The Creative Arts Emmy was just announced on Saturday, and as far as predictions go, I’m one for two. So not too shabby. 🙂 If you are wondering what The Creative Arts Emmy is, it’s basically the Emmy Awards for the lesser categories, such as guest actors/actresses, reality program, children’s program, animated, etc. I only listed Guest Actor and Actress for Comedy in my previous Emmy post, but nonetheless here are the winners:
Guest Actor In A Comedy Series:
My gay husband, Neil Patrick Harris for Glee. Yay! Harris, who recently just announced that he and his partner David Burtka are expecting twins via a surrogate, won two Emmys: one for Glee and one for hosting the Tony Awards. So congrats, my love! And I hope that you forgive me for rooting for Mike O’Malley instead (and thinking that Don Draper Jon Hamm is going to win).
Guest Actress In A Comedy Series:
Everyone’s favorite octogenarian: Betty White for Saturday Night Live. Is it any surprise that she won? I even predicted it. America’s obsession with Betty White has spread to the Emmy voters too. At 88, this is White’s fifth Emmy, and I have a feeling that she would get Tracy Jordan’s coveted EGOT soon. You rule, Betty!
Guest Actor In A Drama Series:
Dexter’s creepy Trinity killer, John Lithgow for Dexter. I didn’t predict this category, but I had a feeling that Lithgow was going to win, since no one in the category could quite deliver the kind of chilling performance he gave in Dexter. Does this mean Michael C. Hall will finally win an Emmy (that he so rightly deserve) for the show this Sunday? We’ll see… Don Draper isn’t going down without a fight. 🙂
Guest Actress In A Drama Series:
Ann-Margret for Law and Order: SVU. I stopped watching Law and Order: SVU a while back and I didn’t see the episode she guest-starred in, so I don’t have much to say about this win except for: Congratulations!
In other categories, Jeff Probst won his third consecutive Emmy for Reality Host, beating out, once again, Ryan Seacrest for American Idol and Heidi Klum for Project Runway. But Seacrest-executive produced Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution won an Emmy for Reality Program, beating out Kathy Griffin’s My Life On The D-List.
Also running for the EGOT race, Anne Hathaway, the Oscar/Golden Globe nominated actress, who won the Emmy for lending her voice to The Simpsons. And the host for Sunday’s Primetime Emmy Awards, Jimmy Fallon, also scored one for Creative Achievement In Interactive Media – Non Fiction.
HBO’s The Pacific cleaned up in the tech category with seven wins, while ABC’s Modern Family picked up three and both Mad Men and Glee scored two wins each. I expect these shows to win big on Sunday as well.
Finally, the Old Spice commercial, featuring the now uber-famous Old Spice guy, won for Best Commercial. I’m not sure who the agency is, but if it’s McCann, we can be sure Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce wouldn’t be happy about it. 🙂
Congratulations to all the winners, and don’t forget to tune in to the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards to see the outcome for the rest of the categories on Sunday.
And I also want to wish a hearty congratulations to True Blood’s Bill and Sookie, aka Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin, who even though didn’t win an Emmy, did win each other’s love and everlasting devotion last Saturday as they tied the knot in a private ceremony in Malibu. Here’s hoping their relationship is far more blissful and less complicated than their on-screen counterparts. Cheers!
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