Emmys: The live blog
August 29th, 2010
08:01 PM ET

Emmys: The live blog

8 p.m. Emmys are on! And we're starting off with the cast of "Glee," who are too broke to afford to head to the ceremony. Awww ...

8:02 p.m. The answer: A "Glee" club competition! (And wait ... did Fallon just curse on live TV?)

8:03 p.m. Jon Hamm and Betty White, for the win. And, um, Kate Gosselin (thoughts? Did she not look vaguely unrecognizable?). Also - we're very happy that Jane Lynch is rocking the Sue Sylvester sweat suit.

8:07 p.m. Not bad, Fallon, not bad at all. What did you guys think of the opener?

8:11 p.m. That didn't sound like a tweet to introduce presenters Jon Hamm and Betty White, but perhaps it was ... wonder how he's going to incorporate those.

8:12 p.m. And our first Emmy goes to ... Eric Stonestreet for his portrayal of Cameron Tucker on "Modern Family"! It's his first Emmy nod, so of course, it's also his first win.

8:18 p.m. Aha, this is how he's going to handle those presenter tweets. "Our next presenter Jim Parsons is bringing nerdy back," was one that he chose, and for Sofia Vergara, someone thought the best way to introduce her was just to repeat "beautiful" a few times.

8:19 p.m. Vergara has a thing, apparently, for repeating "Big Bang" before she announces the nominees for comedy writing.

8:20 p.m. "Modern Family" is going in hard right now ... that's two Emmys in a row.

8:23 p.m. Stephen Colbert is holding it down for the ladies...especially Dustin Hoffman in "Tootsie" and Tom Hanks in "Bosom Buddies."

8:24 p.m. And the Emmy goes to Jane Lynch for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy! We love that every single "Glee" member the camera pans to has a huuuuuge smile on his or her face.

8:31 p.m. Matthew Perry and Lauren Graham take the stage, and she makes a joke about Perry playing another gay guy on his new show ... audience reaction? Pretty much silent.

8:33 p.m. Betty White got the Emmy for her guest appearance on "SNL," and Neil Patrick Harris snagged it for appearing on "Glee." Moving on to best director of a comedy ...

8:34 p.m. Ryan Murphy takes it! He thanks Fox ...Tom Ford for the tux... and his beautiful cast, of course. " 'Glee' is about the importance of arts education, so I'd like to dedicate this to all my teachers, who taught me to sing and finger paint," Murphy said in the acceptance speech.

8:36 p.m. George Clooney on "Modern Family"? We could get with that.

8:37 p.m. Ooh, who's going to take it for best lead actor in a comedy? Emmy goes to ... Jim Parsons! He plays Sheldon Cooper on "Big Bang Theory," and the Emmys announcer has informed us that nerds across America are taking to the streets right now in celebration.

8:45 p.m. Daddy-to-be Neil Patrick Harris takes the stage and takes a moment to thank the Academy for allowing a gay man to host the Emmys two years in a row. Ha!

8:46 p.m. Best actress in a comedy? That would be Edie Falco for "Nurse Jackie." This is Emmy No. 4 guys.

8:47 p.m. Kim Kardashian as songstress? Did that just happen? Oh, OK ... it was to intro the year in reality.

8:48 p.m. You know this montage couldn't be complete without at least one "Jersey Shore" shout out, and they made it a "Snooki upset about her tanning tax" clip, no less

8:50 p.m. Emmy for most outstanding reality competition goes to "Top Chef." Now we're cooking. This is after seven straight years of the honor going to "The Amazing Race," mind you.

9:00 p.m. Fallon makes an NBC crack: "L&O: SVU" has definitely done its part to save the network's primetime lineup.

9:01 p.m. Up next: Best writing for a drama

9:02 p.m. "Mad Men" takes it!

9:03 p.m. They're clearly trying to keep this thing to a time schedule. Was Matt Weiner even done accepting the award? But anyway: The best supporting actor in a drama Emmy goes to Aaron Paul for his portrayal of Jesse Pinkman on "Breaking Bad." Aww Bryan Cranston's got tears in his eyes! So much love in the room.

9:09 p.m. More tweets...yay? "Nathan Fillion - this dude is straight off the meat rack, yo."

9:10 p.m. Best supporting actress in a drama Emmy goes to Archie Panjabi for her portrayal of Kalinda Sharma on "The Good Wife."

9:11 p.m. Excuse us for the pun, but are these nominations in the drama category more fraught with tension than the comedy ones? We were feeling a little nervous for the best actor in a drama Emmy, which goes to....Bryan Cranston of "Breaking Bad"!

9:19 p.m. We keep waiting for someone to come up and Kanye the mic, but it doesn't look like that's going to happen. But in the meantime, Steve Shill takes the Emmy for best directing of a drama for his work on "Dexter."

9:20 p.m. More music! Because how else could you say goodbye to the greatness that was "24"?

9:21 p.m. Someone wave their lighter from side to side...and pour out a little liquor for "Law & Order"

9:22 p.m. Okay no lie, we enjoyed that Boyz II Men rendition a lil too much....

9:23 p.m. ...as we are Fallon's Green Day impression for "Lost." Man we miss the '90s....

9:31 p.m. Emmy for best actress in a drama? That's Kyra Sedgwick from "The Closer."

9:32 p.m. Are these playing out the way you thought they would? We're currently three out of nine for our predictions....

9: 38 p.m. The anticipation! Will Conan get the outstanding variety, music or comedy series Emmy? We're only on the outstanding writers for a variety, music or comedy special now, so it's coming up!

9:39 p.m. The Tony Awards take the Emmy for best writing for a variety, music or comedy special.

9:46 p.m. No, Ricky Gervais! Don't save all the offensive stuff for the Globes! We beg you!

9:48 p.m. There we go ... a Mel Gibson crack! "He's been through a lot ... not as much as the Jews ..." and then he brings out the beers. Oh, Ricky, we heart you.

9:50 p.m. Emmy for best directing of a variety, music or comedy special goes to: Bucky Gunts. Yes, you read that correctly. Bucky Gunts. He directed the Vancouver Games opening ceremony.

9:51 p.m. Oooh here it is - Emmy for best variety, music or comedy series!

9:52 p.m. Emmy goes to ... "Daily Show With Jon Stewart."

9:59 p.m. George Clooney gets the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award for being "a true driving force" behind events such as the Hope for Haiti Now telethon, among others, which were used to raise money for places and people who needed it most.

10:06 p.m. Everyone still awake out there? We've moved on to movie and miniseries nods, starting with best supporting actress nominees. Emmy goes to: Julia Ormond, for her work in HBO's "Temple Grandin."

10:15 p.m. Yet another Emmy for "Temple Grandin," which, funnily enough, was handed down by "Temple Grandin" star, Claire Danes. The Emmy for best supporting actor in a movie or miniseries went to David Strathairn.

10:16 p.m. Temple herself is in the audience! Hoorah for that cool moment

10:18 p.m. Jewel provides the soundtrack for a montage of the greats Hollywood has lost

10:28 p.m. Claire Danes takes the Emmy for lead actress in a miniseries or a movie for "Temple Grandin," making this the third Emmy for HBO's movie for tonight, and the first Emmy for Claire Danes, who says, "Thank you, HBO. Like, for serious." Temple stands up and waves again! She looks so pleased.

10:35 p.m. Sorry, but anytime we see these three - meaning Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer and Alexander Skarsgard - we think of that Rolling Stone cover. It's like, seared into our brains.

10:36 p.m. Oh, they weren't all just standing there, they were actually presenting something: The best direction of a movie or miniseries, which went to Mick Jackson for "Temple Grandin" (which is cleaning up in this category).

10:37 p.m. Skarsgard (randomly) thanks Ricky Gervais for a nonalcoholic beer right before they announce the Emmy win for best actor in a movie or miniseries, which goes to Al Pacino in "You Don't Know Jack."

10:46 p.m. Finally, the cast and crew of "The Pacific" gets up on stage. With 24 nominations, how could they not take home at least one? Tom Hanks accepted the award for the best miniseries on behalf of everyone.

10:48 p.m. Surprise, surprise: "Temple Grandin" gets best made-for-TV movie. Temple's mother stands up during the acceptance speech!

10:50 p.m. Tom Selleck and his moustache would like you to know who gets the Emmy for theĀ  best drama series. And the Emmy goes to ... "Mad Men."

10:56 p.m. Oh guys, we're almost there: Nominees for the outstanding comedy series! Emmy goes to "Modern Family" - and we'd just like to say: We so called that.

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soundoff (19 Responses)
  1. Ted

    To not see Katey Sagal nominated for her amazing role in "Sons of Anarchy" makes these nominations a joke.

    July 14, 2011 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  2. Carol

    I am not a Kate Gosselin fan but Tanike Ray was very rude to her in the interview. She should apologize...do not throw stones Tanike.

    August 31, 2010 at 1:35 am | Report abuse |
  3. Free

    WHAT happened to diversity in Hollywood??? You could count the numbers of people who were not Caucasian on one hand. This is America folks... all cultures deserve air time and media representation so why don't non whites get it???

    August 30, 2010 at 7:42 am | Report abuse |
  4. laura from willis

    Jim Parsons: Fantastic Job! Most deserving of his Emmy!

    August 30, 2010 at 3:59 am | Report abuse |
  5. Julie

    Was Michael Douglas really in the tribute to those who have sadly passed on?

    August 29, 2010 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  6. os perez

    Aaron paul also wins ... Oh man, that is sooo awesome !!! I am sooo happy for the dude, he did a great job in the last season, especially in the last two episodes. I remember watching him in the korn music video thoughtless a few yrs ago and thinking; who the fk is that ?? And now he's got an emmmy and stars in one of the best tv shows in the country, good for him man.

    August 29, 2010 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  7. os perez

    Bryan cranston wins again for breaking bad ! I've never really cared for the emmys but I think bman is a tremendous actor and am happy he's now got three under his belt for best actor. Mad men keeps winning all these awards and I still haven't watched one episode... I think that I'm gnna have to start now, it looks as if its the real deal on tv at the present time.

    August 29, 2010 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  8. lee chow

    breaking bad kicks a**! they sooo deserved the wins!!! cant wait for next season to start!!

    August 29, 2010 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Sarah


    August 29, 2010 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Steve

    The show is not nearly as lame as this blog. The non-alcoholic beer comment was hardly random as it referred to an earlier bit. Are you even watching the show?

    August 29, 2010 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Tim Holcomb

    Deep breaths, people. Deeeep breaths!

    August 29, 2010 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Julio Cortez

    What is this I hear about gays in Hollywood? I am shocked, shocked I tell you.

    August 29, 2010 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  13. kathy

    When will the Academy award Hugh Laurie the Emmy he deserves? His portrayal of House is brilliant.

    August 29, 2010 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  14. burnondakota

    @peachy You're sickening!!!

    August 29, 2010 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  15. TBone

    Gotta agree with Peachy, it's over the top at times!

    August 29, 2010 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • nolabear

      There's a top? Or is that only for "them"? Is there a top for, you know, "regular" people? (I'd make a "bottom" joke here but it would probably just stir your little anthill more).

      August 29, 2010 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  16. To Peachy

    You are an a**:-). Oh, and I mean that in the nicest way;-).

    August 29, 2010 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |

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