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Mad Men, 30 Rock win big at Emmys


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)

Posted by Heather Salerno on Monday, September 21st, 2009 at 7:46 am |

Our Emmy predictions!


Are you up for TV’s biggest night on Sunday (8 p.m., CBS)?

In the words of host Neil Patrick Harris’ alter ego – How I Met Your Mother‘s Barney Stinson – it should be awesome.

OK, awesome might be taking it too far. To be honest, the Emmys have been a bit of a snooze in recent years. But it’s still pretty fun to watch all the pretty people on the red carpet – and yell at the screen when your favorite show gets robbed of a trophy, isn’t it?


So who are YOU rooting for? Do you think 30 Rock and Mad Men – with an amazing 22 and 16 nominations each – will sweep everything?

Below is the list of the nominees in the top categories, with my winning predictions in bold. Now, these are predictions only – not those I actually WANT to see win.

If that were the case, Remote Access would be checking off Lost and Kristin Chenoweth – and neither have a snowball’s chance in Hades. (I’d be thrilled to be proven wrong, however.)

That said, click through for your Emmy scorecard of the main events…and see if you agree with my foggy crystal ball.

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Posted by Heather Salerno on Friday, September 18th, 2009 at 12:17 pm |

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