Emmy Awards 2010: Live Blog

Update: I lost interest after the last update. When I heard the incredibly depressing song by Jewel, I turned off the TV. Hope I didn't miss anything good.

Update: 7:33 pm: The first upset: Kyra Sedgwick (Closer) beats Julianna Margulies for Best Actress in a drama. Another good skit: the "Year in Variety" with musical acts, Colbert, and Conan. Jimmy's energy is holding.

Update: 7:04 pm: Hooray! Aaron Paul, the nominee I was rooting for the most tonight, just won Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Breaking Bad. He was incredible this season as was the show. And Bryan Cranston just won again for best lead actor for the show. I'm so glad to see this show get its due.

Another great call: Archie Punjabe for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama for The Good Wife. This bodes well for Julianna Margulies. The Good Wife started weak, but ended up being a really strong show.

Update: 6:47 pm: Glad to see Edie Falco win for Nurse Jackie, although Season 1 was better than Season 2. She is very good. I also liked the reality skit, especially Snooki taking Obama to task for the tanning tax. Top Chef wins. What's with all the Oprah commercials with her shrieking? Does she really do that on her show? [More...]

Update: 6:06pm: Opening number with Jimmy playing the Boss on Born to Run a la Glee was great. Tina Fey was also terrific. I'm not as crazy about his slow number, although the jab at NBC for Conan was good. (I'm only going to update highlights and some winners.)

Original Post: 6pm MT

The 2010 Emmy Awards show, hosted by Jimmy Fallon, are about to begin. No tape delay, so don't worry about spoilers.

I'm rooting for Breaking Bad which was my favorite show this year -- especially Aaron Paul who is up for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama.

Here are the winners in the major categories: (The full 43 page list of nominees is here.)

Drama Series
* Mad Men

Comedy Series
* Modern Family

Lead Actor in a Drama Series
* Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

Lead Actress in a Drama Series
* Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
* Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
* Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
* Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
* Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
* Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
* Jane Lynch, Glee

Reality Competition Series
* Top Chef

I hope Jimmy Fallon does well. It's long past time to breathe some new life into these award shows.

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    great opening number (none / 0) (#1)
    by skippybkroo on Sun Aug 29, 2010 at 07:22:24 PM EST
    funniest emmy opening in years.  tho the "comedy" clips preceding the best supporting actor were too cute for the room and slowed things down.

    plus i hate john hodges

    I've never seen Glee or Modern Family (none / 0) (#2)
    by Jeralyn on Sun Aug 29, 2010 at 07:35:34 PM EST
    Nor do I intend to, so this might not be as interesting to me as I thought it might be. Plus a lot of awards were given out earlier. This show seems to be geared toward canned network tv. But I do like Jimmy Fallon as host.

    you're (none / 0) (#3)
    by skippybkroo on Sun Aug 29, 2010 at 07:54:22 PM EST
    you're missing out on modern family, jeralyn.  chris lloyd, the creator, created fraiser as well as worked on wings and golden girls, it's brilliantly funny.

    I'm hating the John hodgeman commentary (none / 0) (#4)
    by ruffian on Sun Aug 29, 2010 at 08:10:11 PM EST
    while the winners walk up.

    I'll try watching Modern Family again this year. Tried it once last season and didn't get into it.

    I loved the opening too- but not much else abort the show itself. Reading tweets? Please.

    Nothing against Bryan Cranston (none / 0) (#5)
    by ruffian on Sun Aug 29, 2010 at 08:23:23 PM EST
    But Michael C Hall was robbed at least one of the last 3 years.

    absolutely loved (none / 0) (#6)
    by athyrio on Sun Aug 29, 2010 at 10:14:37 PM EST
    the Closer as well as the Good Wife and The Mentalist, tho not all of them are winners...also love the show about the mystery writer riding along with the homicide squad in NYC (Castle)...that is a great show IMO...

    We like different shows (none / 0) (#9)
    by Jeralyn on Mon Aug 30, 2010 at 12:18:55 AM EST
    Sounds like you like cop shows. you should try a lawbreaker show sometime, where the lawbreakers are good and bad -- like Breaking Bad. The only cop show I watch is Justified, because the bad guys are often better than the good guys and the lead, Timothy Olyphant, is great to look at. I loved Cane with Jimmy Smits for the same reason, but it only lasted a new season. He'll be back this year in a show where he quits being a judge and starts helping the bad guys get some legal justice. That'll be a good show.

    most of the time (none / 0) (#10)
    by nyjets on Mon Aug 30, 2010 at 05:31:36 AM EST
    Most of the time, in the law breaker shows, the criminals are glorified when they should not be.  

    Thanks for the (none / 0) (#11)
    by athyrio on Mon Aug 30, 2010 at 07:03:37 AM EST
    heads up about some of the new stuff...Yeah I do like cop shows but with a twist of humor like Castle or the Mentalist...

    it is funny (none / 0) (#12)
    by nyjets on Mon Aug 30, 2010 at 07:07:47 AM EST
    You are right about Castle. There is a nice touch of humor in that show (and one of the few decent examples of an American mystery).

    Funny though, I do not feel the same about the mentalist. I like it, but I find that the character Jane gets on my nerves. He is such a cold hearted jerk at times.


    Jane can be cold hearted (none / 0) (#15)
    by athyrio on Mon Aug 30, 2010 at 05:52:56 PM EST
    but somehow the story line proves his instincts out in the end IMO... LOL...looking forward to the new season...

    Friday Night Lights (none / 0) (#8)
    by free the wm3 on Sun Aug 29, 2010 at 11:55:52 PM EST
    Start from season one.  I don't understand how this show hasn't won a ba-jillion emmys.

    Only thing you of note missed were the awards for (none / 0) (#13)
    by ruffian on Mon Aug 30, 2010 at 08:30:44 AM EST
    the Temple Grandin movie - Julia Ormond, Claire danes, David Strathairn, as well as the producer and director. And also Al Pacino won for his portrayal of Jack Kavorkian. All of those speeches were good. And Temple Grandin and Kavorkian in the audience were great.  It was nice to see some sincerity.

    I haven't seen (none / 0) (#14)
    by CST on Mon Aug 30, 2010 at 09:44:07 AM EST
    modern family, but I've been meaning to, I hear it's really good.

    I was happy Jane Lynch won.  Glee is somewhat cheesy but she steals the show every time.  And she seemed genuinely surprised/excited/happy to win.