62nd Primetime Emmy Awards – Live Blog – (UPDATE: Photos and Opening Number Video)

at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 29,  2010 in Los Angeles,  California.

2nd Update: Glee loses Outstanding Comedy Series to Modern Family, which also won Outstanding Supporting Actor and Outstanding Writing.  Glee won Outstanding Supporting Actress for the sublime Jane Lynch and Outstanding Direction for creator Ryan Murphy.

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Comedy Actor and Actress went to Jim Parsons for Big Bang Theory and Edie Falco for Nurse Jackie. Temple Grandin cleaned up in the Mini-Series and Movie categories. Outstanding Drama was split up between a few series, but Mad Men won Outstanding Drama Series.

UPDATE: Top Chef wins Outstanding Competition Reality Show. American Idol–shut out again! At least it wasn’t Amazing Race AGAIN. The reality show montage included clips of the Simon Cowell tribute from the finale, and Lee DeWyze and Crystal Bowersox waiting to hear their fate. 

American Idol was completely shut out of the Emmys this year.  Even DWTS won a makeup award, and SYTYCD choreography.   But, It’s not as if Idol deserved any awards for this year’s less than stellar season…

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The Prime Time Emmys air tonight, beginning at 5pt/8et on NBC with Jimmy Fallon as host.

The technical, and a few of the major awards were given out at last Saturday’s Creative Emmy Awards.

American Idol was shut out of all the awards they were up for, including Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program. (Jeff Probst once again shut out Ryan Seacrest). However, there’s still the Outstanding Reality-Competition show award to give out tonight. We’ll see if American Idol finally beats Amazing Race…but I kinda doubt it.

The big news tonight will be if Glee cleans up in the comedy categories it’s nominated in, including Outstanding Comedy Series. 30 Rock has cleaned up the last 3 years, but in 2010, Glee and Modern Family may snatch away the prize. Matthew Morrison, Lea Michele, Chris Colfer and Jane Lynch are all up for acting awards.

See the blog-related nominations HERE.  See a full list of noms HERE.

BONUS: Red Carpet Photos and Opening Number, after the JUMP…

Watch my live blog, after the jump…

Opening NumberJimmy Fallon, The Glee Kids, Betty White, Kate Gosselin, Joel McHale, Tina Fey and more. Plus a special cameo from Randy Jackson!

  • OMG This opening number included Jimmy Fallon, the Glee kids, Betty White, Tina Fey, Slushies, and a bunch of peeps singing Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run”. It’s pretty awesome. OMG! It’s Randy Jackson playing the Clarence Clemons part!
  • John Hamm and Betty White present the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series to…Eric Stonestreet from Modern Family. Damn I was totally Team Chris Colfer.
  • Sophia Vergara presents the Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series  to Chris Levitan and Christopher Lloyd for Modern Family
  • Stephen Colbert presents  Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series to Jane Lynch for Glee. She thanks her wife Laura and her little girl Hayden. Aw.
  • Lauren Graham and Matthew Perry do a review of the winner of Best Guest Actress and Guest Actor in a Comedy series (was given out at the Creative Emmys)  Betty White for SNL and Neil Patrick Harris for Glee.  They present Outstanding  Directing in a Comedy Series to Ryan Murphy for Glee.
  • Skit with Modern Family actors tossing around un-PC ideas for the show is pretty funny. Writing so far has been humorous and non-cheesy.
  • Eva Longoria and LL Cool J present Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy series to Jim Parsons from The Big Bang Theory.
  • Neil Patrick Harris calls Jimmy Fallon gay, then presents Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series to Edie Falco for Nurse Jackie
  • Will Arnett and Kerri Russell present the Outstanding Reality Competition program to Top Chef.  The reality show montage included clips of the Simon Cowell tribute from the finale, and Lee DeWyze and Crystal Bowersox waiting to hear their fate.
  • Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni pimp Stand Up to Cancer, before they present Outstanding Writing for a Drama t0 Matthew Weiner and  for Erin Levy for Mad Men.
  • They present Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series to Aaron Paul for Breaking Bad.
  • Emily Deschanel presents Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series to Archie Penjabi for The Good Wife
  • Edie Falco presents Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series to Bryan Cranston for Breaking Bad. It’s his 3rd consecutive Emmy win.
  • Nominees for Guest Actress and Guest Actor in a Drama Series were presented last week at the Creative Emmy awards and were won by John Lithgoe and Ann Margaret who take the stage to present Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series to Steve Shill for Dexter.
  • Jimmy Fallon doing Elton John, ? and Billie Joe Armstrong,   sings  ” a tribute to 24, Law & Order and Lost. That was mildly amusing!
  • Tina Fey and Matthew Morrison present Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series to Kyra Sedgwick for the Closer. Her husband, Kevin Bacon looks really happy!
  • Joel McHale and Jeff Probst present Outstanding Writing for Variety, Music or Comedy Special to the 63rd Annual Tony Awards.
  • Ricky Gervais is F*CKING HILARIOUS. That is all. He presents Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series to Bucky Gunts for the Vancouver Winter Olympics and Outstanding Variety Music or Comedy Series to the Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
  • Julianna Margulies presents the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award to George Clooney for his work on various television telethons, including Hope for Haiti.  Clooney is the 4th recipient of the award.  The crowd is standing for him. Bob and Delores Hope were friends of his Aunt Rosemary Clooney.
  • John Krasinski and January Jones present Outstanding Actress in a Mini-Series or Movie  to Julia Ormond for Temple Grandin. She thanks all of her fellow nominees. Pretty classy.
  • Claire Danes takes the stage to present Outstanding Actor in a Mini-Series or Movie to David Strathairn for Temple Gradin.
  • Jewel takes the stage to sing “Shape of You” a song she dedicates to a friend who passed away from cancer. It’s the backdrop for the “In Memorium” tribute.
  • Blair Underwood and Maura Tierney present Outstanding Writing for a  Mini-Series or Movie to Adam Mazur for You Don’t Know Jack.  Tierney, recovering from breast cancer, looks great in a chic short do…
  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Mini-Series or Movie goes to Claire Danes for Temple Grandin.
  • Anna Paquin and other True Blood actors present Outstanding Direction for a Mini-Series or Movie to Mick Jackson for  Temple Grandin.
  • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Mini-Series or Movie goes to Al Pacino for You Don’t Know Jack. His acceptance speech goes on and on and on…
  • Lawrence Fishburne presents Outstanding Mini-Series to The Pacific. Producer, Tom Hanks, accepts the award. Outstanding Made for Television Movie goes to Temple Grandin. Temple Grandin herself is also on the stage. She hugs the producer.
  • Tom Selleck presents Outstanding Drama Series to Mad Men.
  • Ted Danson presents Outstanding Comedy Series to Modern Family
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58 Comments

  1. I have no real hope that they will win, but go Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton!!!!

  2. Judging by the opening skit of the Emmy’s, Glee is going to clean up tonight.

  3. Best opening ever for an awards show!!!!!! Will toggle back and forth between here and Adam Glam Nation

  4. If Claire Danes doesn’t win for Temple Grandin I will be seriously pissed. That was an unbelievable performance.

  5. Have never watched Modern Family but it’s supposed to be good. I like this guy that won. Like Cris Coffer too from Glee, but I look at Glee as a “dramady”, not a comedy.

  6. Yeah, I agree luval. I adore Chris, but the things I love the most from his role are the touching moments with his Dad. He can be hysterical too, but it’s hard to classify him as “just” comedy. I don’t see Modern Family much, but when I do, Eric is hilarious.

  7. There must be something on tv when Modern Family is on. Sometimes I just watch Larry King Live or Joy Behar… or cnn or msnbc. I’m a news junkie.

  8. Yay, Jane! She is as hilarious in real life as her character is on the show. Well deserved.

    I think Idol is on when Modern Family is on – at least, for that part of the season.

  9. Yay!!! Jim Parsons won! I love him.

    Love Jane Lynch too!!

    This Emmy was made of win.

  10. Jim Parsons!!!!!! Jane Lynch!!!!!! Eric Stonestreet!!!!!!

    Yay for all of them! I love Chris Colfer, but Eric Stonestreet is hysterical.

    Liking the show thus far. :)

  11. Yay!!!!! Top Chef…toppled The Amazing Race….Love that show. I am a foodie!

  12. Dang, I missed a whole chunk of the show. Jim Parsons won? BAZINGA!!

  13. I love how shocked the Top Chef people are. This current season is my first one and I think it’s a great show.

    As much as I love Idol, thank goodness that this craptastic last season wasn’t the one to dethrone TAR.

  14. OMG!!! Top Chef won!!! My second (reality) favorite show (and AI didn’t deserve this year).

  15. It would have been a travesty if AI had won this year – so glad Top Chef did instead.

  16. Well last season’s Top Chef was amazing, and it’s a good show, so I’m glad that they won (for last year) and that TAR lost. Soooo glad TAR lost.

  17. I’m glad Archie Punjabi won for supporting actress – she’s great in that role on The Good Wife.
    I love Hugh Laurie, and he’s been nominated, then scorned, pretty much every year since House began :(

  18. Well Kyle Chandler lost darn , yeah I Like Friday Night Lights. “Breaking Bad” is a good show also.

    Micheal Emerson and Terry O’quinn were brilliant on “Lost”

  19. Aw, I love Mad Men, but I was hoping for lost. Lost was a crazy, inventive, new, engaging, full of shit series. When it ended, it was the end of an era.

  20. YAY, Archie Panjabi! I love her on “The Good Wife” – that show is just one of my favorites overall anyway.

  21. Boo for Kyle Chandler not winning — not that I expected him too, but boo anyway :(

  22. Jimmy Fallon is horrible. I would say bring back Conan, but NBC screwed that up.

  23. I’m glad Glee lost. The show is quickly falling off the rails with all the gimmicks from the end of last season and what has been announced for this upcoming season.

  24. I am glad Modern Family beat Glee. I think Glee is overrated and from what I can gather, the quality really was off for the second part of the series. Which doesn’t surprise me. If Nip/Tuck is any indicator, and it seems it is, he some good ideas, but then starts going OTT, in a bad way.

  25. I’m glad Glee lost too. I know that is likely a minority opinion around here and while I wouldn’t say Modern Family is my favorite comedy on tv right now either (my faves didn’t see nominations), I’d say it’s given me more laughs per minute than Glee. But in any event, I think Glee has been so omnipresent that it’s already reached backlash territory, hence in part why many of the Glee nominees didn’t find their way to the podium tonight. Jane Lynch is an exception because while she’s terrific on Glee I think the award is also about awarding her for all of the awesome work she’s done over the years.

    Also happy Mad Men beat out Lost.

    Wasn’t really feeling Fallon, but I”m not a huge Fallon fan anyway. I would rather have seen NPH again.

    ETA: Murphy has a reputation for his shows going off the rails. Popular, another Murphy creation, was one of my favorite shows when it was on. It had an excellent first season and then it fell completely apart.

  26. He presents Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series to Bucky Gunts for the Vancouver Winter Olympics

    Not sure if this is for opening or closing ceremonies, but I really enjoyed the opening ceremonies, so good for him and for Vancouver Olympics :)

    PS Thank you for this thread Mj. Great to get updates this way :)

  27. I’m happy that Claire Danes won, and that Temple Grandin got so much recognition. It was a beautiful story – brilliantly acted by Claire Danes.

    Surprised but delighted that Archie Punjabi won. She’s awesome in The Good Wife.

    Happy that Jim Parsons won – but why so little recognition for The Big Bang Theory? I feel like the ensemble cast deserves the credit – not just the “lead actor.”

    In what universe is Nurse Jackie a comedy? It’s a good show – but a comedy? I understand Edie Falco’s reaction.

    I wish The Pacific won a few more awards. An awesome undertaking – made me go out and read both Leckie and Sledge’s excellent books. Trying to make my way through Ambrose now. An excellent miniseries, very true to the historical accounts.

    Happy that Modern Family and Jane Lynch won.

  28. Enjoyed Jimmy Fallon hosting. Especially liked his imitation of elton John etc. Liked the way he played the guitar and sang plus indluding stars from the audience. Glad Conan and Glee didn’t win.

  29. There must be something on tv when Modern Family is on. Sometimes I just watch Larry King Live or Joy Behar… or cnn or msnbc. I’m a news junkie.

    That would be Glee. The two best new shows were on at the same time last season. My DVR worked overtime.

    I’m happy Modern Family won. The bit they did, trying to make changes to the Modern Family abosolutely had me howling! Overall a great Emmy show.

  30. HappyDaisy: 08/29/2010 at 8:57 pm
    What the heck! Idol didn’t win?! Why not???!!!

    Just want to clarify that I was kidding. :)

  31. No one’s excited that Brenda Lee Johnson, aka, Kyra Sedgwick won? I am! I don’t “do” sitcoms, finding them pretty mindless. But The Closer is a wonderful show!

  32. OMG This opening number included Jimmy Fallon, the Glee kids, Betty White, Tina Fey, Slushies, and a bunch of peeps singing Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run”. It’s pretty awesome. OMG! It’s Randy Jackson playing the Clarence Clemons part!

    I missed the first 10 minutes of the Emmys, and I missed all that! I hope this gets posted on youtube!

  33. Happy that Jim Parsons won – but why so little recognition for The Big Bang Theory? I feel like the ensemble cast deserves the credit – not just the “lead actor.”

    It would have been great for the whole cast to be recognized, but I am happy that at least Jim won.

    Boo for Kyle Chandler not winning — not that I expected him too, but boo anyway

    Agreed. I was really hoping that him or Connie would have won. I knew they were not the favorites, but I still watched in hopes that they would. Maybe next year. Please!

  34. I’m so glad Mad Men won. That show is so fascinating. And what does Jon Hamm have to do to win an Emmy? His work on Mad Men is stunning. I thought for sure he would win after last season.

  35. It would have been great for the whole cast to be recognized, but I am happy that at least Jim won.

    I just hope this doesn’t alter the balance of the scripts – making all of the episodes primarily about Sheldon.

  36. And what does Jon Hamm have to do to win an Emmy?

    Well, it’ll probably help that Bryan Cranston won’t be in the running next year, though I’d be willing to bet Hamm wins one at some point for a comedic performance. (I kind of love that he seems to have no compunction about doing silly stuff — and doing it well — when he could be movie star-huge.)

    Also, Ricky Gervais should be guaranteed and appearance in every awards show, and I would like John Hodgman to do color commentary on life in general, please and thank you.

  37. I am glad Modern Family beat Glee. I think Glee is overrated and from what I can gather, the quality really was off for the second part of the series. Which doesn’t surprise me. If Nip/Tuck is any indicator, and it seems it is, he some good ideas, but then starts going OTT, in a bad way.

    Totally agree. Modern Family is the better show. Glee is an overrated, overhyped mess.

  38. I had 3 big off-the-couch yelling WOWZA! moments tonight:

    Jim Parsons for Big Bang Theory
    Aaron Paul for Breaking Bad &
    Bryan Cranston for Breaking Bad

    Breaking Bad is the finest, most incredible (dramatic) TV program and since Mad Men in the second finest program, I was happy it won.

    The above WOWZA moments are strictly MHO

  39. OMG This opening number included Jimmy Fallon, the Glee kids, Betty White, Tina Fey, Slushies, and a bunch of peeps singing Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run”. It’s pretty awesome. OMG! It’s Randy Jackson playing the Clarence Clemons part!

    I thought it was great also- especially when “Hurley” from Lost came into it- nearly choked to see him do those moves with the others!! Coming from Australia – I knew Jimmy Fallon had a late night show but I had no idea he was such a good singer!! Loved his bit with the 24, Law & Order & Lost farewell songs!!
    Some of these shows aren’t shown here yet – so it was good to get an introduction to them.

  40. I completely missed the Emmys this year, but I can’t argue with the winners shown here. Congrats to Jane Lynch – totally deserved. Ditto for Modern Family. I’ve only seen ‘Top Chef’ a few times (it’s very popular with some family members whose idea of ‘making dinner’ is phoning reservations in at a nice restaurant).

    Sorry I missed Jimmy Fallon hosting. I love his show.

  41. What a great show! Usually the Globes has the most fun but I really think that Jimmy Fallon and the GREAT comedies on TV this year combined to create a really fun show. The opening number was awesome! Ricky Gervais was soooo funny too. Everyone looked beautiful!

  42. I just heard Modern Family won over Glee. YAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!

  43. I’m a huge fan of Jim Parsons in The Big Bang Theory and thrilled for his win, but I was scared to see him looking so drawn and sickly thin. I’ve seen him in various appearances and he’s never looked ill before. I hope he’s okay.

  44. I am so so happy for Kyra Sedgewick – finally!

    What a fun show intro – Joel McHale & Tim Gunn – cool, Randy LOL!

  45. Yahoo! Jane Lynch… oooo she’s a tiger! :)

    She looks really pretty in that photo. Good for her.

    Ryan Seacrest is an awesome host. He did a great job last season with all the weirdness he was saddled with.

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