5:50 Going for a quick cigarette outside before awards begin.
6:00 Opening spiel, then NPH singing in a white dinner jacket. Yummy.
6:04 ” I grew up on television.”
6:05 Shaiman and Whitman wrote the song. Knew it.
6:07 Tour of the Emmy set.
6:09 Funny Emmy clip reel.
6:11 Jon Hamm ( sigh) and Tina Fey ( sigh). Supporting Actress in a comedy.
6:12 WTF Chenoweth?
6:13 The winner is… Kristin Chenoweth (stunner shocker but happiness!) She sobs her way funnily through her speech. I wanna hug her.
6:08 Comedy categories first. I’m suddenly very nervous for hubby Jim Parsons.
6:21 Some Neil and Hodgman funnies, then a convenient plug for HIMYM.
6:22 So surprised 30 Rock won a writing award. (Sarcasm)
6:27 Jon Cryer wins. Why?
6:28 One very pissed off NPH/30 Rock fan right here. ARGH!
6:33 I’m very worried about the rest of my picks. I’m 1 for three. The one- writing.
6:35 Justin Timberlake presenting Actress in a Comedy series. And he’s funny and charming.
6:36 Toni Colette wins. I’m way off tonight. I’m trying to figure out what tonight is gonna be. Watch Charlie Sheen win in a couple of minutes. This is turning into a nightmare show for me 9 although I like Toni and Kristin, I like their shows, but I honestly thought they wouldn’t win).
6:39 NPH asks Cryer to show the envelope. It really does say ” Jon Cryer”.
6:41 The GG girls turn it over to Tina and JT, who thank Lorne Michaels for their Guest Actor wins. Then the GG girls present Best Comedy direction to The Office’s Jeff Blitz.
6:48 Rob Lowe presenting Actor in a comedy. He mocks himself.
6:52 I’m gonna drink an entire bottle of wine right now and drown ,y tears because Jim Parsons did not win.
7:29 I have spent the last forty minutes trying to fix a computer crash. Rundown- Reality shows no surprise, mini/TV movies are pretty ho hum. Dr. Horrible- hilarious! Love the buffering jokes. And Captain Hammer to boot. Jessica Lange beats out Drew Barrymore.
7:59 Apparently Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco were on stage with Jim Parsons when he presented. I didn’t notice as I laid at the foot of my TV stand staring worshipfully at a comedy God who was robbed of his Emmy. Really, I need a life.
8:01 I do not have a problem. All of you shut up.
8:02 Jimmy Fallon won as a member of the SNL writing team, right?
8:03 Jimmy is making me laugh. He hasn’t done this since he was on SNL.
8:05 It has to be “Motherlover”. Seriously.
8:05 It’s the Oscars team. Are you kidding me?
8:06 Ricky Gervais. Worshiping at the feet of the king.
8:07 ” Me, again.” HA!
8:08 Gervais present best comedy variety show to The Daily Show. Never disappointed when TDS gang wins. As I am also much in ,love with Jon Stewart. Have been since his MTV talk show in the mid 90s.
8:16 Prezzie time. But no Prezzie speech. Thank God.
8:17 Drama time. Great. Night should be ending soon. Crushing disappointments tonight. Cryer/Baldwin just took me out.
8:19 LL and Chris O’Donnell not funny at all. Supporting Actor goes to… Michael Emerson. My best friend Rosie probably just screamed with joy. I still couldn’t tell you what role he played.
8:21 Chris and LL also doing Supporting Actress. And that award goes to Cherry Jones. Who is a theater goddess, so we are delighted.
8:23 In Memorium.
8:33 Hot vampires!
8:35 Ellen Burstyn and Michael J. Fox present directing for drama.
8:36 The award goes to the E.R. dude.
8:37 Now they present drama writing. I’m guessing… Mad Men.
8:38 Yeah, shocker again (Sarcasm).
8:39 Yeah, I’m one of those guys at Starbucks with a computer or notebook, writing away.
8:40 Simon ” Hot accent” Baker is presenting the actress drama award to Glenn Close. I am WAY OFF with these damn acting awards this year. WTF?
8:44 Right now I’m kinda hoping Hugh Laurie wins and makes me 0-for-eight for acting awards.
8: 48 Dana Delaney presents Actor in a drama. Bryan Cranston wins. This is the one I get right. And he rightfully deserves it. His performance is searing.
8:52 Bob Newhart presents Best Comedy. And drones on a bit. But has some good lines.
8:54 30 Rock. Which is about as surprising as me eating peanut M&Ms.
8:56 I have never been so unhappy to see Cat Deeley in my life. I want my final award.
9:00 Emmys are going over.
9:00 I’m actually looking forward to Criminal Minds.
9:01 Sigourney Weaver presents best drama to Mad Men. No effing surprise.
That is it for the night and the year. Early surprises in acting awards turn into a night where many repeat winners come along. Still crushed about Jim Parsons losing. May never be okay again…
Can’t wait until The Big Bang Theory premieres tomorrow night.
Till the next one ( Golden Globes in January, everyone!)