Kyle Chandler excited for his long overdue win…Clear eyes, full hearts ….Can’t lose.
I was not excited for the Emmys 2011 for 3 reasons, the first was I am not impressed by Jane Lynch as a choice for host ( if it was up to me, Jon Stewatr would host every award show ever made) , second Community was tragically overlooked and third Glee was nominated for a horrible train-wreck of a season. The ratings this year are better than last year “the power of Blech…I mean Glee” .
The ceremony had its good moments and its meh moments. Jana elynch’s opening number was awkward and funny at times but I did not measure in comaprison to last year’s Jimmy Falon’s ” Born To Run” I was thankful for the long over due win for Kyle Chandler as a lead actor in a drama series, very much so that i thought the Emmy would come with an apology for years of overlooking the gem of an actor. The streak continued on for Friday night Lights (best drama television has ever seen as far as I am concerned) and Mad Men .
Then came the Comedy Category and I started getting bummed out. The Jimmy kimmel-Jimmy Falon tussle was fun and funny which made me think “why aren’t those two the hosts instead?”. For the best actor in a drama series category Jim Parsons won…now let me be clear Jim Parsons is a fine actor BUT Steve Carell should have won, Carell’s comedic genius should have been recognized. It was a damn shame. At the best comedy series category I was rooting for Parks and Recreation and dreading a Glee win. Modern family won which was great BUT come on how can Modern Family as funny as it may be measure up to a brilliant show like Parks and Recreation. Still I am glad Glee didn’t win, the most overrated show ever created.
Special note : I am so glad Downton Abbey won best miniseries… if you don’t watch it you should
Here is a list of the winners via EW :
Outstanding comedy series: Modern Family
Outstanding drama series: Mad Men
Outstanding miniseries or movie: Downton Abbey
Outstanding lead actress, miniseries or movie: Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce
Outstanding supporting actor in a miniseries or movie: Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce
Outstanding directing for a miniseries, movie or dramatic special: Brian Percival, Downton Abbey
Outstanding lead actor in a miniseries or movie: Barry Pepper, The Kennedys
Outstanding supporting actress, miniseries or movie: Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Outstanding writing for a miniseries or movie: Julian Fellowes, Downton Abbey
Outstanding lead actor, drama: Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
Outstanding lead actress, drama: Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Outstanding supporting actor, drama: Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Outstanding directing, drama: Martin Scorsese, Boardwalk Empire
Outstanding supporting actress, drama: Margo Martindale, Justified
Outstanding writing, drama series: Jason Katims, Friday Night Lights
Outstanding variety, music or comedy series: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Outstanding directing for a variety, music or comedy series: Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live (host: Justin Timberlake)
Outstanding writing for a variety, music or comedy series: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Outstanding reality competition: The Amazing Race
Outstanding lead actress, comedy: Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly)….WHY?
Outstanding lead actor, comedy series: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Outstanding writing for a comedy: Steve Levitan, Jeffrey Richman (“Caught in the Act”), Modern Family
Outstanding director, comedy: Michael Alan Spiller (“Halloween”), Modern Family
Outstanding supporting actor, comedy: Ty Burrell (Modern Family)
Outstanding supporting actress, comedy: Julie Bowen (Modern Family)
As Friday night lights came to an end the blow of having FNL no more is softened by the joyous news of a FNL movie coming up. I have to tell you this is the best news ever. According to Peter Berg the man behind the movie/tv show/movie the movie will include Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton it’s not clear if all the cast member will be there but I really hope so.
This show was a masterpiece of television and it is a shame it only got 5 seasons, the ratings were low and that is sad in a world where other story lacking shows make it further.What show doesn’t seem to amaze for 5 seasons? most die creatively by the 4th season
All bitterness for the greatest show on TV aside I’ll be looking forward to the movie which apparently will pick up where the season finale left off. Finally great TV gets justice.