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    Emmy Winners 2007

While the Emmys aren’t completely movie-related, the line has been blurring between TV stars and movie stars. Here are the 2007 nominees and winners…The show opens with a lame song & dance number by, get this, Brian and Stewie from “Family Guy”. Yes…animated characters.

Ryan Seacrest is a great host – cracking jokes, chatting up the “Desperate Housewives” gals and congratulating Hayden Panettiere on turning 18.

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
* Jon Cryer – Two and a Half Men
* Kevin Dillon – Entourage
* Neil Patrick Harris – How I Met Your Mother
* Jeremy Piven – Entourage
* Rainn Wilson – The Office

WINNER: Jeremy Piven – I can’t tell you how sad I am that NPH didn’t win.

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
* Michael Emerson – Lost
* Michael Imperioli – The Sopranos
* T.R. Knight – Grey’s Anatomy
* Masi Oka – Heroes
* Terry O’Quinn – Lost
* William Shatner – Boston Legal

WINNER: Terry O’Quinn – Seeing as how I’ve never heard of this guy, I’m obviously disappointed that Masi Oka didn’t win.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Tina Fey looked gorgeous while presenting the next award.

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
* Conchatta Ferrell – Two and a Half Men
* Jenna Fischer – The Office
* Elizabeth Perkins – Weeds
* Jaime Pressly – My Name Is Earl
* Holland Taylor – Two and a Half Men
* Vanessa Williams – Ugly Betty

WINNER: Jaime Pressly

Well-deserved, although I was torn between rooting for her and rooting for Jenna Fischer.

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
* Ed Asner – The Christmas Card
* Thomas Haden Church – Broken Trail
* Joe Mantegna – The Starter Wife
* August Schellengerg – Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
* Aidan Quinn – Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

WINNER: Thomas Haden Church

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
* Lorraine Braco – Sopranos
* Rachel Griffiths – Brothers and Sisters
* Katherine Heigl – Grey’s Anatomy
* Sandra Oh – Grey’s Anatomy
* Aida Turturro – Sopranos
* Chandra Wilson – Grey’s Anatomy

WINNER: Katherine Heigl

While I am absolutely THRILLED that she won, I think it’s hilarious that her first response was, “oh sh**.” Her acceptance speech was funny and touching, with her properly recognizing her also-nominated co-stars and her mom.

Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music, or Comedy Program
* The Colbert Report
* The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
* Late Night with Conan O’Brien
* Late Show with David Letterman
* Real Time with Bill Mahr

WINNER: Late Night with Conan O’Brien

Each show submitted their own clip to showcase the writers of the show. I’m a die-hard Jon Stewart fan, so I’m indifferent on Conan’s win.

Tony Bennett and Christina Aguilera reprised their duets from their “Saturday Night Live” appearance to pull of an amazing performance of “Steppin’ Out With My Baby” with Christina in shocking pink and looking incredible.

Outstanding Directing for Variety, Music, or Comedy Series
*American Idol
* The Colbert Report
* The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
* Saturday Night Live
* Tony Bennett: An American Classic

WINNER: Tony Bennett: An American Classic

It’s appropriate that he wins this award immediately after Tony Bennett performs. Although, if Saturday Night Live had won for this, it was nominated for the Alec Baldwin/Tony Bennett/Christina Aguilera episode, which would also have been an appropriate winner.

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
* Jim Broadbent – Longford
* Robert Duvall – Broken Trail
* William H. Macy – Nightmares & Dreamscapes
* Matthew Perry – The Ron Clark Story
* Tom Selleck – Jesse Stone: Sea Change

WINNER: Robert Duvall

As a “Friends” fan, I think it’s oddly coincidental that both Matthew Perry and Tom Selleck were both nominated for this award.

Queen Latifah presented a look at the 30th anniversary of “Roots.” She was, as always, graceful, elegant, and beautiful. Key members of the cast took the stage to a standing ovation to present the following award.

Outstanding Mini Series
* Broken Trail
* Prime Suspect: The Final Act
* The Starter Wife

WINNER: Broken Trail

I wasn’t really invested in this award, but I want to know why no one told me Ben Vereen from “Zoobilee Zoo” was in “Roots”?

Two of my favorite people in the whole world present the next award – Neil Patrick Harris and Hayden Panettiere. They both looked amazing, and Neil Patrick Harris totally suited up!

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
* Christian Clemenson – Bostno Legal
* Tim Daly – The Sopranos
* John Goodman – Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
* David Morse – House
* Eli Wallach – Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
* Forest Whitaker – ER

WINNER: John Goodman

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
* Kate Burton – Grey’s Anatomy
* Leslie Caron – Law & Order Special Victims Unit
* Marcia Gay Harden – Law & Order Special Victims Unit
* Elizabeth Reaser – Grey’s Anatomy
* Jean Smart – 24

WINNER: Leslie Caron

I’m deeply disappointed that Marcia Gay Harden didn’t win this award. Her first episode of “SVU” was one of the most memorable episodes of the show ever.

Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series
* Battlestar Galactica
* Boston Legal
* Friday Night Lights
* Heroes
* Lost
* The Sopranos
* Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

WINNER: The Sopranos

Of course, I wanted “Heroes” to win for this, because “Heroes” should win for everything. Including things it’s not nominated for.

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
* Battlestar Galactica
* Lost
* The Sopranos
* The Sopranos (different episode)
* The Sopranos (another epsiode)

WINNER: The Sopranos – I don’t know which one.

Steve Carell seemed to present in character as Michael Scott. The rest of the cast of “The Office” made videotaped appearances, almost in character, taking hits at Carell for being a big-time movie star.

Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Series
* The Colbert Report
* The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
* Late Night with Conan O’Brien
* Late Show with David Letterman
* Real Time with Bill Mahr

WINNER: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Only the second winner I’m excited about tonight (the first being Katherine Heigl). Jon Stewart absolutely deserves this award and any other award you want to throw at him.

Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Special
* The Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner
* The Kennedy Center Honors A National Celebration of the Performing Arts
* Lewis Black: Red, White & Screwed
* Tony Bennett: An American Classic
* A Tribute to James Taylor (Great Performances)
* Wanda Sykes: Sick & Tired

WINNER: Tony Bennett: An American Classic

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
* Toni Collette – Tsunami, The Aftermath
* Judy Davis – The Starter Wife
* Samantha Morton – Longford
* Anna Paquin – Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee
* Greta Scacchi – Broken Trail

WINNER: Judy Davis

I am a Toni Collette fan, personally. And since Judy Davis didn’t show up to accept her award, I think we should give it to Toni Collette.

Outstanding Made for Television Movie
* Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
* Inside the Twin Towers
* Longford
* The Ron Clark Story
* Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy

WINNER: Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

I don’t know what’s with this movie, but it’s been nominated for just about every miniseries/movie category.

The Jersey Boys – a group of stars from Broadway that salute Frankie Valli, did a salute to “The Sopranos” (the other Jersey Boys). Nothin’ says tough gangstas like some soprano voices…wait, that came out wrong.

The entire, enormous, cast of “The Sopranos” came out, crowded the stage, received whooping rounds of applause and a standing ovation, took a bow…and then we went to commercial. With no explanation of why we were applauding “The Sopranos” cast.

We come back from commercial, and “The Sopranos” have been replaced with Sally Field and Patrick Dempsey. Yum.

Best Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
* Queen Latifah – Life Support
* Debra Messing – The Starter Wife
* Helen Mirren – Prime Suspect: The Final Act (Masterpiece Theatre)
* Mary-Louise Parker – The Robber Bride
* Gena Rowlands – What If God Were The Sun

WINNER: Helen Mirren

The Oscar-winner looked gorgeous as usual while accepting her award. She’s such a wonderful actress and a beautiful woman. Plus, she’s British! I could listen to her talk for hours. She tells the audience she’s going to talk until, “The very dramatic music starts – I love that.” When they don’t try to play her off stage she says, “Come on music! I’m going on and on!” and giggles.

Lewis Black, one of my Top Five comedians, comes out to rant and rave (but mostly rant). He’s angry as ever, but looking very dapper in a full tux. He makes fun of the prevalence of TV shows to advertise the next show, or shows two weeks from now, during a show. I think it’s a direct hit at TNT, who does this in the most obnoxious way (I’m sick of seeing Kyra Sedgewick pop up during “SVU” reruns!). He was easily the highlight of the night.

Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special
* Broken Trail
* Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee
* Jane Eyre (Masterpiece Theatre)
* Prime Suspect: The Final Act (Masterpiece Theatre)
* Tsunami, The Aftermath

WINNER: Prime Suspect: The Final Act (Masterpiece Theatre)

Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special
* Broken Trail
* Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee
* Jane Eyre (Masterpiece Theatre)
* Prime Suspect: The Final Act (Masterpiece Theatre)
* The Starter Wife

WINNER: Prime Suspect: The Final Act (Masterpiece Theatre)

Masi Oka (from “Heroes”) appears with a laptop to present MySpace Tom, who presents the award for Creative Achievement in Interactive Television to Current TV, which to me looks like a YouTube ripoff. But the honorees are Al Gore and Joel Hyatt, the people behind Current TV. I find myself wishing Masi Oka really could bend time and space so I didn’t have to watch Al Gore’s boring speech about changing television.

I never knew Brad Garrett was so funny. When his TV-wife asks how he likes her dress, he says, “You should see it from up here” and then mimes putting “get milk” on his to do list. And then tells her, “I think you just made Charlie Sheen’s to do list.” I laughed almost as much as I did at Lewis Black.

Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program
* Tony Bennett – Tony Bennett: An American Classic
* Stephen Colbert – The Colbert Report
* Ellen DeGeneres – Academy Awards
* David Letterman – Late Show with David Letterman
* Jon Stewart – The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

WINNER: Tony Bennett

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
*Beau Bridges – My Name Is Earl
* Martin Landau – Entourage
* Sir Ian McKellan – Extras
* Giovanni Ribisi – My Name Is Earl
* Stanley Tucci – Monk

WINNER: Stanley Tucci

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
* Dixie Carter – Desperate Housewives
* Salma Hayek – Ugly Betty
* Judith Light – Ugly Betty
* Laurie Metcalf – Desperate Housewives
* Elaine Stritch – 30 Rock

WINNER: Elaine Stritch

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series
* Entourage
* Extras
* The Office
* Scrubs
* 30 Rock
* Ugly Betty

WINNER: Ugly Betty

Having never watched the winning show, I was rooting for “The Office”.

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series
* Extras
* The Office
* The Office (a different episode)
* 30 Rock
* 30 Rock (a different episode)

WINNER: The Office (I think the first nominated one)

Despite my love of “The Office,” I was bummed that the Joss Whedon-directed episode with the bat wasn’t nominated for anything.

Wayne Brady presents Kanye West and Rainn Wilson for a lyrics competition based on the songs of Kanye West…which Rainn Wilson wins, because Kanye said “you” instead of “ya” at the end of the lyric. To which Wayne Brady says, “you picked a bad time to start speaking correctly.”

Outstanding Reality Competition
* The Amazing Race
* American Idol
* Dancing With the Stars
* Project Runway
* Top Chef

WINNER: The Amazing Race

I really couldn’t care less who won this. I was just blown away by the amount of people that took the stage to accept the award – it was more than the cast of “The Sopranos.”

Not that it’s part of the show, but there was a great American Express commercial featuring Tina Fey.
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
* Alec Baldwin – 30 Rock
* Steve Carell – The Office
* Ricky Gervais – Extras
* Tony Shaloub – Monk
* Charlie Sheen – Two and a Half Men

WINNER: Ricky Gervais

It’s such a shame that Alec Baldwin didn’t win. Although seeing Jon Stewart and and Stephen Colbert say, “Ricky Gervais couldn’t be here tonight, so we’re giving this to our friend Steve Carell” and then following through with it was awesome.

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
* Patricia Arquette – Medium
* Minnie Driver – The Riches
* Edie Falco – The Sopranos
* Sally Field – Brothers and Sisters
* Mariska Hargitay – Law & Order Special Victims Unit
* Kyra Sedgewick – The Closer

WINNER: Sally Field

Honestly, I was rooting for Patricia Arquette or Mariska Hargitay. They are my two favorite women on TV. Especially since Sally Field started babbling about war and was reduced to stuttering at the end of the speech and said something to piss off the censors, because they cut away.

Then came the obligatory memoriam for all who died in the past year. How did I not know Lily Munster died? I’d like to make special note of Peter Boyle’s passing – he was a phenomenal talent.

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SEries
* America Ferrera – Ugly Betty
* Tina Fey- 30 Rock
* Felicity Huffman – Desperate Housewives
* Julia Louis-Dreyfus – The New Adventures of Old Christine
* Mary-Louise Parker – Weeds

WINNER: America Ferrera

As much as I love The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, I was rooting for Tina Fey. It’s one thing to be on a funny show, but quite another to truly be a funny person. Nothing against America Ferrera, but come on…Tina Fey stars in and writes her show too.

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
* James Gandolfini – The Sopranos
* Hugh Laurie – House
* Denis Leary – Rescue Me
* James Spader – Boston Legal
* Kiefer Sutherland – 24

WINNER: James Spader

Am I the only person that watches “Rescue Me?” How could Denis not win? Did you see the episode where Connor died? How about the last five minutes of this season? I’m losing faith in the Emmys.

Outstanding Comedy Series
* Entourage
* The Office
* 30 Rock
* Two and a Half Men
* Ugly Betty

WINNER: 30 Rock

FINALLY, some deserved attention on “30 Rock.” I especially like that Tina Fey thanked their “dozens and dozens of viewers.”

Outstanding Drama Series
* Boston Legal
* Grey’s Anatomy
* Heroes
* House
* The Sopranos

WINNER: The Sopranos

Seriously? How could a show be so incredible? “Heroes” is riveting television. People die every week…Peter Petrelli can fly, regenerate, read minds, and absorb the superpower of anyone near him. How does that not deserve an Emmy?

This concludes the MovieSnobs wrap-up of the 2007 Emmy Awards.

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