Did your favorite TV show win big at the Emmys on Sunday night? Or are you still grumbling about how those (expletive deleted) voters somehow overlooked (insert name of beloved actor here ... unless it's somebody from "Modern Family," in which case, we'd ask: "Really? Don't you think they've won enough?")?
Join Los Angeles Times television critic Mary McNamara and Gold Standard columnist Glenn Whipp as they compare notes on the show in a live video chat Monday at 10:30 a.m. PDT. They can't promise to feel your pain or share your joy, but there will likely be some overlap in both areas because there's a lot of great television out there and it can't all be rewarded, right?
Even though "Breaking Bad" and, yes, "Modern Family" took home the top awards for drama and comedy, respectively, it was a night of upsets.
Not even Jeff Daniels appeared to expect that he'd win a lead actor prize for "The Newsroom," the Aaron Sorkin drama on HBO, given that the competition included Kevin Spacey in Netflix's "House of Cards" and Bryan Cranston, who had won three times previously for "Breaking Bad." Daniels' reaction: "Well, crap," the actor said as he picked up his award.
Other surprises included Bobby Cannavale's win for supporting actor on the HBO drama "Boardwalk Empire," Merritt Wever in the supporting actress in a comedy category for Showtime's "Nurse Jackie" and Tony Hale's supporting actor in a comedy win for HBO's "Veep."
NBC's singing contest "The Voice" won for reality competition series, becoming only the third show after "Top Chef" and CBS' perennial "The Amazing Race" to win in that category. And in the comedy-variety show category, "The Colbert Report" ended the 10-year dominance of "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart," the Comedy Central show from which it was spun off.
As for the Emmy show itself? Well, it posted its highest ratings since 2007, but Neil Patrick Harris made some rare fumbles as host. And given the many "in memoriam" tributes, the show was dubbed "the saddest Emmys ever" by "Modern Family's" Steve Levitan, as he held the trophy for best comedy.
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