September 20th, 2009
10:32 PM ET

Emmy night: The writers are quiet

After all of the controversy over the producer's attempt to time-shift the presentation of four writing awards, those acceptance speeches have taken the shortest amount of airtime.

One winner gave no speech. "Little Dorrit" writer Andrew Davies was not present to accept his Emmy for outstanding writing in a miniseries, movie or a dramatic special.

"30 Rock" writer Matt Hubbard, when accepting the Emmy for writing in a comedy series, kept his speech short, explaining "I am nervous."

The Writers Guild protested loudly last month when producer Don Mischer said he wanted to pre-tape eight awards to gain time to add more entertainment to the telecast.

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