Anyone watching the Emmy's?

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by scottjf8, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. scottjf8

    scottjf8 That A-hole

    Nov 11, 2001
    McKinney, TX


    What's the deal with the camera on the disco ball thing? It seems like either they're doing some weird delay when someone swears or says something they shouldn't have.. We've seen it 3 times so far I think.
  2. genearch

    genearch Community Organizer

    Nov 29, 2000
    I just surfed across it for a few minutes. Enough to catch Portia De Rossi and wish she was playing for my team :(
  3. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

    Aug 2, 2003
    I guess they want to prevent any lip-reading of bad words as well as any hearing of them. :rolleyes:
  4. getbak

    getbak Well-Known Member

    Oct 8, 2004
    Calgary, AB
    So, who did they do it to?

    Ray Romano for saying (I assume) something about Frasier "stealing" his wife.

    Sally Field who said that if mothers were running the world, children wouldn't be dying in wars (I think she used the "G-damned" word).

    I know there was a third...was it when Katherine Heigl won and clearly said the "S" word? If so, that was a little too late.

    It was really strange every time it happened, especially with Romano, since I assume it was a scripted speech.
  5. getbak

    getbak Well-Known Member

    Oct 8, 2004
    Calgary, AB


    ...and another thing...Since when is Rebecca Romijn married to the guy from Sliders?
  6. MickeS

    MickeS Active Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    Since a while ago.

    OT: congrats on the 1K post. :)

    USAFSSO Member

    Aug 23, 2005
    Las Cruces, NM
    Instead of having the same host/comedian all night. They have sad choice of a host and have real comedians do bits and not even present.
  8. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    So just to be absolutely clear, they did the same censoring on the East Coast?

    The Ray Romano one was the longest cut I noticed.. I couldn't tell what they cut.. (I did see someone else's guess above.)
  9. getbak

    getbak Well-Known Member

    Oct 8, 2004
    Calgary, AB
    I watched the East Coast feed from Detroit, so I assume it was censored from the source.
  10. Neenahboy

    Neenahboy Statistical outlier

    Apr 7, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    James Spader beat Michael C. Hall? Are they freaking KIDDING me?! :rolleyes:
  11. atrac

    atrac New Member

    Feb 27, 2002
    Los Angeles
    James Spader is a juggernaut! He is in my opinion the best actor on television. I'm thrilled that he won....but....again? Really? Even HE was clearly stunned and almost embarrassed that he won over James Gandolfini. ;)

    Ok...big question: WHO WON for Best actor in a comedy series? They said Ricky Gervais, but then mentioned Steve Carell and he ran down on stage.. Yahoo is listing Steve Carell won. BUT didn't Ricky Gervais actually win? So confused!
  12. spikedavis

    spikedavis New Member

    Nov 23, 2003
    The only explanation is that these boneheads haven't seen Dexter.
  13. getbak

    getbak Well-Known Member

    Oct 8, 2004
    Calgary, AB
    Hall wasn't even nominated, so Spader had already beaten him by just being there.

    Yes, Gervais won, but Carell's group hug with Colbert and Stewart was one of the best parts of the show.
  14. omnibus

    omnibus cowboy, yee-ha

    Sep 25, 2001
    Lost in Wyoming
    I disagreed with many of the winners but the introduction of the comedy writers from the late night and spoof news shows made it all worth watching.

    For those who missed it, they had the Conan O'Brien writers dressed like Mexican farm workers and boarding a pick-up truck driven by Conan.

    The Bill Maher writers were seen from the knees down under closed toilet stall doors in various positions.

    Also, I like James Spader, but I like Hugh Laurie more.
  15. Lori

    Lori Social Defective

    Feb 20, 2000
    Bowie, MD USA
    Actually, since about two weeks ago. :)

    TIVO_GUY_HERE I miss the ocean

    Jul 10, 2000
    Dallas Texas
    Glad America Ferrera won, but really don't see Ugly Betty as a Comedy.

    They should split that category, Sitcoms and Drama- edys.

    I see Boston Legal being much more of a Comedy nowadays than a Drama.
  17. Graymalkin

    Graymalkin Grumpy Poster

    Mar 20, 2001
    Ricky Gervais didn't show up because he didn't think he would win.

    Awarding James Spader the Best Actor in a Comedy was a total joke. But hey, the Emmys have been dead to me for years, after they failed to award Lauren Graham for Gilmore Girls.

    All I know is what I read in the paper this morning. I didn't actually watch it.

    The paper did have some red-carpet photos. Kate Walsh: sizzling. Hayden "Planetarium": Just turned 18 and already hiding a pregnancy?! Bad girl! :D
  18. Jebberwocky!

    Jebberwocky! Guest

    Apr 16, 2005
    I loved it when Doogie Houser lookled down for around 5 seconds the top of the cheerleader from Heroes.

    That and the aforementioned comedy writers spoof where there were in the bathroom stalls.
  19. efilippi

    efilippi Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Jul 24, 2001
    Mundelein, Il
    What category did they contrive that allowed them to give an Emmy to Al Gore's low-rated television network? They talked like the award was an internet thing, but his show is OTA or cable, no? I don't even know where to go find it.
  20. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

    Jul 24, 2001
    Milwaukee, WI
    For the few times he was actually on screen, Ryan was everything I thought he was going to be. He was relaxed on camera, a natural host, affable, and dreadfully unfunny. He's not a comedian and he was probably working with some awful material, so that's not terribly surprising. I think they probably should have had him on screen far more than they did, but not doing scripted comedic material... just have him do the introduction of the next presenter. If there's something funny that happened, let him do an ad-libbed joke on occasion, but that's it. Leave the comedy to the comedians.

    I liked Lewis Black's rant - I agree with every single thing he had to say. Too bad it will fall on deaf ears.

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