by Cherszy (@cherszy)
Television shows celebrated half of their victory last week with their wins in the Creative Arts Emmy’s, which honored the beautiful efforts of the behind-the-scenes as well as some outstanding performances, but this Sunday, they made that victory a full circle as the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards announced the recipients of the remaining 27 most prestigious golden statuettes in television at the Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles.
So, aside from host Jimmy Fallon, who else had the time of their lives during the awards show? Probably the cast and crew of Temple Grandin because the HBO original about the life of an autistic doctor who made a great impact on the livestock industry won all their nominations for the night – a total of five wins. Now, HBO’s really got a lot to celebrate because for this year’s Emmy’s, the TV network got a total of 25 wins – the biggest contributors being Temple Grandin, The Pacific, and The Tudors. So, where do we head for the grand victory party, HBO? There must be some way you would like thank your fans and viewers, right? So, how about that invite? Yes?
Now, before we all put on our party clothes and while waiting for that text message from HBO as to where the overflowing drinks and food are, let’s see who else among the nominees brought home a shiny trophy and which other shows impressed the panel of judges in Emmy’s.
Outstanding Drama Series: Mad Men
Outstanding Comedy Series: Modern Family
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Bryan Cranston (as Walter White in Breaking Bad)
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Kyra Sedgwick (as Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson in The Closer)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Aaron Paul (as Jesse Pinkman in Breaking Bad)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Archie Panjabi (as Kalinda Sharma in The Good Wife)
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Jim Parsons (as Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory)
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Edie Falco (as Jackie Peyton in Nurse Jackie)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Eric Stonestreet (as Cameron Tucker in Modern Family)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Jane Lynch (as Sue Sylvester in Glee)
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie: Al Pacino (as Dr. Jack Kevorkian in You Don’t Know Jack)
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie: Claire Danes (as Temple Grandin in Temple Grandin)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie: David Strathairn (as Dr. Carlock in Temple Grandin)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie: Julia Ormond (as Eustacia in Temple Grandin)
Outstanding Directing for Drama Series: Steve Shill (for Dexter, “The Getaway”)
Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series: Ryan Murphy (for Glee, “Pilot – Director’s Cut”)
Outstanding for Variety, Music, or Comedy Special: Bucky Gunts (for Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony)
Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie, or a Dramatic Special: Mick Jackson (for Temple Grandin)
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Matthew Weiner and Erin Levy (for Mad Men, “Shut the Door. Have A Seat”)
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd (for Modern Family, “Pilot”)
Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special: Adam Mazer (for You Don’t Know Jack)
Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music, or Comedy Special: David Boone (for 63rd Annual Tony Awards)
Outstanding Miniseries: The Pacific (HBO)
Outstanding Reality Competition Program: Top Chef
Outstanding Made for Television Movie: Temple Grandin (HBO)
Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Series: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Bob Hope Humanitarian Award: George Clooney
We saw a couple of first-timers as well as a couple of comebacks on the Emmy’s stage this year, but to all the winners of the 2010 Emmy’s, I blow you my big, big congratulations! You all deserve the wins for your hard work! And even if some of my favorites (*cough* Chris Colfer and Lea Michele *cough*) didn’t win, I am more than happy for those who won in place of them.
So, what do you think of the results of the Emmy’s this year? What were your favorite red carpet looks? Tell us in the comments section below.
And… to next year’s Emmy’s then? Cheers!