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64th Prime Time Emmy Awards - LIVE with spoilers

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by jsmeeker, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

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    oy... This Mini-Series/Movies stuff is taking for ever.

    The only one I saw was the one on Sarah Palin.
     
  2. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    American Horror story was also fantastic and Jessica Lange was the best thing about it (Connie Britton was a close second). I still don't know how I feel about it being in the mini series category but the show is kinda unique.
     
  3. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

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    And it gets a win!!
     
  4. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

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    No win for Mad Men or Breaking Bad.


    And Modern Family nabs yet another.


    Good night everybody!!!
     
  5. cmontyburns

    cmontyburns Excellent.

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    I'm ready to lead the Modern Family backlash. It's a good show, but kind of uneven now and not the best comedy of last season.
     
  6. nyny523

    nyny523 Oy

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    Jimmy Kimmel was bor-ing.
     
  7. mrdazzo7

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    Is it weird that they did the Drama first, then comedy? Or do they always do that?
     
  8. cmontyburns

    cmontyburns Excellent.

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    I think it switches each year.

    What I thought was weird was that we got clips of the drama actresses as their nominations were announced, but no other acting category got clips.
     
  9. MikeAndrews

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  10. lambertman

    lambertman To see you, Nice

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    It sure wasn't great last season, but I think it was the best of the nominees. Now we could talk about Parks and Recreation not even getting a nomination...
     
  11. ADG

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    You would think that an awards show that celebrates television and attracts as many viewers as the Emmy's would have at least HALF decent writing. The opening "skit" was embarrassingly awful and it went downhill from there. One or two cute bits (the acceptance speech switch with Amy Pohler was certainly funny). And I'm not in any way overly sentimental, but I thought the fake memoriam for Jimmy Kimmel was in TERRIBLE taste and highly offensive.
     
  12. busyba

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    I'm just imagining the epic poopstorm that would have erupted had the genders been reversed in that opening skit.


    And even though it was the Emmys, it was nice of Amy Pohler to showcase her Golden Globes. :D
     
  13. That Don Guy

    That Don Guy Now with more GB

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    A few things I noticed:

    First, with all of the political talk, I was a little surprised that the In Memoriam segment left out writer (and Emmy winner) Tom Davis, considering he was the long-time writing partner of Senator Franken.

    Second, ABC's "at-home Emmy ballot" (which was a copy of the one at the official Emmys site) was missing the Writing and Directing for a Comedy Special categories, but included the Writing and Directing for a Comedy Series awards, which were given out last week (the four alternate between the two ceremonies). I point this out because when the Comedy Special Writing and Directing winners gave their speeches, the on-screen graphics said "Comedy Series" both times.

    Also, the show's director said that his crew wasn't eligible for Emmys, but in fact there is nothing in the Emmy rules that says that the Emmy Awards telecasts are not eligible for Emmys; I think it's more of a "policy" that they don't enter, as it would make the awards look rigged. (I think the only type of show specifically banned from receiving nominations is a political party telethon, and I don't think there have been any national ones in the past 40 years.)
     
  14. Cainebj

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    Man that was a boring telecast and Jimmy Kimmel was not so great.

    I agree - the fake in memoriam was in bad taste.

    I do like Homeland but I didn't think it deserved the 3 major wins in acting and series - it may however be that I am completely over anything with terrorist related stories.

    and the person who said the best actor nominees looked unhappy? all i thought on the shot of Cranston after the winner was announced was "man he's is pissed off!"

    i wish i had realized you all were live commenting that would have been more fun :)
     
  15. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    I think you may have misunderstood him. The way I heard it, he was referring to (and thanking) all the people in his crew who are in job descriptions that don't have Emmy categories, like Stage Managers and Assistant Directors and such, but who, in his opinion, are every bit as important as the Director.

    So his crew doesn't get to get Emmys, not because they are working the Emmys. but because only the Director gets Emmys.

    That's the way I interpreted it, anyway.
     
  16. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

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    That's the way I interpreted it too.


    Maybe I should watch Homeland. I don't get HBO or showtime ot whaterver channel it's on. But I think someone sent me episodes on a DVD.

    Problem is Fall season has started up and I have a ton of crap to watch again.
     
  17. nyny523

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    Homeland is likely better than any of your crap.

    Just sayin'...
     
  18. jsmeeker

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    Probably. But I have to watch it to determine if it is crap or not (i.e. all the new shows starting up), plus I sill like to watch a lot of these shows, even if t hey aren't the best shows out there. :eek:
     
  19. DLiquid

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    Homeland is awesome. It deserved the wins for drama, actress, actor, and writing. :up:
     
  20. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    Homeland is like 24, except with compelling characters and storylines, and without brain-dead subplots. :)

    Seriously, it's fandamntastic. I had recorded the first season, but never got around to starting it until a few months ago, well after the season had ended. I would sit down with the intent to only watch one episode, but would end up watching 3 or 4 and only begrudgingly stopping.
     

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