2011 Prime Time Emmy Awards
The awards themselves were also highly predictable with the big winners being Modern Family, Mad Men, Mildred Pierce, and oh my goodness how the heck do they keep winning – the Amazing Race. Friday Night Lights’ Kyle Chandler received a nod of appreciation, and I was jumping up and down for joy when Melissa McCarthy won for best supporting actress in a comedy series. To me she will always be Sookie from Gilmore Girls. Also, as Amy Poehler and Tina Fey were both nominated in the comedy category, they had a little stint. Last year if some remember, all of the nominees in the best actress comedy wore fake mustache glasses. This year they all got on stage, emulating the famed Miss America line up.
Modern Family did very well as a whole, nabbing the best supporting actor and actress in a comedy, as well as outstanding comedy series. It is well deserved, as the show is inventive, funny, and fresh.
We had a few interesting moments. One when Charlie Sheen apologized for his behavior and wished the network and the show he ditched, Two and a half Men, good luck. Another when Drew Barrymore introduced her new ‘Angels’ with all the pride a mother lion could have. I will say that Jane did have a few jabs that made me chuckle, one for Ricky Gervais and then other for Modern Family – introducing the awards show when returning from a break as the ‘Modern Family Awards’. The strangest part of the evening until one specific moment were the group of singers introducing each category, made up of prime time actors like Zachary Levi, Wilmer Valderrama, Joel McHale, and Taraji P. Henson. The moment that made it all worth it was when LL Cool J broke into the act and took over with a heavy hard rap. Gotta love it.
They say hind-sight is 20/20, and yes there were mistakes, but overall not a horrid presentation. However, not anything anyone was talking about around the water cooler the next morning. Maybe they will figure it out next year
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