What do you think of the Emmy winners?
August 29th, 2010
11:49 PM ET

What do you think of the Emmy winners?

Much like the nominations, the Emmy Awards may not have played out exactly as you thought they would.

The night was a celebration of first-time winners, such as "Modern Family's" Eric Stonestreet, "Big Bang's" Jim Parsons, "Glee's" Jane Lynch and "Temple Grandin's" Claire Danes.

"Modern Family" bested "Glee" in the outstanding comedy series category, and "Mad Men" dominated the best drama category over some other favorites such as "Breaking Bad," although it's fair to say the AMC show didn't dominate the evening. Matthew Weiner's retro program nabbed a total of four Emmys, including awards for outstanding drama series and drama writing.

Check out the full list below and let us know which of this year's winners caught you most by surprise:

Outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series
Eric Stonestreet as Cameron Tucker, “Modern Family”

Outstanding writing for a comedy series
Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd, “Modern Family”

Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series
Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester, “Glee”

Outstanding directing for a comedy series
Ryan Murphy, “Glee”

Outstanding lead actor in a comedy series
Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper, “The Big Bang Theory”

Outstanding lead actress in a comedy series
Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton, “Nurse Jackie”

Outstanding reality – competition program
“Top Chef”

Outstanding writing for a drama series
Matthew Weiner and Erin Levy, “Mad Men”

Outstanding supporting actor in a drama series
Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman, “Breaking Bad”

Outstanding supporting actress in a drama series
Archie Panjabi as Kalinda Sharma, “The Good Wife”

Outstanding lead actor in a drama series
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”

Outstanding  directing for a drama series
Steve Shill, “Dexter”

Outstanding lead actress in a drama series
Kyra Sedgwick as Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson, “The Closer”

Outstanding writing for a variety, music or comedy special
Dave Boone and Paul Greenberg, “63rd Annual Tony Awards”

Outstanding directing for a variety, music or comedy special
Bucky Gunts, Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony

Outstanding variety, music or comedy series
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”

Outstanding supporting actress in a miniseries or a movie
Julia Ormond as Eustacia, “Temple Grandin”

Outstanding supporting actor in a miniseries or a movie
David Strathairn as Dr. Carlock, “Temple Grandin”

Outstanding writing for a miniseries, movie or a dramatic special
Adam Mazer, “You Don’t Know Jack”

Outstanding lead actress in a miniseries or a movie
Claire Danes as Temple Grandin, “Temple Grandin”

Outstanding directing for a miniseries, movie or dramatic special
Mick Jackson, “Temple Grandin”

Outstanding lead actor in a miniseries or movie
Al Pacino as Dr. Jack Kevorkian, “You Don’t Know Jack”

Outstanding miniseries
“The Pacific”

Outstanding made-for-television movie
“Temple Grandin”

Outstanding drama series
“Mad Men”

Outstanding comedy series
“Modern Family”


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  2. Katrina

    Jon Hamm should have won an emmy for his performance in Season 3 of Mad Men....hands down.....Best written and acted show on Television currently.....bittersweet night for all Maddatics.....

    September 9, 2010 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
  3. shirley

    Who are these people i have never seen nor heard of any of them how could they win Emmy t.v is going to the dogs.

    September 7, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jerrod p

    I love it when I get to feed hay to horses. It feels funny and tickles my hands. I always think for a second that they are going to nibble my hands too, but they never do.

    September 3, 2010 at 7:09 am | Report abuse |
  5. LizzieBeth

    I love Modern Family and think it is one of the most hilarious shows on tv, but I thought the drama category was wayyy off. What happened to 24, Entourage, Rescue Me, Lost, Grey's Anatomy? The season finale of Grey's were two of the best hours of tv last season. 24's Chloe deserved a supporting actress nod for every season she did...she was robbed this year, when last season she stepped up to best actress material. I'm surprised Parenthood wasn't nominated for anything; that should was the ultimate comedy/drama and I looked forward to it every week.

    September 1, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Arglebargle

    You mean people still watch TV? Whoa!! I killed mine.

    September 1, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Just saying

    The Emmys are definitely a joke. Since the voters think that most of the best shows are on cable, they should move the Emmys to cable also. It already appears that HBO owns them so they already have a home!

    August 31, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  8. shawna

    the opening number was awesome!

    August 31, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  9. tim

    i think clark perry should have an emmy for temple grandin

    August 31, 2010 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  10. kerri

    let's change things up, what did yall think about the opening skit?
    I do not watch Glee, but thought this was very clever and entertaining. I could have done without Kate though, she looked horrible!

    August 31, 2010 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  11. Sean McKenzie

    Why, NCIS hasnt been nominated yet is a complete mystery. NCIS is the #1 rated drama on TV. The people who run these awards have no clue what they are doing. Its sad to see.

    August 31, 2010 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  12. Who cares

    All this stuff just stupid anyways, who cares who better then who. Its just nice to watch tv when there nothing else to do ya know lol

    August 31, 2010 at 6:49 am | Report abuse |
  13. Mike

    I have not watched one single show on that list. Not a single one, not even an episode. Oddly, I find a deep sense of comfort in seeing that my personal tastes in TV are so radically misaligned to the tastes of Hollywood's glitterarti. We couldn't be farther apart. I'd long suspected that, but here's the proof of hard data. This article may very well be the most inspirational and self-affirming article I'll read today.

    August 31, 2010 at 5:26 am | Report abuse |
  14. Tim Greer

    People that complain about the Emmy's and then rave about shows like Two and a Half Men or Glee, show why people like you aren't calling the shots. Some of these may be fixed, but shows like Jon Stewart and Breaking Bad are some of the best stuff on TV for their categories. Anyone with a half a brain can tell Two & a Half Men and Glee are aimed at the uneducated, idiotic masses. Everyone has their own tastes, but good God man, if those shows (Glee, LOST, and Two and a Half Men) isn't obvious idiot fodder, I don't know what is? Maybe you people should start complaining you don't see enough nominations for Family Matters and complain about the lack of Urkel exposure, too, while you're at it?

    August 31, 2010 at 1:02 am | Report abuse |
  15. Lisa Marie

    I've never seen any of those shows, except "THE CLOSER". There are a lot of good New shows that didn't get ANY mention at all such as, "DROP DEAD DIVA" – "THE GLADES" just to mention a couple. Besides that they keep showing, Walking The Red Carpet over and over but I never saw The EMMY's afterwords??? HMMM!!!

    August 30, 2010 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Dascro

    I would like to say:
    1) Edie Falco is brilliant in Nurse Jackie. It is brilliantly written and I'm sure loads of people in the nursing profession could identify with the situations that occur.
    2) Modern Family is brilliant feelgood comedy that isn't sappy. I'd say it's on a par with Arrested Development in regards to comedy value and Eric Stonestreet's character is wonderfully original! He kills me!
    3) Jane Lynch is a legend! Definitely deserved to win alongside Jim Parsons. Every comedy needs an anti-hero and that is what their respective characters are!

    Well done to all that won awards, but if shows missed out, it's no biggie, it's popularity is shown in the figures and if it's picked up next season. THAT is what's important to fans!

    August 30, 2010 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  17. r

    I am ecstatic that Jim Parsons won. But he looked really thin and had makeup on that didn't look good.

    August 30, 2010 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  18. bobbo62

    A few high points, but mostly crap. At least they gave the "reality" award to a cooking show, Other than cooking, they should probably rename the "reality" category to "contrived crap".

    August 30, 2010 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  19. TJ

    I haven't seen any of these shows, but I am glad Edie Falco won. I never seen her show but am still a fan of when she was on "The Sopranos". Now that was good TV!!!

    August 30, 2010 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  20. dd

    Dexter is awesome!

    August 30, 2010 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Tele

    Who cares about all these worthless awards and these folks who make such crazy money for these shows?!!!! Who really cares!! And worse it all the hoopla that is made like they're saving lives!! Who cares? We don't care about you dumb clothes or who made it such narcissists !!! Go find something good to do and then maybe I'll care

    August 30, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Holly Golightly

    Mad Men Mad Men Mad Men Mad Men Mad Men Jon Hamm Jon Hamm

    August 30, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Marta

    I still can't believe how bad LOST was snubbed!!!!

    August 30, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  24. johnnieg

    Can you justify Betty Whites win with a one time appearence with Tina Fey doing Sarah Palin week after week?
    A discrace! Not fair at all .

    August 30, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tony

      Actors are nominated for their performances in a particular episode, not for their entire body of work over a season. That's true not just for guest actors but for leads and supporting as well.

      August 30, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Aaron Berg

    Wait wait wait wait - "Big Bang Theory" is a COMEDY now? What the...I mean, I always assumed it was a drama, because it never makes me laugh.

    August 30, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Johnnieg

      Aaron Berg
      Good reply !
      What I don't understand is why 2 1/2 Men it's writers, staff, never win anything. Jon Cryer is excellent .

      August 30, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Pat

    It's true that really good network shows are fading into the sunset but there are still many underrated ones. I was really disappointed that Kyle Chandler and/or Connie Britton didn't pick up emmys for their splendid performances in the equally splendid, but not nominated, Friday NIght Lights which, in my opinion, is one of the best network shows to hit the smalll screen in many years. The same group of thespians are usually the ones nominated each year...there needs to be a cap on how many years one can win so that other equally talented performers can take home one of those Emmys. While Mad Men has a tendency to be boring at times, it is still a good show. Most people don't care for it because it takes place during a time frame no one is familiar with.

    August 30, 2010 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Roger Sterling

    I have not watched a television series since "I love Lucy," and Mad Men is above par. Now get the dickens outta my office!

    August 30, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  28. jason duhl

    Modern family rocks. They deserved what they got.

    August 30, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Adam

    Out of all of the showed mentioned, Dexter and John Lithgow have the biggest gripes. John Lithgow was incredible in Dexter, and Dexter still remains the most underrated show on tv.

    The most overrated is TrueBlood. It's basically Twilight with nudity.

    August 30, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Addster

    True Blood True Blood True Blood True Blood True Blood True Blood True Blood True Blood

    August 30, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Jan e

    Hugh Laurie of House should have won. Hugh Laurie was so deserving for his outstanding performance; he has never won an Emmy; Also NCIS also should have won. Both are excellent show, smart, funny stylish and fantastic writing, directing and acting.

    August 30, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rosie S

      Hugh Laurie has been the best performer on TV since House started. He is miles ahead of the rest. Why no Emmy? Oh, and Jon Stewart is smug and smarmy and so politically correct in an inside the Beltway way.

      August 31, 2010 at 1:20 am | Report abuse |
  32. gingersnap

    First of all, KUDOS to Jim Parsons!!! BBT is the funniest show on television. The dialogue is witty and truly comedic and the cast is superb. KUDOS to Glee! Love that show as well! Regarding minority actors, (noting that I'm an Af-Am female who watches a crapload of network and cable tv–Thank God for the DVR), I'm not sure that I saw any performances that were Emmy-worthy from any minority group. And yes, they may not have even been cast in any of the roles. But if you're disappointed, watch movies. That's where you'll find us. LOL.

    August 30, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Jer

    If you have even a menial interest in Dr. Jack Kevorkian you should watch "You Don't Know Jack" I am very glad it won for best writing & best actor in a miniseries or TV movie. Pacino acted out Kevorkian to perfection taking us through the emotions of the character. As for the other categories I am a big fan of Breaking Bad & it's about time for Aaron Paul to get his due, Cranston is great as well. Jim Parsons was a little much to win for BB Theory even though I am a huge fan of the show, Alec Baldwin's Jack Donaghy is generally a shoe in and I saw no reason for that to change this year. Awesome props to NPH for his guest turn in Glee as well, In my opinion best episode of the season.

    August 30, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  34. MichieMich

    DEADLIEST CATCH deserved a Reality Show Emmy this year. Hands down. "Realest" Reality show on television.

    August 30, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Holly Golightly

    I have not watched tv series since "ally mcbeal". I started watching mad men 2 years ago, and glee 1 year. These two shows are awesome. They deserved even more Emmys.

    August 30, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  36. dick

    What a bunch of lousy shows,none with shi!

    August 30, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  37. mark anderson

    Are there that many gays out there...and is that appealing to the masses...the office is the only show worth watching and that won't be any good once SC leaves....thank God its Footballball season!!

    August 30, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Tina

    I was very disappointed the Glee and Parenthood came out practically empty-handed. I have never seen Temple Grandin, Mad Men, or Modern Family.

    August 30, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Bob Buck

    Never watch award show. Waste of time, as is
    95% of TV

    August 30, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Patricia

    I didn't watch any of the winning shows. There is nothing worth watching on TV anymore. Go out and get a life, start exercising. TV is not worth your time.

    August 30, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  41. Adrianne

    Best production of Emmy awards ever! Those skits in the beginning were hilarious – especially plugging in George Clooney to Modern Family.

    August 30, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  42. Adrianne

    Finally! Jim Parsons' win for Best Male in a Comedy was more than well deserved! He is soooo funny and the anchor of an already funny sitcom!

    August 30, 2010 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  43. meryl shaye

    I loved the mini series the pacific do not any of the tv shows nominated expect american Idol and dancing with the stars I do watch HBO I liked temple grandin and you dont know Jack anything Al Pacino is in I would watch.

    August 30, 2010 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  44. sam

    how did true blood not win anything? Good thing i didn't waste my time watching this!

    August 30, 2010 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  45. ThePhoenix

    Breaking bad is AWESOME....now if I could just score like they do

    August 30, 2010 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  46. Shari

    Congratulations to Kyra Sedgwick! She's excels in her ability to create Deputy Chief Brenda Lee Johnson-the acting is brilliant and the award was deserved. I've rooted for her to win every year.

    August 30, 2010 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  47. mejazzbo

    I like the show Glee, but I never saw it as a comedy. Certainly that wasn't their main focus.

    August 30, 2010 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  48. Geezer

    For the first time ever, I really don't know any of the shows who won....I must be watching other cable programs.....

    August 30, 2010 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  49. Hiram Flektarnsmock

    Claire Danes DESERVEDLY was recognized for a SUPERB performance as Temple Grandin. Most deserving, she was simply incredible in this movie. I recommend it for your entire family.

    August 30, 2010 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  50. jackie m

    The emmys r what they r. They r a party for tv people. Some good shows get recognized,closer,good wife,modern family.some shows get overlooked,friday night lights,entourage,dark blue and some shows get too mucH credit,mad men, breaking bad, we have no vote so we have todeal with it if we watch. I like watching for the fashion and to root for my team to win. Think of it as preseason tv watching. Sometimes u win sometimes u lose.(

    August 30, 2010 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  51. Kristin

    I didn't watch the Emmy's (Steelers' game was on) but was curious to see the list of winners. I must agree with many of the people on here – I have never seen, or even heard of, most of these shows. What is Temple Grandin? One friend of mine watches Modern Family and says it's funny but I've never even happened upon it while flipping through channels. Looks like there was only one reality show award. Thank God because those shows are the WORST.

    August 30, 2010 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  52. Autumn Starr

    Jon Stewart, really? I'm going to vomit.

    August 30, 2010 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  53. boocat

    LOST walked away with nothing??!! That's a shame. But glad Al Pacino won. His work is just brilliant.

    August 30, 2010 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  54. JJDLS

    I don't watch most of the shows that were up for emmys so didn't really care who won but I thought the Emmy's show was very entertaining! The host did a great job and the goofy comments made by the announcer as the winners walked on stage was very funny it was very entertaining television, I only kept it on long enough to hear Jewel sing and that song was beautiful! and well worth the wait.

    August 30, 2010 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  55. Name*cliff

    I was very disappointed with the Emmy this year. Glee should have won more, true blood should have won, the pillars should have won fora mini series. Just didn't enjoy that modern family won, boring.

    August 30, 2010 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  56. sue

    so glad that Jim Parsons finally won!...

    August 30, 2010 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  57. Mrs. Northman

    True Blood was robbed! I'm so tired of Mad Men winning, that show isn't very good in my opinion. Plus far more people watch True Blood. (big sigh) I guess there's always next year.

    August 30, 2010 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  58. beenz

    Congrats to Jim Parsons. Only reason to look forward to Mondays is "The Big Bang Theory"...now my DVR will be busy at 7pm on Thursdays–BBT and Community will be on at the same time!

    August 30, 2010 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  59. wildwohl

    Funny, haven't seen a single episode of any of the shows listed.

    August 30, 2010 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  60. Charlie Sheen

    I agree with Julius (#3), 2 1/2 men was robbed. It should have won it all.

    August 30, 2010 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  61. Daniel Troppy

    Everyone looked so STYLISH and I'm so happy for 'Breaking Bad.'
    http://www.thethrifters.net

    August 30, 2010 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  62. TooManyAwardsShows

    There are way too many awards shows being broadcast these days. And who's brilliant idea was it to separate cable awards from the Emmy's? C'mon! It's ALL TV! Keep in mind that just because you enjoy watching a show doesn't mean it's Emmy award quality (ie NCIS). What qualifies a TV show to be nominated for an Emmy? I don't know. But I DO know that there are some great actors out there who will never get the notoriety they deserve (Jon Cryer) because the show they're on has (or devolved into) sub-standard writing. If I can predict the "next line" in a show, it's not entertaining. "Big Bang Theory" is a funny, well-written show to me because it's NOT predictable – like "2-1/2 Men" has become. It (or rather Jon Cryer) USED to be Emmy material – not so much now. And that's not his fauly. That show should have folded when it was on top 2 seasons ago. Now they're just jumping the shark every week.

    August 30, 2010 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  63. Wendy

    Love Eric Stonestreet and was so happy to see him win! He's awesome. Love Modern Family and also very happy to see the show win! Modern Family is very funny and really a fun show. Some one got it right!

    August 30, 2010 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  64. AK

    Breaking Bad is the best show on TV. Both Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul definitely deserved to win. This show is smart, funny and exciting and the entire cast is amazing. It is probably the best show I've ever seen & I can't wait for the new season to begin. If you haven't seen it yet, it's definitely worth checking out!

    August 30, 2010 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  65. Mary Flanagan Taylor

    http://marymind.wordpress.com/2010/08/27/because-you-aint-soup-yet/ ....I'm just sayin'..

    August 30, 2010 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  66. Janet

    Dont care about d emmys.i jurt love jimmy falon he was very funny thats my oppinion

    August 30, 2010 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  67. JP

    rbickers, considering the shows that did win, I think minorities should be grateful to not be associated with this travesty.

    August 30, 2010 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
    • rbickers

      LOL.....you are the (wo)man! all i know is minorities can be man men, Glee-ful, and even suck blood. They can also break bad, live in a modern family, get lost, turn on the Friday night lights and some don't know Jack! it would just be nice to watch it on TV.

      August 30, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rene'

      @rbickers, um...do you even WATCH True Blood?? Clearly NOT since two of the main characters are AFRICAN-AMERICAN! Tara and Lafayette (Lafayette is also gay!) Maybe you should try actually researching some facts before whipping that race card out.

      August 30, 2010 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • kerri

      agreed, most were pretty crappy

      August 31, 2010 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  68. Jane

    I just love jimmy falon dont care about d emmys.he was very funny i

    August 30, 2010 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  69. Cat

    I can't believe Parenthood didn't get any recognition....never saw or heard of any of the winners except Kyra.

    August 30, 2010 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  70. Tam

    What happened to Treme or Hawthorne??? The Emmy's are a real joke!

    August 30, 2010 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  71. JAN

    NO NCIS THATS A SHAME, GOOD WIFE DESERVED TO WIN --------------

    August 30, 2010 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Debbie

      Yes, why wasn't NCIS even nominated? It's one of the highest rated shows on TV and a really good show.

      August 30, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  72. len

    Never heard of these shows...they are for people that don't have interesting lives that need this. There are good educational shows on t.v....why watch phony garbage???

    August 30, 2010 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
  73. rbickers

    I think the African American woman who assisted in handing out the emmys and playing road guard getting the talent off stage should be congratulated. She was the only black person to touch an emmy all night. I am not playing the race card because you have to be at the table to play and don't get me wrong, I love seeing white folks having a good time and accepting awards thanking their nanna for taking them to tap dancing lessons at the age of three.

    However, I would think that in 2010 that more minorities would be included in the mix. I would say shame on the networks, HBO, AMC, TNT and the rest of the production gatekeepers, but I don't know if that would be fair. Is producing a movie/series with minorities a no go because white folks won't watch? hmmmm. I would never want fairness and art to get in the way of a profit.

    Oh well, minorities can rest in the thought that you may not be able to be a television star, but you could be president .

    August 30, 2010 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Brooke

      @rbickers- you... are a moron. o.o

      August 30, 2010 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
    • rbickers

      good come back Brooke riddled with detail. is english your first language?

      August 30, 2010 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Omen

      So what's your definition of "not playing the race card" then? Your last sentence pretty much sums up how ignorant your whole post was. "Oh well, minorities can rest in the thought that you may not be able to be a television star, but you could be president ." Sounds like you're resting in your own thoughts by not doing anything productive yourself to change it.

      August 30, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Zwitek

      By the way, you played the race card.

      August 30, 2010 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Faith

      Always one who is going to "play the race card" in everything!!!!

      August 30, 2010 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Ryan

      You would perhaps rather minorities be awarded things simply because they are minorities, like Obama's Nobel Prize, instead of on the merits of any real accomplishments?

      August 30, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • deb

      rbickers – I have watched countless "black" shows over the years but most of the garbage on TV that African-Americans are in are silly sitcoms on one of the local channels and are lousy. They constantly make stereotypical jokes about white people in a negative light and are just plain ridiculous. They are no better than the silly "white" shows on these same channels and I wouldn't watch them either. Also, keep in mind that the percentage of white people in the US far outweighs the percentage of ANY other race so it just goes to say that there will be more white shows on TV. And, actually, if you think about it, African-Americans are SECOND in the number of stars in this country but not necessarily second in actual numbers of people. Quit playing the race card. It really gets old after awhile. BTW, I DID vote for Obama and think he's doing the best he can considering the mess the previous administration did. I would gladly watch a quality show in which African-Americans are the main characters and I have many times. Most white people I know would do the same.

      August 30, 2010 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • bden

      Playing the race card would be giving awards to african-americans just because they're african-americans.................. idiot

      August 30, 2010 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kerri

      I do not think brickers is playing the race card. I agree with some of what was posted and I agree some of the reply postings. Deb, you are an idiot-"whites" are no longer the majority in this country, not sure where you are living. It's not all about black and white. There was not one person of color (that includes hispanics and asians) that won an Emmy. But I think the bigger picture is that there were barely any persons of color nominated.
      I agree that many of the shows that are considered "black" shows are completely stupid (anything Tyler Perry puts out) and this needs to change. What happened to the days of the Cosby Show. This was a "black" show that promoted family values and was looved by everyone. I for one would rather they be a mix of people in shows and not have "black" or "white" shows.

      August 31, 2010 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Monique

      Terri – So, I guess Archie Panjabi doesn't count as a minority then? *eye roll*

      September 5, 2010 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Chris

    I hate to be the one to say this, I agree with alot that was said......... but, if you people dont agree with the winners chosen and think that the acting is horrible, move to Hollywood and see if you can do better!

    August 30, 2010 at 7:45 am | Report abuse |
  75. goodman

    Breaking Bad should have won everything!best show on television!

    August 30, 2010 at 7:45 am | Report abuse |
  76. jlajonesy

    Tru Blood, Weeds, Sons of Anarchy & Entourage should have got some recognition! Realy, I never even heard of Grandin the only thing I agree on is "The Pacific". Nobody cares a bout LOST that show sucked.

    August 30, 2010 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Faith

      I agree....i love Sons of Anarchy. What about Damages?? Another great show and nothing.

      August 30, 2010 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Ryan

      Lost certainly was not for the impatient viewer – meaning 95% of tv viewers. But this season didn't deserve any Emmys.

      Entourage and Weeds don't deserve any, either. While Weeds has been downright awful since the third season, Entourage is just an indulgence show – entertaining but lacking any real merit.

      Its also a bit offensive that True Blood gets so much attention when Carnivale was canceled after two seasons.

      August 30, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • CGAR380

      @Ryan. I agree, Carnivale was a great show!

      August 30, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Tenic

    There are many good shows but with the growth of cable the percentage of bad shows far outways the good. What grinds on me is the millions of dollars spend on advertising for these bad shows that just increases the price I have to pay for their goods.

    August 30, 2010 at 7:36 am | Report abuse |
  78. JB

    Nothing for True Blood and Lost was the way to go because those two shows are as bad as Mad Men. All three are weak with weak writing and even weaker acting.

    August 30, 2010 at 7:13 am | Report abuse |
  79. doofus

    Well i can say..i didnt even know the emmys were on last night! reason being...there is nothing on tv anymore worth watching. i tape resciue me cause its on late where i live and wstch it on wednesday...until the new season stars up ther is really nothing to watch..and sundays will ba probly the only time ill watch! family guy and american dad..glee whenever the time and day it will be on..id rather watch a crappy movie on sci-fi than watch what network tv has to offer

    August 30, 2010 at 7:11 am | Report abuse |
  80. TI

    all those shows are horrible.

    August 30, 2010 at 7:07 am | Report abuse |
  81. Tison

    Nothing for True Blood???????

    August 30, 2010 at 7:03 am | Report abuse |
    • teresa

      I agree! True Blood should have one at least for best drama series. And they should have been nominated for their writing.

      August 30, 2010 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  82. JJ from NY

    I never watch Net Work TV anymore; these awards sum up why.....BORING.

    August 30, 2010 at 6:47 am | Report abuse |
  83. kristinek

    Most deserving by far, the guys of 'Breaking Bad". Awesome show, if you don't watch it, you NEED to!!

    August 30, 2010 at 6:13 am | Report abuse |
  84. rich

    Lost was ripped off again. Sci fi never gets a fair shake.

    August 30, 2010 at 6:10 am | Report abuse |
  85. Chappy

    Archie Punjabi, Yay!. Temple Grandin awards were spot on. Finally – Kyra Sedgwick won -yay.

    August 30, 2010 at 5:57 am | Report abuse |
  86. Tina

    Do people pay attention to these kind of exhibitionist shows at all when there are places in the world right now where people do not have anything to eat??!! Is this really so important??

    August 30, 2010 at 5:22 am | Report abuse |
    • david

      I am sure you are writing this from haiti or somewhere, right? not from your home reading about this on cnn.com? hypocrite.

      August 30, 2010 at 6:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Rene'

      Amen, David! Tina, if you're so worried about it, why don't you send some of your food to starving countries? Or your salary? So the rest of us should live like the poverty stricken because it exists in the world? Typical knee-jerk liberal thinking....

      August 30, 2010 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Snarf

    Dammit... what does people sees in Mad Men? That thing is a weak series. Even Rescue me has better actors and better stories than that thing!!
    And Temple grandin... i didn´t like it. It´s true that claire makes a good job, but the movie is not so good to get so much prizes.

    August 30, 2010 at 5:05 am | Report abuse |
    • bridget

      these are almost sentences.

      August 30, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rene'

      How wonderful for you, Bridget, that you're the commander of the grammar and spelling police! Yay for YOU! Living in mommy and daddy's basement must afford you a lot of free time.

      August 30, 2010 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  88. maimiedamie

    I hate watching the Emmys. Its fixed as far as I'm concerned. What about Lost. No recognition what so ever. The best part of the show was Jewel singing that beautiful song in memoriam to the ones we lost. I hate Modern Family. Who watches that crap. Glee is good. Never again will I watch the Emmys. What about Two and a Half Men.
    Who votes for these losere.

    August 30, 2010 at 5:05 am | Report abuse |
  89. guala

    i think some ncis bones csi weeds dexter r all way better shows that people knows unlike other show they name

    August 30, 2010 at 4:18 am | Report abuse |
  90. katzpjz

    There are always people ans shows that do not get recognized, may be the Emmys should do something like the Oscars did this past year. They should add least one or two more people and shows to the bigger categories and then showcase a little bit of each on the show. Especially, since there is so many more shows and channels then the 3 regular networks, and no more cable ACE awards.
    Both shows could do away with the memorials I think it is in poor taste when people applause for some and not others. I would hate to be one of people's families that did not get any applause.
    I thought Jimmy Fallon was very good as the host.

    August 30, 2010 at 3:51 am | Report abuse |
  91. ViewFromTheNorth

    God bless Jon Stewart ,lol . A shout out to Stephen Colbert....robbed again,lol

    August 30, 2010 at 3:39 am | Report abuse |
  92. michelle

    Rescue me dennis leary and without a trace, should of got rewards. But I think dexter should of won for best show!

    August 30, 2010 at 3:33 am | Report abuse |
  93. RC

    With the exception of breaking bad, Cable shows blow every show nominated on this list out of the water.
    Wow what a lame ass list of winners, but whose surprised.

    August 30, 2010 at 2:51 am | Report abuse |
  94. Anna

    Who decided on these winners? I do agree on one The Closer.

    August 30, 2010 at 2:26 am | Report abuse |
    • bernie

      i totally agree with you..i prefer action shows like criminal minds, bones, the closer, and comedies like eureka..also glad jon stewart got it..right up there with colbert report...nothing is funny if you have to use sound tracks for laughs...

      August 30, 2010 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  95. Andre

    2 and a half men is the funniest show ever

    August 30, 2010 at 2:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Ryan

      I've watched it a little, never found it funny. All jokes tend to look like this:

      Anyone: Don't hit on that woman, Charlie Sheen!

      Charlie Sheen: I am going to hit on her!

      (cue laugh track)

      .... Weak

      August 30, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  96. steve

    Sorry people. NCIS, Bones, without a trace. And Burn Notice. Should have taken something long before breaking bad. Glorifying cooking meth and feeding a toxic to our youth is pathetic.

    August 30, 2010 at 1:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Be Quiet

      Obviously you've never seen Breaking Bad. They don't glorify it at all. I love it when people spout off about something they obviously know nothing about.

      August 30, 2010 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Rene'

      Wow, Steve, thanks for being the leader of the moron tribe. Breaking Bad is not about glorifying meth, and you'd know that if you watched the show AT ALL. NCIS is formulaic KRAP and perfect for the moron tribe. You serve your people well.

      August 30, 2010 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nick

      Probably doesn't glorify it as you say, but it does suck. Can't believe Malcolms dad has won three straight best actors for it. Oh wait, yes I can cause the Emmy's are a joke.

      September 2, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Be Quiet

      Nick, the fact that you referred to him as "Malcolm's Dad" proves that you know squat about this subject.

      September 9, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  97. cinna

    Umm...never heard of these shows. How about shows that ppl have heard of? Ok, maybe im the only 1 who doesnt know em, but still...

    August 30, 2010 at 1:45 am | Report abuse |
  98. neal

    Modern family is a true throw back sitcom i love it

    August 30, 2010 at 1:44 am | Report abuse |
  99. Scott

    Two and a half men should win in some catagory every year? jon Cryer hello?

    August 30, 2010 at 1:21 am | Report abuse |
  100. Antonio

    Glee, modern family and big bang theory are overrated how can you not have 2 and a half men as winners the emmys are a joke

    August 30, 2010 at 1:11 am | Report abuse |
    • JT

      Big Bang Theory is HILARIOUS. This is one of the best shows on television. It is sad that you can't agree its funny because you most likely don't understand the humor. And Modern Family is also a great show– true family humor. One of the best comedies to have come from ABC. As for Two and a Half Men, I agree it got snubbed, but I think the winners of this category earned their statuettes.

      August 30, 2010 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
    • AJGCAN

      2 and a half men does not deserve a single nomination. Jokes about genitals and sleeping with a ridiculous number women loses it's appeal after the first dozen so-called 'jokes'.

      August 30, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Jayne

    Who was the annoying announcer who talked about the actors as they walked up
    ? He was not funny at all.

    August 30, 2010 at 1:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Sam

      His name is John Hodgman and he is funny. His little asides are part of his dry humor. Sorry you didn't enjoy him, but he is funny ("PC" in the "PC vs Mac" commercials, "Daily Show")

      August 30, 2010 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
    • DEXTER

      John Hodgman is absolutely not funny even when he strains for a laugh on THE DAILY SHOW with Jon Stewart. I don't know who lost a bet and had to hire this guy .He has no sense of comedic timing nor delivery. He should stick to commercials which no one watches anyway....

      August 30, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
    • bridget

      he's a thinking man's comedian. not surprised there's not a ton of appreciation for him, since most people are idiots. i love him... but that's because i actually enjoy using my brain.

      August 30, 2010 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • mikeandcameron

      i thought he was obscenely hilarious.

      September 4, 2010 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |
  102. Jayne

    Wow Glee lost best comedY? Shocker! I can't believe Top Chef won! The amazing race is much better.

    August 30, 2010 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
  103. amy

    I love Modern Family!!
    I think Rescue Me & Denis Leary deserve recognition at the Emmys.

    August 30, 2010 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
    • tiny tony

      i agree, i do not think there has been a better episode on tv, then when tommy was on his drunken bender trying to remember where his druken daughter was.(on the beach)RIVETING

      August 30, 2010 at 7:49 am | Report abuse |
    • deathbydonuts

      yeah rescue me is the best show on cable. breaking bad is great too, but i don't get that channel, have to netflix it

      September 2, 2010 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  104. Andre

    Emmy's, Oscars, blah ... People's Choice is the only one that counts. Until they find a way to 'fix' that one too.

    August 30, 2010 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
    • sprinkles

      Ok, but I bet that when something you like wins one of these "fixed" awards, you don't consider it fixed; you consider it well deserved.

      August 30, 2010 at 2:42 am | Report abuse |
  105. Horatio

    Shame, shame, shame: it is "The Big Bang Theory's" Jim Parsons, everybody should watch this very funny show!

    August 30, 2010 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
  106. Ninja

    Jimmy Fallon is not funny.

    August 30, 2010 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
  107. Claudia

    What happen to LOST?!?! An amazing season gone unnoticed!!! Huge disappointment Emmys!

    August 30, 2010 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
    • The Truth

      Season 6 was crap and the end was terrible. You are a typical Lost cheerleader who can't see what it really was – and it certainly didn't deserve one single Emmy.

      August 30, 2010 at 2:45 am | Report abuse |
    • jeanster

      Yes, what happened to Lost? Major disappointment that this fine show did not win.

      August 30, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  108. BB

    I hope those voting actually saw all of these performances. Hard to say who should have won since I don't have time to watch all of those shows.

    August 30, 2010 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
  109. Betty

    I boycotted this year. Reason? John Noble of Fringe should have been nominated. A complete travesty!

    August 30, 2010 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
  110. jdogg

    Burn notice and breaking bad deserve all the emmys

    August 30, 2010 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
  111. Kelly

    This is why I never watch these award shows. Those that should win never do.

    August 30, 2010 at 12:27 am | Report abuse |
    • bridget

      those that should win are the nominees that get the most votes. i think the problem here is you overestimating the value and validity of your own opinion.

      August 30, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  112. Laura

    You have an error in the copy prior to the list. Jim Parsons is from Big Bang, not Breaking Bad.

    August 30, 2010 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
  113. me

    The emmys are a joke its a wanna be oscars.

    August 30, 2010 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Michelle

      You do realize they're for completely different things, right? One is for films, the other is for television.

      August 30, 2010 at 1:46 am | Report abuse |
  114. elizabeth

    I agree, thats why I don't watch it at all! Its fixed!

    August 30, 2010 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
  115. Erin

    Where's your editor? Jim Parsons isn't in Breaking Bad. He's in the Big Bang Theory.

    August 30, 2010 at 12:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Natalie Whitton

      I know, the author is an idiot. How hard can it be to right a piece on ENTERTAINMENT?

      August 30, 2010 at 1:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Michelle

      @Natalie – evidently as difficult as it is to realize the difference between "write" and "right".

      August 30, 2010 at 1:48 am | Report abuse |
    • LRoy

      With the exception of Al Pacino, I never even heard of any of these guys, so what's the point in watching to begin with.

      August 30, 2010 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Julian

      LRoy, you are the reason we have bad television. You won't watch anything that doesn't have a Big Name in it, the Big names demand Big Salaries, and Big Salaries mean formulaic stories because producers aren't willing to take a gamble on more creative stories with that much money invested in salary. Get your head out of celebrity a** and try watching a good story every now and then. Stop contributing to bloated celebrity salaries.

      August 30, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  116. Mama

    I haven't even heard most of these shows!!

    August 30, 2010 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
  117. julius

    2 n a half men was robbed again. The emmys r a joke

    August 30, 2010 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Sarkazein

      It's a bad show with tired jokes and gags that any semi-coherent hack could upchuck in 12 minutes a week.

      August 31, 2010 at 1:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Merrily

      Sarkazein

      You should call yourself Snarkazein. How many comedies have you written lately? You sound like you think you know what you're talking about but, I have to say that Two and Half Men is one of the best comedies on TV right now. It isn't about the jokes, it's about the delivery and timing. This cast is perfect. Jake (Angus T Jones) is quite the comedian and has a great career ahead of him. He is genuinely funny and his timing is awesome.

      What have you done lately? How much money do you make for each "episode" you are in?

      September 17, 2010 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  118. Cinders

    So in other words, if you don't have cable, your watching ? Bad TV on all the network channels?

    August 30, 2010 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
    • ray

      you're right. network tv is crap. if you're not watching cable, you are watching trash

      August 30, 2010 at 1:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Michelle

      Yes, because it seems like cable is the only way you can see anything but reality shows now. And even some of the cable channels are filled with that junk.

      August 30, 2010 at 1:47 am | Report abuse |
    • BFD

      I don't think so, there are a lot of great shows out there. I just don't watch most of the shows nominated. BBTheory and Glee are network shows. I don't think these award shows are about the viewers.

      August 30, 2010 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
    • bridget

      network TV is bad for one reason... sponsors. sponsors don't want to be involved with anything controversial, intellectual or artistic. they insist on the networks pandering to a very broad base of people to get the most viewers to get the most eyes on their ads. on cable TV the subscribers are the sponsors, so cable can give people what they want, as opposed what some massive corporation wants. this is why the network TV model will be completely dead in 5 years.

      August 30, 2010 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  119. john

    i always thought mad men was boring

    August 30, 2010 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
    • JoAnn

      Best show on the tube...

      August 30, 2010 at 7:40 am | Report abuse |
    • David

      Agreed. Tried watching it once and got through about 2 episodes. Too many better shows out there.

      August 30, 2010 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
    • BFD

      I find modern family over acted

      August 30, 2010 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Marnie

      Awesome show.

      August 30, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
    • GoetzRN

      Temple Grandin was Amazing.

      August 30, 2010 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
    • joan

      maybe you are too young to be able to appreciate how true to life this period piece is. I find it totally fascinating and realisitc.

      August 30, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fred

      Found this award show extremely boring. The shows up for awards were pathetic. Sad when a majority of these shows are all on pay-for-movie channels and made for dvd releases :-/ Seriously you people need to stop getting votes from the nursing homes.

      August 30, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • debby

      Modern Family??? blech!

      August 30, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |

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