Now that the dust has settled on the Emmys, Gold Derby Editors Matt Noble, Charles Bright and Ralph Galvan joined me for one last slugfest to wrap things up in a neat little bow. Watch below as we dish the highlights and lowlights of this awardsfest and preview the upcoming Golden Globe and SAG Awards and even next year’s Emmys.
But there was much to discuss including those crazy, “where did that come from” surprises in the movie and miniseries categories such as when mortal lock Matt Bomer (“The Normal Heart“) was skunked out of a trophy by Martin Freeman (“Sherlock: His Last Vow“). Indeed, that PBS import of the Brit hit wiped the floor with its more fancied Stateside competition, winning a leading seven Emmys in all.
As for the kudocast, we would have liked to have seen more time spent on the nominees rather than wastinged on a silly and unnecessary Weird Al Yankovic musical number. And we wondered why the Emmys played it so safe. “It’s very bizarre when you think about the night before with the VMAs where you have Taylor Swift and Beyonce and Nicki Minaj performing these big musical numbers that are so buzzed, and the next night the Emmys wheel out Weird Al Yankovic” Noble laughed. “He’s a lot of things, but fresh is not one of them.”
Some of us also hated how the show made such a spectacle over the big-name movie stars in the room, which rang completely false after the winners were announced and all of them lost out to TV folk.
We did find time to stop complaining and focus on some true highlights from the show itself, like watching Julia Louis-Dreyfus make out with Bryan Cranston. And we spent some time discussing whether the almost complete shutout of “The Normal Heart” meant that “Hollywood hates gays“.
We even looked ahead to the upcoming Golden Globe and SAG Awards and next year’s Emmys, spitballing about who and what might be in the running in an open Drama Series field, and which show is poised to take down “Modern Family” before it becomes the all-time Best Comedy Seires victor with six consecutive wins in that category.
Check out the video below and be sure to make your own comments about your highlights and lowlights of this past Emmy season.