Monday, September 19th, 2011

So Who All Won At The Emmys (Aside From Modern Family)?

Here's hoping you bet your last nickel on Modern Family's Emmy domination, because you're about to be rich! Rich in nickel-y goodness! Despite what it might have felt like in real-time, the official Emmy winners list confirms that other funny people and shows did, in fact, win awards last night. People and shows like…

  • Comedy Series: Modern Family, ABC.
  • Actor, Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory, CBS.
  • Actress, Comedy Series: Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly, CBS.
  • Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Julie Bowen, Modern Family, ABC.
  • Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Ty Burrell, Modern Family, ABC.
  • Writing, Comedy Series: Steven Levitan and Jeffrey Richman, Modern Family, ABC.
  • Directing, Comedy Series: Michael Spiller, Modern Family, ABC.
  • Variety, Music or Comedy Series: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, Comedy Central.
  • Directing, Variety, Music or Comedy Series: Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live, NBC.
  • Writing, Variety, Music or Comedy Series: “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” Comedy Central.

I'm getting verklempt thinking about Melissa McCarthy's acceptance speech. Talk amongst yourselves. I'll give you a few topics: Is McCarthy also excellent on Mike & Molly, or is this a predominantly Bridesmaids-related win? Did you raise your arms and scream toward the sky in agony when Louis C.K. didn't win for best writing? How emotional can anyone get knowing that It's Always Sunny wasn't nominated for anything, thus rendering these awards all but meaningless?

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  • fabulousrobots

    It's Melissa McCarthy, not Michelle. ;) And I don't care WHAT she won for, she has a freaking Emmy! Sookie St. James has an Emmy!

    I really thought Louis CK should have won for writing. The fact that he wasn't even nominated for directing also makes me mad. Aside from Louie, FX gets kinda shafted, even though their programming is fantastic.

    • Joshua Kurp

      @fabulousrobots Yeah Gilmore Girls! (That's all I've got.)

    • Michael McAllister@twitter

      @fabulousrobots FX's comedy programming does get the cold shoulder treatment and it doesn't make much sense when you consider that their dramatic programming has typically been well-received by award groups (The Shield, Damages, and, more recently, Justified's win last night). Hopefully comedy will catch up when it comes to public and academy perception.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Betsy-Hobbs/67600030 Betsy Hobbs

    I have a hard time believing in the Emmys anymore, mostly because Community's paintball episode didn't even get nominated. But I agree with ^fabulousrobots about Louie for directing. And no nod for Carell…no nomination even for Offerman… Sigh. It's all a joke. And yes, McCarthy's win was completely Bridesmaids-related.

  • Michael McAllister@twitter

    Aside from disagreeing with some winners I found the entire broadcast to be highly entertaining. The bar has been set for the Golden Globes and Oscars!

  • EXP +1

    not only did I scream towards the sky in agony when Louie didn't win best writing, I was really upset Community and Parks & Rec got snubbed as well. At least there were a couple Louie noms though, and even one for Episodes. Poor FX comedy lineup as well.