Sunday, August 29, 2010

2010 Emmy's: Jimmy Fallon's Musical Tribute

While not every song that Jimmy Fallon performed was a success, the tribute to the top three shows that ended their runs this season was my favorite. Doing impressions of Elton John, Billy Joel Armstrong, and Boyz II Men he said goodbye to Law & Order, Lost, and 24. Watch the number below:

2010 Emmy Winners

What a refreshing show! This year there were many upsets and happy surprises. Jimmy Fallon did a stand up job of hosting, peppering in a good amount of humor and musical numbers. If you didn't catch the show, the list of winners is below.

I was most surprised by Juliana Marguiles NOT winning for Best Lead Actress in a Drama. The Emmys have loved her previously and all of the critics had predicted her win. And for it to go to Kyra Sedwick? If you're not going to give it to Juliana, I feel it should have gone to Connie Britton for her amazing work on Friday Night Lights.

I was also very happy to see Jim Parsons finally be recognized for his work as Sheldon. He is what makes that show work and it is a really hard role to play.

Beside the awards, there were plenty of musical numbers and skits. My favorite skit was with Modern Family and George Clooney. Luckily, it's already online!

Complete list of winners at Sunday's 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards:

— Drama Series: "Mad Men," AMC.
— Comedy Series: "Modern Family," ABC.
— Actor, Drama Series: Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad," AMC.
— Actress, Drama Series: Kyra Sedgwick, "The Closer," TNT.
— Actor, Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory," CBS.
— Actress, Comedy Series: Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie," Showtime.
— Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Aaron Paul, "Breaking Bad," AMC.
— Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Archie Panjabi, "The Good Wife," CBS.
— Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Eric Stonestreet, "Modern Family," ABC.
— Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Jane Lynch, "Glee," Fox.
— Miniseries: "The Pacific," HBO.
— Made-for-TV Movie: "Temple Grandin," HBO.
— Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Al Pacino, "You Don't Know Jack," HBO.
— Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Claire Danes, "Temple Grandin," HBO.
— Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: David Strathairn, "Temple Grandin," HBO.
— Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Julia Ormond, "Temple Grandin," HBO.
— Directing for a Comedy Series: Ryan Murphy, "Glee," Fox.
— Directing, Drama Series: Steve Shill, "Dexter," Showtime.
— Directing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Mick Jackson, "Temple Grandin," HBO.
— Directing, Variety, Music or Comedy Special: Bucky Gunts, "Vancouver 2010 Winter Games Opening Ceremony," NBC.
— Variety, Music or Comedy Series: "The Daily Show," Comedy Central.
— Reality Competition Program: "Top Chef," Bravo.
— Writing for Comedy Series: Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd, "Modern Family," ABC.
— Writing, Drama Series: Matthew Weiner and Erin Levy, "Mad Men," AMC.
— Writing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Adam Mazer, "You Don't Know Jack," HBO.
— Writing, Variety, Music or Comedy Special: 63rd Annual Tony Awards, CBS.