Hey everyone likes a good time…but it looked like most of the fun at the Emmys was at the after parties last night. It’s understood that the Emmy Awards are suppose to be light and fun unlike the more serious Oscars. But where were the laughs?
The Best: Touching moments were first-time winners, including Kyle Chandler for Friday Night Lights, Julie Bowen and Ty Burell for Modern Family, and Melissa McCarthy for Mike & Molly. Six of the eight main acting awards went to first-timers. Amy Poehler and her fellow nominees including Edie Falco and Laura Linney pulled off a bit that got a standing “O” it was a highlight of the show, and just plain fun! Best reason for not being there belongs to Alec Baldwin, Baldwin declined to come to the show after producers cut a pretaped skit in which he made a joke about the British phone-hacking scandal that shook Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., which owns Fox, which broadcast the Emmys this year. Jane Lynch’s effort was amazing, but the material just wasn’t .
The Worst: The Emmytones singers – a group that included The Office’s Kate Flannery, Community’s Joel McHale, Person of Interest’s Taraji P. Henson and Wilmer Vilderrama was one of those bits that just didn’t work. And unfortunately the writing and the flow of the show just wasn’t there… maybe next year!
Sunday’s Emmys on Fox were one of the least viewed telecasts of the past five years.
Written by: Laney Fichera
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