The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards proved to be just as spectacular as expected. Jane Lynch was the perfect choice for host this year. She showed great charisma and elegance. Her beginning skit was hilarious and, no surprise here, musical! Her singing voice had such a beautiful tone to it. Some of the nominees were featured during the opening skit such as cast members from The Big Bang Theory and Mad Men. Lynch even came face to face with her alter ego Sue Sylvester from Glee.
Host veteran Ricky Gervais made an appearance and poked fun at his controvercial hosting gig from the previous year. His sense of humor was shown through by using a “colorful” play on his words. He seemed to steal the show with his cameo. Perhaps another hosting year is in store for him?
Halfway through the show, there was a special musical performance by The Lonely Island. The band featuring funny-man Andy Samburg, is featured on Emmy award nominee Saturday Night Light in short segments called “Digital Shorts.” It indeed was surprising because the band’s friends Michael Bolton, Akon, Ed Helms, Maya Roudoulf, and John Stamos made an appearance.
The moment that stood out to me was by far the category of Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series. Sofia Vergara and Rob Low were the presenters. As each nominee was being announced, the women took to the stage and created such a hilarious atmosphere. The witty women waited in anticipation for their names to be called by holding hands in a very “pagent” manner. Melissa McArthy was at last named the winner, and was provided with a crown and bouquet of flowers. Never have I ever seen such an origional and hilarious moment during an award show.
As the title promises, it’s time to announce who the winners of the evening were.
Here they are:
Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Julie Bowen- Modern Family
Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Ty Burrel- Modern Family
Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Melissa McArthy– Mike and Molly
Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Jim Parsons- The Big Bang Theory
Outstanding Comedy Series: Modern Family
Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Margo Martindale- Justified
Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Peter Dinklage- The Game of Thrones
Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Julianna Margulies- The Good Wife
Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Kyle Chandler- Friday Night Lights
Outstanding Drama Series: Mad Men
Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie: Maggie Smith- Downton Abbey
Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie: Guy Pearce- Monty Beragon
Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie: Kate Winslet- Mildred Pierce
Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie: Barry Pepper- The Kennedys
Outstanding Miniseries or Movie: Downton Abbey
Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Series: (For the 9th year in a row) The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program: Jeff Probst- Survivor
Reality-Competition Program: The Amazing Race