The 63rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards aired last Sunday night. But since a strong majority of us were at Tiesto that night, let me give you a recap of the highlights. Be happy you missed it because the Emmys just seemed to come up short this year. The jokes weren’t that funny, awards were predictable and performances were mediocre.
Glee’s Sue Sylvester otherwise known as Jane Lynch hosted this year’s show and, honestly, it was nothing special. She was funny, but not the greatest host an award show has ever seen. Though, I will admit she was a huge improvement from James Franco’s hosting gig at the Oscars. (Seriously, that was just plain awful.)
As expected, “Mad Men” and “Modern Family” took home the most awards. There were, however, some first-time winners as well: Melissa McCarthy for “Mike & Molly” and Kyle Chandler for “Friday Night Lights.” Their awards were well deserved. Another big winner of the night was surprisingly PBS, which garnered a bit of attention with three Emmys for its miniseries “Downtown Abbey.” Everyone should tune in this January to see what the hype is all about–I mean, Professor McGonagall is in it, what could be better?
According to Rueters, viewership was down this year for the show by 8 percent and it’s no wonder why; it just was not that good. Hopefully, the writers step it up next year.
On a sidenote, does anyone know what Christina Hendricks was thinking wearing that dress? Put those things away, girl!