The Emmys

LilJimmyRbinson

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Did anyone watch? Kimmel did an OK job. Not as funny as he could be, but what can you do.

I guess I need to watch Homeland since it won everything it was up for. I have a hard time believing Damien Lewis (who I have always liked) did a better job than both Cranston and Hamm. I just wish the show was streaming somewhere (legally).

Mad Men made history by going 0-17 this year. That's hard to do. Hell it was up for 3 of the 5 scripts for best writing in a drama and it didn't win.

Happy that Aaron Paul won a second statue but I would have rather seen Giancarlo Esposito win because Gus became an all-time great villain over the course of 20 episodes, plus Paul will have two more shots at winning.

Comedy picks were dull as usual. I like Modern Family, but this past season was by far the weakest and there's no way it's funnier than Curb was. I personally don't like Louie, but I know it's amazingly well regarded and I would have no problem with it winning best comedy either. Seems like they haven't warmed to cable comedies like they have to dramas (there were no nominees from the big 4 broadcast networks this year).
 

LilJimmyRbinson

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Oh and I think we can all agree, Kat Dennings won the night.

 

LiddyRules

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Based on who was nominated, I would have liked Louis to win Best Actor, Community to win for Best Writing (Remedial Chaos Theory), and Curb Your Enthusiasm to win for best show. This way the three best comedies could have all been represented. And also I think Louis' performance on the show is one of my favorites on television. There is a real honesty and humanity to it that I can't really apply to any other character on a sitcom.

I was glad that Childrens Hospital won and Jeremy Davies won as Dickie Bennett.

Homeland did well, though I wouldn't put that show above Mad Men or Breaking Bad. I probably wouldn't even put it above Boardwalk Empire. Lewis is good but not better than Hamm or Cranston.

I guess it makes sense the old lady beat Christina Hendricks.

Is Modern Family really that good?
 

LilJimmyRbinson

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Is Modern Family really that good?
It's a really, really, really well done family comedy. Much better than the CBS laugh track horse shit, and better than zombie Office and everything else on NBC besides Community and Parks & Rec. However, it's starting to get redundant (after only 3 seasons) and last season was by far the weakest.

Still, nothing on regular TV can touch Curb. It's been nominated 7 times an never won. It's so overdue.
 

LiddyRules

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Better than Curb, Parks, Community, Louie, IASIP, Wilfred, South Park, and Archer? Because that would make it a contender for the greatest show ever put on television.
 

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Better than Curb, Parks, Community, Louie, IASIP, Wilfred, South Park, and Archer? Because that would make it a contender for the greatest show ever put on television.
Its definitely better than Parks.

You know that I watch Curb, Community, Louie, IASIP, Archer, and Wiflred. If I was ranking all of those comedies, I would have no problems putting Modern Family in the 7-10 range.

While I would love to see some of the shows that you mentioned win an Emmy, it is worthy of the praise that its been getting.
 

LilJimmyRbinson

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Better than Curb, Parks, Community, Louie, IASIP, Wilfred, South Park, and Archer? Because that would make it a contender for the greatest show ever put on television.
It's different. It's a "safe" network comedy, but a very well done one that isn't hacky or cliche or filled of double entendres like those shitty CBS comedies. Hard to compare it to a show like Sunny, Curb, Wilfred, SP, Veep, etc. Like I said, I just think that the Academy has finally realized that cable is where the quality is for drama. They'll get there eventually with comedy too. So since the networks will most always win best comedy...if they're not going to nominate low rating darlings P&R and Community, then Modern Family is the best and most worthy.
 

Stormrider666

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It's different. It's a "safe" network comedy, but a very well done one that isn't hacky or cliche or filled of double entendres like those shitty CBS comedies. Hard to compare it to a show like Sunny, Curb, Wilfred, SP, Veep, etc. Like I said, I just think that the Academy has finally realized that cable is where the quality is for drama. They'll get there eventually with comedy too. So since the networks will most always win best comedy...if they're not going to nominate low rating darlings P&R and Community, then Modern Family is the best and most worthy.
The fucked up thing is when they do get to comedies, Girls is going to be the one to win.
 

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It's different. It's a "safe" network comedy, but a very well done one that isn't hacky or cliche or filled of double entendres like those shitty CBS comedies. Hard to compare it to a show like Sunny, Curb, Wilfred, SP, Veep, etc. Like I said, I just think that the Academy has finally realized that cable is where the quality is for drama. They'll get there eventually with comedy too. So since the networks will most always win best comedy...if they're not going to nominate low rating darlings P&R and Community, then Modern Family is the best and most worthy.
Very well put. Modern Family is by far the best "traditional" sitcom going today, and one of the best of all time. I have no problem calling it the best network sitcom.

The fucked up thing is when they do get to comedies, Girls is going to be the one to win.
I agree that Girls will be the one that first breaks through, and that it will be fucked up when it happens. That show is complete and utter shite.


(I do enjoy the improved multiquote function on new Wackbag, so that's something. Still miss wavy guy and head scratcher guy though)
 

LiddyRules

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Figured it out.
 

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i flat out refuse to watch awards shows, they are all a bunch of self serving douche bags
 

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Sofia Vergara suffers wardrobe malfunction at Emmys, shares racy photo of incident on Twitter

By Suzy Byrne | Yahoo! TV – 7 hours ago
Sofia Vergara having her dress fixed (WhoSay)

Sofia Vergara was happy to show some skin at the Emmys last night – her teal Zuhair Murad mermaid dress featured sexy cut-outs in the front and back – but she revealed a little more than she planned.
Twenty minutes before the actress and her Modern Family co-stars took the stage to accept the award for Outstanding Comedy Series on Sunday, the zipper on her gown broke, leaving her posterior exposed. The 40-year-old Colombia native reacted quickly by wrapping her fiancé Nick Loeb’s tuxedo jacket around her waist and running backstage to get emergency repairs from her style team.
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How the story differs from most A-list wardrobe malfunctions: Vergara later posted a photo of the very revealing incident on WhoSay and tweeted a link to her 2.7 million Twitter followers. The not-safe-for-work photo showed a portion of Vergara’s exposed rear as well as her underwear. A second photo showed a woman actually stitching up the back of the dress.
Always good-natured, Vergara – who lost the Supporting Actress in a Comedy to her co-star Julie Bowen – took it in stride, posting this caption with the racy photo, “Yes!!!! This happened 20 min before we won!!!! Jajajajja. I luv my life!!!!”
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When Vergara took the stage with the rest of the Modern Family cast at the end of the night, you wouldn’t have guessed she had just experienced any designer dress drama. In fact, she looked as stylish and stunning as ever. And whatever the stylist did to fix the gown surely worked because Vergara wore the beaded number for the rest of the evening as she partied the night away. Vergara brought 19 people – including Loeb, her mother, and her son, Manolo – to the show and later the after-parties. It was from those bashes, including the Fox and HBO parties, that she posted numerous photos in which she was dancing … a lot. “This is how the Colombians partyyy at the Emmys!!” the dancing queen tweeted with the pix.
Vergara dancing at an after-party (WhoSay)
[Related: Sofia Vergara on the importance of being bootylicious: ‘In Latin America, if you don’t have a big a--, you’re nothing’]
In the September issue of Allure, Vergara talked about her famous rear. Sharing that her ideal weight is 130, Vergara said that when it drops below that number, typically when she's feeling stressed or not eating right, she gets unhappy about it. "My a-- gets smaller, and my boobs get smaller,” she said. "I don't mind when the boobs get smaller. I don't like when the a-- gets smaller. In Latin America, if you don't have a big a--, you're nothing." Clearly, she's proud of her roots and culture. "We're loud. We're passionate. We're colorful. We're voluptuous… I am not scared of the stereotype of the Latin woman, because I think it's fantastic."
And she’s not scared of sharing a wardrobe malfunction either.

Link to the pic:

http://www.whosay.com/sofiavergara/photos/228802
 

BIV

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This was also an important Emmy moment: