The 61st Primetime Emmys were held tonight, and there were a few surprises, and a few disappointments.
- The Amazing Race won for Best Reality-Competition Program … again. I think this was win number seven for them. Yet Phil Kogen never wins for host, it makes no sense.
- Yay for Kristin Chenoweth winning for the role of Olive on Pushing Daisies! Such a great show, sorry to see it go.
- Sorry Christian Clemenson didn’t win for Supporting Actor in a Drama for Boston Legal. He was fabulous as Jerry.
- I’m sorry, but I just can’t take The Daily Show with Jon Stewart any more. He delivers his jokes in the exact same manner every time, and it just isn’t that funny any more.
- American Idol won an award for directing … um … okay. “Show the contestants! Now … show them from another angle!”
- Neil Patrick Harris was robbed of best Supporting Actor in a Comedy. I’m sorry, but he was.
- I haven’t watched Breaking Bad or Mad Men yet … I’m thinking I should.
2009 Emmy Winner List
- Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Jon Cryer, “Two and a Half Men,” CBS
- Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Kristin Chenoweth, “Pushing Daisies,” ABC
- Actor, Comedy Series: Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock,” NBC
- Actress, Comedy Series: Toni Collette, “United States of Tara,” Showtime
- Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Michael Emerson, “Lost,” ABC
- Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Cherry Jones, “24,” Fox
- Actor, Drama Series: Bryan Cranston, “Braking Bad,” AMC
- Actress, Drama Series: Glenn Close, “Damages,” FX
- Miniseries: “Little Dorrit” PBS
- Made-for-TV Movie: “Grey Gardens,” HBO
- Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Ken Howard, “Grey Gardens,” HBO
- Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Shohreh Aghdashloo, “House of Saddam,” HBO
- Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Brendan Gleeson, “Into the Storm,” HBO
- Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Jessica Lange, “Grey Gardens,” HBO
- Directing for a Comedy Series: “The Office: Stress Relief,” Jeff Blitz, NBC
- Directing for a Drama Series: “ER: And in the End,” Rod Holcomb, NBC
- Directing for a Variety, Music, or Comedy Series: “American Idol: Show 833 (The Final Three),” Bruce Gowers, Fox
- Directing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special: “Little Dorrit: Part 1,” Dearbhla Walsh, PBS
- Variety, Music, or Comedy Series: “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” Comedy Central
- Reality-Competition Program: “The Amazing Race,” CBS
- Writing for a Comedy Series: “30 Rock: Reunion,” Matt Hubbard, NBC
- Writing for a Drama Series: “Mad Men: Meditations in an Emergency,” Kater Gordon and Matthew Weiner, AMC
- Writing for a Variety, Music, or Comedy Series: “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” Comedy Central
- Writing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special: “Little Dorrit,” Andrew Davies, PBS
- Host, Reality or Reality-Competition Program: Jeff Probst, “Survivor,” CBS
- Original Music and Lyrics: “81st Annual Academy Awards: Song Title: Hugh Jackman Opening Number,” ABC
- Outstanding Comedy Series: “30 Rock”, NBC
- Outstanding Drama Series: “Mad Men”, AMC
To see the complete list of the nominees, see the 2009 Emmy Nominations list.