bad wins everything, even the stuff it's not nominated for and Modern Family is aces. Nice to see Ed O'Neill and Katey Sagal prove they are more than just the Bundys.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 5:06 a.m. CST

    Herc also thinks Entourage...

    by fastcars

    ...is better than Arrested Development. And I can't get into your Modern Family hate at all. It is better than every show you mentioned.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 6:45 a.m. CST

    Sons of Anarchy has been the best show on TV

    by shutupfanboy

    for the last two years, but once you get nominated more then once you are there til the day your show goes off the air. Lost and Good Wife have no business being there. Also, Al and Peg Bundy deserved to be nominated for their new shows. NPH had better win.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 6:46 a.m. CST

    fastcars, where do you live?

    by ErichZann

    because I need to come over and slap you.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:06 a.m. CST

    Glee is awful

    by m_prevette

    It is. There's no way around it. Painful to watch. It exists only for the song and dance, big production numbers that draw in people who will watch anything to see shiny happy people singing shit songs. Britney, Madonna, Lady GaGa...OHHHHHH yes I gotta watch this show...uh huh. And Conan is 700 times funnier than Carson? REALLY? It is official, you are a clod, Herc.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:42 a.m. CST

    What's with the no Community?

    by David Cloverfield

    I like MF too, but Community basically ate it towards the end of last season.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:43 a.m. CST

    Long live The Venture Bros!

    by JuanSanchez

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:51 a.m. CST

    The Wire

    by ndally

    The greatest show I'm history was never nominated. Emmys lost me there. Apparently they don't like David Simon. Herc any insight as to why The Wire was ignored by the Emmy and Golden Globes? Did they piss someone off?

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:53 a.m. CST

    Damn phone

    by ndally

    Forgive the mistakes I'm doings this via cellphone. I meant in history not I'm history*

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:04 a.m. CST

    Don't worry, the Glee hype will burn out soon enough

    by The McPoyle Clan

    But one has to give kudos to Fox, though. They know how to market their shows and turn them into "properties." Glee has but one season and has already spawned soundtrack albums, tours, and even a fucking clothing line. Once they run out of the current trendy pop stars and can't find any more dinosaurs to guest, the show is going to have to stand on its own merits, and it's not strong enough for that, on top of pure audience fatigue.<br><br>It's always interesting to see who the Emmys will screw among the nominees, after the initial round of screwing the field. Unlike the movie awards, which are singular pieces of work, judging the Emmys based on a single submission, even one that is considered the "best," doesn't account for the context or ebb and flow of a 13-20 plus episode season as a whole body of work. If it did, the results would surely change.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:16 a.m. CST

    What's not to get about Modern Family?

    by Ribbons

    It's a traditional sitcom told in a slightly unconventional way with smart writing and a couple of great performances (especially Ty Burrell). I don't think it deserves to win Best Comedy, but I'd nominate it, sure. I'm more blown away by articles that talk about its appeal like it's some big mystery. Of course, at least half the nerds who've been complaining about all the nominations it got in these TalkBacks probably haven't watched more than 5 minutes of the show.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:17 a.m. CST

    The Wire & Glee

    by KevinMuller

    I used to always come here during the talks about television and see how people used "The Wire" to demonstrate how awards are BS. I decided to start the series this summer and I couldn't agree more. It is not only a well crafted show, but pays attention to detail. You know what? It makes sense because the show is just too gritty and real. I was actually a "Glee" watcher from the beginning from when they showed the first episode after Idol last year. I enjoy it a lot. That said, I do not like the direction the series is going though. They used to write the stories first, then pick the songs. Now a days they seems to base the stories around the songs. I hate all these Madonna or Britney Spears nights on the show.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:23 a.m. CST

    Normally I'd be rooting for Jon or Stephen to win

    by SifoDyasJr.

    but Conan winning for The Tonight Show would be one of the most awesome things ever.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:38 a.m. CST

    Conan's Tonight Show was awesome, but...

    by Aragorn II

    ...to suggest it's a better overall incarnation than Carson's is to render your opinions pointless.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:39 a.m. CST

    Once again the gods summon the Emmys

    by Alientoast

    to spread Starz's cheeks and ram cock into ass.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:52 a.m. CST

    Modern Family sucks

    by andrewsubtitle

    There was only one decent joke in 24 episodes - about Superman.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:55 a.m. CST

    many things

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    i never wath emmys, but since when do they do reality shows? how is true blood nominated (and not even for comedy)? why isnt community nom? and lets go TEAM COLBERT (sorry coco)

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:55 a.m. CST

    Conan's laid low (on TV anyway) for a while now

    by American Mythos

    So I don't think he'd be showing up at the Emmys, on NBC of all places, unless his win was a surefire thing. It would be awesome to see him step to that mic and slyly rub NBC's face in shit on their own network. If he stepped to the mic, dropped his pants, and manipulated his sickly pale Irish cheeks ala Ace Ventura to speak the words 'Fuck you, NBC' -- he would still have more class than Jay Leno. I can't wait until November for the new show. And I'm keeping my fingers crossed for all things Breaking Bad tonight. Not that these awards are worth anything -- any awards show where Glee is up for top honors is a worthless awards show.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:57 a.m. CST

    also dont give lost any awards

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    if you do, its like youre condonin producers to rape fuck you

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:02 a.m. CST

    Plus

    by American Mythos

    Conan's last two weeks on the Tonight Show are themselves enough to warrant some recognition. That was some barnburner television. He burned the place down and in the last few minutes extinguished the flames long enough to give an eloquent speech to his viewers.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Glee

    by Canuck815

    I actually bought into the hype for the first few episodes, but I saw where it was starting to go so I stopped watching. Whoever up above said they pick the song then wrote a storyline around it is dead on, but missed a thing. They pick a song, find some hammy moral to try and cram down the audience's throat (usually in the theme of 'acceptance' or 'be yourself'), then start writing. It just got repetitive. I'm definitely down for a Modern Family win, even though I don't think it'll happen. And Team CoCo Forever.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:52 a.m. CST

    Best Hair styling??

    by Juggernaut125

    BEST HAIRSTYLING??!! What the fuck? This really seems like one of those categories where they give the award out two nights earlier at some other venue. Who the fuck cares about the twit that runs her fingers through Jon Hamm's hair?

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Herc please answer this question or speculate

    by ndally

    But it is SERIOUSLY weird how "The Wire" wasn't nominated. Is it because HBO wouldn't spend cash to campaign? I mean CSI was nomiated in years that The Wire was not. No rational person would say "Desperate Housewives", "CSI", "Law and Order" or anyother show that got noms the years Wire was on Is a better series. The only show that came close to The Wires quality is "Rome", "Sopranos" maybe but not even close in writing quality "Lost". But I really think something is fucked even in acting categoires characters likes Bubbles, Lester or OMAR don't get recogniation in basically what is the Oscars for television. I mean say even if they were nominated in some alternate universe it would be crazy and unthinkable of them not winning. That's what should happen as a WORST case scenario but again somehow it gets NOTHING . It doesn't even get a chance to loose because they don't get the chance to compete. It's really fucking weird. Does HBo put all their monetary campaign efforts Emmy wise in Sopranos? I want answers cause The Wire is fucking better than anything put on TV or film for that matter in the last 10 years or even more. It's fucking weird i tells ya and ever since I haven't been abe to take the Emmys seriously. HERC why did "the Wire" get snubbed year after year? Don't even get me started on writing. Basically when the wire was on it should have been called The Wire awards since The Wire should have been nominates in every available slot and category. Best acting male and female, best writing, best directing, best fucking DRAMA! god it gets me pissed. Please somebody out there have an answer to what is now the 9th great wonder of the world

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 10:28 a.m. CST

    "Best Hair styling?? "

    by jim

    One of the categories Spartacus should have been nominated in. Along with costumes, editing, sound. Not surprised it didn't get any writing nominations or acting (although thought John Hannah might get one as Emmy seems to like the scene chewing stars and he excelled at that). Now if there was an award for best nudity, or most creative use of profanity, Spartacus would win for sure (since Deadwood's no longer on the air).

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Persons Unknown

    by jim

    I know, a bit off topic but I was just wondering what happened? I went to watch the first of the last two episodes last night and during the recap was seeing a bunch of stuff I hadn't seen before. Did I miss an episode? Did they air two last week as well, or at another time?

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Lost deserves Best Drama but NOT for its last season!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    Fuck, who gives a shit! Most likely it'll be the same people like always.<p>Lets see...dude from Breaking Bad, that Toni chick from SHO United Tara or whatever that shit called, and a once famous star winning some kind of comedy/drama award from some lame cable/tv series !<p>Betty White, I heard got her undeserved award 2wks ago or some shit!

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 10:56 a.m. CST

    What should win

    by dukeroberts

    I'll take Modern Family over Glee any day. Modern Family is hilarious. Glee is just so gay. I don't mean in the homosexual way, but just "gay". Ya know what I mean? I'm still on the 30 Rock train though. It should win. The Office wasn't as great this year as it was its first 4 seasons. Community not being nominated is criminal. Mad Men should win best drama. I watch it at least twice each week. Dexter would be the only other show worthy of defeating it. Michael C. Hall should win best actor and John Slattery should win best supporting actor. Christina Hendricks should win best supporting actress, and her bra should win best supporter. It would be fun to see Conan win the Emmy for being shit upon. Stupid NBC. And Hercules, good lord man, Carson is and always will be tops. Carson was a great interviewer, funny, and the show was class all around when he was on. The show got a lot smaller when he retired, in scale and impact. Go back and watch classic clips, like when John Wayne, Bob Hope and Bing Crosby just showed up from backstage. That's epic.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Glee

    by dukeroberts

    Glee is that rarest of "comedies". A comedy that is not funny. Oh, actually, not so rare these days. I'm looking at you, entire CBS comedy lineup.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Big Jim

    by The Llama

    I just read that the network decided not to air episode 11. You can find it online via torrents, though.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Any bets on how Fallon will do?

    by The McPoyle Clan

    I can't claim to like or loathe him, but he seems to have quietly found a groove on his show, and his hosting tonight surely can't be any worse than that group of reality hosts did. That was wretched.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 11:36 a.m. CST

    "can't be any worse than that group of reality hosts did"

    by jim

    Maybe that was the plan - whenever there is too much criticism about how bad the hosts have gotten the producers say "you think they sucked, we'll show you sucking" and come up with the idea of having 5 hosts none of whom had any business being up there (or they decide to have Rob Lowe sing "Proud Mary" with Snow White without asking Disney's permission). Then, for the next several years, no matter how bad the hosts are, everyone says "well, at least so-and-so was better than that group of reality hosts".

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 11:38 a.m. CST

    As much as I like Dexter

    by alan_poon

    The only other show worthy of defeating Mad men is Breaking Bad. Bryan Cranston deserves all the accolades for an outstanding performance last season.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Thanks, The Llama

    by jim

    I checked iTunes but they have episode 12 listed as episode 11 (10 is 10 and they don't have an episode 12). It does seem to be on NBC.com, but as I don't live in the US, barring some miraculous glitch, I can't watch it there. <p> So, what, in order to see the episode they didn't air I have to now figure out how to illegally download it? Way to go NBC, take the few remaining viewers you have who prefer to watch TV on TV and force them to start using the very medium that is killing yours.<p>Ah, what do they care about me? Sure I'm an 18-49 year old but since I don't live in the US I don't matter.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Breaking Bad

    by dukeroberts

    As I have never watched the show I cannot proclaim its glory. My nephew swears by it, so season one now occupies spots 2, 3 and 4 in my Netflix queue, right behind the new animated Batman movie.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 12:16 p.m. CST

    Why THE WIRE wasn't Awarded Emmies

    by cymbalta4thedevil

    The shows are judged on INDIVIDUAL episodes. Some shows have to be watched in full to appreciate how great they are. Especially an ensemble show with seemingly several dozen characters. A strong episode for McNulty or Stringer Bell might be a weak episode for Bunk or Daniels or have no Omar at all, for example. And the writing was designed to build slowly and plant seeds that might pay off ten episodes later. <br /><br />Imagine yourself trying to pull ONE episode out of any season of THE WIRE and show it to someone who's never seen the show.Each season premiere introduces a half dozen new characters. The season finales make no sense if you haven't seen the other twelve episodes. And in between you've got alot of quiet and slow-burning episodes where, to quote the haters in every MAD MEN Talkback: "Nothing Happens."

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Glee is still in it's first season

    by snitchseeker

    It won last year for it's first season, took a break then aired the second half...of it's first season. Is it even eligible?? I love the idea of Glee, but the execution is pretty bad. People say it used to be good before it went to gimmick Madonna (etc) episodes...but it did that it's first season. Sigh.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 12:39 p.m. CST

    sky one in the uk/ireland...

    by emeraldboy

    showed modern family. awful. now they are showing that show called the middle with neil flynn and patricia heaton. sky outbid all the channels in the uk and ireland to show the pacific. on sky movies plus. rte are showing the emmys tonight.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 12:44 p.m. CST

    oh and the worlds longest running chat show returns..

    by emeraldboy

    on friday. the late late show. its now in its 48th season and rumours are rife that a certain ex-pm will be on that to promote his new book called a journey. the irish left have lobbied easons to boycoot blairs book and have urged rte not to have him on as a guest to kick off tubridy's second term as host. I am sure dave will grill blair when blair appears on us tv.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 12:44 p.m. CST

    hahahaha

    by LethargicJ

    Conan better than Carson. Weeds deserve an Emmy nomination. Do you even WATCH television? How did you get this gig?

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST

    the late late show in ireland has had..

    by emeraldboy

    three presenters in its 48 year history. Gay Byrne (1962-1999) Pat kenny(1999-2009) Ryan Tubridy(2009-). the gerry ryan tribute and the toy show were two of the biggest ratings winners for the late late show last season. tubridy started his broadcasting career aged 12 on rte ones poparama as a book reviewer. He has his connections to fianna fail. and is related to irish comic david McSavage(real name david andrews). check out youtube for savages' show called the savage eye.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 1:04 p.m. CST

    No Party Down, no credibility.

    by PennsyDeux

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 1:17 p.m. CST

    Lost? Best writing? Best Drama?

    by TheApostle

    Give me a fucking break.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Speaking of Lost, check this yo

    by Tall_Boy66

    First off, posted this in the last Lost talkback, but for anyone who didn't check it out it's a vid I made of the whole series, in chronological order, condensed down to one 8 minute song. Give it a whirl, it's pretty nifty<P>http://tinyurl.com/Lostfinvid <P> Second off, I just want to put in that Matthew Fox did put in a good performance this year, and while I do think his best performance on the show was Through the Looking Glass ("We have to go baaaaccckkkkk!!!") I liked his arc to the man of faith by the end and he really put a lot into it. It'll probably go to someone else, can't see him winning against Emmy regular gold, but the nomination is nice and a completely out of left field win would be cool. As for supporting, Emmerson and Quinn are always great (but out of the two, I'd pick Quinn for this year just cause he was, well, a smoke monster and not Locke and Ben didn't have much to do aside from the Dr. Linus episode, which he was great in). BUT, since Emmy noms are based on individual episodes, where was Nestor Carbonell for Ab Aeterno? He was jaw-dropingly fantastic in that episode. It seems they went for the safe, standard nomination of Quinn/Emmerson but Carbonell's performance in that episode was probably the best, out of the whole cast, for the whole season. Finally, all the nominations The End got? Woulda given 'em to Ab Aeterno instead. Not that I hate The End or anything, but Ab Aeterno jumped to like my top 3 Lost episodes of all time.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 1:27 p.m. CST

    wait, tiny url not tiny enough?

    by Tall_Boy66

    http://tinyurl.com/Lostfinvid <P>What the hell? Sorry, I really hate how talkback posts break up links.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Ah, there we go

    by Tall_Boy66

    Another mysteries of talkback posting glitches that'll never be solved. It's like the four-toed statue of AICN. Ba-dum-dum-ching.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Critics who "don't get" Modern Family

    by CCon99

    Obviously they don't like the show because they're homophobic. While I admit the entire cast shouldn't be nominated all at once, the show itself deserves to at least be nominated for an award because it's easily one of the 5 best comedies currently on TV. Not that any of this really matters, the Emmy's are just as corrupt and rigged as the Golden Globes and MTV award shows.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 2:11 p.m. CST

    I like Ferguson......

    by archer1949

    but the late night talk show format as a whole really does nothing for me. I saw one episode of Glee and cringed. Definitely a case of TRYING TOO HARD to be lovable. I don't get it either. Community rocks! The only half hour sitcom I watch regularly anymore. The Emmys are joke anyway. The fact that they have a catagory for the asshole cancer known as the "reality show" is an indication of that.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 2:24 p.m. CST

    weeds

    by tranpkp1

    was terrible last season the last 2 seasons were haphazard. this season is better...but it wasn't deserving the last two years for sure. I dont get Herc at all anymore.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Seriously, Herc? Really? Conan's Tonight Show was the

    by Coughlins Laws

    BEST EVER? Come on? Aren't you taking this a little too far now? Do you even really believe that? Seriously? You really are embarrassing yourself now. Show me one other person that shares your opinion.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Conan will bomb on TBS

    by RPLocke

    His show won't be around next year.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 2:32 p.m. CST

    CCON99, really? That's the ONLY explanation?

    by Coughlins Laws

    You sound like you could get a job in the Obama administration. I don't like the crippling debt Obama has placed on us that will ruin our country for generations and the fat that Obama wants to take control of 1/6th of the US economy. Therefore, I'm a racist. Now, some people don't like a show that is using a now stale documentary type formula and that has characters that are hard to get into, but we're all homophobes. Couldn't you at least concede that different people have different tastes without attacking the character of those who have different tastes than you?

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 2:43 p.m. CST

    The Late Late Show

    by dukeroberts

    How could it be the world's longest running "chat show" if The Tonight Show started in 1954?

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Modern Family

    by dukeroberts

    If homophobes don't like it, then why do I like it? I've been called a homophobe. That show is funny as hell.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Craig Ferguson's show is way better than all the rest combined

    by JT Kirk

    He's the only one that doesn't use a prompter, he's not afraid to call bullshit on TV and the late-night corporate format, he has fun, he doesn't play "the interview game", and he tasks Leno for being the sack many of us see him as. After his Peabody award win, I'm kinda glad to see Late Late Show not get a nod here, it'd just make CBS try to change it, and we can't let them take our gay robot skeleton sidekick!<p>As for Modern Family, it's terribly hackneyed writing dressed up to look important, it's some of the most sitcomy shit I've ever seen, but the cast makes more out of the material than it deserves, that's what makes it work. Glee on the other hand is just pandering to gals and gays, it's cheap and soap-light and campy, and it's up against a fairly weak mix for the category so it has a chance at winning - though I'd argue based on Fox marketing building buzz for the name, not the quality itself.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Is it my imagination or are the Emmys on

    by jim

    earlier this year? Doesn't it usually take place in late September?

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 3:06 p.m. CST

    PS - why the fuck are some of you talking about Irish TV?

    by JT Kirk

    This is the Emmys, it's a US-based award.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 3:06 p.m. CST

    @Coughlins LOLs

    by CCon99

    LOL,Drama much? Seriously go get a juice box and take a few deep breaths.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Here's the category order for tonight's show...

    by PennsyDeux

    Per the LA Times Goldderby Forum: <p> 1 - Supporting Actor Comedy <p> 2 - Comedy Writing <p> 3 - Supporting Actress Comedy <p> 4 - Comedy Directing <p> 5 - Actor Comedy <p> 6 - Actress Comedy <p> 7 - Reality Competition Program <p> 8 - Drama Writing <p> 9 - Supporting Actor Drama <p> 10 - Supporting Actress Drama <p> 11 - Drama Actor <p> 12 - Drama Directing <p> 13 - Drama Actress <p> 14 - Variety, Music or Comedy Special Writing <p> 15 - Variety, Music or Comedy Special Directing <p> 16 - Variety, Music or Comedy Special <p> 17 - Supporting Actress Miniseries <p> 18 - Supporting Actor Miniseries <p> 19 - Miniseries Writing <p> 20 - Miniseries Actress <p> 21 - Miniseries Directing <p> 22 - Miniseries Actor <p> 23 - Miniseries <p> 24 - Made for TV Movie <p> 25 - Bob Hope Humanitarian Award <p> 26 - Comedy Series <p> 27 - Drama Series <p> GET RID OF THE FUCKING MINISERIES/TV MOVIE CATEGORIES AND YOU REDUCE THE SHOW'S LENGTH BY AT LEAST AN HOUR.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 3:21 p.m. CST

    That Robert Lloyd guy sounds like one whiney, needy dude

    by jim

    "I can't understand why I don't like this show. I feel so left out, like I'm no longer a member of society, like everyone else got invited to the party and I didn't. What is wrong with me? What genetic flaw prevents me from loving like normal people do?"<p>Geez Louise, is this the first time buddy has ever encountered a popular show he didn't connect with? Wonder how he reacts when shows he loves don't find an audience. Does he sob hysterically into his Haagen-Dazs comforted only by the knowledge that at least he still has The Bachelor to look forward to?

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Two things

    by Rand92

    <p>First, Herc and Lloyd suffer from the same issue that most critics do. They seem to be so in touch with technical aspects like acting nuances and production values, that they take themselves completely out of touch with the viewing public. To be fair, most people in Hollywood and in the film schools fall into this category. It is one of the view businesses in this country that honestly seems to not care about the people paying their salaries. They make products that make them happy not necessarily what their consumers want to see. If the public likes what they do then that is an added bonus, if not then the public just doesn't get it. It is never that THEY don't get it. Too many people in Hollywood and the critics (though I consider them part of the same hive mind) have no concept of what is entertaining to the vast majority of people. That is why many those two, and many here, don't get Glee's popularity.</p> <p>Second, the Emmys, like the Oscars, don't mean anything anymore. That they can openly nominate Conan in what appears to be a purely political move just trashes the value of the award. Awards should be given on merit, not to make a political point. Emmy has been irrelevant for years with their stagnant nominations and this move with Conan just pushes them further into the realm of irrelevance.</p>

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Being thought of as 'The Best' by someone is subjective

    by TallanDagwood

    Certainly there are those who may think O'Brien is the best, or Leno, or for my money, Carson. <p>However, using the purely subjective 'who is funnier' is not the correct barometer for basing Tonight show supremacy on. There will always be funnier comics than the above named, but the greatness of Carson was that he crossed generational divides with ease - for 30 years. <p>He made his guests shine and made Tonight show a destination not to be missed. He selflessly introduced to the American public comics who went on the be world famous. He provided a platform for young talent and old. He made his guests comfortable and the audience even moreso. I also defy anyone to top his comic timing. No one, not one person who has followed him, has had that type of impact.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 3:35 p.m. CST

    It used to be

    by veritasses

    that Glee's strengths compensated for it's many weaknesses. At least that was the case with the first half of the season. Not so with second half... now it's really unwatchable. <BR><BR>

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Really Coughlins? You're a sad fucking freak

    by American Mythos

    Trying to turn an EMMY talkback into a political argument? Get a fucking life you sad sad moron. Your whole life is consumed with redundant praise for Leno and complaints about Obama. Change the station you fucking loser.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Wait so Herc doesn't like Leno?

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    How come you've never spoken of this hate before?

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 4:06 p.m. CST

    For some reason

    by Duir

    I love The Middle but don't really dig Modern Family at all. Anyone else with me? Must be that Eden Sher...

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 4:12 p.m. CST

    I don't watch any NBC show anymore

    by RPLocke

    But the Event might change that. It was damn good.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Just please let Aaron Paul win...

    by DanielKurland

    And I'd really grin from fucking ear to ear if Breaking Bad won Best Drama. Avoiding a rant here, but really, NO Community, and you've got an abundance of Glee, where huge chunks of the SCRIPTS are SONGS.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 4:26 p.m. CST

    Before Glee wins tonight....

    by DanielKurland

    May I remind you all that My Name is Earl, Desperate Housewives, and Ugly fucking Betty all won unnecessary awards, just due to these shows being shiny and new.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 4:31 p.m. CST

    Forgot Curb was up again this year.....

    by DanielKurland

    Now THAT would be a nice win.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Is Scubs up, lol.

    by RPLocke

    Crap.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Guys, GUYS! <p>have you never read Herc before?

    by AKA_Gern_Blanston

    Let's be totally honest here - To all of you SHOCKED by Herc's calling Conan's Tonight the best ever, surprised that he thinks the current incarnation of Weeds deserves a nom, amazed that he said these things, consider this: <p>1. Herc has made it painfully obvious he still believes Saturday Night Live is worth a damn, still believes it's funny. <p>2. Herc is the guy that holds a grudge against one of the highest rated shows on cable, True Blood, just because it's not his precious (and old as fuck now) Buffy. <p>3. Herc is the guy who has run columns on who's staying and leaving the glorified karaoke contest that is American Idol, and runs them on a site like AICN where the audience DOESN'T GIVE A FUCK about them. <p>What number was I up to? Oh, yeah <p>4. Herc is the guy who locks out the TB on his weekly TV DVD release "column", because he knows we'll make fun of him to no end for the cut and paste and shameless advertisment nature of it all. <p>So I guess my point is that, at this stage of his "career" at AICN, nothing coming out of Hack's mouth surprises me anymore (unless he ever renounces his Whedonistic religion - but that'd be like Tom Cruise admitting Scientology is a ridiculous moneymaking fraud).

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 4:52 p.m. CST

    that was supposed to read

    by AKA_Gern_Blanston

    Herc, not Hack. Sorry. Freudian slip that could have been corrected if AICN ever added an edit function. It IS like, 2010, you know.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 5:04 p.m. CST

    one more to the list

    by AKA_Gern_Blanston

    5. Right this very minute, Herc has an article up praising the lowest common denominator dipshit fest that is Jersey Shore for tieing True Blood in the ratings, again proving his grudge against one of the highest rated shows on cable for not being Buffy (and promoting a mindless, talentless crap sandwhich with a cast that's not even from Jersey where they claim to be).

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Futurama better be nominated next year...

    by DanielKurland

    It used to win Emmys, ya know.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 5:10 p.m. CST

    It's a sad time for Entetainment

    by RPLocke

    True Blood is a high rated show, and The Last Shitty Exorcism is number one at the box office. Shit.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 5:26 p.m. CST

    AKA_Gern_Blanston don't blame Herc!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    Dude is simply posting ratings for all shows!<p>Blame the fucking Nielsen Families who actually giving Jersey Shore and overrated shows like True Blood high ratings!<p>Ever noticed how these Neislen Families continue to watch shitty shows and nobody seems to be able to stop them?<p>Those fuckers are guarded better then people in the Witness Protection Program!

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 5:39 p.m. CST

    logan

    by Gidney

    No love for President Logan on 24?

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 5:43 p.m. CST

    Gidney

    by Shermdawg

    Itzin will win the Emmy for best eyes in a guest starring role.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 5:46 p.m. CST

    lol, idiot

    by midgarddragon

    "I’m with Lloyd. The fact that “Glee” and “Modern Family” got nominated over “South Park,” “The Venture Bros.,” "Community," "Parks and Recreation," “Weeds,” “The Sarah Silverman Program” and “The Life and Times of Tim”' Let's see, VB - Crap, Community - One great ep, mostly crap, Parks - Crap, Weed - crap for the last two seasons, Sarah - Crap, Times of Tim - Crapola. Gimme Glee and Modern Family any day, or the paintball episode version of Community only.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 6:20 p.m. CST

    i distinctively remember being the first to comment

    by DioxholsterReturns

    but now i dont see it. maybe i shouldve shouted out FIRST! instead. its not like i wanted to be the first, sheesh. not cool dude, when i become president Im gonna make you guys water my fancy 'white house' flowers for a living.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 6:23 p.m. CST

    I'm also going to pretend Jane Lynch's Emmy...

    by DanielKurland

    is for Celebrate Rick Sargulesh.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 6:28 p.m. CST

    The Gay Emmys

    by RPLocke

    wow.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 6:32 p.m. CST

    Meanwhile, I'll be watching BIG BROTHER and TRUE BLOOD

    by SpyGuy

    Criticize all you want, but Britney's rack on BB and Deborah Ann Woll on TB hold far more interest to me than "Best Hairstylist" or "Best Inseam Measuruer." If there's anything of real note, it's bound to be played over and over on the morning news shows.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 6:36 p.m. CST

    im gonna be watching stargate universe and new shows

    by DioxholsterReturns

    like The Event and ill keep watching Burn Notice coz it kicks ass.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Britney's rack...

    by Shermdawg

    ...better not appear on Showtime 2 now that I've canceled it.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Hamm's dating/married to

    by Shermdawg

    The 24 reporter chick?

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 6:47 p.m. CST

    What exactly is The Event about?

    by Shermdawg

    If it's some sort of Flash Forward bullshit, I'm not even gonna bother.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Sorry, Shermdawg...Britney's rack is glorious on Showtime 2

    by SpyGuy

    Especially now that there are fewer houseguests so the camera lingers for a longer time. Bonus points if she's anywhere near the hot tub.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 6:54 p.m. CST

    Yeah, I saw the the bathtub photo confessional she did.

    by Shermdawg

    But I'm talking "oops, we forgot to switch to the fish tank while she was changing" rackage.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 6:56 p.m. CST

    Shermdawg

    by RPLocke

    I saw the pilot. Let's just say that the Event ends with a VERY cool scene that will make you want to watch Part II. Honestly, it just comes out of nowhere and you're like WTF!

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:03 p.m. CST

    And like why is it all Glee themed?

    by DanielKurland

    I want a crystal meth intro.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:04 p.m. CST

    You can NEVER go wrong with Born to Run

    by Tall_Boy66

    Even if they try to all Glee it up, it's still Born to Run goddamnit. Can never fuck that song up.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:06 p.m. CST

    Im not hating this

    by BackRiverCatfish

    maybe im gay

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:07 p.m. CST

    Who's the brunette?

    by Anime_Nut

    Who the hell is that short brunette girl that jumped out before Joel McHale? She's the only one I don't recognize.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:07 p.m. CST

    Ok, now he's talking

    by Tall_Boy66

    Do Born to Run again FFS!

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:09 p.m. CST

    CONAN!!!

    by BackRiverCatfish

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:11 p.m. CST

    "ICON! NO CON!" = best TV of 09/10

    by Tall_Boy66

    you know it to be true.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:11 p.m. CST

    YES!!!!! Jimmy is killing!!

    by Acid_Frio

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:11 p.m. CST

    well, best TV moment, I mean

    by Tall_Boy66

    "Icon! No con!"

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:11 p.m. CST

    LARRY DAVID.....god of comedy!

    by Acid_Frio

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Modern Family comedy sweep

    by Tall_Boy66

    Calling it now

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:13 p.m. CST

    "Who's the brunette? "

    by jim

    I thought maybe Emmanuelle Chriqui but am fairly certain that's not right.<p>Nice to see Community at least getting some recognition (even if it didn't get any nomination).

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:14 p.m. CST

    Lol, Conan got dissed.

    by RPLocke

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:14 p.m. CST

    Tall_Boy66

    by BackRiverCatfish

    I agree

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:14 p.m. CST

    The brunette was Nina Dobrev

    by Anime_Nut

    Found that out on another board. Nina Dobrev, star of The Vampire Diaries. Um... yeah.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:15 p.m. CST

    Fizbo!

    by buffywrestling

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:16 p.m. CST

    usually the first time a show gets nominated.....

    by Acid_Frio

    ..it picks lots of those golden guys up! fingers crossed.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Thanks Anime_Nut, I knew I knew her from somewhere

    by jim

    (that being the two episodes I saw last year and the cover of the DVD that sometimes appears in Herc's new releases column)

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:19 p.m. CST

    Goody a twitter bit

    by Tall_Boy66

    This is what irritates me about Falon. Too much twitter.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:21 p.m. CST

    knew it!

    by Acid_Frio

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:21 p.m. CST

    I can't understand her but I don't care

    by BackRiverCatfish

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Wow, getting Twitters to write parts of the show

    by jim

    How soon before we get an entire series written from a Twitter feed?<p>Oh, what?...<p><br>Nevermind

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:21 p.m. CST

    MODERN FAMILY WINS

    by RPLocke

    Robert Lloyd jumps from building.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Hey look, Modern Family won again

    by Tall_Boy66

    I said sweep when the first guy won the award. I get prima noctra rights on any bitches in this Talkback because I called it.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Wait... those were nominee intros?

    by Anime_Nut

    I had NO fucking idea. Just thought it was one of MANY endless "comedy" bits.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Well if Community can't win, I'm glad MF did...

    by DanielKurland

    Get over 30 Rock, everyone!

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:24 p.m. CST

    Oh shit, it's the unfunny guy from Comedy Central.

    by RPLocke

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:24 p.m. CST

    30 Rock just had a mediocre season

    by Anime_Nut

    I still love the cast and basic premise of that show. Hope it bounces back this fall.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:24 p.m. CST

    Wait, Glee chick gonna win

    by Tall_Boy66

    Rest modern family.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:25 p.m. CST

    Jane Lynch for PARTY DOWN!

    by DanielKurland

    Mention ittttt

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:25 p.m. CST

    This just in: Rita Wilson does NOT show off her tits enough

    by Anime_Nut

    We shall have to remedy that.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:25 p.m. CST

    finally, Jane Lynch gets the recognition she deserves

    by Acid_Frio

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:26 p.m. CST

    She won that for Party Down, too...

    by PennsyDeux

    Word, Daniel. :)

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:27 p.m. CST

    Sofia V should've won for her tits.

    by BackRiverCatfish

    Venezuelas best export

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:27 p.m. CST

    Watching the Emmys...

    by Orionsangels

    I'm realizing that I barely watch TV. Who are these people?

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:28 p.m. CST

    GLEE WINS

    by RPLocke

    The Lloyd guy jumps off the building again.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Speaking of breasts

    by jim

    Do they have a category for non-human guest stars? Annie's Boobs would win for sure.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Rita Wilson's tits

    by Canuck815

    I always forget about them until I watch That Thing You Do. Her in that tiny little cocktail dress. Not bad. Not bad at all.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:32 p.m. CST

    "That didn't go as great as we thought"

    by jim

    Pretty much never does; not here, not on the Oscars.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:35 p.m. CST

    I'm confused, what were Perry and Graham introducing?

    by Bass Ackwards

    I swear they read off a list of 12 names, the played some clips, then gave an award. What?!

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:36 p.m. CST

    "IN 9 MINUTES... THE YEAR IN REALITY"

    by Anime_Nut

    Goddamnit. Goddamnit all to hell.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:36 p.m. CST

    Rita Wilson's tits probably aged better than her face

    by BackRiverCatfish

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:37 p.m. CST

    MODERN FAMILY skit.......10/10!!

    by Acid_Frio

    George Clooney....damn..HAHAH

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:38 p.m. CST

    2-2...

    by PennsyDeux

    Glee wins directing for the pilot.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:38 p.m. CST

    Lauren Graham should be multiple Emmy winner by now...

    by PennsyDeux

    Not just a mere presenter. :((

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:38 p.m. CST

    Larry was robbed! onto the next....

    by Acid_Frio

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:38 p.m. CST

    Jim Parsons! That is fucking nice...

    by DanielKurland

    A welcome surprise.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:39 p.m. CST

    All these pre-recorded video bits...

    by Anime_Nut

    I officially have NO IDEA when they're listing nominees and when it's something... else.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:39 p.m. CST

    'CYE was robbed' does not exist in this dojo.

    by PennsyDeux

    :)

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:39 p.m. CST

    Yay! Jim Parsons! What a surprise :)

    by buffywrestling

    This year's Emmys all ready better because they finally stirred up the nominations.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Also enjoying the skits so far

    by buffywrestling

    and the quick announcing process. Show is zipping along nicely [so far - always drags when it gets to mini-series stuff.]

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:42 p.m. CST

    C'mon, anybody but Toni Collette or Edie Falco..

    by PennsyDeux

    WORD.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Has every winner so far been gay?

    by D.Vader

    Or played a gay character? That's an interesting observation.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Is it just me...?

    by Anime_Nut

    ...or does Victor Garber completely embarrass himself in EVERYTHING post-Alias?

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:44 p.m. CST

    I don't get the Toni Collette hate

    by Anime_Nut

    Say what you will about how over-the-top some of those alters are, but Toni does an AMAZING job on that show.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:44 p.m. CST

    D.Vader....very astute observation......

    by Acid_Frio

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:44 p.m. CST

    I liked him in Eli Stone, but it seems

    by jim

    I was one of the few who actually watched it.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Looks like it's going to be a Modern Family win-

    by Mr. Profit

    For best comedy. And their skit was funny. Good for Parsons, Lynch and Stonestreet. Couldn't care less about Murphy. After what he did to Nip/Tuck he can go fuck himself. <p>Hoping for a surprise in Best Drama. But I think Modern Family got the Comedy award. Also 20th Television is fucking racking up. <p>PS: Finally Kristen Bell in a movie with A list actors... Good for her.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:45 p.m. CST

    The typical Glee fan is...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...that overly cheerful, slightly fat chick who works in your office who's always on a diet but is still chubby because she eats lunch at PF Chang's every day. She can usually be seen walking to and from her car, which has an old "Re-elect W" bumper sticker on it, obliviously texting or talking incessantly on her cell phone. She claims to be a fan of music, but only listens to whoever MTV is pushing that month, her current fave being Taylor Swift. If you tell her you prefer more obscure, experimental music, she'll claim that she used to really like "Bowling For Soup" (yeah... I know). Glee is the only scripted show she watches, her remaining must-view list is filled with reality shows. She tried to flirt with you once, but of course you blew her off with extreme prejudice as she wasn't even worth a pity-fuck. That's the typical Glee viewer.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Hey now, Anime_Nut, he's in 'You Again', w/Kristen Bell

    by PennsyDeux

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:45 p.m. CST

    SAY WHAT?? Eddie Falco..!?? WTF!!!!!

    by Acid_Frio

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:46 p.m. CST

    Speaking of breasts (again)

    by jim

    Amy Poehler and that dress

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:46 p.m. CST

    I was kinda rooting for Amy Poehler's tits

    by Anime_Nut

    Their owner was pretty awesome on P&R, too.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:46 p.m. CST

    You're not funny, I agree Edie

    by BackRiverCatfish

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:46 p.m. CST

    FFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKKK

    by PennsyDeux

    Fuck you, Edie Falco. Fuck you to the 9th level of hell.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:47 p.m. CST

    nurse jackie is not funny

    by brabon300

    hey, nbc is live streaming all the backstage stuff....its pretty cool

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:47 p.m. CST

    PennsyDeux

    by Anime_Nut

    That commercial inspired my post.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:47 p.m. CST

    Also tired of Falco's fake surprise...

    by Mr. Profit

    Don't submit yourself then if you think you don't deserve it...

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:49 p.m. CST

    Amazing Race is actually really good

    by Tall_Boy66

    Which is why it wins. It's a race. There's some bickering but it's about the a fucking race, which is way compelling.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:50 p.m. CST

    Will Arnett as John Boehner

    by BackRiverCatfish

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:50 p.m. CST

    Acid Frio

    by D.Vader

    Sarcasm or serious?

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:50 p.m. CST

    ZZZZZZZZ

    by RPLocke

    What a terrible Emmys so far. Top Chef?

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:51 p.m. CST

    But not this year.

    by Tall_Boy66

    I'm gonna fuck Keri Russell one day. Consensual, too.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:51 p.m. CST

    Was that Will Arnett's voice reading the reality nominations?

    by Anime_Nut

    One of the more unexpected laughs of the night.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:52 p.m. CST

    wrap up chef!

    by Orionsangels

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:52 p.m. CST

    I agree...

    by Super Nintendo Chalmers

    I was also rooting for Amy Poehler' tits.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:52 p.m. CST

    The dude thanked husbands before wives

    by Tall_Boy66

    Heh. Gay.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:52 p.m. CST

    Top Chef????? Do you believe in upsets?

    by PennsyDeux

    I guess. Never saw it, dont wanna see it.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:52 p.m. CST

    Let's reward ourselves for pretending!

    by Orionsangels

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:53 p.m. CST

    D.Vader.......im being serious.

    by Acid_Frio

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:53 p.m. CST

    lol, the backstage live feed is great.

    by Shermdawg

    Actually seeing the director ask to wrap it up is pretty neat.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:53 p.m. CST

    The 1st person who dares to defy the "WRAP UP" cue...

    by Anime_Nut

    ...immediately goes on my Attention Whore Douchebag Shit List.<p> I HATE those selfish fucks.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:53 p.m. CST

    reality shows dont deserve awards

    by brabon300

    so no such thing as an upset in that category

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Never have seen Top Chef, but have heard

    by jim

    fairly good things about it. If anything has to beat Amazing Race I'm glad it was that one. However, why no nomination for Survivor? Last two versions which aired last year were as good as the show's ever been.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Drama Writing is next?

    by Shermdawg

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:56 p.m. CST

    Top Chef is NOT better than The Amazing Race...

    by Anime_Nut

    ...but it IS pretty damn good. I'm glad it got recognized this time around.<p> Now, when does TAR's new season start?

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:56 p.m. CST

    How is Top Chef popular?

    by Mr. Profit

    To me, I can't get into it because as a viewer I can't judge the food. I can't taste the food so I don't know who is really good. Amazing Race, Survivor, and similar competition shows you can clearly tell who won. Shit even on Project Runway you can tell if a dress is busted. So how does Top Chef have so much popularity?

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:58 p.m. CST

    lots of gay winners?

    by Bouncy X

    that appropriate if thats true, its gay pride day over here. lol

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:58 p.m. CST

    Edie Falco win an Emmy. Fucking bitch can't fake shit!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    She knew it was either her or Toni!

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 7:59 p.m. CST

    FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Acid_Frio

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:01 p.m. CST

    fillion and clooney in the green room

    by brabon300

    who is the hotty next to clooney?

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:01 p.m. CST

    It IS gettin' pretty gay around here...

    by BizarroJerry

    I mean, I don't really care, but Hollywood's love of gayness is becoming almost comical. But, c'mon, folks we know these voters don't just base it on acting ability and such. It's awarding friends, politics and personal opinions.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:02 p.m. CST

    4 toes! reveled!

    by Acid_Frio

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Thank god.

    by Shermdawg

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Fly of Breaking Bad REALLY should have had it...

    by DanielKurland

    But this is also nice.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:03 p.m. CST

    That's why you should watch the shows before

    by jim

    you watch the Emmys. Once had not yet seen a season of The Sopranos (hadn't hit DVD yet) and a writer from the show won and apologized to an actor for having killed them off. Thanks buddy!

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:03 p.m. CST

    MAD MEN!!

    by Acid_Frio

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:03 p.m. CST

    "so we made it 4 toes....booya"

    by Bouncy X

    that was funny. lol

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:03 p.m. CST

    SHIT MAD MEN

    by RPLocke

    Cut this fucker off.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:04 p.m. CST

    C'MON ANDRE!!!

    by Shermdawg

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:04 p.m. CST

    aaron paul!!!!!

    by paulloch

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:04 p.m. CST

    YES!!!

    by buffywrestling

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:04 p.m. CST

    Probably the most deserved win of the night

    by jim

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:04 p.m. CST

    Congrats Aaron for Breaking Bad!!! well deserved!!

    by Acid_Frio

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:04 p.m. CST

    Is this Matthew Weiner's 1st Emmy?

    by Anime_Nut

    That's what I gathered from his speech. Well, in that case, I'm glad they won. But I was still rooting for FNL.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:04 p.m. CST

    That's alright.

    by Shermdawg

    At least Lost didn't win any of the last three.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:05 p.m. CST

    And with Lost losing these last 2 awards-

    by Mr. Profit

    It's not their night. And deservedly so. The last season was not worthy of an award IMO.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:05 p.m. CST

    Gosh I almost forgot about Men of a Certain Age

    by Bass Ackwards

    That was a great lil surprise this year.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:05 p.m. CST

    This guy beat Michael Emerson?

    by RPLocke

    Fucking joke.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:05 p.m. CST

    AARON PAUL!!!

    by Anime_Nut

    Yes, yes, MOTHERFUCKING yes!!!<p> Motherfucker deserved the shit out of that.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:05 p.m. CST

    aaron paul....emmy winner?

    by Bouncy X

    i dont watch the show so he's always just been "that guy" who always plays assholes or hicks or morons or murderes, so its funny to see him win.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:05 p.m. CST

    Yesssss Aaron Paul!!!!

    by BackRiverCatfish

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:06 p.m. CST

    Aaron Paul!

    by DanielKurland

    Everything else doesn't matter.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:06 p.m. CST

    FUCK. Terry O'Quinn was robbed deluxe...

    by PennsyDeux

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:06 p.m. CST

    the NBC Live Emmy bts is great

    by Acid_Frio

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:07 p.m. CST

    I like how they are saving the clip space

    by buffywrestling

    for the writers & directors this year instead of playing the submitted clips for the actors. Content FTW.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:08 p.m. CST

    Anybody complaining about Aaron Paul's win...

    by Anime_Nut

    ...either doesn't watch Breaking Bad, or is a complete retard.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:08 p.m. CST

    Yes, O'Quinn was robbed at...

    by Shermdawg

    ...undeservedly winning for his weakest season.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:08 p.m. CST

    Aaron Paul makes up for a shitty day....

    by mjgtexas

    I was looking forward to watching Animal Kingdom and was informed by the toll booth flunkie that the Angelika Houston is closed forever. Fuckers.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:09 p.m. CST

    Paul!!!!

    by The McPoyle Clan

    Eff yeah.<br><br>I don't give a shit about the rest now.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:09 p.m. CST

    Anyone who thinks Aaron Paul didn't deserve

    by Cartagia

    to win has never seen Breaking Bad. I've just finished Season One, and deserves 10 fucking Emmys. And I love Lost. Even Season Six.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:09 p.m. CST

    Breaking Bad kicks LOSTs ass btw

    by BackRiverCatfish

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:10 p.m. CST

    aaron paul is the man!!!!

    by JaredP

    fuck yeah!!!!!!

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:11 p.m. CST

    I haven't even seen Breaking Bad S3 yet...

    by Anime_Nut

    ...but Aaron Paul has deserved this award since LAST year for his work in S2. I can only imagine how much better he's gotten since then.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:11 p.m. CST

    Zooey>>>>>>>Emily

    by BackRiverCatfish

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:11 p.m. CST

    Is The Good Wife a good show? I havent watched it

    by Acid_Frio

    ...looking for opinions

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:11 p.m. CST

    Damn it!!!

    by buffywrestling

    I SO wanted Fillion to hand an Emmy to Mrs. Malcom Reynolds :(

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:12 p.m. CST

    Fuck you, Good Wife

    by Anime_Nut

    I will not rest until Elisabeth Moss gets her due.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:12 p.m. CST

    Her name's Archie?

    by BackRiverCatfish

    Cool

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Probably the toughest category

    by jim

    Every one more than deserving

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:13 p.m. CST

    on the behind the scenes Emmy feed......

    by Acid_Frio

    Tina Fey shaking her head when Eddie walked on stage.....classic!

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:13 p.m. CST

    WHAT.THE. FUCK?

    by PennsyDeux

    Archie Panjabi? The lady in Bend it Like Beckham?

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:14 p.m. CST

    YES!!!! Congrats BRYAN!

    by Acid_Frio

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:14 p.m. CST

    I bet Julianna Margulies will win now...

    by Mr. Profit

    The Emmy's love a good comeback... And fuck I gotta watch Breaking Bad now... I have to see if it's available to watch instantly on Netflix...

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Hell yes.

    by Shermdawg

    Fox even getting nominated is a joke.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Cranston!!!

    by BackRiverCatfish

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:14 p.m. CST

    I can see an argument for O'Quinn

    by The McPoyle Clan

    But Darlton didn't give Ben jack to do this season.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Again, Bryan Cranston may have earned it...

    by Anime_Nut

    ...but I was rooting for just about anybody else, especially Kyle Chandler.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Terrible shows winning this year

    by RPLocke

    Ratings will be low.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:14 p.m. CST

    "I love you more than baseball"

    by jim

    great line

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:15 p.m. CST

    Shermdawg

    by Anime_Nut

    Hey, you mean to say ANY actor can press their thumb and index finger to their brow in times of distress?

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:16 p.m. CST

    COMMUNITY comercial...

    by Acid_Frio

    ...love the show.....but, a car ad? really???

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:16 p.m. CST

    GO HUGH LAURIE!

    by PennsyDeux

    Anybody but Bryan Cranston. Let somebody else f'n win.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Mr. Profit- Not on instant watch

    by Cartagia

    I'm going through it right now myself.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Fallon's bits are terrible

    by Bass Ackwards

    On the other hand the show seems to really be moving along, so points for that.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:17 p.m. CST

    Glee is awesome...

    by Anime_Nut

    ...but I also love Community's constant digs at it.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:17 p.m. CST

    "Terrible shows winning this year"

    by Shermdawg

    Nowhere near as terrible as 2006.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:17 p.m. CST

    FUCK BRYAN CRANSTON.

    by PennsyDeux

    Yeah, I said it. Shit. Laurie deserved it. New king of the SOSO's (Same Old Same Olds)

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:18 p.m. CST

    Fallon is pretty bad

    by RPLocke

    The Twitter bits would be more funny if they actually showed the person's twitter.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:18 p.m. CST

    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

    by REDD

    and Rescue Me, dammit!

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:19 p.m. CST

    Good wife is good

    by paulloch

    not great. Moss and Hendricks were robbed. Not surprised about the lack of love for LOST, since emmys rarely honor final seasons. They would rather support new shows, since the EMMY push helps them.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:19 p.m. CST

    Anime_Nut

    by Shermdawg

    Yes, but I will give Fox credit, his crying transition into a laughing headshake is priceless.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:20 p.m. CST

    I wish REDD

    by Acid_Frio

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:20 p.m. CST

    THANK FUCK BREAKING BAD IS INELIGIBLE NEXT YEAR.

    by PennsyDeux

    Because it won't air any episodes until after the 2010-11 qualifying period. So sick of this fucking shit.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:20 p.m. CST

    Cartagia

    by Mr. Profit

    Damn. Ever since Netflix launched the iPhone app, I have been going through so many shows available to watch instantly. I'm going to start on Dexter this week. Also don't watch Breaking Bad. But not against Cranston winning. Dude is on an underwatched show that is likely to wrap up it's run in 2 years. Let him enjoy it. It's not like Mr. Monk winning for what seemed like 6 years straight.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:22 p.m. CST

    What's Jack Bender filming on the corner of

    by jim

    Bay & King in Toronto?

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:22 p.m. CST

    the two hitmen from Breaking Bad.....nice touch

    by Acid_Frio

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:22 p.m. CST

    Yep, it was a tough category

    by The McPoyle Clan

    If BC hadn't scored the 3peat, I wouldn't have complained. This probably wraps up Man Men again for Drama.<br><br>And if you didn't know who Weiner and Ryan were and didn't catch Ryan's partner on camera, who would you think is the gay one based just on their speeches?

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:22 p.m. CST

    Ann Margret fucked Elvis

    by BackRiverCatfish

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:22 p.m. CST

    They really should keep the backstage cam on the producers.

    by Shermdawg

    Screw the stars.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:23 p.m. CST

    Speaking of Dexter...

    by Cartagia

    Best Director... wow. I'm halfway through season 4 right now.<br> <br> And shouldn't Lithgow have been Supporting Actor, not Guest?

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:23 p.m. CST

    Shill is cool, but MacLaren would have been nice...

    by DanielKurland

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:23 p.m. CST

    Lost is getting ass-fucked tonight. FU Emmys.

    by PennsyDeux

    Dexter???? for best directing?? Two words, Academy - THE END.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:24 p.m. CST

    So is BRYAN CRANSTON going to keep accepting his fake awards?

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    I remember Dan from Night Court kept winning so much that he told them not to nominate him again!<p>See Edie Falco and Bryan Cranston you can say, no DAMMNIT!<p>Winning your 1st award is a surprise. Winning your 2nd you feel like you earned it, but anything more and you know its BULLSHIT!

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:25 p.m. CST

    I guess Lost could have used some musical numbers

    by RPLocke

    Maybe it could have won something.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:25 p.m. CST

    Never seen DEXTER, and

    by Subtitles_Off

    even I know it's better than LOST.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:25 p.m. CST

    *whispers* "oh, he's amazing!"

    by Shermdawg

    Utters makeup artist backstage at Fallon's 24 musical sendoff.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:25 p.m. CST

    ahhh.....the TV season of 2009-2010...

    by Acid_Frio

    ...the memories of shows done.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:26 p.m. CST

    LOST........and Green Day....LOL

    by Acid_Frio

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:26 p.m. CST

    Lithgow didn't want a Supporting Actor nom apparently

    by BackRiverCatfish

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:27 p.m. CST

    aaron paul, emmy winner....

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    bitch<p>He did do a great job this season, but I kinda wanted Emerson to get it....but in hindsight, his episode was a big lie seeing as the lax thing turned out to be...yaknow....so I guess Im glad a actor won an award for something that truly mattered to his character/story

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:27 p.m. CST

    Dexter and Netflix streaming

    by Bass Ackwards

    Only the first two seasons, so frustrating!

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:27 p.m. CST

    Fuck Falco, Cranston, Dexter directing...

    by PennsyDeux

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:28 p.m. CST

    I got rid of my cable two and a half months ago.

    by Subtitles_Off

    I've got to wait a day for "The Daily Show," now, but, other than that, I haven't missed anything, have I?

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:31 p.m. CST

    No love for...

    by REDD

    Nip/Tuck? Ryan Murphy's best show.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Too lazy to scroll up. Has GLEE won Emmys?

    by Subtitles_Off

    I hate that show. I hate the whole idea of it. I even hate Jane Lynch for being on it, and I'm a fan of Jane Lynch's.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:32 p.m. CST

    Maybe the Academy's found religion...

    by PennsyDeux

    As they get set to renegotiate their TV deal with the broadcast networks. Cable isn't steamrolling over folks like they've done in prior years.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:32 p.m. CST

    Connie............c'mon.......

    by Acid_Frio

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:32 p.m. CST

    Who watches The Closer?

    by DanielKurland

    I'm not joking.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:32 p.m. CST

    Really hoping Connie Britton would win

    by jim

    oh well

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:33 p.m. CST

    Subtitles_Off

    by Shermdawg

    Herc's doing live updates to the story.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Clooney's been hanging out backstage forever.

    by Shermdawg

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:34 p.m. CST

    What??? Kristen Bell wuz robbed!

    by The McPoyle Clan

    Oh wait. She wasn't nominated. Typing on this phone is a bitch. They've run all but two meaningful categories already. Tuning out until the end. Have fun y'all.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:34 p.m. CST

    by Mr. Profit

    Even if none of my faves win tonight, I am not going to be mad. I am fortunate to have so many high quality, well written, well acted shows to watch. And a lot of these shows are getting the recognition of a nomination, and sometimes that is enough. <p>Lost WAS a good show, but IMO, the last season rendered the 2 seasons before it somewhat meaningless. So I'm not surprised it isn't winning because a lot of people feel the same way. It won an emmy when it deserved it, after season 1. <p>And Kyra winning is good for her. The Closer has been the #1 scripted drama on cable for a while now.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:34 p.m. CST

    TAKE THAT, MS. BOTOX-A-PALOOZA JULIANA MARGUILES....

    by PennsyDeux

    Kyra Sedgwick, finally.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:34 p.m. CST

    The Closer is one of those shows I ask

    by jim

    "is that still on?"<P>and I am honestly asking as I don't know

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:34 p.m. CST

    AND ANOTHER GUITAR BIT!!

    by RPLocke

    Jeez, fallon.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Shermdawg.....see Clooney dancing backstage?

    by Acid_Frio

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Wow, that's a LOT of Tonight Show jokes in 1 minute

    by Anime_Nut

    LOVE it.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Lol, I just saw that

    by RPLocke

    That was funny.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:37 p.m. CST

    WAIT....BACK THE FUCK UP...WHY IS...

    by Shermdawg

    ...the chick from the Hardees commercial holding an Emmy backstage?

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Agree Lost final season killed it previous seasons!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    The creators said FUCK YOU to the fans and now the academy is saying FUCK YOU right back at em'!<p>Suck it, Dalton and Co!

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:38 p.m. CST

    And FNL is shut out...

    by PennsyDeux

    Poor Connie Britton. :|

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Acid_Frio

    by Shermdawg

    Yep, and he chewed his thumbnail too!

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:40 p.m. CST

    Big Jim

    by Mr. Profit

    The Closer is TNT's most successful show. The premiere this Summer averaged nearly 8 million viewers. And it usually maintains that ballpark average all season. I have seen it, but I am not a loyal viewer. It also helped launch Rizzoli and Isles this year, a new show that manages to maintain a good portion of the ratings lead in from The Closer.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:40 p.m. CST

    YEAH! ....ewww Clooney, bad habit.

    by Acid_Frio

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:40 p.m. CST

    The Closer is the female Matlock!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    Slow, uninteresting show that has a likeable lead! No one really watches it except old people!

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:41 p.m. CST

    PACINO HANGING OUT WITH CLOONEY BACKSTAGE!!!

    by Shermdawg

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:41 p.m. CST

    Cloony is more entertaining to watch than

    by RPLocke

    this show.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:41 p.m. CST

    Pacino and Clooney......classic!

    by Acid_Frio

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Friday Night lights is great

    by Bass Ackwards

    But Connie and Kyle both had some tough tough categories this year.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:43 p.m. CST

    "Hey George, you used to date Krista Allen, right?"

    by Shermdawg

    "SHE HAD A <b>GREAT ASS</b>!!!"

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:43 p.m. CST

    Clooneys chick is badass

    by BackRiverCatfish

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:44 p.m. CST

    He's The American, y'know.

    by Shermdawg

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:44 p.m. CST

    And apparently the american is everywhere wednesday.

    by Shermdawg

    He gets around.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:44 p.m. CST

    absolutely Bass!

    by Acid_Frio

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:45 p.m. CST

    Clooney chicks are always hot,

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    but too bad he can't stay with them long enough to remember their names!

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:46 p.m. CST

    thanks Profit, I came across it a couple of years

    by jim

    ago but it didn't grab me and I guess I just haven't taken any notice whatsoever of it ever again.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:46 p.m. CST

    Pacino should be in Ocean's 14.

    by RPLocke

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:47 p.m. CST

    Ricky...is...killing!!!!!

    by Acid_Frio

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:48 p.m. CST

    Man, big delay from the the livestream to the actual show.

    by Shermdawg

    But then again, I'm watching on satellite.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:49 p.m. CST

    Gervais bit was funny

    by Bass Ackwards

    Just to see the waiter try to give Matthew Perry, a recovering alcoholic, a beer.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:49 p.m. CST

    Tom Selleck is sure tearing up those finger foods!

    by Acid_Frio

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:49 p.m. CST

    Gervais should be the host

    by paulloch

    he should rip the guitar from Fallon and show him how it's done

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:49 p.m. CST

    Who's the woman in the white dress with Clooney?

    by jim

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:50 p.m. CST

    Man, Tom Selleck is back there now

    by RPLocke

    Awesome.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:50 p.m. CST

    Big Jim

    by Mr. Profit

    Yeah it's one of those "Is that still on?" kinda shows. Like The Biggest Loser.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:50 p.m. CST

    Pacino at The Emmys?

    by Subtitles_Off

    Did he do another HBO miniseries or something that no one watched?<P>It's fukking hard to watch icons grow old.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:50 p.m. CST

    Clooneys chick is Elisabetta Canalis

    by BackRiverCatfish

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:51 p.m. CST

    Hot babe munching on food

    by RPLocke

    This is awesome.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:51 p.m. CST

    What happened to Colberts

    by REDD

    right ear? Human Centipede...lol!

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:52 p.m. CST

    And here comes the drama...

    by Mr. Profit

    Will Conan win so that the Academy gives NBC a big FUCK YOU for ruining the pilot season by eliminating the 10PM spot and giving it to Leno?

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:53 p.m. CST

    Here we fucking go...

    by Anime_Nut

    Coco! Coco! Coco!

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:53 p.m. CST

    CONAN!...robbed!

    by Acid_Frio

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:53 p.m. CST

    FUCK LENO ANYWAY

    by BackRiverCatfish

    LMFAO

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:53 p.m. CST

    Guess not...

    by Mr. Profit

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:53 p.m. CST

    ...

    by Anime_Nut

    Damn. Damn damn DAMN.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:54 p.m. CST

    Conan got effed by NBC again.

    by RPLocke

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:55 p.m. CST

    So that's why Clooney's there

    by jim

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:55 p.m. CST

    I think Tom Selleck might be........drunk.

    by Acid_Frio

    guy can dance

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:55 p.m. CST

    Skywalker_Lockes, that makes less sense

    by buffywrestling

    than usual.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:56 p.m. CST

    Conan wasn't robbed, Jon deserved that.

    by Shermdawg

    Thank you Glenn Beck.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:56 p.m. CST

    No way Conan would beat "The Daily Show."

    by Subtitles_Off

    You were lying to yourselves if you ever thought so.<P>Is our long national nightmare finally over? Can we finally stop wringing our hands in woe for a tall, rich, ginger kid on television?

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:57 p.m. CST

    clooney is a humanitarian?

    by brabon300

    this gives hope to all the whoremongers of the world

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:57 p.m. CST

    Gotta love Colbert 'Human Centipde'

    by buffywrestling

    shout-out. That guy is such a geek :)

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:57 p.m. CST

    And NBC breathes a Mount Everest-size sigh of relief...

    by PennsyDeux

    Whew.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:58 p.m. CST

    Clooney. Humanitarian.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Mother Teresa and Gandhi curdle in their graves.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 8:59 p.m. CST

    RP Locke - NBC is getting fucked...

    by Mr. Profit

    NBC Universal is getting shut out by the multiple wins by 20th Century TV (Modern Family, Glee) and by all the cable network shows, most of which so far have not been from NBC Universal cable channels (With the exception of Top Chef which is on Bravo). <p>So if anything, the Academy is screwing NBC. And deservedly so. Eliminating 5 hours of Primetime (in favor of Leno at 10PM) fucked with a lot of scripted dramas.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9 p.m. CST

    all of the celebrities backstage look.......

    by Acid_Frio

    ....so lonely. Its a very sad sight.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:01 p.m. CST

    like virtually everyone in this room....

    by brabon300

    i have slept with george clooney

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:01 p.m. CST

    buffywrestling

    by RPLocke

    Whatever loser, still crying over the fact Buffy got canceled?

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:01 p.m. CST

    Conservative douchebags in 3, 2, 1.....

    by BackRiverCatfish

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:01 p.m. CST

    That guy from the Event is backstage

    by RPLocke

    He doesn't blink.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:01 p.m. CST

    Picard!

    by jim

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:02 p.m. CST

    The real question...

    by Subtitles_Off

    Will we have one awards show without a speech about "America's Greatest Generation"?

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:02 p.m. CST

    Rename them "The Gayest Shit on TV awards"

    by MyScroteHasGout

    I'm not watching these awards, but looking at the results - it looks like the gayer your show is the more awards you win - are the voters a bunch of pole smokers?

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:03 p.m. CST

    Clooney must be the biggest whore or just bored!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    George, surely you could've done better for yourself than the Emmys???

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:03 p.m. CST

    hey Conservatives, fuck you!!!

    by BackRiverCatfish

    go suck Glenn Becks cock!

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:03 p.m. CST

    Clooney better tread carefully

    by mrschips

    Or soon the room will be overrun with smug clouds.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:04 p.m. CST

    AARON IS THE MAN!!!!!!

    by JaredP

    fuck yeah!!!!

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:05 p.m. CST

    Brad Pitt and Sean Penn

    by REDD

    are doing great humanitarian work in New Orleans and Haiti.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:05 p.m. CST

    Clooney oughtta be a bit shell-shocked.

    by Subtitles_Off

    America was restored yesterday.<P>Hanks is the one whose boner you must all beware.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:05 p.m. CST

    Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin at a 'Restoring Honor' rally

    by PennsyDeux

    Is about as legit as Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan poster girls for clean and sober living.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:06 p.m. CST

    This guitar bullshit has got to stop-

    by Mr. Profit

    This is the best host NBC could come up with. With the ridiculous amount of channels that NBC Universal owns, they get Jimmy Fallon? Especially when a talent like Joel McHale is apart of the NBC Family?

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:06 p.m. CST

    GoutishScrote, I'm not arguing, I'm just asking.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Other than GLEE, what's so gay?

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:06 p.m. CST

    The Pacific was damn good!

    by BackRiverCatfish

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:07 p.m. CST

    Never heard of Moonshot

    by jim

    Will have to check that out

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:07 p.m. CST

    What's up next for Hanks and Spielberg?

    by REDD

    The Korean War?

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:07 p.m. CST

    LINE? WHAT? YOU WON AN EMMY!!

    by RPLocke

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:08 p.m. CST

    OK, well, The Winter Olympics.

    by Subtitles_Off

    They're gay.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:08 p.m. CST

    Did Julie get plastic surgery? she looks TOTALLY different

    by Acid_Frio

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:09 p.m. CST

    Catfish? hating on Conservatives but rooting for Hanks.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Careful, buddy, that's how you throw your back out.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:09 p.m. CST

    JEEZ THIS IS LONG!!

    by RPLocke

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:10 p.m. CST

    REDD, I'm guessing the Civil War

    by jim

    although I'd prefer to see the Dinosaur-Caveman war

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:10 p.m. CST

    LoLockes - You're kinda like a moron :)

    by buffywrestling

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:10 p.m. CST

    Is Berg still on LINCOLN?

    by Subtitles_Off

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:11 p.m. CST

    Anyone else fis the segue music choices terribly random?

    by Bass Ackwards

    It's like they're taking requests from the audience.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:11 p.m. CST

    Subtitles_Off, huh?

    by BackRiverCatfish

    Anyway, Hank and Clooney are at least sane

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:12 p.m. CST

    "Free Bird!!!!"

    by Subtitles_Off

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:12 p.m. CST

    Tom and Laurence.......classic!

    by Acid_Frio

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:12 p.m. CST

    by BackRiverCatfish

    Hanks

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:12 p.m. CST

    Wasn't Lincoln his next movie after Munich?

    by jim

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:13 p.m. CST

    Still trying to figure out how "restoring honor" to America...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    ...and "reclaiming" it involves a "return to God". Was Beck's rally a call for theocracy?<P>Who knows. The word on the street is that those in attendance were rather confused by the overall message since they were expecting a little more political "red meat".

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:13 p.m. CST

    im a lib and i think those star studded fund raisers

    by brabon300

    are all bullshit<p>even clooney noted that 5 years later, they just move onto the next thing<p>5 years after katrina, and new orleans still has probs...with many of the population never to return

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:13 p.m. CST

    Conan won!!! OMG!!!

    by Orionsangels

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:13 p.m. CST

    ** supposed to be **

    by jim

    obviously it wasn't

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:13 p.m. CST

    It's a CBS reunion backstage.

    by RPLocke

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:14 p.m. CST

    Nice to see NBC getting behind Community....

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    ...with those spots promoting the 2nd season premiere....even though it isn't being recognized by the Emmys.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:15 p.m. CST

    MNG, it was a call for states rights....

    by PennsyDeux

    Y'know, back in the good old days of the 50's when african-americans were at the back of the bus, that kind of thing...

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:15 p.m. CST

    PICARD GOT ROBBED!!!!

    by Bouncy X

    nah, never seen the movie and dont plan to. though his role on American Dad rocks so nominate him for that.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:16 p.m. CST

    David......yes!!! what a tremendous actor!

    by Acid_Frio

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:17 p.m. CST

    brabon, on fundraisers...

    by Subtitles_Off

    It's the futility of money, but what would you have them do? At least their hearts are always in the right place.<P>If only they had any real influence.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:17 p.m. CST

    Just like Bruno said.....

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    ...Autism is IN these days.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:17 p.m. CST

    I'm not watching this awards show because...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    ...of the serious lack of SPARTACUS: BLOOD & SAND!!!<P>Hail Spartacus! Slayer of Theocles! Bringer of rain!!!<P>SWORDS, BLOOD, GORE, B00BS, NUDITY, SEX, BOOBS, BOOBS, BOOBS!<P>Praise the gods and may Jupiter see fit to spread Leno's cheeks and ram cock in fucking ass!<P>Sorry, I got a little carried away there...

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:18 p.m. CST

    I l-l-l-love my country.

    by Subtitles_Off

    And I f-f-f-fear for it.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:18 p.m. CST

    jewel's voice makes my pants feel funny

    by Bouncy X

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:18 p.m. CST

    this part of the show always gets me teary eyed.

    by Acid_Frio

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:18 p.m. CST

    Oh God....volume on mute

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    Christ.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:18 p.m. CST

    Mr. Nice Gaius

    by RPLocke

    No one cares, asshole.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:19 p.m. CST

    What's happening?

    by Mr. Profit

    Is that Jewel? They didn't announce her. Also she is a bit off key. And the Grim Reaper was relentless last year...

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:19 p.m. CST

    My favorite part

    by Bass Ackwards

    Dead people popularity contest. Can't wait to see which dead person yes the most applause. Audience, YOU decide the winner!

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:19 p.m. CST

    PennsyDeux

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Ah yes, the good ol' tyranny of the majority, eh?

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:19 p.m. CST

    speaking of boners.....

    by Bouncy X

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:19 p.m. CST

    McPoyleClan, Kristen Bell WAS robbed of an Emmy this year

    by PennsyDeux

    Guest actress in a comedy series for her hilarious return to Party Down as Uda Bengt, leader/ice princess of Valhalla Catering. As good as her original appearance on that show last year.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:20 p.m. CST

    Boner! Arnold!

    by Anime_Nut

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:20 p.m. CST

    Ah, it's the false sincerity bit of the show?

    by Subtitles_Off

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:20 p.m. CST

    Ugh

    by mrschips

    I really wish they just wouldn't clap at all for these memorial things. It seems really rude when some faces go by in silence, and then when a face is recognizable, people bother clapping. Either do it for everyone, or not at all. It's embarrassing.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Yeah. Clapping? Moment of silence, dipsticks.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Fukking hate those things. So phony.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Jewels tits FTW

    by BackRiverCatfish

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:22 p.m. CST

    the seque to the in memoriam was terrible

    by brabon300

    and who did they forget?

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:22 p.m. CST

    Dead People's Choice Awards...

    by Mr. Profit

    And it sucks when they neglect to acknowledge someone who died by leaving them off the montage...

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:22 p.m. CST

    RPLocke - You're right...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    ...no one cares about you. Not a soul.<P>Still trying to make famous people your "friends" on Facebook and Twitter?

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:23 p.m. CST

    Mr. Nice Gaius

    by RPLocke

    I don't know asshole, still stalking me on the internet you worthless prick?

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:24 p.m. CST

    nobody should clap. it is very rude to clap for some people and

    by Acid_Frio

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:25 p.m. CST

    is it irony?

    by Bouncy X

    jimmy dean is mentioned in the death list then we have a commercial for his food line.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:25 p.m. CST

    Herc's put !s after names in his list of the obitted.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Is that his version of applause?<P>Creepy, Herc. Real creepy.<P>And tasteless.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:25 p.m. CST

    Considering how you use AICN like Twitter...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    ...I just assumed that's what you would be doing. Sounds like I hit a nerve...<P>...HA!

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:26 p.m. CST

    Maura Tierney is working again

    by jim

    Good news!

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:26 p.m. CST

    Bouncy X. Soylent green IS people!

    by Subtitles_Off

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:26 p.m. CST

    not others. ALL of those people put there heart and energy ...

    by Acid_Frio

    ...into their work.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:27 p.m. CST

    will the pacific get shut out?

    by brabon300

    far out

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:27 p.m. CST

    Mr. Nice Gaius

    by RPLocke

    God, you are a whiny bitch. You sound like a joyless fuck that listens to Glenn Beck.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:27 p.m. CST

    We all use AICN like Twitter.

    by Subtitles_Off

    You too, Gaius.<P>Kettle, pot just called you something unkind.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:27 p.m. CST

    Laurence Fishburne recapping his daughter's movie backstage...

    by Shermdawg

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:27 p.m. CST

    Kids In The Hall are on TV again.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Good news!

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:27 p.m. CST

    David Mills ("Treme") was left off the memoriam roll call...

    by PennsyDeux

    Not exactly a household name like Farrah at the Oscars, but he did win 2 Emmys...

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:28 p.m. CST

    Dr Death in the house

    by BackRiverCatfish

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:29 p.m. CST

    Oh God, Rain Woman is gonna stand up and wave again

    by Anime_Nut

    I keed, I keed.<p> Not really.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:29 p.m. CST

    Hey RPLocke...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    ...this is the point when you should probably stop talking to me. Otherwise, I'm just going to keep making fun of you. Which is all too easy.<P>Besides, isn't it about time you changed your AICN name again?

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:29 p.m. CST

    ah...the True Blood couple backstage....

    by Acid_Frio

    .......ah, bloody hell.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:29 p.m. CST

    claire danes huh?

    by Bouncy X

    guess that'll keep the real stereotype alive that going "full retard" gets you awards. :P

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:30 p.m. CST

    Mr. Nice Gaius

    by RPLocke

    Sure thing asshole. I'm laughing at your sad little life is all on AICN and nowhere else.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:30 p.m. CST

    Maggie Smith

    by Mr. Profit

    Seemingly hasn't aged since I saw her as a child in Hook... Also, "Angela Chase" is aging well...

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:30 p.m. CST

    Subtitles_Off

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Nah. Even you are capable of typing more than 140 charactes per post. RPLocke? Doubtful.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:30 p.m. CST

    Is the Ted Danson back stage?

    by BackRiverCatfish

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:31 p.m. CST

    Is there ANY suspense in whether Al Pacino will win?

    by Anime_Nut

    I mean, really?

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:31 p.m. CST

    by BackRiverCatfish

    that

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:31 p.m. CST

    "Kids In The Hall are on TV again."

    by Shermdawg

    For us non-Canadians at least.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:31 p.m. CST

    All hail the great Maury Chaykin

    by Hercules

    I hadn't heard he died

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:32 p.m. CST

    Pennsy, I love you, and Kristen Bell, but...

    by DanielKurland

    Her return this season on Party Down didn't even deserve an Emmy nomination. Marino, if anyone.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:32 p.m. CST

    No going "full" retard

    by paulloch

    is supposed to lose you the award Has Claire already had surgery, she's only 30, I think

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:32 p.m. CST

    I ignore Canada.

    by Subtitles_Off

    I still haven't forgiven them for RUSH.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:33 p.m. CST

    ShermDawg

    by Bouncy X

    our comedy channel is brining back Kids in the Hall as well this fall, along with SCTV. guess the old school fans will be happy.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Wow, I didn't recognize Ted Danson at all.

    by RPLocke

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Ted is backstage with Tom

    by Acid_Frio

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:33 p.m. CST

    dont piss on dr grandin's hour

    by brabon300

    i think its pretty amazing that she has been sitting there all night...she hates crowds<p>she is an inspiration to families who deal with autism....so i hope she gets to stand up again

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Whatever, RPLockiepoo!

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    You typed that without any sense of self-awareness or irony, didn't you? Come on, be honest!

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:34 p.m. CST

    THE PACIFIC will beat up on PBS.

    by Subtitles_Off

    The one category where they have no competition.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:34 p.m. CST

    canada has much worse to apologize for..

    by Bouncy X

    like celine dion, bryan adams, sum 41, nickelback and of course...that damn bieber kid.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:34 p.m. CST

    Mr. Nice Gaius

    by RPLocke

    Go fuck yourself.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:35 p.m. CST

    What do Ted and Tom have to talk about?

    by BackRiverCatfish

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:36 p.m. CST

    RP, he's always been like an empty well.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Shouting at him only gets an annoying echo.<P>Let him have his precious last word. Nobody pays attention anyway.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:36 p.m. CST

    And here comes ANOTHER round of applause for Rain Woman

    by Anime_Nut

    I cannot believe they denied Tim Van Patten the win for Pacific: Part 9.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:36 p.m. CST

    congrats Mick Jackson!

    by Acid_Frio

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:37 p.m. CST

    Now a WAR with autism...

    by DanielKurland

    Let's see some soldiers deal with some TRAUMA!

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:37 p.m. CST

    Good lord, Bouncy! I had no idea.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Fukking Canada!

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:37 p.m. CST

    LOST doesn't belong in the Best Drama category.

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Not after the nose-dive decline that was the final season. Surely, they could have found another program worth nominating?

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:37 p.m. CST

    meanwhile on Mad Men

    by paulloch

    Peggy stripped down to nothing but her undies

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:37 p.m. CST

    Subtitles_Off

    by RPLocke

    I don't understand why Mr. Nice Gauis is such a prich to everyone? I've met 12 year olds that were more sarcastic than him.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:38 p.m. CST

    "that damn bieber kid."

    by jim

    I'm so embarrassed about that

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:38 p.m. CST

    PACINO.

    by Shermdawg

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:38 p.m. CST

    autism trauma....

    by Bouncy X

    an army of them comes at you...you throw bagloads of puzzles at them and watch them freak the fuck out trying to put them together.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:38 p.m. CST

    does Anna Paquin just stand there looking confused/serious?

    by Acid_Frio

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:39 p.m. CST

    Susan Sarandon & Eva Amurri

    by Anime_Nut

    You just KNOW Al Pacino contemplated skipping his acceptance speech for a chance to motorboat those girls.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:39 p.m. CST

    is Pacino autistic?

    by BackRiverCatfish

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:39 p.m. CST

    Puzzles!

    by Subtitles_Off

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:40 p.m. CST

    Subtitles_Off

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Oh, I get the last word because RPLocke got the first word?<P>OK. Thanks.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:40 p.m. CST

    Pacino is going to get thrown off the stage...

    by Mr. Profit

    He sounds like he is rambling. People need to be concise with their speaking...

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:41 p.m. CST

    Did Pacino hoard all of Ricky Gervais' beer?

    by Anime_Nut

    Sloppy drunk.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Meanwhile, Fishburne chills backstage with elderly Gordan Freema

    by Shermdawg

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:42 p.m. CST

    All the icons ramble.

    by Subtitles_Off

    It's called Nicholsonning.<P>Not many of them are very good at it.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:42 p.m. CST

    I find it odd that Movies & MiniSeries are in

    by jim

    the same category. Especially since miniseries like The Pacific run as many episodes as most cable shows' entire seasons.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Pacino needs to lay off the cookies.

    by RPLocke

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:42 p.m. CST

    When the fuck does The Event premiere?

    by Anime_Nut

    I'd kinda like to watch it before somebody spoils it for me.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:43 p.m. CST

    RPLocke

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    I'm not a prick to everyone. Just you. And it's only sometimes; so cheer up and deal with it.<P>Or, you can just choose not to address me when I enter a Talkback without first addressing you. Simple enough?

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:43 p.m. CST

    jimmy fallon

    by JaredP

    is damn funny as host, a hell of a lot better then tom bergeron heidi klum jeff probst ryan seacrest and howie mandel. remember that mess anybody?

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:43 p.m. CST

    Are Tom and Ted presenting together?

    by Acid_Frio

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:44 p.m. CST

    Is The Event sci-fi? 24-ish?

    by Shermdawg

    All I've seen is ads that ask "WHAT IS THE EVENT?" And I'm all like "I DON'T KNOWWWWWW!"

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:44 p.m. CST

    As long as "The Event" doesn't involve-

    by Mr. Profit

    The main characters waiting in a multi-faith church in the afterlife for their friends to die so that they can hug, cry and walk into a light. I am down.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:44 p.m. CST

    RPLocke and Mr. Nice Gaius

    by BackRiverCatfish

    stop being little bitches

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:44 p.m. CST

    Mr. Nice Gaius

    by RPLocke

    Don't you have school tomorrow?

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:44 p.m. CST

    Is stubbing your toe THE EVENT?

    by Subtitles_Off

    No.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:45 p.m. CST

    Is kissing a girl THE EVENT?

    by Subtitles_Off

    No.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:46 p.m. CST

    ITS IKE TURNER!!!

    by Bouncy X

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Is trying to buy back your daughter's sex tape...

    by Shermdawg

    ...THE EVENT?

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Mr. Profit...Well, it doesn't

    by Subtitles_Off

    at first.<P>But I don't wanna spoil the ending.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:46 p.m. CST

    poor Larry Fishburne

    by BackRiverCatfish

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Hey, Pacino!

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Maybe he should stick to cable roles (mini-series and such) for now on. He just seems to do much better work on TV than he does on film.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:46 p.m. CST

    The first episode of the Event was great

    by RPLocke

    I saw it last week. If you like good action shows, watch it.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:47 p.m. CST

    Is hair on your ding-aling THE EVENT?

    by Subtitles_Off

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:47 p.m. CST

    huh?

    by brabon300

    they made a category just to make sure that the pacific would win something?

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Temple Grandin!! right-on!

    by Acid_Frio

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Beating PBS.

    by Subtitles_Off

    That's like stealing a kindergartner's sandwich in the lunch room.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Subtitles_Off

    by Mr. Profit

    I keep hearing it's one of the stronger pilots this season. So don't spoil it. I'm down to watch when it premieres. Just not too keen on NBC's marketing though. We so far know everything "The Event" is NOT...

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:48 p.m. CST

    That lady's dress almost fell down

    by jim

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:49 p.m. CST

    "WE'RE GONNA NOODLE THESE GUYS."

    by Shermdawg

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:49 p.m. CST

    what's she saying

    by paulloch

    I'm too hypnotized by the hooters in that dress

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:50 p.m. CST

    Did Ana Gasteyer and Sarah Jessica Parker have a love child?

    by Anime_Nut

    GET OFF THE STAGE!!!

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:50 p.m. CST

    her dress was the biggest suspense of the night

    by Bouncy X

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:50 p.m. CST

    The lady looked at Temple-

    by Mr. Profit

    Like bitch don't ruin my make up and stain my dress...

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:50 p.m. CST

    Mr. Profit. I was joking.

    by Subtitles_Off

    I have no information on THE EVENT.<P>Herc loves it, so there's one strike against it. I'll probably never see it.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:51 p.m. CST

    They're actually going to end this thing on time

    by Anime_Nut

    I am impressed.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:51 p.m. CST

    MAD MEN!!!!!!!! f.a.n.t.a.s.t.i.c.

    by Acid_Frio

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:52 p.m. CST

    I love Mad Men. Seriously.

    by Anime_Nut

    But COME ON!!! There's a show that needs a long hiatus to give others a chance.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Haha, Lost.

    by Shermdawg

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:52 p.m. CST

    God, don't be GLEE.

    by Subtitles_Off

    God, don't be GLEE.<P>God, don't be GLEE.<P>God, don't be GLEE.<P>God, don't be GLEE.<P>God, don't be GLEE.<P>God, don't be GLEE.<P>God, don't be GLEE.<P>God, don't be GLEE.<P>God, don't be GLEE.<P>God, don't be GLEE.<P>

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:52 p.m. CST

    I would have traded Bryan Cranston's win

    by jim

    for Breaking Bad winning best drama.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Subtitles_Off

    by Mr. Profit

    Well if Herc likes it, I shouldn't watch. The shows he likes have a high cancelation rate.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Aw, Temple Grandin in her cowboy shirt!

    by buffywrestling

    The movie actually surprised me by how much I enjoyed it.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:53 p.m. CST

    figured it be mad men

    by Bouncy X

    seems like the typical show they go for.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:53 p.m. CST

    I'm fine with Mad Men winning, but...

    by DanielKurland

    Breaking Bad's third season was easily better than Mad Men's. I'd say the third season of Mad Men is arguably the worst (not by any means saying it is BAD though).

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:53 p.m. CST

    I love how John Slattery always looks too cool for the room.

    by Anime_Nut

    Love that guy, ever since his stint on Ed.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:54 p.m. CST

    I'm behind a couple awards I think.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Was it GLEE?

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:54 p.m. CST

    Mad Men wins again. And America yawns.

    by PennsyDeux

    True dat.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:54 p.m. CST

    Christina Hendricks as Power Girl in a movie.

    by Vegas

    I'm not asking for a pony, here.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:54 p.m. CST

    DK, I feel the same way

    by jim

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:55 p.m. CST

    Mad Men is definitely not typical.......

    by Acid_Frio

    same goes for Breaking Bad

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:55 p.m. CST

    surprised at Wall Street 2

    by Bouncy X

    i was expecting Sheen's cameo to be all over the trailers and tv spots but i think i've only seen one mention him. after the Expendables, thats a nice chance and should be a nice surprise for the fans.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Comedy series is all that's left...

    by PennsyDeux

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:56 p.m. CST

    So, where's Prince's after-party?

    by Subtitles_Off

    Oh, wait. That's a different awards show.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Yeah for Mad Men and HELL YEAH for Peggy stripping!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    Some things are just meant to be!

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Oh, I thought comedy was before drama?

    by Subtitles_Off

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:56 p.m. CST

    And it's MAD MEN for the win!!!

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    GET TO KNOW DON DRAPER!!!<P>My work here is done. This house...is clean.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:57 p.m. CST

    I had no clue whatsoever Sheen was in WS2...

    by Mr. Profit

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:57 p.m. CST

    a comedy about outsourcing?

    by Bouncy X

    cuz thats what a country in a recession needs to boost moral.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:57 p.m. CST

    score! Modern Family!!!!!!

    by Acid_Frio

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:57 p.m. CST

    Not Glee-ful, Fox is...

    by PennsyDeux

    Congrats, Modern Family...

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:57 p.m. CST

    Modern Family is better than Glee!...

    by DanielKurland

    And so I'm fine with that. Those nominations could have gone elsewhere though...

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:57 p.m. CST

    FUCK YEAH!!!

    by Anime_Nut

    Modern Family owned all those bitches. SOOOO happy to see the voters didn't just blindly check off 30 Rock.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:58 p.m. CST

    As if Shia LeBeef wasn't reason enough

    by Subtitles_Off

    to stay away from that.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:58 p.m. CST

    Mad Men? What shit

    by RPLocke

    Just a shit Emmy's all around.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:58 p.m. CST

    sorry Mr. Profit if i spoiled anything

    by Bouncy X

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:59 p.m. CST

    I sure did enjoy the Cable Awards this year

    by RPLocke

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:59 p.m. CST

    I hate "30 Rock."

    by Subtitles_Off

    Not that it should matter to anyone.<P>That show is truly up its own ass.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 9:59 p.m. CST

    Well at least Glee and The Office didn't win!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    I hope this puts the nail in The Office coffin!

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 10 p.m. CST

    I was eminated for a nommy

    by Orionsangels

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 10 p.m. CST

    And here comes the "Modern Family" hate...

    by Mr. Profit

    Glad it won. When watching episodes back to back in one sitting, the show works even better than it already does. <p>Glad it beat Glee which shouldn't have been nominated in this category.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 10 p.m. CST

    And here comes the "Modern Family" hate...

    by Mr. Profit

    Glad it won. When watching episodes back to back in one sitting, the show works even better than it already does. <p>Glad it beat Glee which shouldn't have been nominated in this category.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 10 p.m. CST

    another television season wrapped up

    by Acid_Frio

    l8er

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 10:01 p.m. CST

    First ABC comedy series win since George HW's first term...

    by PennsyDeux

    As in Wonder Years, 1988.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 10:01 p.m. CST

    That was fun.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Better than having to watch it. This is the way I'm doing awards shows form now on.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 10:02 p.m. CST

    form?

    by Subtitles_Off

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 10:02 p.m. CST

    Um, Glee DID win

    by RPLocke

    Where the hell were you? Jane Lynch won.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 10:02 p.m. CST

    Now let's have Modern Family and Party Down...

    by PennsyDeux

    In a playoff to determine the REAL comedy series champ, since PD is the uncrowned one, IMO.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 10:02 p.m. CST

    Bouncy X

    by Mr. Profit

    No worries. I don't get too crazy about stumbling across spoilers on a site created to give out various spoilers on Movies and TV Shows. Again. It's cool. Now I know they actually got him to return. Even if it's for a cameo.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 10:04 p.m. CST

    dioxholsterreturns

    by JaredP

    you are a weird sic fuckin dude. seek help

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 10:05 p.m. CST

    Modern Family deserves no hate...yet!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    But in due time I'm sure it'll overstay its welcome and garner something.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 10:05 p.m. CST

    Fucking Emmy voters can go die.

    by JuanSanchez

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 10:06 p.m. CST

    I'm with the LA Times writer

    by andrew coleman

    Glee and Modern Family are good but nothing special. Will we be talking about these shows twenty years later? Doubt it.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 10:07 p.m. CST

    Fucking Jon Stewart.

    by JuanSanchez

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 10:09 p.m. CST

    Winning an Emmy for Comedy doesn't mean you're voted the funnies

    by Voice O. Reason

    The Emmy voters aren't voting for the "funniest" show, they are voting for what they think is the "best" show, though both are purely subjective concepts.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 10:14 p.m. CST

    People thought Ally McBeal was a classic and...

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    innovated show! Yet nobody even talks about anymore!<p>You can expect the same for Glee, Modern Family and everything comedy-wise since Seinfield went off the air!

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 10:15 p.m. CST

    I didn't realize Modern Family was a comedy

    by RPLocke

    It always looks like a drama when I see the commercials.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 10:17 p.m. CST

    spectrebeeyatch

    by brabon300

    how many shows get talked about 20 years later?<p>ill tell you which ones, the cult ones and the ones that go into syndication<P>is modern family as ground breaking as married with children? nope...but it does a very good take on the family sitcom...is most times funny, and has ed oneil

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 10:20 p.m. CST

    Ditto, DK

    by The McPoyle Clan

    Tom and Ted closing the night was a nice touch. Unmemorable show and host overall.<br><br>Pacino and DeNiro are no doubt two of our greatest living actors, but when they're not playing a role, yikes. We were just reminded what Pacino is like. OTOH, DeNiro is indistingushable from a plank of wood.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 10:23 p.m. CST

    what did we learn tonite?

    by brabon300

    that currently, network tv is only capable of making passable half hour situation comedies<p>the big 3 are pretty much dead

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 10:24 p.m. CST

    It was nice seeing Ed O' Neil up there!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    You almost forget he has range and can pull off some drama!

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 10:29 p.m. CST

    wow, i expected more lost bashing...

    by yourSTEPDADDY

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 10:32 p.m. CST

    The Bycycle sharer must be having a party right now

    by RPLocke

    Lost LOST!!

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 10:33 p.m. CST

    Syndication allows for shows to "Live On"...

    by Mr. Profit

    But it's basically comedies that are easier to syndicate. They don't require being played in sequence. So if Modern Family makes it to 100 episodes, expect it to be syndicated, and expect it to have a long life post first run episodes. Shows like Lost won't have a long life because it's hard to syndicate. But most hour long dramas that don't have self contained stories in each episode don't do well in syndication. <p>Ally McBeal was an hourlong drama-comedy that lost all its steam at the end of its run. Of course no one talks about it now because it's hard to syndicate and by the end no one cared anymore.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 10:34 p.m. CST

    Lost bashing??

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    Naw, at this point you have to feel sorry for it! Lost should've had the best final season ever but the writers fucked it over big time!

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 10:40 p.m. CST

    David Letterman

    by ranma627

    is one funny fuck. So much funnier than Mr. Leno.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 10:44 p.m. CST

    @hollywoodhellraiser

    by ranma627

    Lost did have a disappointing final two seasons. Those season had their moments, which were some great moments, but overall the seasons weren't good. I'm a huge Lost fan but I can even admit that. The Season finale, on the other hand, was fucking magical and was the best ending I could have ever imagined for a show like Lost. Just a great finale that makes me ball my eyes out every time I watch it. That's enough for me to say Lost was a phenomenal success, despite some hiccups in Seasons 5 and 6. Nobody's perfect.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 10:46 p.m. CST

    Lizzy Caplan>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Edie Falco

    by PennsyDeux

    Party Down girl lapped the field and mopped up the floor with the almighty Falco when it came to actual comedy, making people actually laugh. Quote me. :)

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 10:46 p.m. CST

    award shows are very long commercials

    by brabon300

    why do people really care who wins or loses?<p>i was happy that temple grandon got alot of attention because of its subject matter<p>the pacific didnt clean up because unlike band of brothers, its story was much more difficult to tell...and it showed

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 10:54 p.m. CST

    I think Stewart and Colbert should be in their own

    by RPLocke

    category - unfunny made up TV news.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 10:56 p.m. CST

    RPLocke proving once again

    by brabon300

    that wingnuts have no sense of humor

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 10:56 p.m. CST

    "drama-comedy"

    by The McPoyle Clan

    C'mon Mr. Profit, don't be afraid to use Herc's favorite term.<br><br>AMB is one of the earliest dramedies I can think of off the top of my head, but I'm sure there are plenty I'm missing.<br><br>Keeping the right balance is hard to do, which means they usually have short shelf lives before the audience gets tired and bails.<br><br>Glee is ripe for this. It's popular now, but like Murphy's other shows, it's either gonna end up so saccharine sweet, batshit crazy, or over the top that a lot of the non-diehards are gonna get turned off.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 11:04 p.m. CST

    Fuckin' RPLocke

    by Al Swearengen

    The fuckin' Gimp has more sense than that cocksucker.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 11:11 p.m. CST

    New coax person?

    by doubleh55

    Is there really nobody else this site can employ other than Herc? Back in the day it was cool when he got all the Buffy scoop but it's 2010. He's out of touch with reality. He says things that are just delusional. Maybe he needs to take time away from all this so he can go into therapy or something.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 11:13 p.m. CST

    Anything that gets props for Ed O'Neill...

    by OutsideChance

    ...is okay by me. The guy's one of the best comedic actors of the past 20 years but was criminally wasted as Al Bundy.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 11:13 p.m. CST

    Anything that gets props for Ed O'Neill...

    by OutsideChance

    ...is okay by me. The guy's one of the best comedic actors of the past 20 years but was criminally wasted as Al Bundy.

  • Aug. 29, 2010, 11:13 p.m. CST

    DIscussing shows here is hard enough

    by RPLocke

    when there's only about 20 people posting.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 12:07 a.m. CST

    Kind of Mixed

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    I love Lost, I loved the last season unlike several people here and it is still my favourite show of all time, and was disappointed in it not winning the best drama, but I can understand it and its not like it lost to an undeserving winner. Mad Men is brilliant. <p> Best supporting actor category, really was by far the category full of the most talent and that excluded the amazingly brilliant John Noble. This category could have easily had 10 people in it. Whilst I wanted to see a Lost actor get it, Aaron Paul deserved it, he is outstanding. <p> Same with Bryan Cranston, also incredibly deserving and the best in his category, I really thought Mathew Fox was outstanding but Lost is much more an ensemble and that will count against him. John Hamm is very good, but as much I love his character he is given the chance to shine as much as Cranston. Michael C Hall is just unlucky with the competition he has, wtih Dexter and Six Feet Under he has been one of the best actors for over the last ten years. In Treatment not being on in the last year has meant that the best actor for the last few years in Gabriel Byrne was not nominated. If you are a fan of quality writing and acting In Treatment is the show for you. <p> Coming back to best drama, think Breaking Bad will have to wonder what it has to do to beat its AMC colleague in Mad Men.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 12:28 a.m. CST

    Yeah MM

    by paburrows

    I've never seen those other shows since I don't have any interest in drug shows, etc. But while it would have been cool for O'Quinn or Noble to have won the best men won. That doesn't take away from my enjoyment of Lost. In my mind Lost gave me 6 years of enjoyment. It wasn't perfect, but it was perfect for what I like and not winning an award doesn't take anything away from that.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 12:29 a.m. CST

    category - unfunny made up TV news: Winner goes to

    by mistergreen

    Fox News

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 12:49 a.m. CST

    Curb Your Enthusiasm was robbed

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    For me its the best comedy hands down, has been for several years, its Seinfeld for adults. <p> Larry should have got the nod for Best Comedy Actor, he is on a different level to the other guys. <p> Toni Collette was unlucky <p> Best Supporting Actress for Drama was probably the worst decision of the night for the acting categories, Rose Byrne or the Mad Men girls are on a different level. <p> If they were being honest about some of the awards at the rate of improvement in cable shows and decline in network shows in a few years time we could see the networks winning very little and deservedly so.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 2:36 a.m. CST

    Miyamoto_Musashi

    by brabon300

    curb is the only cutting edge comedy on the small screen...the only one to say fuck it to the pc mavens<p>i like modern family, but it is popular because it is indeed in the vein of every cliched family sitcom<p>i think the mad men girls ended up canceling each other out...i think that is why the wga gives out awards for an ensemble cast (maybe the emmys should consider this)<p>if there was any joke, it was the win for edie falco...i like her, i hate the show<p>if it is supposed to be a comedy, its the blackest comedy ever...and i think she was better in the sopranos<p>and how much does network tv win now? they dont win mini series of movies...they dont win drama....they still make better half hour comedies

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 2:37 a.m. CST

    I haven't been to a talkback in a while..

    by billypilgrimisunstuck

    ...and I'm continually dazzled by the amount of lunacy and unintelligent banter on this board. It's a real shame, since I feel that Harry is a top-notch guy and a new-age entrepreneur. It's a shame he has such a bunch of whiny and shortsighted babies as fans. It's no wonder AICN (along with Fox News forums and YouTube video comments) are among the cesspool of internet participants. Oh, and the Emmys are a joke. A show directed with no flash by not even an in-house director win over the closest thing television has ever got to the Coen Bros., the most stylized show on television today, and a one hour and 44 minute opus? Give me a break. Go suck a dick (and with that statement, I now fit into the average rhetoric on this forum).

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:05 a.m. CST

    Brian Williams should host Tonight.

    by Rev. Slappy

    Whenever the roll Leno's corpse out of the Burbank studio, Brian Williams should get serious consideration to host the Tonight Show. He's funny enough and would be great with interviews.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:20 a.m. CST

    Maura Tierney

    by gotilk

    Still lookin mighty fine.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:22 a.m. CST

    Parsons is not funnier than those guys

    by gotilk

    but he IS damned funny. Very premature win, in my opinion. But that doesn't take anything away from how damned funny and eventually iconic his character is and will be.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 5:33 a.m. CST

    yeah this site....

    by emeraldboy

    harry took an idea popular back in the 1990s, a movie review website, then allowed the lunatics to take over and the harry in very spectacular circumstances, ran the ship into the rocks. but will harry go down with the ship. probably.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 7:16 a.m. CST

    Ever the valentines day episode of Modern Family?

    by leo54304

    The daughter and her husband decide to roleplay to spice up the night - her idea. He'll be a guy at an out of town convention and she'll try to pick him up. At the agreed bar he's waiting. She shows up in a trench coat and much funny dialogue ensues. That was just part of a great episode.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 7:34 a.m. CST

    Quotes from Modern Family

    by leo54304

    Manny: Oh no, who pee'd all over the bathroom floor?<br> Luke: I was brushing my teeth at the same time...you try to do that<br> <br> Gloria: I thought one of the advantages of marrying an older guy was that I was going to be able to relax. But all of this swimming and running and rowing, it's just like how some of my relatives got into this country<br> <br> Claire: I got pregnant with Haley. Phil: My bad!<br> <br> Phil: You know how in a fairy tale there's always a potion that makes the princess fall asleep and then the guys start kissing her? Well, this is like that except you don't wake up in a castle — you wake up in a frat house with a bad reputation<br> <br> Claire: What's that in your hand? Luke: Jagermeister. Dad said it would make girls wanna kiss you.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 7:49 a.m. CST

    Jim Parsons

    by Magnus Greel

    Did anyone else notice he looked like he had more make-up on that a lot of the women?

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 8:04 a.m. CST

    time or CONAN to go away now

    by j2talk

    and for all his "fans"....where were they when he was on air? thankfully the academy got that award right

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 8:35 a.m. CST

    "Not as rough as the Jews though."

    by SID 8.0

    Got to love Ricky Gervais. Bucky Gunts I thought he was going to punch him when he got to the stage.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 8:48 a.m. CST

    Lost getting shut out is a joke.

    by HoboCode

    They couldn't honor the last season of one of the best shows on TV for the past six years with one award? I love Mad Men but even I have to admit last season was on the weaker side for that show. This season on the other hand it has already guaranteed another Emmy for Best Drama.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 9:15 a.m. CST

    What frightens me is that Fallon is getting good reviews...

    by Chewtoy

    Seriously, that flat, boring show which only sputtered to life when Ricky Gervais took the stage is getting rave reviews. Apparently, entertainment critics find unfunny guitar antics genius entertainment. They're especially impressed by the opening number, which I thought was amusing at best. Finding celebrities doing wacky things backstage is pretty stale at this point... Letterman's been doing it since the 80's... So they actually need to be doing some funny materIal at this point. I admit the Kate Gosselin bit probably would have worked better for me if I actually were able to recognize her though.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 9:22 a.m. CST

    Learn to spell, Herc

    by dagwood

    "Varity" C'mon, what are you twelve?

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 9:22 a.m. CST

    I can't believe no one has mentioned

    by Sonny_Williams

    Christina Hendrick's awesome display of mega-boobage. The tits of the century FTW!

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Seriously

    by dagwood

    Just read your full column and it's terrible. Seriously. Conan's tonight show the best tonight show? I say again - what, are you twelve?

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 9:27 a.m. CST

    I don't watch the emmy's because they shit on 'The Wire'

    by Belzoni

    Real talk

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 9:29 a.m. CST

    Sonny, her bra had to be built ford tough

    by leo54304

    to hold those puppies up. Damn!!

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 9:49 a.m. CST

    Booooo, no win for Terry O Quinn?

    by D.Vader

    Or Matthew Fox? Damn. Brian Cranston is a great actor, but I really hate it when the Emmys give an award to the same performer year after year for the same character. Fox and O'Quinn really changed this year with their characters and their performances of the characters. Bah.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 10:03 a.m. CST

    Love that Lost got shut the fuck out

    by CrazyJoeDavola

    Honor the last season? Please! You got beat by better actors and better shows. End of story.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 10:10 a.m. CST

    Also have to love

    by CrazyJoeDavola

    NBC winning for virtually NOTHING while they broadcast the show. Great network you have there. How Jeff Zucker still has a job I have no idea. Not surprised that Comcast is ready to cough up $30-40 mil to send this piece of shit packing when they acquire a controlling share of the network.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 10:11 a.m. CST

    hey maybe

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    vincent will get a award for the petties? the award show dedicated to hollywood pets... TEAM VINCENT!

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 10:25 a.m. CST

    "Glee is about the importance of arts education."

    by SutureSelf

    No, "Glee" is about the promotion of homosexuality in our society. It's no coincidence that the very word "glee" means "gaiety."

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Singing and dancing means homosexuality?

    by D.Vader

    Okay, whatever you say bozo.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 11:24 a.m. CST

    If "Glee" which is about dancing and singing

    by leo54304

    promotes homosexuality then by that logic so does "American Idol", "Lawrence Welk", "Dancing with the Stars". Somehow I don't see Emmitt Smith, Jerry Rice as promoting the homosexual lifestyle. Ok, maybe Ellen is gay but she didn't push it on anyone while on "Idol".

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 11:38 a.m. CST

    re:The Wire

    by Monolith_Jones

    David Simon has some ideas why The Wire was overlooked by the Emmys. One reason is they film outside of Hollywood and don't travel in the "right" social circles. <p> Another reason is the predominately black cast, many unknowns. Simon feels that the voters think what they're seeing is not acting, but just the way these people are. A testament to the verisimilitude of the show but still a big fat glaring oversight, one of the worst in award show history.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Anyone notice a bearded Conan in the audience

    by skimn

    during one of Fallon's awful guitar intro bits (although the tribute to 24, Lost and L & O was quite good, "Mr Quick Change!"), looking like he was in a waiting room for a colonoscopy? And whats with the grade school gay jokes? To counter Lynch's and Murphy's wins by showing, hey, we can laugh at ourselves also? Although Neil Patrick Harris did sell the Fallon joke with the slight head tilt. The guys a pro.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 1:52 p.m. CST

    skimn

    by RPLocke

    No. No one noticed that. Durh.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 2:18 p.m. CST

    A shame that LOST didn't win Best Drama.

    by Thanos0145

    They should just rename the Emmy Awards show to the Breaking Bad & Mad Men Awards show!<P>Will Hugh Laurie ever win?

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Ouch! I've been zinged by RPLocke

    by skimn

    The Zinger!

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:26 p.m. CST

    Herc, Johnny Carson a prick? Maybe behind the scenes

    by skimn

    in a professional sense. I don't know. Onscreen, he was a master, and he did what a talk show is supposed to do. Make each each guest look good.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:29 p.m. CST

    skimn

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    even if you were zinged, you never admit it especially to someone like rplocke... he may print out this tb and show his mom and ask her to put it on the fridge...damn you skimn

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:34 p.m. CST

    congratulations to Lost

    by lostboytexas

    for NOT WINNING A SINGLE FUCKING EMMY!!!! ALL CAPS UP IN THIS BITCH!!!

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:41 p.m. CST

    lostboy...BANANAS!

    by yourSTEPDADDY

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:41 p.m. CST

    lostboy...BANANAS!

    by yourSTEPDADDY

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:18 p.m. CST

    just noticed that herc didnt know that chaykin had died

    by brabon300

    i think his last role was on entourage...and i think that was the last time that show was funny

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:38 p.m. CST

    At least Lost won for the first season

    by RPLocke

    And Michael Emerson won last year.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Locke won for the 4th season

    by D.Vader

    When he should have won for the 3rd. Ben for the 5th, when he should have won for the 4th (for The Shape of Things to Come).

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 5:27 p.m. CST

    'locke won an emmy'

    by lostboytexas

    way to mix fantasy and reality

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 5:33 p.m. CST

    lostboytexass

    by RPLocke

    I don't know a single person that watches Breaking Bad.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 6:01 p.m. CST

    JaredP

    by DioxholsterReturns

    thats what your girlfriend told to me last week, but she still wants me to come over again. so i guess she likes the "sick stuff" especially when its behind your back.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 6:06 p.m. CST

    that really was some....

    by emeraldboy

    some triumph for temple grandin. go temple! nobody but nobody in ireland is going to see that tv drama about dr jack kevorkian. absolutely not. Even though I would like to see that film about temple grandin. but that jack kervorkian debate is something we all need to talk about. mark

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 6:06 p.m. CST

    The Emmy's is a waste of time

    by DioxholsterReturns

    Fuck Glee, it sucks i watched most of it and it mightve been cool for the first 3 episodes or something but it didnt have anything new to say after that and went from bad to worse, and i predict that it will get canceled soon enough, not fucktard would want to keep watching it especially after x-factor airs/

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 6:26 p.m. CST

    The reason "Lost" lost...

    by Mr. Profit

    In addition to it having a very polarizing final season for viewers, there are other issues at play. With the big awards for Comedy and Drama, they only submit a few episodes for voting. <P>Shows like Lost don't benefit because the voters see just a fragment of the overall arc of a traditional 22 episode broadcast season. That's why shows like Lost and The Wire don't make it. Season 1 rightfully won an Emmy because there were less tedious moments and the narrative had a steady forward pace. And everything flowed nicely toward a great "WTF!" season finale. And the acting was very strong. It was also still accessible to newer viewers.<P>What happened in latter years was that the writers made the mistake of ruining the dynamic of the show that made people love it to begin with. It split the strong ensemble up for many many episodes.<P>If the final season was tedious for even some die hard fans, imagine voters who do not watch the show and have to watch it to vote to make a decision. Lost already had some issues with clarity, so to voters seeing 6 episodes of a 16 episode season, it wouldn't make much sense. <P>Shows like Mad Men and Breaking Bad have shorter seasons. And since a lot of the actors are nominated. They also get to submit episodes for their acting performances. <P>Voters watching 6 episodes of Breaking Bad to vote for Best Drama, also have to watch the episodes submitted by the cast who were nominated. So there is a chance they have seen the ENTIRE season by the end of voting. <P>And don't think the networks don't take advantage of trying to be strategic with submissions. <P>Modern Family had it's 6 episodes for Comedy. Plus Stonestreet, Ferguson, Vergara, Bowen, and Burrell were all nominated. So basically, the voters saw roughly 11 episodes of the show. <P>Lost only had 3 acting nominations. And the actors I believe all submitted the same episodes that were already submitted for the shows Drama category. It's no shock it lost.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 6:52 p.m. CST

    But then how did Mad Men win?

    by RPLocke

    Mad Men has far fewer episodes than Lost did, and it's on a cable network If you think Lost's final season is tedious, how do you sit through Mad Men?

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 6:59 p.m. CST

    Mad Men is not my show of choice.

    by Mr. Profit

    But it's attention to detail, costume design, and accuracy to the time period all count. The acting on the show (which I consider too subtle to appreciate but that is my taste) makes for an overall realistic feeling show for most people who enjoy it. It may not win acting awards, but all of the other stuff is what the voters tend to like. Also, the voting block is older no? I know many network ad execs who watch and love the show. <P>It's not my cup of tea, but I can see why it wins. But don't expect it to continue once the slew of high profile cable shows start to air in the coming months.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 7:02 p.m. CST

    Also with Mad Men

    by Mr. Profit

    Chances are, in addition to the 6 episodes submitted for the Best Drama category, remember that Hamm, Jones, Slattery, Hendricks and Moss were nominated. Chances are voters saw the 6 and then saw 5 additional more episodes for acting. In a 13 episode season, watching nearly 11 episodes of a show in voting can give you a good sense of what is going on overall that season.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 7:06 p.m. CST

    That theory also rests on the premise

    by The McPoyle Clan

    that voters actually watch the submissions and vote judiciously.<br><br>It's no secret that the Academy members who vote on the Oscars, which are supposedly the paragon of integrity and honor, still treat that task as a chore or just approach it as a popularity/revenge contest.<br><br>Are the ATAS members any better? I doubt it. Like everyone here, they probably vote for the shows they like and watch, or the ones their friends work on.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 7:14 p.m. CST

    And that can be true as well...

    by Mr. Profit

    I'm sure that happens all the time. It happens at the Grammys too. Sting or U2 could record a blank CD and get multiple nominations.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 10:54 p.m. CST

    Mr. Profit and The McPoyle Clan

    by DioxholsterReturns

    The "Academy" would like a word with you both

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 11:42 p.m. CST

    "30 ROCK", LIKE IT'S AUDIENCE, VANISHED

    by thegreatwhatzit

    at the Emmy ceremony. Ratings in Anchorage, fueled by a 24-bowling bowling marathon, draw a bigger audience. Tina Fey will milk the Sara Palin thing and Obama will soon joing the cast of SNL (impersonating himself and teaming with dumpster Thompson in an effort to incarnate the timeless KEVIN AND KEL sitcom).

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 3:30 a.m. CST

    Agree Herc

    by TheMcflyFarm

    All hail Maury Chaykin! Shame.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 4:30 a.m. CST

    today in ireland the acting world is in

    by emeraldboy

    a state of shock. Mick Lally died, last night. even though he was known to a generation of irish audience as miley byrne in both bracken and glenroe. lally was a very intelligent man. and strode the irish stage like colossas. He was one of the co-founders of druid theatre company with Marie Mullan and Garry Hynes. He loved the stage and preferred that over tv and film. He was great craic on set of alexander as nick dunning. It is doubtful that irish theatre or rhe industry will ever see anybody like him again. His protrayal as a priest in the industrial school drama artane is just. though he played the naive miley. Lally was from that. he was a teacher before he went into acting. A joke to end this post. Lally is standing outside the pearly gates and a voice booms "Well holy god...look who it is". Mick Lally Rest in peace. and thank you.......

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 4:34 a.m. CST

    re Mick Lally...

    by emeraldboy

    he was also a member of Brian Friel's field day theatre company.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 7:41 a.m. CST

    That can't be how it works, can it?

    by Chewtoy

    Every actor gets to submit their own choices to have there performances considered by the academy? Every guest star, every supporting actor, every lead... They all submit their own tapes of half-hour sitcoms, hour long dramas, multiple-hour movies and miniseries? That would be a massive amount of television to watch. I always assumed the producers, studios or networks picked which episodes to submit for consideration, so that every dying patient on a medical show wasn't going for the guest star awards each time.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 8:18 a.m. CST

    Sawyer to play Jim Rockford on Rockford Files

    by leo54304

    Read about it in ENtertainment Weekly

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 8:28 a.m. CST

    It is.

    by The McPoyle Clan

    Everyone gets to submit what they consider their "best" work in the category they choose. Actors get to choose whether they enter the lead or supporting categories. Sometimes their strategies backfire when they discover the competition in a particular category is stronger than they envisioned, or the cast members from one show (usually ensemble casts, which SAG recognizes, but Emmy doesn't) all compete against each other in the same category and split the votes.<br><br>Producers of shows that ride the line between comedy and drama have to decide which to enter.<br><br>There are plenty of loopholes that can be exploited.<br><br>One of the WTF winners this year was Falco winning for lead comedic actress. I haven't seen Nurse Jackie, but many don't consider it a comedy. She even admitted in her speech that she's "not funny."<br><br>In some categories, it can appear unfair when a show qualifies more the one nominee in the final group, like Mad Men in writing. Did it really have two of the top five dramatic scripts during this season, to the exclusion of, say, one of Breaking Bad's? Perhaps it did, but when MM has a 40% chance of winning versus 20%, it takes some suspense out of the category. Writers who collaborate on scripts can end up with more opportunities to win. Whether it's fair depends on how the contest is defined.<br><br>Some express a sentiment that former winners should be excluded from consideration since they've already been recognized, and to spice things up, prevent boring streaks and allow others recognition. Again, whether that is fair depends on how the competition is defined.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 9:18 a.m. CST

    I saw the emmys, last nigh on irish tv...

    by emeraldboy

    Nurse jackie, well that got buried in the schedules by rte, in the death hour which 12-3 am in the morning. I only caught glareimpses of that on another station. another med show, yawn. some tv shows go into a pile that you cant be bothered wathcing. Med Shows are one type of show. then there are the family animated comedy shows. people dont like the simpsons on this site. But the simpsons tower over everything else. so family guy goes into the pile called blantant simpson rip-off pile. into the why do they even bother pile goes cleveland show. Ireland has the worlds longest running tv chat. the late late show, now in its 48th year. its presenter was kicked by thugs and called a prick. the other day. the biggest pile of shows you cannot stand or one cannot stand are reality tv shows. and nobody can get away from those. one difference that us tv has over uk tv. we dont have money to do the movie or miniseries. but hollywood moniseries are not shown over here. and when they are its in the death hour.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 11:41 a.m. CST

    brabon300, Maury Chaykin has done about

    by jim

    a dozen things since Entourage, including (most recently) two seasons of the show "Less Than Kind". It's a Canadian show so probably not that well known.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 11:46 a.m. CST

    I always thought the networks made the submissions

    by jim

    I have a DVD I got off eBay that is an NBC Emmy screener. I contains 7 episodes from 7 shows (Will & Grace, Boomtown, American Dreams, Ed, Kingpin, Watching Ellie, and Crossing Jordan). Right on there it says "For your Emmy Consideration in all categories". Granted, from that list of shows it was 7 years ago, so maybe things have changed.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 1:10 p.m. CST

    herc

    by tranpkp1

    WHY DOES HERC ALWAYS USE CAPS LOCK? WTH

  • Sept. 1, 2010, 12:30 a.m. CST

    Just started watching Breaking Bad and...

    by RedJester

    I understand what all the fuss is about. Because it is truly a great show.

  • Sept. 1, 2010, 1:28 a.m. CST

    Mad Men is fashionable garbage

    by Chemistryology

  • Sept. 1, 2010, 4:30 a.m. CST

    Colbert deserved the Emmy

    by GimpInMyPants

    The Daily Show is alright but Colbert's satire is consistently biting and hilarious. Colbert got fucking robbed.