As a longtime awards show fanatic, I live for the days where we get to see all of the hard work in the video industry be rewarded. I often say that the Emmy Awards are my third favorite day of the year (after the Oscars and Golden Globes, of course). However, I would like to put in a formal complaint it was on a Monday this year. Let’s not do that again. How can I drink champagne and tweet all night during the middle of the work week!?
Regardless, I enjoyed last night just as I would any other Emmy night.
Here are my highlights:
YASSS Henry Winkler.
I can’t describe how satisfied I felt when Henry Winkler walked away with the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. Winkler’s eccentric acting coach on “Barry” carried the show for me. Winkler was truly ecstatic and I can’t think of anyone more deserving.
The proposal of a decade.
There was not a single jaw that wasn’t on the floor after director Glenn Weiss asked his girlfriend, Jan Svendsen to marry him ON STAGE at THE EMMYS. Obviously congrats to the happy couple, but I can’t help but wonder what would have happened if she had said, “um, nah.”
Sandra Oh’s Mom.
Highlight of the show. Yes. My heart has been warmed for at least a week. As if I wasn’t happy enough to see Sandra Oh nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, it made me so much happier to see how proud her mom was of her.
Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen, the Emmy experts we all need.
Can all the haters stop? I loved this bit! You cannot go wrong with Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen. You can’t. Catch me leaving every meeting from now on with “you good?”
“The Americans” gets a well-deserved award.
It’s about time. Matthew Rhys took home the gold for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, and while it was disappointing to have to see him return to his seat next to a trophyless Keri Russell, at least “The Americans” walked away for the last time with a trophy for Rhys and a trophy for Joel Fields and Joe Weinberg for writing the finale of the incredible series.