Sunday, September 21, 2008

More Emmy Award Results

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie: Our favorite Laura Linney for her role as Abigail Adams in John Adams from HBO!

And a lovely closing to her acceptance speech where she thanked "all the community organizers who founded our nation."

Long intro by Steve Martin to a special writing Emmy to Tommy Smothers for his work on the groundbreaking Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour back in the '60s. Smothers was sweet, humble and interesting. Martin...used to like him but his style is a little grating these days, or maybe it's just me. But a lovely shout-out by Smothers dedicating his award to "all people who feel compelled to speak out...and refuse to be silenced."

The old cast of Laugh-In announcing the nominations for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series. Lily Tomlin even showed up and was hilarious as Ernestine the telephone operator, Ruth Buzzi looked great as her Gladys Ormphby, Gary Owens the Announcer, Joanne Worley was ebullient, and it was great to see Alan Sues. The Daily Show won the Award.

And now Outstanding Direction for a Comedy Series: Pushing Daisies, Barry Sonnenfeld the winner.

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