Seth Myers hosted this year’s Emmy’s and rocked the opening stand-up portion of the beginning of the show. He is able to make jokes that anyone can appreciate, even if they didn’t watch the show. He joked a few times about how this is the first time that the award show has been on a Monday since 1970’s and of course there were jokes about TV actors and the stereotype of them taking pills.
This show really gave the Golden Globes a run for it’s money as it was able to keep us entertained throughout the whole night, and not just part of it. Usually the good portion of the show is during the Comedy portion because it’s funny but Seth Myers was able to keep us intrigued. We get a battle of opening for Matthew McConaughey and Woodey Harrelson with Amy Poehler, Weird Al Yankovic, revamping theme songs for shows, and one liners from Seth Myers that made us laugh.
It’s safe to say that it’s doing the awards a lot of good to have comedians host the awards. Tina Fey an Amy Poehler hosting the Golden Globes has made that award show one of the most anticipated of the year. Ellen DeGeneres is set to host the 2015 Oscars and should be fun.
There was a somber moment in the In Memoriam as Billy Crystal comes on stage and honors Robin Williams. It’s safe to say that there wasn’t one person who wasn’t moved as we see the love that Billy Crystal had for Robin Williams.
For comedy, Louis C.K. continues to win for his comedic writing as he wins his 6th Emmy. Alison Janney also gets her 6th Emmy as she wins in an upset for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy. Jim Parsons wins his category for the 4th time in 7 nominations. Julia Louis-Dreyfus wins yet again for her category giving her the 5th award. She is the only actor to win the same category for three different shows. Modern Family ties Fraiser with it’s 5th consecutive win in the Best Comedy category.
In the Miniseries/TV movie side, American Horror Story had a great night winning two acting awards for Kathy Bates and Jessica Lange. Fargo won for best Miniseries and Best Director won two as well.
Steven Colbert comes away with the best Variety show and in a good sportsman ship Jimmy Fallon goes up and helps Colbert with his acceptance speech.
Now for the dramatic side of TV, Breaking Bad dominated. The show won five out of the eight nominations, which include wins for Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, and Anna Gunn and the big one Best Drama.
Overall, the show was certainly a lot more intriguing then some of the other ones that we have seen in the past. If they keep up with the trend of award hosts that they have been doing, you might see a change in the number of people who watch the show. Appealing to a younger generation certainly helps but choosing winners that people actually support is the best way.
For the complete list, you can see it below.
Emmy Winner List
Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy
Alison Janney, Mom
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Show
Louis C.K., Louie
Guest Staring in
Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live
Uza Irdirba, Orange is the New Black
Lead Actor in a Comedy
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Lead Actress in a Comedy
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Best Comedic Show
Best Reality Show
The Amazing Race
Best Writing for a Miniseries
Sherlock: His Last Vow
Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Coven
Martin Freeman, Sherlock: His Last Vow
Colin Bucksey, Fargo
Best Leading Actor
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: His Last Vow
Best Leading Actress
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
Best TV Movie
The Normal Heart
Best Writing for a Variety Series
Sarah Silverman, We are Miracles
Best Directing for a Variety Series
Glenn Weiss, 67th Annual Tony Awards
Best Variety Series
The Colbert Report
Best Supporting Actor
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Best Supporting Actress
Anna Gun, Breaking Bad
Mora Walley-Beckett, Breaking Bad
Joe Morton, Scandal
Alison Janey, Masters of Sex
Best Lead Actor
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Best Lead Actress
Julia Margulies, The Good Wife
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