Allison Live-Blogs the 67th Emmy Awards

     September 20, 2015

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The Emmy Awards are designed to rewards great television, and occasionally, it gets it right. The 67th Emmy Awards also have the chance to provide some surprises, since a rules change means that now all members of the Television Academy can vote for the winners (instead of only being able to vote in their own category). Plus, these awards have the potential to see the first African-American actress to win Best Actress in a Drama (Viola Davis or Taraji P. Henson). Who knows what will happen! Let’s just hope it’s not terribly boring.

  • 7:54 — This NFL-themed kick-off is a terribly awkward crossover to get things going …
  • 8:00 — And away we go!
  • 8:01 — “Singing my pain with his song …”
  • 8:05 — It did briefly make us less grumpy

 

 

  • 8:06 — These jokes are not killin’ it now though. (Though the “Shame!” joke with Jane Lynch was good).

 

 

  • 8:09 — Cutting to black actors at the mention of diversity is a habit that needs to be broken.

 

 

  • 8:10 — Adrien Brody loos like a professional oboist.

 

 

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  • 8:13 — If the whole monologue was a tapped segment, it would have gone over better. Samberg doesn’t quite know how to play to the live crowd (or so it feels).

 

 

  • 8:15 — Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy: Allison Janney

 

 

  • 8:16 — Not much of a surprise, she’s great on the show, and the Emmys love her. The singing makes things a little more interesting at least!

 

 

  • 8:19 — As for my personal prediction count, I am 1:1! 7th Emmy for Janney, BTW.

 

 

  • 8:23 — The porn joke got no love!

 

 

  • 8:24 — Best Comedy Series Writing — Armando Iannucci, Simon Blackwell, Tony Roche, Veep

 

 

  • 8:25 — A nice surprise! And now, Ricky Gervais staging his fake Emmy win. Love him.

 

 

  • 8:26 — Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series — Tony Hale, Veep

 

 

  • 8:28 — Yes! Another great Veep surprise. He’s fantastic.

 

 

  • 8:30 — If Veep sweeps the comedy awards tonight I will be ok with that (even though I was also stumping for Tituss Burgess, and Transparent really was great).

 

 

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  • 8:33 — “They did just piss off a Sith lord, though.” 8:35 — Gina: “You’re a hot grandpa though.” Stamos: “And you’re a hot virgin.” SHUT IT DOWN. 8:36 — Best Guest Actors and Actress in a Comedy Series: Bradley Whitford and Joan Cusack

 


  • 8:37 — Wow, no one cared about that award! Moving on …
  • 8:38 — Best Comedy Director: Jill Soloway, Transparent
  • 8:39 — Great, great crowd of nominees but yeah, Transparent was beautifully filmed.
  • 8:42 — Loving what Kimmel is doing with this. Why has no one ever looked at it beforehand? Eating it … wow. He committed!
  • 8:42 — Best Lead Actor in a Comedy: Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent 
  • 8:43 — Hooray! Obvious win in my book. He really was fantastic in Transparent Season 1 but … what is he not good in?
  • 8:45 — 2:3 in my picks so far. At some point (soon) I will lose track. Probably for the best!
  • 8:47 — The Bluths are killing it tonight at the #Emmys. — Meredith Blake (@MeredithBlake) September 21, 2015

 

 

  • 8:50 — Please tell me Taraji, Kerry and Mary hang out all the time please let this be a thing.

 

 

  • 8:53 — Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep.

 

 

  • 8:54 — Amy Poehler winning at life though. (3:4 on picks!)

 

 

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  • 8:57 — Best Reality Competition Series: The Voice

 

 


  • 8:58 — ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

 

 

  • 9:00 — Key and Peele should host something. Everything.

 

 

  • 9:03 — James Corden is the best.

 

 

  • 9:05 — THE QUEEN HAS ARRIVED (Taraji in the house).

 

 

  • 9:06 —  Writer in a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Series: Jane Anderson, Olive Kitteridge

 

 

  • 9:06 — Trying to figure out these formatting problems stay with me!

 

 

  • 9:07 — Olive Kitteridge … not a surprise, but it was a pretty dour affair.

 

 

  • 9:11  — Best Supporting Actress for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Series: Regina King, American Crime

 

 

  • 9:12 — Wasn’t a fan of the show in the least, but cool with this. Might qualify as the first surprise of the night, though. Great list of nominees.

 

 

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  • 9:15 — Khaleesifan3@EmmyHost.com password1, someone try it!
  • 9:15 — Poor John Oliver! Hilarious as usual, though. Trebek dig was fantastic.
  • 9:16 — Best Directing for a Limited Series of TV Movie: Lisa Cholodenko, Olive Kitteridge
  • 9:17 — Should have been Wolf Hall. Kosminsky directed only in natural light and every scene was like a gorgeous painting. *Sigh*
  • 9:21 — Per Twitter, the HBO Now login is real, but it maxed out on the number of devices being used. Good for those who acted fast!
  • 9:23 — No idea what’s going on with this formatting, but I’m rolling with it … I think the Tweets are funkin’ it up.
  • 9:24 — Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie: Bill Murray, Olive Kitteridge
  • 9:25 — “Bill Murray couldn’t be here tonight, because he doesn’t give a shit.”
  • 9:25 — (Bill Murray was great in that role, though).
  • 9:26 — You get that Emmy, Liev!
  • 9:26 — Ha! Mad Men joke. Tapped segments are the highlight of Samberg’s hosting.

  • 9:27 — Best Lead Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie: Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge
  • 9:28 — Remember, HBO winning anything is not a surprise. They have a ton of Television Academy members. If you’re betting, it’s a pretty safe bet (especially re: miniseries, as you can see).
  • 9:34 — Don’t know what that Tatiana and Tony segment was about, but sure?
  • 9:35 — Best Lead Actor in a Limited Series of TV Movie: Richard Jenkins, Olive Kitteridge
  • (Ricky Gervais stealing the show!)
  • 9:36 — Happy with this, he was incredible and the only part of that miniseries I liked. (And he’s such a nice guy). Still, Mark Rylance was absolutely incredible, nuanced, and wonderful in Wolf Hall.
  • 9:40 — Holy spoiler montage, Emmys. Hope everyone was caught up on all of those TV shows because wow!
  • 9:42 — Best Limited Series or TV Movie: Olive Kitteridge. 
  • 9:42 — All in the game, yo. HBO. *Yawn* Should have been Wolf Hall
  • 9:47 — Laughing at people saying they thought Olive Kitteridge was an American Girl doll.
  • 9:49 — George, go home and write please.
  • 9:50 — Best Writing for a Variety Show: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
  • 9:51 — The credits for these variety writers are killing me! (especially Colbert, John Oliver, and then Stewart on Summerslam!)
  • 9:54 — Best Variety Sketch Series: Inside Amy Schumer
  • 9:55 — Sure!
  • 10:01 — Best Directing in a Variety Series: Chuck O’Neil, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
  • 10:03 — All fine and well, but they should have broken these up with awards people care more about …
  • 10:04 — Best Variety Series: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
  • 10:06 — Not super surprising (a little surprising they didn’t go with Letterman), but Oliver will likely be the standard barer from here on out. This season was fantastic.
  • 10:08 — Best Guest Actor and Actress in a Drama Series: Reg. E. Cathy, Margo Martindale.
  • 10:09 — Yay for Reg, but the Margo nominee (and win) is ridiculous. I love her, but she was barely in the season (seriously, minutes or less), and had no impact on it.

  • 10:10 — Best Writing for a Drama Series: D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, Game of Thrones.
  • 10:11 — These two! What a farce!
  • 10:15 — Admittedly, they probably deserved it for certain episodes in earlier seasons, but up against Mad Men? The Americans? Nope.
  • 10:16 — Ha! Yes about the True Detective girl.
  • 10:19 — Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
  • 10:19 — Surprising! Her character had a great arc, but I still consider this a bit of an upset. She’s great though. I am appeased!
  • 10:21 — (No Mad Men love yet tonight …)
  • 10:22 — Best Directing in a Drama Series: David Nutter, Game of Thrones
  • 10:24 — No Soderbergh, no justice. I mean, seriously. The Knick, y’all.
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  • 10:29 — Here for all the Robert Durst jokes.
  • 10:29 — Best Supporting Actor in a Drama: Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
  • 10:30 — Completely not surprised by the Peter Dinklage win, but I wish it was Ben Mendelsohn. He was so incredible in Bloodline. A little surprised Jonathan Banks didn’t get it, though.
  • 10:39 — BTW, here’s the whole scoop on the Andy Samberg HBO password situation.
  • 10:40 — Getting tired and probably angrier as more of these drama awards happen …
  • 10:41 — Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Jon Hamm, Mad Men
  • 10:42 — YES THANK YOU YES FINALLY YES. Climb that stage, handsome. You deserve this. So overdue.

  • 10:43 — Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder
  • 10:44 — Terribly tough category, but certainly satisfied with this. Also Viola is the first African-American woman to win this award. Viola, your show is batshit crazy but you anchored it and did incredible things. Deserved it just for the wig and makeup scene, to be honest.
  • 10:45 — Great speech, too.
  • 10:50 — The Viola Davis / Jon Hamm back to backs make these Emmys the best in years.
  • 10:51 — You guys see the light at the end of the tunnel? Almost there!
  • 10:52 — Mel Brooks, living legend.
  • 10:53 — Best Comedy: Veep
  • 10:54 — Yay! I wouldn’t call this an upset. Veep started slow this year, but it turned into one of the best seasons of any comedy. Emmy voters tend to be conservative, so not surprised Transparent didn’t get the win.
  • 10:55 — Moving words from Tracy Morgan. … And then he finished it off with a hilarious joke!
  • 10:56 — Best Drama: Game of Thrones
  • 10:57 — Wow. Uhhhhh …. no. Season started off exceptionally, and turned into a mess (minus “Hardhome”). But hey, HBO plays the game!
  • 10:58 — Takeaway is that other networks need to take notes. HBO cleaned up tonight in all of the major categories.
  • 10:59 — That’s it from the Emmys and from me — Thanks for hanging out!

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