28 August, 2006

Emmy Winners

For what it's worth here are the Emmy winners. I consider the Emmys the most flawed industry awards out there (just beating the BAFTAs) due to the nomination and voting processes. One actor got nominated for an award for 14 seconds work confirming the obvious that the people nominating don't watch the shows. But despite that the best sometimes win.

COMEDY SERIES
"The Office", NBC,
Ricky Gervais claims the show became good after he ceased to have any involvement with it. It should be on BBC3 soon.

DRAMA SERIES
"24", FOX,
Long overdue nod, although, considering the awards panel's previous diabolical decisons, the vastly inferior Gray's Anatomy was favourite to win.

MINI-SERIES
"Elizabeth I", HBO/Channel 4


MADE FOR TELEVISION MOVIE
"The Girl In The Café", HBO/BBC Wales
This was unfairly treated by the British press critics

ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Tony Shalhoub, "Monk,"
He has now won for three out of the last four years for the BBC/Hallmark series. And while he is brilliant, maybe Steve Carrell of The Office should have had a chance this year

ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Kiefer Sutherland, "24"
After nine nominations he finally gets one. But not even a nomination for Hugh Laurie of House is weird

ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Andre Braugher, "Thief"
Thief was actually a series which was cancelled early not a mini-series and so shouldn't have been eligible but Braugher was superb, as usual, in a poorly conceived show.

ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "The New Adventures Of Old Christine"
No UK buyer for this yet. Its second series starts soon. Watch a clip of the show and short interview with Julia here along with a few other industry interviews.

ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Mariska Hargitay, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"
The buzz is that Edie Falco of The Sopranos should have won this easily

ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Helen Mirren, "Elizabeth I"
"Without the writing we can't do it, especially us women. Every one of these great performances by these great actresses in this category were revealed to us by some wonderful writing. Women are 50% of the world's population, maybe more. And I know there are many more brilliant performances by women of all ages and all races waiting to be revealed by some great writing, so let's look forward to that."

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Jeremy Piven, "Entourage"
ITV2 has bought this show.

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Alan Alda, "The West Wing"
Alan Alda was so good that the writers changed the final season to show more of him and the race for President.

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Jeremy Irons, "Elizabeth I"
"All we ask for is great writing, great roles and working with great colleagues. To get a great prize at the end of it is the icing on the cake."

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Megan Mullally, "Will & Grace"

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Blythe Danner, "Huff"
Huff has been cancelled and the final season is currently showing on FX

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Kelly Macdonald, "The Girl In The Café"

DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY
Marc Buckland, "My Name Is Earl," (Pilot)

DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA
Jon Cassar, "24," (7:00 AM - 8:00 AM)

DIRECTING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL
Tom Hooper, "Elizabeth I"

VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES
"The Daily Show With Jon Stewart," Comedy Central, Central Prods. and Hello Doggie
This is shown each weekday on More4 and while the politics may not be too relevant to us at times it is funny.

WRITING FOR A COMEDY
"My Name Is Earl," (Pilot), Greg Garcia
His acceptance speech named all the people who said he wouldn't make it

WRITING FOR A DRAMA
"The Sopranos," (Members Only), Terence Winter
This is the sixth season opener on E4 on Thursday. It might be interesting to see what is in the writing that they consider better than all the drama series and drama episodes of that year.

WRITING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY PROGRAM
"The Daily Show With Jon Stewart," David Javerbaum, Rachel Axler, Kevin Bleyer, Rich Blomquist, Steve Bodow, Tim Carvell, Stephen Colbert, Eric Drysdale, J.R. Havlan, Scott Jacobson, Ben Karlin, Rob Kutner, Sam Means, Chris Regan, Jason Reich, Jason Ross, Jon Stewart, writers

WRITING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A DRAMATIC SPECIAL
"The Girl In The Café," written by Richard Curtis
After the unfair slagging off he receieved, he must be pleased.

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