The Emmys were on this weekend. I know everyone in the world watched it.
But just in case, for some weird reason, you did not watch it, here are some of the winners:
Best Drama Series – 24, FOX
Best Comedy Series – The Office, NBC
Reality – Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, ABC
Actor in a Comedy – Tony Shalhoub, Monk
Actor in a Drama – Kiefer Sutherland, 24
Actress in a Comedy – Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The New Adventures Of Old Christine
Actress in a Drama – Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Supporting Actor in a Comedy – Jeremy Piven, Entourage
Supporting Actor in a Drama – Alan Alda, The West Wing
Supporting Actress in a Comedy – Megan Mullally, Will & Grace
Supporting Actress in a Drama – Blythe Danner, Huff
Animated Program (less than one hour) – The Simpsons
Variety, Music or Comedy Series – The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
For a complete list, check out Dark Horizons.
One thing that The Metro, everyone's favorite free East Coast daily, did get right on the money was Ryan Seacrest's red carpet performance. Whenever anyone or anything that makes me change the channel to Joan Rivers, you can be certain there is a serious problem.
I made a statement during the previous Academy Awards that went a little something like this: "E! is really tanking the pre-awards show this year. Ryan Seacrest has pissed off every celebrity he's interviewed and completely insulted them by offering them free DVDs of their own movies!"
As a public relations professional, I will hold off on calling Seacrest a moron. You can do that for me if you agree, but when he ever gave (I think it was) Naomi Watts a copy of the DVD to her own movie as a "gift" for being on his show, I laughed out loud when I saw the look on her face.
It looked a little something like this, and pardon me Naomi if I am being presumptuous:
"What the hell are you doing giving me a copy of my own movie? Do you have ANY IDEA how many of these I have?"
You can rest assured the media gave Seacrest the same props for his performance last night.