Anyone watching the Emmy's?

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

  1. cwoody222

    cwoody222 Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 1999
    Buffalo, NY


    Al Gore's award was for Interactive Programming, a new category. I think just because the network uses the Internet to broadcast content and lets users interact / talkback, etc.

    I also saw the cutting-away. I thought the Ray Romano time was a mistake but then when we saw it again, and clearly covering for Katherine and Sally, I knew what they were doing. I did call a friend to make sure it wasn't just the HD feed (it wasn't).

    I thought the awards were mostly well picked this year... with the gross exception of James Spader. I love him but his work is hardly dramatic and not the best in that category, by far.
  2. jlb

    jlb Go Pats!

    Dec 13, 2001
    Burlington, VT
    What kind of shoes was she wearing......could you see her 6 toes?
  3. Cainebj

    Cainebj Well-Known Member

    Nov 10, 2006
    New York
    The stage in the round was a really bad idea.

    Only Helen Mirren and The Jersey Boys seemed to even be aware they had people behind them. You think they would have alternated the point of focus all night.

    and James Spader best actor in a Drama - WHAT?????? :eek: :thumbsdown: :confused:
  4. aindik

    aindik Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2002
    So, they created a new category, with one nominee so they could get him on stage and give him an award? Could they have been more transparent about that?

    And you can't say "G D" on Fox at 9 p.m.? Since when?

    David Chase mirroring Sally Field's speech at the end of his was funny, though.

    And yeah, he won the writing episode for the finale. Don't stop....

    The Kanye West bit could have been funnier. It was a decent concept that went nowhere. But anyone who saw Entourage two weeks ago knows Kanye can't act.
  5. cmontyburns

    cmontyburns Excellent. TCF Club

    Nov 14, 2001
    Houston, TX


    I thought the most unintentionally (I think) funny part of the night was one of the comedy awards -- writing or directing, I believe. For some reason, they showed the intro to all the nominated shows on mobile devices, including an iPhone and, I think, an iPod. At least three of the nominees were NBC shows (two for The Office and one for 30 Rock, I believe). NBC, of course, recently announced that they are pulling their content from Apple's iTunes store when their contract is up later this year. After that, you won't (legally) be seeing any of their shows on a mobile device anytime soon.
  6. IJustLikeTivo

    IJustLikeTivo Active Member

    Oct 3, 2001
    True but as long as Katherine Heigl still plays for my team, I'm happy.
  7. atrac

    atrac New Member

    Feb 27, 2002
    Los Angeles
  8. marksman

    marksman ID-10-T

    Mar 4, 2002
    James Spader won for Drama.

    As for Al Gore, I couldn't believe it either. I don't ever need to see that idiot on another awards show as long as I live. I can't believe they just made up a category so they could show his roly-poly face again.

    I was not personally happy with a lot of those who won, compared to others, but it is what it is.
  9. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

    Jul 24, 2001
    Milwaukee, WI
    One was an iPhone, two were HTC TiTN devices, one was a Palm.
  10. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

    Jul 24, 2001
    Milwaukee, WI
    It was built as a stage in the round, but it ended up being really used as if it were a thrust stage. Thrust stage actually wouldn't be a half-bad design for this sort of event, actually.
  11. DancnDude

    DancnDude Thrice as nice TCF Club

    Feb 7, 2001
    Madison, WI
    I thought the stage in the round was a good idea, horribly implemented. The whole concept of a stage in the round is that there isn't a "front". They should have been facing different directions each time, talking to the whole audience.

    Even the musical number didn't use the stage in the round concept. They just set up as if they were on a regular stage.
  12. EchoBravo

    EchoBravo TV-MA LSV

    Apr 20, 2002
    PHX, AZ
    Maher taking a blast of Binaca was the funniest, subtle part of a not at all subtle bit. Well played!

    The cutting away / censoring / sanitizing for The Children turned me off to the whole show and made it easy to turn off.

    <cut away>

    F that.

    </cut away>

    Ironically, the opening bit with Stewie & Brian Griffin was a rework of their "FCC" song. Nice!

    Lastly, I take back everything I've said about Ryan Seacrest. Say what'cha want about Idol and New Year's and the kid being everywhere... But he is kind of perfect for stuff like this. He doesn't threaten the (few) men (watching), he doesn't scare the women & children and he's bland enough for the advertisers. What's not to love? Backhanded compliments aside, for the hour I watched, he was fine.

    I still don't get how anyone thinks Ellen is funny though... Although she did have the hottest girlfriend in the room.
  13. FilmCritic3000

    FilmCritic3000 Active Member

    Oct 28, 2004
    One of the worst Emmys ever. The production design (or lack thereof) stunk, the idea for that type of stage was really dumb, and it was just a boring, bland show. Thankfully, I could fast-forward past the coffee table they hired to host this and just watch the awards being presented.
  14. PJO1966

    PJO1966 Hi. What is this?

    Mar 5, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    I'm still not sure why they gave Ray Romano so much time. He said one thing that was funny (but I can't recall at the moment). The rest of the time he was dying up there. If they had cut that bit and the unnecessary lip-syncing from The Jersey Boys, the production would have ended on time.

    Censoring Sally Field was just unbelievable.
  15. efilippi

    efilippi Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Jul 24, 2001
    Mundelein, Il
    Another unexplained blooper: There were two instances where they went through nominations for a category that had been presented earlier, at a different event.. The second time they did this, it worked, because they had the two winners give the next Emmy. But the first instance of this was marred because one of the winners didn't show up. So they went through the nominations, then brought on the female winner to make a presentation, then instead of bringing out the male winner, they just skipped over him and presented another emmy. So we never did find out who won the off-site award.

    Weird, especially since it went unexplained.
  16. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

    Apr 2, 2001
    She was looking mighty fine last night...

    The round stage wasn't used well. I really thought that maybe they would alternate which direction the winners spoke too. But they didn't.

    Lewis Black's rant was a little weird. Probably a little too "insider". Really, I don't watch the credits, so I don't care. But I agree with all the pop up BS they do these days.

    The little bit with Colbert and Stewart was funny, I thought. Seemed appropriate.

    I didn't understand the first cut away at the start of the show. Really thought it was a weird tehnical glitch. When Katherine Heigl mouthed "*****", I started to get it.. But she wasn't even on a mic! Very clumsy there.

    The Jersey Boys things irritated me. They should have shown much more of the Sopranos clips. I mean, it WAS a tribute to the show, so we should have had the benefit ofbeing able to see what the audience saw.
  17. etexlady

    etexlady Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2002
    East Texas
    I can't believe I sat through that whole show. Not that I was paying close attention, just glaced up when a winner was announced. The entire show was lame, uninspired, unfunny and boring.
  18. dcehl

    dcehl New Member

    Oct 3, 2005
    Vancouver, BC
    It just goes to show you what a little bubbly does for the evening! Bring on the Golden Globes!
  19. wprager

    wprager Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Ottawa, Canada
    Anyone have a transcript of Stewie and Brian's number? That was one of the highlights for me. There were a few others, but too few. Something tells me this one won't be winning any directing/production awards next September.
  20. mdsutherland

    mdsutherland Act Accordingly

    Feb 24, 2004
    Madison, WI
    While I thought it was funny of them to do I can't believe they went after every network but theirs. Well actually I can but I think it would have better if they took a couple of jabs at themselves. I'm not saying they need to make fun of any shows that are premiering in a couple of weeks but I'm sure there is plenty of material that is for sure.

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