10:56PM: MAD MEN’s win for Outstanding Drama and 30 ROCK’s win for Outstanding Comedy are much deserved. You know what else is deserved? Far larger audiences! So be sure to give quality television a chance and check out MAD MEN on AMC at 10PM on Sundays and don’t miss 30 ROCK’s return to NBC on October 30. You can also check out 30 ROCK Season 2 on DVD this October 7. Seriously people, these are two of television’s finest. How ’bout giving quality TV a chance.
10:50PM: Jeff Probst wins the inaugural Emmy for Outstanding Reality TV Host.
10:46PM: And the number one sign you know your Award Show stinks, when Jimmy Kimmel is the highlight.
10:40PM: Tina Fey takes home an Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy for 30 ROCK.
10:38PM: Bryan Cranston wins Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama for BREAKING BAD. WOW! I really have to pick up that DVD when it’s released.
10:34PM: I can’t decide if George Carlin or Bernie Mac won for loudest applause during the annual ‘In Memoriam’ segment.
10:29PM: Glenn Close wins Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama for DAMAGES and gets cut off by ABC because the show is so behind. Ridiculous.
10:26PM: Shoe-in of the night, Alec Baldwin wins for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his brilliant work on 30 ROCK.
10:25PM: Paul Giamatti who won for Lead Actor in a Miniseries so isn’t getting any tonight. He decided to thank his fake TV wife [Laura Linney] rather than his real one. Did you catch her reaction?
10:16PM: MAD MEN sweep back on track. Matthew Weiner walks away with an Emmy for Best Writing in a Drama Series.
10:15PM: Let the MAD MEN sweep beg……. HUH! Greg Yaitanes wins a Best Directing Emmy for HOUSE.
10:09PM: Don Rickles win for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Musical special, ensuring tomorrow night’s COLBERT REPORT will truly be Must See TV.
10:08PM: Kristen Chenowith and Neil Patrick Harris’ bit was cut thanks to Howie Mandel’s prattling. DAMN YOU HOWIE MANDEL!!!
10:02PM: John Adams wins for Outstanding Miniseries. Cue Tom Hanks and obligatory shout out to
the troops disgraced former HBO boss Chris Albrecht… awkward.
9:56PM: Good News: Presenters Kathy Griffin orders a standing ovation for Don Rickles. Bad News: THE AMAZING RACE wins its sixth consecutive Emmy for Outstanding Reality TV Competition.
9:46PM: Wait a sec… I don’t think Stephen Colbert is really talking about Prunes! Colbert and Stewart award Jay Roach a Best Directing Emmy for RECOUNT. And they say Hollywood is too Liberal, Nah! On a related note, I only saw the first half of RECOUNT… how did it end? Zing! A little Emmy humor to keep you awake!
9:44PM: Tom Wilkinson couldn’t be at the Emmys to accept his award for Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie. Lucky Bastard!
9:37PM: Gotta say, I’m kind of surprised Christina Applegate did not get a standing ovation. RECOUNT wins for Best Miniseries/Movie.
9:32PM: THE WEST WING premiered a decade ago??? Where does the time go? God I miss that show. Hey Mr. Silverman [President of NBC, for now], when KNIGHT RIDER is cancelled and your entire fall lineup bombs, how about bringing THE WEST WING back [see my open letter]
9:26PM: Who says Television doesn’t teach us anything. As Tina Fey so poignantly pointed out as she accepted her Outstanding Writing Emmy for an episode of 30 ROCK. “Never go with a hippie to a second location.”
9:22PM: Mrs. Landingham [RIP] awards Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series to Barry Sonnenfeld for PUSHING DAISIES Pie-lette.
9:18PM: Bill Maher’s losing streak continues once again as THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART wins for Best Music or Comedy Series.
9:13PM: Best line of the night goes to Jeremy Piven backstage on the show’s opening, via EWPopWatch, “I thought we were being punk’d as an audience.”
9:07PM: Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie Emmy goes to Laura Linney for JOHN ADAMS. Who gives a shout out to “Community Organizers who helped build our country.” Take that McCain!
9:05PM: I hope Ed McMahon got paid for that little cameo during Josh Groban’s Emmy performance. I hear he’s got a few real estate issue.
8:47PM: Even SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE’s Emmy Clip for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music and/or Comedy Show was lame. Nintendo Wii jokes were so two years ago. THE COLBERT REPORT wins it’s first Emmy by the way. Woo-Hoo!
8:43PM: Dianne Wiest didn’t show up to her accept her win for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama, so Conan O’Brien accepts it in her honor and will hand it over to Steve Carrel.
8:42PM: Conan O’Brien presents Best Supporting Actress in a Drama, but not before taking a shot at Kathering Heigl, Ouch!
8:36PM: Ricky Gervais hilariously dresses down Steve Carell for stealing last year’s Emmy from him [Gervais couldn’t be there to accept his win for EXTRAS]. “I sat through EVAN ALMIGHTY, have you even seen GHOST TOWN yet?” Ummm… here’s an idea. Emmy Host ’09 – RICKY GERVAIS!
8:29PM: SHOCKER of the Night #2: Zeljko Ivanek wins for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama, presented by the ladies of DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES. Yes, all six of them.
8:20PM: SHOCKER! Jean Smart wins Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy for SAMANTHA WHO? and does the classy thing by giving Christina Applegate a huge shout out first.
8:18PM: Julia Louis Dreyfus says that the SEINFELD clip just brought back warm memories… of a helluva bigger paycheck! Zing!
8:12PM: Awkward. Jeremy Piven just slammed what will surely go down as the worst Emmy opening ever.
8:11PM: Jeremy Piven wins for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy. The TV Addict is 1 for 1! Just sayin’
8:10PM: How sad is it that Amy Poehler and Tina Fey’s two minute intro was to Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy was funnier than the last two episodes of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE combined?
8:00PM: Five Reality TV show hosts just set not only television, but women back fifty years.
7:56PM: Spoiler alert much! Was it really necessary for ABC to give away everything that happens on Sunday’s season premiere of DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES.
7:50PM: Via Twitter, EWPopWatch is actually complaining about the food backstage at the Emmys. I mean seriously!?!? EW, you’re backstage at the frakkin’ Emmys. Don’t even get me started on the whole getting paid to watch TV thing!
7:00PM: With T-Minus one hour and counting until the 60th Annual Emmy Awards, this TV Addict thought he’d get the ball rolling by offering up the first question of the night. How many minutes do you think it will take for one of our five Reality TV Hosts [Tom Bergeron (“Dancing with the Stars”), Heidi Klum (“Project Runway”), Howie Mandel (“Deal or No Deal”), Jeff Probst (“Survivor”) and Ryan Seacrest] to make a “voted off the Emmys” joke?