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58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

Posted by austinburns on August 27, 2006

A couple of thoughts on the Emmys. I’m not a big TV drama watcher, so I don’t have many thoughts on those:

Best Comedy Series: The Office! Yay! I’m so happy! Part of me was sad that the last season of Arrested Development didn’t win, but they did win for their first season, so that’s ok.

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: Amazing Race. There’s just no stopping them. Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert presented the award and were hilarious.

Oustanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart! Four years in a row! This is just getting embarrassing for everyone else. Colbert lost, but TDS won, I would have been happy with either.

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Keifer Sutherland for playing Jack Bauer on 24. I was pulling for Denis Leary and Rescue Me, but twas not meant to be.

Oustanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Tony Shaloub for playing Adrian Monk on Monk. Bollocks. He’s won it three times now. I was hoping for Steve Carrell. Monk is a good show, though. I’m just thrilled that Charlie Sheen didn’t win for that piece of shit Two and a Half Men.

Oustanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Mariska Hargitay for playing Olivia Benson on Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. The only show I watch in the category, so … yay!

Oustanding Lead Actrees in a Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus for playing Christine Campbell on The New Adventures of New Christine. Never really watched it, but I’m just glad that Debra Messing didn’t win. Not a huge Will & Grace fan.

Oustanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Jeremy Piven for playing Ari Gold on Entourage. GOB was robbed! I guess anyone is better than Sean Hayes or Jon Cryer. Will & Grace and Two and a Half Men are dumb.

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Megan Mullally for playing Karen Walkers on Will & Grace. See above notes for comments. Jamie Pressley should have won. No contest.

Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program: Barry Manilow for Barry Manilow: Music and Passion. Colbert should have won. When he and Jon Stewart were presenting for best reality show, Colbert told the audience to bow before their god while pointing to the Emmy statue. He then called everyone Babylon. Stewart asked him if this was about the whole Manilow thing. Colbert got very angry and said that what Manilow does isn’t performing. It was very funny.

Outstanding Direction for a Comedy Series: Marc Buckland for My Name is Earl (episode: Pilot). Well deserved win. My Name is Earl is hilarious.

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: Greg Garcia for My Name is Earl (episode: Pilot). Another well deserved win. A little sad that Arrested Development didn’t win.

Outstanding Writing for a Varity, Music or Comedy Program: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. This is their fifth year in a row to win this one. Well deserved.

Conan O’Brien was hilarious. I think he did a really good job. The comedy acceptance speeches were hilarious. It was a good show.


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Best. Commercial. Ever.

Posted by austinburns on August 26, 2006

It’s a Volkswagen commercial. The one about the wedding. The music is “One Million Miles” by J Ralph.

This is, in my opinion, the best commercial ever. I still get goose bumps watching it. It’s great because of the twist. It’s great because of the music. It’s great because the only dialogue is, “Speak now, or forever hold your peace.” It’s great because of it’s open-endedness.

This is the best commercial ever. Thank you, YouTube!

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Showtime the only network interested in getting “Arrested”

Posted by austinburns on January 24, 2006

TV Gal – Showtime's "Arrested" developments…: "*Update: Saturday, ABC entertainment president Stephen McPherson told reporters that ABC, said to have come a-courting along with Showtime, had no intentions of picking up 'Arrested.'"

I guess it's Showtime or nothing.

Guess I'll have to get Showtime now. Well, I have been meaning to watch Weeds, so I guess it's all going to work out.

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