View Full Version : Am I really the first person to make this thread...or "The Emmys!!!"
09-22-2002, 10:41 PM
Yay, so what did people think? For once I actually sat down and watched pretty much all of it....I did miss some parts- did "Frasier" win anything? I didn't see it win, sigh. :( It rocks.
I was glad that "Friends" won the last award, outstanding series. It's corny, but I am glad...it did deserve it, and god knows, there won't be another opportunity for it to win again.
So many random awards for random miniseries and made for TV movies- I'd only heard of "Band of Brothers" and "Shackleton"- all the rest were the proverbial blur to me.
09-23-2002, 07:22 AM
I really don't understand "Friends"-these people think that they are actually talented? The dialogue is moronic, the plots infantile. Well, I guess thay have a talent of sorts-somebody evidently watches this garbage.
09-23-2002, 08:15 AM
There were Emmys?
09-23-2002, 09:50 AM
I think this was probably the first time I flipped to the Emmys to watch the host. Conan did a pretty good job, particularly when he met up with Andy Richter in the audience. Then I started watching the Sopranos and got completely sidetracked.
09-23-2002, 09:50 AM
What was up with Michael Moriarty? (He won Best Supporting Actor for a Miniseries for James Dean.) It was nice to see him with Jill Hennessey again, but he sounded like he was 80 years old. Has he been ill?
Conan O'Brien was funny at times, stupid at others.
I liked that Stockard Channing won two Emmys.
09-23-2002, 10:20 AM
Michael Moriarty had a pretty severe breakdown, didn't he?
09-23-2002, 11:56 AM
Originally posted by Zoggie
I did miss some parts- did "Frasier" win anything? I didn't see it win, sigh. :( It rocks.
Anthony La Paglia won for his guest-role as Daphne's brother on Frasier. David Hyde Pierce was nominated, but didn't win. I don't think it was nominated for anything else, but I could be wrong.
I think Six Feet Under was robbed. :mad:
09-23-2002, 11:58 AM
Forgot to mention....I never even heard of Shackelton. When was that on? Was it on cable?
Just Some Guy
09-23-2002, 12:59 PM
It was a miniseries on A&E. Pretty good though I think it could have been better paced. First half was too drawn out and the second half was too abrupt. It's out on DVD if you want to watch it.
09-23-2002, 01:34 PM
The final breakdown, combining last night's awards with the creative (crafts) Emmys the week before:
7 Emmys Opening Ceremony Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games
6 each Band of Brothers, Six Feet Under
5 The West Wing
3 Everybody Loves Raymond, Frasier, The Gathering Storm, Sex and the City
2 A&E in Concert: Sting in Tuscany...All This Time, Alias, America: A Tribute to Heroes, Animated Tales of the World, Blue Planet: Seas of Life, Enterprise, Friends, James Dean, 9/11, Saturday Night Live, Shackleton, 24, Will & Grace
From last night:
* Best win: The Bernie Mac Show (best comedy writing)
* Worst win: Sting over John Stewart? Yeah, right
* Most unnecessary win: Allison Janney again?
* Most surprising win: Michael Chiklis
* Least surprising win: Hanks/Spielberg/BoB
* Worst speech: Aaron Sorkin
* Best speech: Brad Garrett (though I missed John Spencer's, who my wife said was touching)
Now that WW has beaten The Sopranos & 6FU individually, what are its chances against both of them next year? Will there be an HBO vote split, or will 3 be enough for the White House (remembering, of course, that the Academy beat the Frasier dead horse 5 years in a row)
Conan did a really good job, but the show was still too long. And I like Stockard Channing as an actress, but she looked like she was doing a Liz Taylor impression. Few disastrous presenters, with Gary Shandling probably being the best.
09-23-2002, 02:20 PM
I saw some of it. I liked the intro with Conan and the Osbournes, and Larry King's version of Milton Berle's "makeup" gag.
09-24-2002, 06:58 AM
I thought the pans to Steadman were priceless !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
09-25-2002, 12:47 AM
I also liked Oprah's receiving the humanitarian award. I'm very much not a fan of hers, but I thought the congratulatory montage and her acceptance speech were both touching and very well done.
09-25-2002, 01:15 AM
I, on the other hand, found the Oprah tribute gratutitous and pandering, and her speech was the most banal thing I've ever heard from someone without a late night infomercial. Blech, and double blech.
In all, I thought three of the many awards given during the telecast went to the right winner. (Stockard Channing for The Matthew Shepherd Story, Alan Ball for Best Direction for Six Feet Under and SNL for Writing for a Variety/Musical Program.) The rest, well, no. I flipped to the Sopranos when Jennifer Aniston won, then shut it off entirely when Friends won. (I think I've made my rant against that program in another Cafe Society thread, so I won't repeat it.)
It was an abysmal, disappointing show. I'm frightened for the future of television when the people who make it happen find propaganda and absurdism better than, well, anything else. Ech.
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