In case you missed it, here's the list of the main winners at last night's Emmy Awards:
Drama Series: "Mad Men," AMC.
Comedy Series: "Modern Family," ABC.
Actor, Drama Series: Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad," AMC.
Actress, Drama Series: Kyra Sedgwick, "The Closer," TNT.
Actor, Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory," CBS.
Actress, Comedy Series: Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie," Showtime.
Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Aaron Paul, "Breaking Bad," AMC.
Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Archie Panjabi, "The Good Wife," CBS.
Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Eric Stonestreet, "Modern Family," ABC.
Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Jane Lynch, "Glee," Fox.
Miniseries: "The Pacific," HBO.
Made-for-TV Movie: "Temple Grandin," HBO.
Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Al Pacino, "You Don't Know Jack," HBO.
Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Claire Danes, "Temple Grandin," HBO.
Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: David Strathairn, "Temple Grandin," HBO.
Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Julia Ormond, "Temple Grandin," HBO.
Directing for a Comedy Series: Ryan Murphy, "Glee," Fox.
Directing, Drama Series: Steve Shill, "Dexter," Showtime.
Directing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Mick Jackson, "Temple Grandin," HBO.
Directing, Variety, Music or Comedy Special: Bucky Gunts, "Vancouver 2010 Winter Games Opening Ceremony," NBC.
Variety, Music or Comedy Series: "The Daily Show," Comedy Central.
Reality Competition Program: "Top Chef," Bravo.
Writing for Comedy Series: Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd, "Modern Family," ABC.
Writing, Drama Series: Matthew Weiner and Erin Levy, "Mad Men," AMC.
Writing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Adam Mazer, "You Don't Know Jack," HBO.
Writing, Variety, Music or Comedy Special: 63rd Annual Tony Awards, CBS.
Best Picks: It was great seeing Aaron Paul win in what was one of the toughest fields of the night. Paul's work has been a superb complement to that of Bryan Cranston's, who took home his third straight statue.
Other good picks include Panjabi, who was also in a very tough category; Stonestreet, who was in danger of splitting the vote with castmates Ty Burrell and Jesse Tyler Ferguson; and "Modern Family," managing to survive the hype of "Glee."
Worst Picks: Kyra Sedgwick's win for Lead Actress, Drama. Nothing against Ms. Sedgwick personally, but really Academy? Really? I didn't expect the much-deserving Connie Britton to win, but for the award not to go to Julianna Marguiles is ridiculous.
"Top Chef" winning Best Reality is also a bit ridiculous, in that it's the only reality series in which the viewer can't experience the results of the contestants' labor. At least on "American Idol," you can hear them sing or see the fashion on "Project Runway." But you can't taste the food on "Top Chef," kind of an important factor when judging who deserves to win.
I should mention Jane Lynch here. Not because she wasn't deserving, because she was pretty much the lock of the night. No, Lynch's win meant Sofia Vergara wouldn't fulfill her promise of running up and down Hollywood Boulevard naked if she won. Curse you, Emmy voters!
Surprises: Not seeing "Lost" capture any of the major gold in its final season is both a surprise, in that it was the event of the TV year, and not a surprise, in that the Academy has ignored the show after its first season.
Best Look: Check out pics of "The Vampire Diaries" Nina Dobrev. Other winners include Eva Longoria-Parker and Lea Michele. (Christina Hendicks is obviously always going to be picked).
Worst Look: It's got to be a tie between January Jones and Anna Paquin. Two attractive gals who did not accentuate their looks last night.
Overall: High marks to Jimmy Fallon, the "Glee" cast, and "guest" singer/dancers Tina Fey, Jon Hamm, Jorge Garcia, Betty White, et. al. for the fun and energetic opening set to Bruce Springsteen's "Born To Run." John Hodgeman's asides during the commentary after the winners were announced were also a great touch. As always, Ricky Gervais killed it during his bit, and the George Clooney/"Modern Family" sequence was great.
Voters missed what could have been one of the best opportunities ever by not picking "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" as the variety show winner. Having Conan give a speech during an NBC-produced talk show would have been priceless.
Fallon did a very nice job as host anyway, but when you compare him to the fiasco of having five reality hosts run the show last year, it was like seeing the return of Johnny Carson.
MONDAY'S BEST BETS: Still the same old summer fare for a couple of more weeks. "Lie To Me" (Fox, 9 p.m.) is new, as is ABC's "The Bachelor Pad" and "Dating In The Dark."
On cable, "Rizzoli & Isles" (TNT, 10 p.m.) follows a new "Closer" with guest star Gary Cole.
"Secret Life of an American Teenager" and "Huge" are new on ABC Family from 8-10 p.m.
Finally, Showtime has new episodes of "Weeds" and "The Big C" from 10-11 p.m.
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