Greg’s 2010 Emmys recap!
Well, Neil Patrick Harris did not win the Emmy for supporting actor in a comedy but with two already at home, he seemed to be in terrific spirits during the telecast.
Neil also managed one of the funnier lines of the evening when he said: “I’d like to thank the Academy for allowing a gay man to host show two years in a row. Congratulatons Jimmy [Fallon] you’re doing a great job!”
It was a pretty wonderfully gay Emmys starting with that glorious opening musical number where cast members from Glee including Chris Colfer, Cory Monteith, Lea Michele and Amber Riley were joined by Jon Hamm, Tina Fey, Joel McHale, Jorge Garcia, Kate Gosselin (nooooo!) and a hilarious Betty White.
The first award went to Eric Stonestreet who plays one-half of the gay couple on ABC’s Modern Family followed by a win for openly gay Jane Lynch for role of straight cheer coach Sue Sylvester on Glee. Archie Panjabi, who plays lesbian law firm investigator Kalinda Sharma on CBS’s The Good Wife won for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series.
Openly gay Glee creator Ryan Murphy won the Emmy for outstanding diorecting in a comedy series for the show’s memorable pilot episode nd said: “I’d like to dedicate this to all my teachers who taught me to sing and fingerpaint.”
Murphy looked sensational in a tux designed by his friend Tom Ford. It is hard to believe that this is the first Emmy for the man who also created Nip/Tuck and the cult fave Popular.
Since Glee, which went into the Emmys with 19 nominations but only won four, lost in the best comedy series category to Modern Family, Murphy missed out on going home with Emmys in eacgh hand.
Still, it must have been a great prize to have supporting actress winner Jane Lynch say: “I want to thank my lord and creator, Ryan Murphy, for creating his role.”
I’m thrilled that Kyra Sedgwick finally, finally, won the Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a drama series for The Closer.
She had lost the Emmy four straight years but finally managed to win despite stellar combination that included Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), Glenn Close (Damages), Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: SVU) and first-time nominee Connie Brittan (Friday Night Lights).
I love that Kyra asked presenter Tina Fey to hold her Emmy as she gave her speech in which she thanked her “kids who let me fly away when I needed tyo and who now are flyng away themelves.” She also thanked “my one and only love Kev [husband Kevin Bacon]. and to quote him, ‘Let’s all be good to each other.”
In the outstanding drama series actor, there seemed to be utter shock when Michael C. Hall was, once again, inexplicably passed over so the Academy could give Bryan Cranston his third consecutive Emmy for Breaking Bad. In another threepeat, Mad Men won for outstanding drama series. I’d be happier for the show if its only gay character, played by Bryan Batt, not been written out.
But Modern Family, winner of outstanding comedy series, has two very prominent gay characters in Cam and Mitchell who are an equally vital part of the show as any straight characters. I sincerely hope the TV networks will see how rewarding it can be to be more LGBT inclusive.
Outstanding Miniseries: The Pacific, HBO
Oustanding TV Movie: Temple Grandin, HBO
Actor, Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS.
Actress, Comedy Series: Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie,” Showtime.
Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad,” AMC.
Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Al Pacino, “You Don’t Know Jack,” HBO.
Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Claire Danes “Temple Grandin,” HBO.
Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Julia Ormond, “Temple Grandin,” HBO.