# 219 – Emmy Awards 2011

Extra Mettel Ray

So I thought it would be nice to do a short summary of this years Emmy Awards that might end up just being a post about the winners not the losers and some of my comments about those shows/actors/actresses. If you don’t want to entire list of this years Emmys go to here.

The saddest part is that the best comedy and the best drama TV-show are both totally unfamiliar to me. I should change that and I think I might have some time during December when my classes end quite early. Basically I have to watch Modern Family and Mad Men which took home the Emmys. The comedy one makes sense, I heard only good things about Modern Family. What is shocking (a bit) is that Mad Men took the Emmy from Game of Thrones. Although it is a fresh show, the Thrones have proven to be one of the best ones this year so I thought it would definitely take the best drama but I guess I was wrong.

While the miniseries Mildred Pierce with Kate Winslet and Guy Pearce got the Outstanding Lead Actress and Outstanding Supporting Actor in miniseries or movie the Outstanding Miniseries award went to Downtown Abbey. I haven’t seen either of these although I think I might be seeing Mildred Pierce this upcoming weekend (not promising it though). It has 5 parts and I think it would be a nice entertainment although I just might end up downloading it and keeping it for my lonely nights here in Pärnu.

The funniest actor is the Golden Globe winner Jim Parsons from The Big Bang Theory (yay!) and Melissa McCarthy took the Emmy as the funniest actress in a comedy series. I am really happy about the first one, Jim Parsons is the funniest guy out there in my mind as well, but McCarthy is a tricky one. I have nothing against her, I loved her in Gilmore Girls but I haven’t watched Mike and Molly though so as far as I know Tina Fay and Amy Poehler deserved it a bit more.

Other awards went also to shows I haven’t watched like the Outstanding Lead Actress in a drama series went to The Good Wife Julianna Margiulies and the Actor who won the Emmy of the same category  was Kyle Chandler for Friday Night Lights, a show that ended at the beginning of this year but still took the Outstanding Writing of a Drama Series Emmy.

The most Emmy Awards went to the Modern Family but I’m not gonna list them all because I can’t really comment since I haven’t watched it (yet) but I do want to point out that Boardwalk Empire got many nominations but took only the Outstanding Directing of a Drama Series with its pilot that was directed by no-one other than Martin Scorsese so this would be another show that I recommend to myself and others cause I apparently don’t have enough on my plate at the moment.

So this is it, these were the Emmy awards this year and if nothing else seems realistic the fact that the next Emmys will be better that the ones this year looks very promising because Suits is able to get nominated.

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