The 67 Emmy Awards

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The Emmy show ended right on time. No one went overboard on their expectant speeches, only a few. The Emmys did it again, snubbing the people who died this year and they were Alton “Ben” Powers, James Horner, Yvonne Craig, Christopher Lee and “Rowdy” Roddy Piper they made their contribution to television. When would they ever include all the people who died in the Television industry?

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The Creative Arts Awards, which were the night before, they celebrate the technical awards for television. They should do this for the Oscars awards for next year in 2016. Have a Creative Awards for the Oscar, the technical awards, included the stunt performers and other technical stuff on one night and then acting, production and etc. the next night, the main event. Have it two-night celebration, that means the show would not go too long and include a two part In Memoriam of the people in the Entertainment Business.

The high light of the evenings was did Jimmy Kimble ate the winner and forgotten who won? Don’t eat the card. Only him and he accountants and his gastroenterologist know for sure.

Binge watch every episode on TV in an underground bunker for about a year or so, not a good idea. Is that pizza moving? Take a bath!

Ricky Gervais did not win an Emmy this year. Who won last year?

Andy Samberg and Seth Meyers team up and gave their boss a “World’s Greatest Boss” coffee mug.

Nominated actors Tatiana Maslany and Tony Hale, both wielding metal detectors and scavenging for valuables. Maslany found a can of beans and started eating them, only to have Hale fight her for the can.

Fred Savage, honoring all the TV shows that left the air this year. These included the farewells of David Letterman, Stephen Colbert, and Jon Stewart, but also the series finales of “Mad Men,” “Parks and Recreation,” “Parenthood,” “Justified,” “Sons of Anarchy” (earning probably its first mention on an Emmys show), “Mad Men,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “Nurse Jackie,” and others. Unfortunately the clips chosen almost all consisted of major plot spoilers and very last scenes.

Jon Hamm became the first (and last) member of the Sterling Cooper team to win a dramatic acting Emmy. It was a weird moment, which began with the actor not striding gracefully to the stage but climbing onto the platform belly-first. (Hope that tux was a rental.) Then he proved what a great actor he is by being nothing like Don Draper, a character who was always smooth, polished, and glib. Hamm’s speech was brief, awkward, and cryptic, thanking his supporters by first name only. (Hamm fans will note that he thanked his dog, Cora, and “Jen,” presumably actress Jennifer Westfeldt, his girlfriend for 18 years until their split about two weeks ago.)

Viola Davis gave the most emotional speech of the night — itself a tough contest on an evening that included tearful gratitude from Jeffrey Tambor, Regina King, and Uzo Aduba. But then, Davis was making history — the “How to Get Away With Murder” star was the first black performer in Emmy’s 67 years to win Best Actress in a Drama — and she knew it. She began her speech by quoting Harriet Tubman and gave shout-outs to fellow nominee Taraji P. Henson and several other current black TV actresses (including Kerry Washington, Halle Berry, Nicole Beharie, Meghan Good, and Gabrielle Union) for opening doors. “The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is simply opportunity,” Davis said. “You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there. So here’s to all the writers, the awesome people — people who have redefined what it means to be beautiful, to be sexy, to be a leading woman, to be black.” Samberg had been making begrudging jokes earlier in the evening about how slow and incremental TV has been in embracing diversity, but Davis made her win feel like a major victory for both herself and the whole industry

Here are the winners Click here

Golden Globes: Speechless

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Everybody was shocked tonight when first time nominee were the winners, and they were speechless to what they were going to say. They could not say a simple two words like “Thank you” they were shock and surprise that they were recognize by their peers.

I wonder what they were thinking when they were invited to go to this prestige event, just have a free dinner and wine to drink. I am in!

Jacqueline Bisset, who was nominated five times for Golden Globes and did not win, She was invited to the Golden Globes and won for her performance for “Dancing on the Edge” and she was dancing around her acceptant speech, in which her acceptant speech was very awkward. She was happy and very emotional when she won.

I don’t know how many minutes the celebrities have to give for an acceptant speech when they win, they should have be prepared a short speech even though they do not win.  Maybe Jacqueline Bisset was drunk? And she cursed in the middle of her speech. It was bleep out.  

Jennifer Lawrence wins her second Golden Globe, for America Hustle for best supporting actress. She is a critical claim actress and the critics love her performances in any movies she performed, from the “The Burning Plane” to “Winter’s Bone”, she wasn’t recognize for the Hunger Games Franchises but one of these day she will.  Her acceptance speech sounds like working actress should say thanking her cast, director, her agent and her parents.

I need to be an extra in one of her movies. 

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were both gorgeous and funny for their second time and the most wanted hosts to host the show. One of these days, Tina Fey will have her own show, Amy Poehler wins an award for best actress in a TV series for “Parks and Recreation”, and she was speechless too and she made out with Bono, her boyfriend got jealous, it was all in good fun.

A comedy sketch with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler was funny Amy Poehler was Mr. Golden Globe and Tina Fey played the mother. It was hysterical they made Ms. Golden Globe laugh.

The one-liners jokes were:

She described the mini-series “Masters of Sex” as “the degree I got from Boston College.” Amy Poehler said.

“‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ is a big nominee tonight, and yes, I really love the film, but some of it was too graphic. If I want to see Jonah Hill masturbate at a pool party, I’d go to one of Jonah Hill’s pool parties.” Amy Poehler said.

Tina Fey quip a joke for a space drama:  “Gravity”: “It’s the story of how George Clooney would rather float away into space and die than spend one more minute with a woman his own age.”

I hope Tina Fey and Amy Poehler come back next year, they know how to entertain the crowd.

Here are the winners:

— Picture, Drama: “12 Years a Slave.”

— Picture, Musical or Comedy: “American Hustle.”

— Actor, Drama: Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club.”

— Actress, Drama: Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine.”

— Director: Alfonso Cuaron, “Gravity.”

— Actor, Musical or Comedy: Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

— Actress, Musical or Comedy: Amy Adams, “American Hustle.”

— Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club.”

— Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle.”

— Foreign Language: “The Great Beauty.”

— Animated Film: “Frozen.”

— Screenplay: Spike Jonze, “Her.”

— Original Score: Alex Ebert, “All Is Lost.”

— Original Song: “Ordinary Love” (music by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr. and Brian Burton, lyrics by Bono), “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.”

— Series, Drama: “Breaking Bad.”

— Actor, Drama: Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad.”

— Actress, Drama: Robin Wright, “House of Cards.”

— Series, Musical or Comedy: “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.”

— Actress, Musical or Comedy: Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation.”

— Actor, Musical or Comedy: Andy Samberg, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.”

— Miniseries or Movie: “Behind the Candelabra.”

— Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Elisabeth Moss, “Top of the Lake.”

— Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Michael Douglas, “Behind the Candelabra.”

— Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Jacqueline Bisset, “Dancing on the Edge.”

— Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Jon Voight, “Ray Donovan.”

Previously announced:

Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award: Woody Allen.


The Tonight with Jay Leno is getting Popular

Jay-Leno  3 26  2013If you haven’t heard Jay Leno is taking the heat of NBC executives of his show “The Tonight with Jay Leno”.  Jay Leno contract will end in the fall of 2014 and Jimmy Fallon will take over the new Tonight Show in which it will be broadcast from New York. What will happened to Jimmy Fallon late night show, they were thinking to expand show to 90 minutes.

With all the jokes that Jay Leno is poking fun at NBC and I agree with Jay Leno, it is the programs that are not attracting the American audience.  Dun, Dun. Some of the programs are not family friendly any more, mostly crime show. Dun, Dun. Law and Order TV series and spin offs. They need good family comedies with a laugh track or shot in a live studio audience. They do have some, but are people watching TV? Mostly the shows are competing one another over time-slots, that’s difficult for NBC.

May be Jay Leno is getting tired hosting the show, he has been hosting since 1992. Johnny Carson has been hosting 30 years when he retired in 1992 and he passed away in 2005. If Johnny Carson worked for 30 years, Jay can too, in fact he worked on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1973. He co-hosted the Tonight Show when Johnny needed a break and it gave Jay to work on his jokes and getting to know his audience.  Jay Leno has worked on the Tonight Show over 40 years.

I remember the show back in the 80’s that Johnny would host the show on Tuesday through Friday and Jay once week on Mondays. I think that was a phase retirement for Johnny Carson.

Don’t fire Jay Leno from the show.  Give him some time off and have rotating host once a week. It could be a new comer or someone we know (Tina Fay, hint hint). Have Jimmy Fallon to host the show once week. Look what happened to Conan O’Brian. Have an audition and let the audience decide who they like.

Mad Men and Modern Family wins Emmy Gold.

The Emmys in cased you missed it or probably watched the show went good tonight on NBC. Jimmy Fallon, the host for the evening, did a terrific job as a hosting.

Fallon kicked off the night with a “Glee”-ful opening number, and he delivered on his pre-show promise that the awards would celebrate all of the past year in television, not just the nominated shows. There were well-produced montages for all the genres the Emmys honor (comedy, drama, reality, variety and miniseries and movies), and Fallon’s musical tribute to some of the long-running shows that ended this year was fantastic — we collectively nearly fell off our chairs when he poured one out for “Law & Order” in his Boyz II Men getup.

I like the way, Jimmy Fallon was playing the guitar in the middle of the isle  between the audience and doing duets with the celebrities.

There were some new winners at the Emmy such as Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie” for Lead Actress in a Comedy. She beat out the Lea Michele from “Glee” I thought she deserved the award. She’s funny and she can sing. Tina Fey, “30 Rock” always funny and she writes for the show.

And Jim Parson of “The Big Bang Theory” on CBS, this guy is hilarious to watch. He can delivered dead pan one liners jokes on this show real good and he makes me laugh. So wonder, he deserved an Emmy for his performance.

The top contenders in Best Drama series was “Madman” on AMC, is anyone this show on a Sunday night most of my Sunday nights I watch “Trueblood” on HBO.  I love vampires. It was nominated, probably it was too gory to win an Emmy. Years ago, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” won for best make-up effects and Trueblood gets nothing?

The other contender in the best comedy was “Modern Family” on ABC, it is quite funny to watch. It’s hilarious to watch on ABC on Wednesday night.




Winners for the night are:

Drama Series:
“Breaking Bad”
“The Good Wife”
“Mad Men”
“True Blood”

Best Comedy Series:
“30 Rock”
“Curb Your Enthusiasm”
“Modern Family”
“Nurse Jackie”
“The Office”

Lead Actress in a Comedy:
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, “The United States of Tara”

Lead Actor in a Comedy:
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”

Lead Actor in a Drama:
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
Michael C. Hall, “Dexter”
Kyle Chandler, “Friday Night Lights”
Hugh Laurie, “House”
Matthew Fox, “Lost”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”

Lead Actress in a Drama:
Kyra Sedgwick, “The Closer”
Glenn Close, “Damages”
Connie Britton, “Friday Night Lights”
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”
Mariska Hargitay, “Law & Order: SVU”
January Jones, “Mad Men”

Supporting Actor in a Comedy:
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”

Supporting Actress in a Comedy:
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

Supporting Actor in a Drama:
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”

Supporting Actress in a Drama:
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”

Reality Competition Series:
“The Amazing Race”
“American Idol”
“Dancing With the Stars”
“Project Runway”
“Top Chef”

Variety, Music or Comedy Series:
“The Colbert Report”
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”
“Real Time with Bill Maher”
“Saturday Night Live”
“The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien”

“The Pacific”
“Return to Cranford (Masterpiece)”

Made for Television Movie:
“Endgame (Masterpiece)”
“Georgia O’Keeffe”
“The Special Relationship”
“Temple Grandin”
“You Don’t Know Jack”

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”

Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie:
Maggie Smith, “Capturing Mary”
Joan Allen, “Georgia O’Keeffe”
Dame Judi Dench, “Return to Cranford”
Hope Davis, “The Special Relationship”
Claire Danes, “Temple Grandin”

Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie:
Michael Gambon, “Emma (Masterpiece)”
Patrick Stewart, “Hamlet”
Jonathan Pryce, “Return to Cranford”
David Strathairn, “Temple Grandin”
John Goodman, “You Don’t Know Jack”

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”

Writing in a Comedy Series:
“30 Rock”
“Modern Family”
“The Office”

Directing in a Comedy Series:
“30 Rock”
“Modern Family”
“Nurse Jackie”

Writing in a Drama Series:
“Friday Night Lights”
“The Good Wife”
“Mad Men”

Directing in a Drama Series:

“Breaking Bad”
“Mad Men”

Best Casting of a Drama Series: “Mad Men”

Best Casting of a Movie/Mini: “The Pacific”

Best Casting of a Comedy Series: “Modern Family”

Best Prosthetic Makeup for Series, Movie or Mini: “The Pacific”

Best Makeup for Movie or Mini (Non-Prosthetic): “The Pacific”

Best Makeup for a Single-Camera Series, Movie, Mini or Special (Non-Prosthetic): “Grey’s Anatomy” for episode “Suicide Is Painless”

Best Makeup/ Multi-Camera (Non-Prosthetic): “Saturday Night Live” for Betty White episode

Best Guest Actress in a Comedy: Betty White, “Saturday Night Live”

Best Costumes for Movie/Mini: “Return to Cranford”

Best Costumes for a Series: “The Tudors,” Episode 408

Best Costumes for a Variety Musical Program (juried award): Rodney Munoz for “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Episodes 09-1266,  “So You Think You Can Dance’s” Soyon An for Top 12 performance episode and Jeanette Diane Moffat for “Titan Maxium”

Best Hairstyling for Multi-Camera Series or Special: “Dancing With the Stars”

Best Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series: “Mad Men”

Best Music Direction: “Olympic Games”

Best Choreography: Mia Michaels, “So You Think You Can Dance” (for these routines: “Gravity/Addiction”, “Koop Island Blues” and “One”)

Best Music Score: “24”

Best Music Score for Movie/Mini: “Temple Grandin”

Best Music and Lyrics: “Monk” for “When I’m Gone”

Best Art Direction for Variety or Nonfiction Program: “Academy Awards”

Best Art Direction for Movie/Mini: “The Pacific”

Best Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series:
“The Tudors”

Best Picture Editing for Comedy Series: “Modern Family”

Best Picture Editing for Drama Series (Single Camera): “Lost”

Best Picture Editing for Movie/Mini (Single Camera): “Temple Grandin”

Best Short Form Picture Editing: “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”

Best Picture Editing for a Special: “The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert”

Best Picture Editing for Nonfiction Program:
“By the People: Election of Barack Obama”

Best Picture Editing for Reality Program: “Intervention”

Best Animated Program: “Disney Prep and Landing”

Best Short Form Animated Program: “Robot Chicken”

Best Individual Achievement in Animation (juried award): “Disney Prep & Landing” (x3), “Family Guy,” “Generator Rex,” “The Day That Everything Changed” (x2), “Heart of Stone,” “The Ricky Gervais Show” and “The Simpsons”

Best Voiceover Performance:
Anne Hathaway, “The Simpsons”

Best Stunt Coordination: “Flash Forward”

Best Visual Effects in a Series: “CSI”

Best Visual Effects in a Movie/Mini/Special: “The Pacific, Part 5”

Best Main Titles Design: “Bored to Death”

Best Main Title Theme Music: “Nurse Jackie”

Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series: John Lithgow, “Dexter”

Best Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series: “Glee”

Best Sound Mixing for a Mini/Movie: “The Pacific, Part 2”

Best Sound Mixing for Half-Hour Series (Tie): “Entourage” and “Modern Family”

Best Sound Mixing for Music Series or Special (tie): “Grammy Awards” and “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert”

Best Sound Mixing for a Nonfiction Program: “Deadliest Catch”

Best Sound Mixing for a Miniseries, Movie or Special: “The Pacific”

Best Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming:
“America the Story of Us”

Best Sound Editing for a Series: “24”

Best Tech Direction for a Series: “Dancing with the Stars”

Best Tech Direction for a Mini/Special: “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert”

Best Cinematography for Nonfiction: “Life”

Best Cinematography for Movie/Mini: “Return to Cranford”

Best Cinematography for One-Hour Show:

Best Cinematography for Half-Hour Series: “Weeds”

Best Cinematography for Nonfiction: “Survivor”

Best Lighting: Winter Olympics Opening

Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Neil Patrick Harris, “Glee”

Best Direction for Nonfiction:
“My Lai”

Best Writing for Nonfiction: “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea”

Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking: “Nerakhoon (The Betrayal)”

Best Nonfiction Special: “Teddy: In His Own Words”

Best Nonfiction Series:
“National Parks: America’s Best Idea”

Best Special Class Program: “Tony Awards” (with Neil Patrick Harris)

Best Creative Achievement Interactive:
“Star Wars Uncut”

Best Creative Achievement in Interactive Media- Nonfiction: “The Jimmy Fallon Digital Experience”

Best Creative Achievement in Interactive Media- Fiction: “Star Wars: Uncut”

Best Direction of Variety: “Saturday Night Live” for Betty White episode

Best Variety Writing: “Colbert Report”

Best Variety Special: “Kennedy Center Honors”

Best Children’s Program: “Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie”

Best Children’s Nonfiction Program: “Nick News With Linda Ellerbee – The Face Of Courage: Kids Living With Cancer”

Best Commercial: “The Man Your Man Could Smell Like • Old Spice Body Wash”

Best Reality Program: “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution”

Best Reality Host: Jeff Probst, “Survivor”

Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Ann-Margret, “Law & Order: SVU”

Were you satisfied with the winners?