For once I cannot complain too much about the Emmy Awards. Oh, I harped a bit about the nominations (Why wasn't Lost or The Wire nominated for Outstanding Drama Series?), but I'll admit that I cannot complain about most of the winners.
I will confess that I would have rather Entourage had won Outstanding Comedy Series, but I must admit being happy that 30 Rock won. After Entourage it is easily be best comedy currently on the air. And it certainly deserved to win than Two and Half Men and The New Adventures of Old Christine (I am still not sure how they were even nominated). I do wish that Kevin Dillon had won the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy award. As Drama on Entourage he is easily one of the best things about the show. That having been said, I am at least glad that his co-star Jeremy Piven (who plays amoral agent Ari Gold) took the award. I am also happy The Office got some recognition, for Outstanding Writing on a Comedy Series.
As to the Drama category, I don't think anyone can complain that The Sopranos won the Outstanding Drama award, even if neither The Wire nor >Lost were nominated. And Terry O'Quinn, who plays Locke on Lost, definitely deserves his Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor on a Drama.
That having been said, I cannot say I was entirely happy with the awards. I was disappointed to see Kathrine Heigl won the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama. I don't think anyone in the cast of Grey's Anatomy deserves an Emmy (although, I must admit, they are given very little to work with). I guess I can be happy that it was the only award the show walked away with. I'm also not too happy that James Spader too the Emmy for Lead Actor in a Drama. To me the award rightfully belongs to Hugh Laurie, House on, well, House.
At any rate, given the nominations this year, it could have been much much worse. Grey's Anatomy could have won Outstanding Drama. Two and a Half Men could have won Outstanding Comedy. Worse yet, Grey's Anatomy could have swept. Given the alternative, I will gladly accept the Emmy Awards as they unfolded in reality.
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