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Mad Men, 30 Rock win big at Emmys

September
21

Mad Men and 30 Rock were the big winners at last night’s Emmy awards, scooping up the trophies for Best Drama and Best Comedy.

But those shows didn’t sweep the ceremony: Mad Men didn’t pick up a single acting award, and in one of the night’s biggest surprises, Toni Collette (United States of Tara) beat out favorite Tina Fey for Best Actress in a Comedy.

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Another shocker was Kristin Chenoweth’s supporting actress win for her role in the now-canceled Pushing Daisies. She also had one of the best acceptance speeches, using the stage for the world’s cutest job pitch: “I’m not employed now, so I’d like to be on Mad Men. I also like The Office and 24.

Chenoweth’s unexpected victory was delightful. Not so much? Jon Cryer’s win for Two and a Half Men. (Seriously? While still wildly popular, that series – and Cryer’s performance – have gotten as stale as week-old bread.)

However, voters did correct a major wrong by finally giving a supporting actor Emmy to Lost’s Michael Emerson, whose third nomination proved to be the charm.

The rest of the big winners were pretty much repeats of last year: Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Bedford’s Glenn Close (Damages) and Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) snagged their second consecutive Emmys.

And The Amazing Race and Jeff Probst won again in the reality categories, too: Incredibly, it’s Race’s SEVENTH win in a row!

So did your favorites win last night? Were you outraged by any one particular win?

Anyone else think that Cherry Jones is awesome, but her Emmy-winning role on 24 last season was pretty one-note?

How did first-time host Neil Patrick Harris do?

(Photos courtesy of CBS)

This entry was posted on Monday, September 21st, 2009 at 7:46 am by Heather Salerno. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
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One Response to “Mad Men, 30 Rock win big at Emmys”

  1. xinunus

    AMAZING!! 30 ROCK DOESNT EVEN SHOW UP IN THE NIELSEN TV RATINGS TOP 20 FOR THE SEASON OR FOR THE WEEK!!

    LAST YEAR “30 ROCK” RANKED 119th ON NIELSEN FOR THE YEAR AND TIED WITH AMERICA’S MOST WANTED IN RATINGS.

    IS ANYONE EVEN WATCHING IT?

    I GUESS IT PAYS TO BASH REPUBLICANS.

    CAN YOU SPELL CRONYISM?

    C R O N Y I S M CRONYISM

    YOU SCRATCH MY BACK AND I WILL SCRATCH YOURS.

    NIELSEN TV RATINGS FOR PRIMETIME
    2008 – 2009 Season Through 9/13/2009———————————————————————1 AMERICAN IDOL-WEDNESDAY
    2 AMERICAN IDOL-TUESDAY
    3 DANCING WITH THE STARS
    4 DANCING W/STARS RESULTS
    5 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
    6 NCIS
    7 CSI
    8 MENTALIST, THE
    9 DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES
    10 TWO AND A HALF MEN
    11 SURVIVOR: GABON
    12 CSI: MIAMI
    13 60 MINUTES
    14 CRIMINAL MINDS
    15 ELEVENTH HOUR
    16 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT-TUE
    17 GREY’S ANATOMY
    18 WITHOUT A TRACE
    19 THE BACHELOR
    20 SURVIVOR: TOCANTINS

    NIELSEN TV RATINGS
    Week ending September 13, 2009——————————————————1 NBC SUNDAY NFL CHICAGO AT GREEN BAY
    2 NBC NFL THURSDAY SPECIAL TENNESSEE AT PITTSBURGH
    3 SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK
    4 NBC NFL THURSDAY PRE-KICK
    5 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT-TUE
    6 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3
    7 The OT
    8 NCIS
    9 60 MINUTES
    10 AMERICA GOT TALENT-WED
    11 NFL OPENING KICK-OFF SHOW
    12 TWO AND A HALF MEN
    13 The MENTALIST
    14 THE BIG BANG THEORY
    15 HELL’S KITCHEN
    16 BIG BROTHER
    17 CSI
    18 GLEE
    19 BIG BROTHER
    20 DATELINE

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