Guilty pleasure time. I went to an Emmy Award viewing party Sunday night, and, can I first just note, I got major kudos for bringing and making the best tropical drink materials. It was hosted by a guy who was actually nominated for an Emmy a few years ago, and he said it is incredibly uncomfortable being in that auditorium for several hours, especially if you end up not winning. But he still loved the whole experience.
I've been to a few awards shows myself (TV and music industry), not as a nominee, just as an attendee, and I have to say, while it does seem somewhat glamorous on TV, it's really pretty tedious, so I can't even imagine being nominated, and then having to sit in the audience for a few hours (you can't really dash back to the bar area if you're nominated), hoping you're going to win, the nerve-wracking anticipation of how it will turn out if you do get up there, or else the brutal letdown if you don't.
Then again, they're getting $50,000 gift bags, so fuck them.
Just a few tipsy thoughts on the show:
I never thought I'd say it, but Joan and Melissa bring just the right level of cluelessness to the pre-show, red carpet festivities. Damn, Ryan Seacrest is a weasel. I've really got to figure out where the TV Guide channel is on Time Warner Cable.
Not to be a home-town booster, but did it seem like the New York contingent (Conan hosting, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert presenting for best reality show, even the taped montage of the nominations for best comedy/variety show, dominated by New Yorkers - how funny was the Indian call center piece) provided some of the funniest parts of the broadcast?
Wow, it's really uncomfortable to see Dick Clark these days, but God bless him for getting out there.
I think they had some sort of special lighting or a Vaseline lens camera whenever they cut to Annette Bening and Warren Beatty.
During the tribute to Aaron Spelling, how weird was it that his daughter, Tori, and wife, Candy, were sitting quite a bit apart in the auditorium. Think there's some battling going on over that ginormous will? Oh, yes.
Larry David should have won.
Monday, August 28, 2006
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- Random (somewhat sad) thought on a tipsy Thursday
- The summer breeze...
- Can we say double standard?
- Banana Republic sucks
- Taradise Lost
- Horizontal stripes are the new black
- Mr. Ed would be more competent
- A- HA!
- Kyra Phillips' husband is handsome and a great, gr...
- Rainy days and Tuesdays always get me down
- "News" producers at the cable nets breathe a colle...
- "Kneel before your God, Babylon"
- Do they like sitar music on the radio that much?
- And the winner for best Margaritas goes to....me
- Oh, to be in that sandwich
- What is wrong with these people?
- My solemn vow
- Win a little, lose a little
- This is the guy I usually get stuck next to in air...
- I swear I'm not getting a commission
- Back to the Future
- Next episode, Sarah learns who Ansel Adams was
- Working tirelessly to please you, the Too Saucy re...
- Maureen Dowd doesn't know me
- Are they finally waking up?
- Here's three-and-a-half minutes of grooviness
- It always helps to go missing on a cruise ship or ...
- Such a classy guy
- I wonder if he got miles?
- The things you find on You Tube
- Reason #17 I'm glad I'm not a girl (or a gay guy, ...
- Can we get rid of hair extensions too
- This is almost as exciting as the time they found ...
- No one ever went broke...
- Another two hours of my life I will never get back
- Two degrees of Bridget Fonda
- They're always so classy
- Damn those manipulative bastards
- Yet another reason why I support Israel
- The sleazeballs in the GOP gear up for their dirty...
- I have no fingernails left
- And she probably had to pay 10 cents to receive it
- Ahh cold margs and hot girls in ponytails
- The terrorists have won
- I knew I wasn't crazy
- See, he's just a working stiff like the rest of us
- Yet another revelation from Mel's bust
- A nation of wimps?
- Separated at birth?
- Empty words
- I don't even want to see my Con Ed bill this month
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