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65th Prime Time Emmy Awards (2013) - LIVE with spoilers

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by jsmeeker, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. Sep 23, 2013 #81 of 141
    MacThor

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    I wondered that too. When Anna Gunn made her acceptance speech I half expected her to say something along the lines of the fans of the show not watching her speech because they were all watching Granite State.

    Considering the Sopranos and Mad Men were also Sunday night shows, it probably wasn't the first time it happened.
     
  2. Sep 23, 2013 #82 of 141
    Steveknj

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    doubt it. There's been shows on Sunday nights since when, 1947?
     
  3. Sep 23, 2013 #83 of 141
    murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    I missed the start of the show, but since they aired it twice on the West Coast, I just kept watching until they got to the part where I cam in.

    Which made the joke at the beginning of the show about how the show was running 24 minutes over twice as funny.
     
  4. Sep 23, 2013 #84 of 141
    billypritchard

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    Ah, but notice when the Emmys are broadcast. Right before the start of the traditional television season. I would guess that for many many many years there were no competing new shows on the night of the Emmys. Along with that, I would guess that a lot of the cable shows purposefully programmed around the Emmys as well.

    So I'm guessing it hasn't happened that often.
     
  5. Sep 23, 2013 #85 of 141
    gweempose

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    It seems to me that there is something fundamentally wrong when they have all this filler throughout the show, and yet they are rushing the winners off the stage and not even giving them time to finish their acceptance speeches.
     
  6. Sep 23, 2013 #86 of 141
    nyny523

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    I totally agree.

    There were a lot of winners I would have enjoyed hearing more from - it seemed like the music rushed them off after less than a minute.

    But we had songs that had nothing to do with Emmy night taking up time.

    And I would have loved to have heard more from Bob Newhart.

    And those tributes were nice, but they really brought the mood down.

    And no Jack Klugman???? Oscar (named after one of my favorite TV characters of all time) and I were VERY disappointed...
     
  7. Sep 23, 2013 #87 of 141
    JohnB1000

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    Vince Gill said that these Emmy's cover the 2012 Breaking Bad, which was less memorable, so there is still hope for next year (for the actors).
     
  8. Sep 23, 2013 #88 of 141
    tonestert

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    Yes I noticed that too. They did not give them much time at all. I usually don't watch these award shows (but recorded since I now have 6 tuners, yeah Roamio) so was that normal ?

    Was it just me or did they zoom in way too much on the pictures for Memoriams ? The top of everyone's heads were cut off.
     
  9. Sep 23, 2013 #89 of 141
    astrohip

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    Random thoughts:

    * Boring broadcast. I love NPH, but he did not knock me out this year. I liked the intro, very cool having past hosts. But I miss the rapier wit of year's past.

    * Waaay too much song, dance, and song & dance. What is this, the Tony's? Luckily we watched the entire night from the DVR, so we could ziiiip thru it.

    * Also love Sir Elton, but that had zero appeal, and no reason to be. Yeah, I know the Liberace connection, but come on. No reason for this.

    * Merrit Wever! Yes! Love her character, love her.

    * Yay for Veep! And it's winners. :up:

    * Bobby Cannavale? Not the most deserving of that group. :thumbsdown:

    * Jeff Daniels? Again, far more deserving actors.

    * While I love Modern Family, it seems more like a safe bet for the Emmy's, versus other shows that were, IMHO, funnier, more deserving, and certainly more innovative. Same with Jim Parsons. Try Louis, for example.

    * Breaking Bad was a good call in a tough category. Mad Men was also deserving.
     
  10. Sep 23, 2013 #90 of 141
    gweempose

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    I'd say Bryan Cranston is a lock next year. He should win the Emmy for that phone call scene alone.
     
  11. Sep 23, 2013 #91 of 141
    gweempose

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    Exactly. You take out that one segment, and suddenly everyone has time to finish their speeches.
     
  12. Sep 23, 2013 #92 of 141
    Steveknj

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    The post didn't specify that a NEW show/episode was on opposite it.
     
  13. Sep 23, 2013 #93 of 141
    Steveknj

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    Have you ever watched an awards show before? :D
     
  14. Sep 23, 2013 #94 of 141
    Steveknj

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    Of course we also had the person who thanked their 8th grade teacher, so there are some we could have heard LESS from :) Seriously what's next? "I'd like to thank the guy down the street who always gave me Snickers on Halloween?" Thank your co-workers and family. That should be sufficient.

    The best speech of the the night? "Umm...I think I better go now!" That was the best speech ever!
     
  15. Sep 23, 2013 #95 of 141
    TIVO_GUY_HERE

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    I read that she thought she was going to throw up, so she had to get off fast. :)
     
  16. Sep 23, 2013 #96 of 141
    JohnB1000

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    Cry was what I read.
     
  17. Sep 23, 2013 #97 of 141
    busyba

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    They weren't really winded; that was a bit. It's a visual cliche from the old variety shows of the dancers striking their pose at the end of the number and breathing heavily.
     
  18. Sep 23, 2013 #98 of 141
    Steveknj

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    Just read the same thing...cry. She did appear choked up.
     
  19. Sep 23, 2013 #99 of 141
    jsmeeker

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    No comments on Will Farrell? I know most people here seem to really dislike him a lot, but I find him OK most of the time. I thought his presentation of the comedy award was pretty funny. But was a bit surprised he stayed up there for the drama award. Would have thought they would have done a more traditional "serious" presentation.
     
  20. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    This was a win for S1 of The Newsroom. S2 just finished airing, and will be eligible for next year's Emmy Awards.
     

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