I was at a lounge last Saturday night. A well dressed man in his early twenties was sitting at a nearby table and I overheard him ordering an Old Fashioned because "That's what Don Draper drinks!" I wanted to call this guy a loser but I was doing exactly the same thing. Except I didn't admit it aloud.
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The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards took place tonight at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, and like most years, there were few surprises. The Emmy voters tend to be pretty predictable, and tonight was no different, as Mad Men took home Best Drama Series honours and rookie sitcom Modern Family won for Best Comedy Series.
I'm going to be completely honest here: I'm a bit disappointed by this year's Emmy nominations. Sure, some usual faves who deserve nominations got them, such as Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), and Hugh Laurie (House).
Amongst a largely unexciting group of winners, Avatar stood as the only feature with multiple Golden Globe victories, winning for Best Picture (Drama) and Best Director (James Cameron).
After two years of horrible experiments gone wrong (Ryan Seacrest hosting "in the round" in 2007; five reality hosts handling the duties last year), the 2009 Emmy Awards were an entertaining show hosted by the always funny and charming Neil Patrick Harris. The bits were mostly winners -- especially the Dr.
With the 60th Annual Emmy Awards coming up this Sunday, I thought I'd put forth my list of who I think will win the major awards -- along with, of course, who I think should win. Despite the stranglehold reality TV seems to have on the airwaves, there's still a lot of great television out there.
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominess for the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards on Thursday morning. Critically-acclaimed darling Mad Men, airing on cable channel AMC, took in 16 nominations including Best Drama and Lead Actor in a Drama Series (star Jon Hamm).
In the most exciting press conference of the weekend -- perhaps even the whole week -- the Golden Globe award winners were announced Sunday night. Normally, the Globes are the "fun" awards show.