Monday, September 21, 2009

Top Five: Emmy Awards

The Emmys were last night. Regularly we would have had like four preview posts, breaking down matchups and making picks, but this year we didn’t. I don’t know why, we just didn’t, OK?!?! Is that ALL RIGHT with you??

Ahem … But since GitW is legally obligated (look it up) to at least mention every awards show, here are my Top 5 favorite moments from last night’s broadcast:

1) Neal Patrick Harris as host.
That nice young man from Doogie Howser, MD is so charming. Seriously, I thought NPH was a great host. I couldn’t think of one specific moment, but overall he was funny and quick and all that good stuff. I especially liked how he introduced presenters by their least known roles.

2) Kristin Chenoweth’s acceptance speech.
Chenoweth won for Pushing Daisies, which was of course cancelled last year. Her speech was like a parody of a weepy actress acceptance speech, with a lot of blubbering and hand fanning, but I had to laugh when she said, “I’m unemployed now, so I’d like to be on Mad Men. I also like The Office and 24.”

3) Sarah Silverman’s mustache.
When they were showing all the nominees for Best Comedy Actress, Silverman was randomly wearing a mustache. Maybe you had to be there, but it was odd and screwball and perfect.

4) Dr. Horrible!
If you guys haven’t seen Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog yet, type the typey over to Hulu and check it out. They managed to work it into the Emmy broadcast, y fue fantisco.

5) Michael Emerson!!! Michael Emerson has been taking Lost to another level since he joined the cast in the second season. I know he won an Emmy a few years back as a guest star, but come one, everyone knows the Guest Star Emmy is for losers*. Winning for Best Supporting Actor is the real deal. If only my DVR didn’t cut out before his speech.
* No one actually says this


words...words...words... said...

Kristin Chenoweth won? All is right with the world today :)

MichelleSG said...

NPH, ohh NPH I love him. His acting in HIMYM is just the best EVER. And Dr. Horrible? Damn. FUNNY.

Jules said...

Sarah Silverman should have won BECAUSE of that mustache!!

BeckEye said...

My roommate likes to randomly wear a mustache, but no one ever hails her as a comedy genius. And she's actually funnier than Sarah Silverman. But then so is diarrhea.

Malcolm said...

Neil has become the man when it comes to presiding over awards shows. It might have to be mandatory that he host every awards show going forward.

Anonymous said...

NPH wasn't the one who mentioned the least known roles. It was an announcer that only we the tv audience heard. The announcer was the PC guy from the Mac and PC commercials. Early on, he said some of what he would say would be completely made up. It was still funny though.

Liz said...

I hate to be a know it all Anon, but both NPH and the announcer did introductions. Just sayin'