2007 Prime Time Emmy Award Results

From the TV newser email this morning:

59th Annual Prime-Time Emmy Awards:
And the Winners Were…

Outstanding…
-Drama Series:
The Sopranos (HBO)
-Comedy Series: 30 Rock (NBC)
-Miniseries: Broken Trail, (AMC)
-Made-for Television Movie: Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (HBO)
-Variety, Music or Comedy Series: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
-Reality/Competition Program: The Amazing Race (CBS)
-Lead Actor in a Drama Series: James Spader (Boston Legal)
-Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Sally Field (Brothers & Sisters)
-Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Ricky Gervais (Extras, HBO)
-Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: America Ferrera (Ugly Betty, ABC)
-Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Robert Duvall (Broken Trail, AMC)
-Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: Helen Mirren (Prime Suspect: The Final Act (Masterpiece Theatre, PBS)
-Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Terry O’Quinn (Lost, ABC)
-Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Katherine Heigl (Grey’s Anatomy, ABC)
-Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Jeremy Piven (Entourage, HBO)
-Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Jaime Pressly (My Name is Earl, NBC)
-Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Thomas Haden Church (Broken Trail, AMC)
-Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: Judy Davis (The Starter Wife, USA)
-Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program: Tony Bennett (Tony Bennett: An American Classic, NBC)
-Directing for a Drama Series: The Sopranos: Kennedy and Heidi (HBO)
-Directing for a Comedy Series: Ugly Betty, Pilot (ABC)
-Directing for a Miniseries, Music or Comedy Program: Prime Suspect: The Final Act (Masterpiece Theatre, PBS)
-Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program: Tony Bennett: An American Classic (NBC)
-Writing for a Drama Series: The Sopranos: Made in America (HBO)
-Writing for a Comedy Series: The Office: Gay Witch Hunt (NBC)
-Writing for a Miniseries, Music or Comedy Program: Prime Suspect: The Final Act (Masterpiece Theatre, PBS)
-Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program: Late Night with Conan O’Brien (NBC)

I thought it was a very unusual broadcast awards show because of the use of the round theater and seating even behind the performers and presenters. It can’t be good to sit behind the stage and watch people’s behinds all night. The format  did have a very reality show feel to it though, not sure if it was because it was on Fox and that;s what they do there, or because of the stage and setup, or that the host was all over the audience.

I enjoyed the Rainn Wilson and Kane West sing off and the frankness of James Spader on his 3rd consecutive win and his choice of words. Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert were funny too. I did wonder what on earth Sally Field was doing; yelling at the auduience to shut up so she could speak, then loosing it, then getting cut off for what I can only assume was profanity or political statements. I thought she should have thanked Boniva. I was waiting for it. I thought up until she yelled at the audence she was winning herself about 3 new promotional ad contracs by being recognized like that. Now I doubt we will see any more. Sometimes class is more important than activism. There is a time and place, and that was not it.

Update: Sally Field said “god-damn” in her speech and Fox being the conservative junkie place that it is, cut it as to not offend the religous conservatives. So I think it was tasteless that FOX cut it, and even more tasteless that she had to grandstand for political views and swear too. It’s not like talking to your friends and family, it’s national TV and it’s not a show about the political issues.

And of course there were lots of pretty dresses. I don’t remember the emmy’s being in the fall before, do we think this was moved on purpose to promote the new TV season starting in a few weeks? Oh, how manipulative. But, it will probably work.

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