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2009 Emmys: Writing awards go to worthy bunch


Neil Patrick Harris was witty and effective as Emmy's host

The 2009 Emmy's were handed out last night and the writing winners were all standout choices.  The winners and a few comments:

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series - Matt Hubbard, 30 Rock, "Reunion"

One of the best comedies on television, 30 Rock regularly brings smart and gut- bustingly funny shows to the small screen.  This episode was one of the best where Liz Lemon goes to her high school reunion and realizes she was the school bully with all of her verbal abuse.

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series - Kater Gordon, Matthew Weiner, Mad Men, "Meditations in an Emergency"

Mad Men seems to own the award shows and is known for its hip writing.  In this episode, Don returns to New York just as Betty finds out that she is pregnant. Meanwhile and everybody at Sterling Cooper contemplates their futures as news of the merger slowly leaks out.

Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special - Andrew Davies, "Little Dorrit"

An adaptation of a serialized Dickens novel, this story about social class, wealth, and financial sector corruption, Little Dorrit is incredibly timely.

Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Too many writers to name, check out for a complete list.  The Daily Show is consistently funny, topical, and cutting edge.  What SNL wishes it still was.

Chris Rock also won for his comedy special, Kill the Messenger, and Joe Bini, P.G. Morgan, and Marina Zenovich for their Nonfiction Roman Polanski:Wanted and Desired.