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.
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)