The Emmys were, as usual, a waste of time. Thankfully channel 10 down here edited it down into a convenient one-and-a-half hour package as opposed to the usual three hour monstrosity. I used to like the Emmys, but not anymore. The main reason being, essentially, that I don't watch any of the shows nominated and the shows I do watch are almost routinely ignored - although Heroes and Ugly Betty were in the race this year and Kyra Sedgwick was nominated, but other than that? I don't watch The Sopranos, The Office, House, 30 Rock (it's not even screened down here), Entourage, Two and a Half Men (does anybody watch this? I can't fathom how it even gets nominated year after year), Lost and while I do watch Grey's Anatomy by the third season finale I had grown to sort of hate it and I'm not sure if I will continue watching it.
But, curious observation: The eight acting awards (two lead and two supporting categories for both comedy and drama) all went to people from eight different shows. And of the eight shows that won acting awards none of them won the Emmy top honour of Best Drama or Best Comedy - The Sopranos and 30 Rock didn't win any acting awards.
And then even curiouser and curiouser, if you check out the extremely incredibly incomprehensively long list of winners the Emmy for "Best Casting in a Drama Series" went to... Friday Night Lights! A show that was neither nominated for Best Drama Series, nor even nominated for any acting categories. Apparently Friday Night Lights is good? It's not screened in Australia, but I doubt I would watch it - I'm allergic to American football. At least Ugly Betty, which won Best Actress in a Comedy for America Ferrara, won Best Casting in a Comedy Series.
Speaking of the cast of Ugly Betty, doesn't it boggle your mind that an awards group who bestowed Emmy upon Emmy to the supporting casts of Will & Grace and Everybody Loves Raymond didn't fall absolutely head-over-heals for the supporting cast of Ugly Betty. Hello! Betty is, like, the least interesting part of that show - it's all about Mark, Amanda, Wilhemina, Hilda and Justin thank you very much. Two and a Half Men gets two Supporting Acress in a Comedy nominations and Ugly Betty only gets one(!!) Christ.
Also, way to go on Kathy Griffin winning an Emmy, and also to the South Park people, winning for Best Animated Program.
So, in conclusion, the Emmys are stupid and a waste of time. Bring on the Golden Globes and then the Academy Awards! eeeee!