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Anyone watching the Emmys?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by DanOregon, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Feel kind of bad for Kimmel. The show isn't exactly electric. Feels like a repeat, with comedic actors trying to be funny without writers (and failing), and the writing that there is, the transitions, intros and segues are either repetitive or in some cases non-existent.
    I figured if it made it through the comedy section without garnering a laugh, there probably won't be too many in the Downton Abbey/American Horror Story/Hatfields and McCoys section.
    BTW - Well Done Aaron Paul. And congrats on the Emmy win as well, though I was kind of pulling for Giancarlo Esposito.
  2. Lieslntx

    Lieslntx Active Member

    No. The BF is watching. I would rather watch the Ravens game.

    He is going to regret this later.

    But to each his own.
  3. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    I'm not watching. I have no interest in doing so.
  4. JR

    JR Active Member

    Fucking awful. Watched for the first half hour or so. HC managed until around 9:30.
  5. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Buncha people I've never heard of winning awards for shows I've never seen.

    I'll pass.
  6. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Watched the In Memoriam segment on the web. Damn. I'm sure there will be some complaints about people left off...but dang, a lot of legends.
  7. acharlotteobserver

    acharlotteobserver New Member

    Why would you feel bad for Kimmel? He put himself in this situation. And obviously, he can't handle the big boy stuff.
    He's gonna get killed at 11:30.
    How can Nightline consistently do well (and even beat Leno and Letterman) and not hold the ratings as soon as Kimmel comes on and they think it'll do better by moving it up? Please...there are many nights Fallon is only .1 behind Kimmel.
    This has the potential to be a Joan Rivers/Chevy Chase type failure.
  8. Wenders

    Wenders Active Member

    There were very few in the Memoriam section that I hadn't heard of. Also liked Ron Howard's tribute to Andy Griffith beforehand.

    I don't know...I thought the show and all of the little skits were just...odd. And they didn't really fit. The only two categories where the person I was rooting for one was Supporting Comedy Actor (Eric Stonestreet) and Supporting Comedy Actress (Dame Maggie Smith).

    The thing that was confusing me was the difference between the regular nominated shows and the miniseries categories. American Horror Story (12 episodes) was up for miniseries, Downtown Abbey (8 episodes) was up for drama and Luther (4 episodes) was up for miniseries. Last year, DA was in the miniseries category, but I thought that it and AHS should have been switched out. Also, was Sherlock only allowed to nominate one episode (A Scandal in Belgravia) while every other show in the miniseries category got their entire run?
  9. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    Hosts generally get to bring in a few of their own writers for awards show. Blame Kimmel for Kimmel.
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    The Modern Family skit was one of the funniest things I've seen on TV in ages...

    Jon Cryer has two Emmys? That's pretty frightening. His speech was very classy though...
  11. Gutter

    Gutter Well-Known Member

    For those who missed it:
  12. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I feel bad for Kimmel because I like the guy, but he just didn't bring it. Bad enough that the winners were repeats for the most part, but opening the thing with a botox joke was something I don't think even Leno would do.
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