# 219 – Emmy Awards 2011

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.

# 138 – Golden Globes

You guys have no idea how good it feels to write my blog again. After a long week filled with school work and exams I feel like a giant stone has been lifted from my mind. But don’t get me wrong, doing all that (writing, studying, reading), I still managed to go to the movies (twice!), watch a movie, watch two shows (4 seasons all together) and keep myself updated on the trailers and Golden Globes. I know, I’m like the superhero for all the lazy people around the world!

But here is the post about the results from the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards:

For me, the biggest surprise was The Social Network because apparently it is the best movie. Guess I wasn’t focusing on it or I’m just not excited about it as much as others are.  But here is the whole list I like totally stole from IMDb:

Best Motion Picture – Drama

WINNER

The Social Network (2010) – What just happened? Really? This just shows that I am not a fan of reality and realistic stuff and something like that, Inception would’ve been my pick or Black Swan.. or then again, The King’s Speech looks good and that is realistic! So I guess I’m fine and I should stop panicking and revisit The Social Network just in case. PS:  The movie got a lot of praise but the actors didn’t get any awards.. guess the winner is actually Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg instead.

Other Nominees:

Black Swan (2010)

The Fighter (2010)

Inception (2010)

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama 

  • Natalie Portman for Black Swan (2010) – I told you but well, everybody already knew. I think she didn’t because if you google her dress for that night it kind of looks like she really didn’t know what she was getting herself into.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

  • Melissa Leo for The Fighter (2010) – not happy, but I can’t really say if it justified since I haven’t seen the movie.
Best Director – Motion Picture 

  • David Fincher for The Social Network (2010) – a total surprise! Really, this was like the category I had many to root for and they still pulled out the one I wasn’t hoping for to win – irony I guess.

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

  • The Social Network (2010): Aaron Sorkin – In some ways yes, The Social Network was realistic and based on real life but I still liked Inception so much better. But they kept giving the awards to The Social Network..

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

Best Animated Film

  • Toy Story 3 (2010)- There were two animated movies I hadn’t seen, this was one of them.

Best Television Series – Drama

  • “Boardwalk Empire” (2009) – From all the nominations, this was the only show I hadn’t heard anything about – irony just keeps on coming these days!
Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy 

  • “Glee” (2009) – I was crossing my fingers for The Big Bang Theory but I guess people still like music more than science?
Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television 

  • “Carlos” (2010) – Who, what, where? I should really look up  mini-series because this category is completely blank to me.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television

Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy 

  • Laura Linney for “The Big C” (2010) – This is the new show I wasn’t excited about but I’m still happy that Lea from Glee didn’t win.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
  • Steve Buscemi for “Boardwalk Empire” (2009) – I was so hoping the winner to be Michael C. Hall but I can’t really say anything bad about Buscemi since I haven’t seen this show.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama 

  • Katey Sagal for “Sons of Anarchy” (2008) – This woman has been on TV like forever! and she deserved this one, plus she looked absolutely amazing that night!
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television 

  • Jane Lynch for “Glee” (2009) – Good for her too. Those two actually are the best ones, not too over the top just funny in their own way!

So this is the short version, it actually isn’t the full list I skipped couple of the categories because I knew nothing about the movies (or songs) that were in them. Anyway, this list shows that I’m quite well informed and watching all the great movies as much as I can. I’ll try to keep up the good work and keep you posted about everything I watch even when school is over my head and life just isn’t as great as movies.