Monday, August 30, 2010
L-R: Eamon Sullivan (25), Marco Hofschneider (41) & Andy Roddick (28)
Also Celebrating today August 30th: Ernests Gulbis, Akihiro Sato, Cameron Diaz, Derek and Drew Riker, Michael Chiklis, Timothy Bottoms & Peggy Lipton.
Below: Andre Niklaus (29)
The Emmy's as always were a mixed bag last night. I thought the adorable Jimmy Fallon gave it his all and the results were good overall if not a bit manic. Jewel, who usually makes me flee a room impressed me with her song during the in memoriam segment of the show. So happy to see Kyra Sedgwick take the prize for her turn in the Closer but disappointed Michael C. Hall got robbed again. (Bryan Cranston is good, but 3 years in a row???). Nice also to see The Amazing Race not win yet again, although I have never seen a second of Top Chef.
Just a couple of observations:
-Modern Family got the attention it deserved, Cougar Town did not.
-Modern Family's Sofia Vergara has officially become tv's most annoying celebrity.
-Glenn Close always looks like she is in a bad mood, either that or she needs to pee.
-I love Neil Patrick Harris but...when he does not think he is on camera he always seems a bit stuck up. When he notices the camera is on, that winning smile always reappears...
-Congrats to Archie Panjabi & Jane Lynch!
-Betty White is over saturated and the sexual innuendos are getting old but.. damn it if she does not always make me smile.
-Jim Parsons deserved the win, but an odd duck he is.
-The girl in the opening number everyone is asking about was Nina Dobrev from Vampire Diaries
-Tina Fey is finally winning me over
-I maintain 'Two and Half Men' is shit and the fact it gets Emmy nominations is a joke.
-One last thing, HBO does great tv, but so do the networks. All those 'movie stars' who seem ok to be nominated for a tv award because they are on HBO are a bit annoying. Some of these, like Claire Danes have done their best work on network tv (My So Called Life) and you can bet will be the matriarch on a tv drama once she hits 50 or 60.
Loved Loved (except for the inclusion of Gosslin) the opening number. Jon Hamm was hot, adding Hurley was a stroke of genius. Just one question...Was Lea Michele too good to go live? Lea was a big part of the taped piece but was the only one who did not join the group on stage for the live portion of the opening number...
Aaron Paul: Best Supporting Actor in A Drama Series: Breaking Bad
Below: Aaron in 'Big Love'
Aaron in 'Perfect Opposites' (2004).
David Strathairn Best Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie (Temple Grandin)
David Strathairn has been acting professionally since the late 70's. Every time I see him on screen, even when playing the most despicable characters (think 'Dolores Claiborne') there is something incredibly sexy about him. I cannot begin to list credits, but check them out on IMDB HERE:
Below: David in 'The Return of the Secaucus Seven' (1980)
Even though 'MAcGruber' did not burn up the box office, I am going to miss Will Forte on SNL this fall. Will was consistently funny and on SNL consistency is important. Will miss in particular MAcGruber and Jean-George Peppers.
Thanks to Braxnis for the great caps!