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Emmy Award Show Falls Flat

By Charlotte Robinson, September 24, 2012
The 64th Emmy Award show opened literally in the bathroom & went downhill from there. Jimmy Kimmel spent 3 hours telling jokes that weren’t funny & presenting comedy skits that fell flat. Someone should tell the producers of the show that the Emmy Awards honor the best in television & they should choose a host that brings some level of respect to the stage for the TV industry. Maybe the cheap shots work on Mr. Kimmel’s own show but not for the global audience. With that said the actual acceptance speeches at least became the highlight of the evening. The big winning dramatic show was Showtime’s “Homeland” which won the Emmy Award for Best Dramatic Series & Best Writing for a Drama Series. Its lead actors Damian Lewis & Claire Danes both picked up an Emmy for their performances. ABC's "Modern Family" also captured 4 comedy awards including the top sitcom prize. Eric Stonestreet won an Emmy for supporting actor in a comedy series playing a gay man & his acceptance speech was the only mention of our LGBT community in the broadcast besides a clip of the Tony Awards with Neil Patrick Harris singing a gay anthem that did help Glenn Weiss pick up an Emmy Award for Outstanding Direction for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special. Perhaps next year Jon Stewart should take the hosting position since he has picked up the Emmy for The Daily Show ten years in a row. (Yes the Emmy Above is Mine :)
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