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Emmy Awards wrap-up

2009-09-21 08:29
So our predictions were a little off, but you can't win them all. Besides handing out awards, there was a lot of other juicy stuff going down at TV's biggest shindig.

* See the stars in our Emmy Gallery
* Watch a slideshow of the awards
* Check out Women24's red carpet fashion gallery

NPH loses out
Host Neil Patrick Harris killed us with his suave, smooth moves, but he unfortunately failed to wow the judges. Somehow, Jon Cryer from Two and a Half Men snatched the award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy series. Audiences are gobsmacked that Neil didn't scoop it for his ROFL performance as Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother.  We think he should get an Emmy just for bringing this little, boring awards show back to life with outstanding presenting. We love you, NPH!

Eyes on the prize
Many of the presenters and winners wore spectacles this year. Either the producers couldn't afford a bigger teleprompter or the actors are so badly paid, their medical doesn't cover contacts anymore. All the better to see you with, Emmy.

Big isn't always better
The big winners of the night weren't particularly huge with audiences, like Lost, Mad Men and Breaking Bad. However, that just proves that we're a select few with really good taste.

Old lady arms
What was up with all the old lady arms? Many of the female stars wore sleeveless dresses, and when they came onto stage to accept or present, all you saw was flabby chicken skin! Eeew… only Glenn Close was clever enough to cover up. Good on ya, girl.

Montage mock-ups
The stately artifact of awards shows, the video montage, received a royal overhaul as directors and writers were all ridiculed, mocked… and then praised for their thankless jobs. From Conan O'Brien rejecting his writers as Facebook friends to a director relying solely on his ability to snag Glenn Close in a lead role, this is where original TV is not-so-sexily conceived. But it's still damn funny…

Alternative Emmy Awards
While we're very happy for all the Emmy winners, some very important categories were omitted from today's ceremony…

Best Acceptance Speech
Jon Stewart for dissing the Emmys and Kristin Chenoweth because "this is heavy". Watch her adorable speech:

Most Random Acceptance Speech

Dearbhla Walsh - It's hard to pay attention to a woman when her boobs are fighting to hold the Emmy

Best Presenting Couple
Jennifer Love Hewitt and Patricia Arquette because these two mediums are totally tuned in

Worst Presenting Couple
18-going-on-30 Hayden Panettiere and Emmy thief Jon Cryer

Wasted Presenting Opportunity
Vampires Stephen Moyer and David Boreanaz had a whole three lines to introduce two more presenters… they won't bite, you know!

Best Award Presenter
Ricky Gervais for shameful yet hilarious self promotion

Best Boobs
Anna Torv in a deadly sexy red dress

Worst Boobs
Dearbhla Walsh for forgetting her bra at home

Best Dress
January Jones looked more chiseled than Rob Lowe's jaw line

Worst Dress
Tina Fey for pure disappointment in bland black

Best Interruption
NPH as Dr Horrible, introducing TV on the Internet. Watch the video here

Best Performance
Sarah McLachlan singing "I Will Remember You" during the In Memoriam segment – goosebump stuff

Best One Liners

Alec Baldwin about Rob Lowe - "I'll be honest I'd trade this to look like him. I really would, actually." 

Bryan Cranston - "I'm glad Glenn Close is a woman"

Jon Stewart  - "These shows, we've all been to a lot of these, they usually suck. And you've been very good." (to NPH)

Dana Delaney  - "I like a man who delivers week after week"

Ken Howard -  "I will make my speech as brief as possible in the hope that it won't be interrupted by a congressman or a rapper"

So you think a picture paints a thousand words? See the stars in our Emmy Gallery

Check out the list of Emmy winners

* The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards will air on M-Net on Monday, 21 September at 21.30

All the blunders and wonders, plus our Alternative Emmy Awards!

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