Hits & Misses: The 62nd Annual Emmy Awards
The 2010 Emmy Awards were held in Los Angeles last night and depending on which way you look at it, the show was either a lame attempt at appealing to a younger audience or a fast-paced, modern tribute to a fun year in television.
First-time host Jimmy Fallon did a solid job overall, maintaining a high energy level with his skits and musical numbers. Thematically, comedy stole the show over drama and reality TV, with reigning queens of funny Betty White and Tina Fey showing their influence not only by the amount of face time they had but also by the audience’s obvious adoration.
Weaker moments in the show included Fallon’s attempt to infuse viewer tweets into an award show which clearly didn’t need them, Kim Kardashian‘s wooden attempt at singing, not to mention deadpan commentary from voiceovers as winners walked to the stage. The combination was an immature attempt at sprucing things up.
As for winners, Jon Stewart‘s The Daily Show With Jon Stewart bagged its seventh straight Emmy for variety, music or comedy series. ABC’s Modern Family won the top comedy series honor plus writing and supporting actor awards. Nominated for a whopping 19 Emmys, Glee took home two (the show’s opening number was a raucous tribute to the series, as well) and AMC’s Mad Men proved it’s still a dramatic force, winning its third Emmy for best drama series. George Clooney was presented with the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award and gave a touching speech, urging people to continue to support worthy causes long after the initial tragic event.
Check out highlights from the red carpet:
Seal and Heidi Klum
Tony Parker and Eva Longoria Parker
Tracy Morgan and date