The 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Report – (09/16/07)

Ryan Seacrest is the host this year and that is all that really needs to be said about that. He did a decent job as host, and was actually funny at times. But he’s Ryan Seacrest, so you can’t expect much more. Here are the winners and my thoughts along with my “Hottest Women of the Emmy Awards” list…

The 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards – (9/16/07)

The first presenter is Ray Raymond.

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Rainn Wilson (Dwight Schrute) – The Office
Jeremy Piven (Ari Gold) – Entourage
Kevin Dillon (Johnny Drama) – Malcolm in the Middle
Jon Cryer (Alan Harper) – Two and a Half Men
Neil Patrick Harris (Barney Stinson) – How I Met Your Mother

And the winner is…Jeremy Piven for the second year in a row!

The next presenters are Vanessa Williams and America Ferrera from Ugly Betty.

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Masi Oka (Hiro Nakamura) – Heroes
Terry O’Quinn (John Locke) – Lost
Michael Emerson (Ben) – Lost
Michael Imperioli (Christopher Moltisanti) – The Sopranos
William Shatner (Denny Crane) – Boston Legal
T.R. Knight (George O’Malley) – Grey’s Anatomy

And the winner is…Terry O’Quinn!

The next presenters are Tina Fey from 30 Rock and Julia
Louis-Drefus
from The New Adventures of Old Christine.

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Vanessa Williams (Wilhelmina Slater) – Ugly Betty
Jenna Fischer (Pam Beesly) – The Office
Elizabeth Perkins (Celia Hodes) – Weeds
Jaime Pressly (Joy Turner) – My Name is Earl
Conchata Ferrell (Berta) – Two and a Half Men

And the winner is…Jaime Pressly! Yay!

The next presenters are Kyle Chandler from Friday Night Lights and Katherine Heigl from Grey’s Anatomy.

Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

Thomas Haden Church (Tom Harte) – Broken Trail
August Schellenberg (Sitting Bull) – Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
Aidan Quinn (Senator Dawes) – Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
Edward Asner (Luke Spelman) – The Christmas Carol
Joe Mantegna (Lou Manahan) – The Starter Wife

And the winner is…Thomas Haden Church!

The next presenters are Jeremy Piven, Kevin Dillon, Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, and Jerry Ferrara from Entourage, and Eva Longoria from Desperare Housewives.

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Aida Turturro (Janice Soprano) – The Sopranos
Katherine Heigl (Izzie Stevens) – Grey’s Anatomy
Sandra Oh (Cristina Yang) – Grey’s Anatomy
Chandra Wilson (Miranda Bailey) – Grey’s Anatomy
Rachel Griffiths (Sarah Whedon) – Brothers and Sisters
Lorraine Bracco (Dr. Jennifer Melfi) – The Sopranos

And the winner is…Katherine Heigl! Yay!

The next presenters are Jennifer Love Hewitt from Ghost Whisperer and Jon Cryer from Two and a Half Men. I love Love!

Best Writing for a Variety, Music, or Comedy Program

The Colbert Report
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Late Night with Conan O’Brien
The Late Show with David Letterman
Real Time with Bill Maher

And the winner is…Late Night with Conan O’Brien!

The next presenter is Alec Baldwin from 30 Rock.

Best Directing for a Variety, Music, or Comedy Program

Bruce Gowers – American Idol
Don Roy – Saturday Night Live
Jim Hoskinson – The Colbert Report
Chuck O’Neil – The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Rob Marshall – Tony Bennett: An American Classic

And the winner is…Rob Marshall!

The next presenters are Kiefer Sutherland from 24 and Ali Larter from Heroes.

Best Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

Robert Duvall (Prentice Ritter) – Broken Trail
Tom Selleck (Jesse Stone) – Jesse Stone: Sea Change
Jim Broadbent (Lord Longford) – Longford
William H. Macy (Clyde Umney & Sam Landry) – Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From

the Stories of Stephen King
Matthew Perry (Ron Clark) – The Ron Clark Story

And the winner is…Robert Duvall!

The next presenters are various stars from one of the most-watched miniseries ever, Roots.

Best Miniseries

Broken Trail
Prime Suspect: The Final Act
The Starter Wife

And the winner is…Broken Trail!

The next presenters are Hayden Panettiere from Heroes and Neil Patrick Harris from How I Met Your Mother. Leave it to Barney to make the joke we knew was coming about Hayden!

Guest Actor in a Drama Series

David Morse – House
Christian Clemenson – Boston Legal
Forest Whitaker – ER
Tim Daly – The Sopranos
John Goodman – Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
Eli Wallach – Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Kate Burton – Grey’s Anatomy
Elizabeth Reaser – Grey’s Anatomy
Marcia Gay Harden – Law & Order: SVU
Leslie Caron – Law & Order: SVU
Jean Smart – 24

And the winners are…John Goodman and Leslie Caron!

Leslie Caron is the next presenter.

Best Directing in a Drama Series

Felix Alcala (“Exodus, Part 2” episode) – Battlestar Galactica
Bill D’Elia (“Son of the Defender” episode) – Boston Legal
Peter Berg (“Pilot” episode) – Friday Night Lights
David Semel (“Genesis” episode) – Heroes
Jack Bender (“Through the Looking Glass” episode) – Lost
Thomas Schlamme (“Pilot” episode) – Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
Alan Taylor (“Kennedy and Heidi” episode)- The Sopranos

And the winner is…Alan Taylor!

We go back to Neil Patrick Harris and Hayden Panettiere for the next award!

Best Writing in a Drama Series

Ronald D. Moore (“Occupation/Precipice” episode) – Battlestar Galactica
Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse (“Through the Looking Glass” episode) –
Lost
Matthew Weiner and David Chase (“Kennedy and Heidi” episode) – The
Sopranos

Terence Winter (“The Second Coming” episode) – The Sopranos
David Chase (“Made in America” episode) – The Sopranos

And the winner is…David Chase!

The next presenter is Steve Carell from The Office.

Best Variety, Music, or Comedy Series

The Colbert Report
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Late Night with Conan O’Brien
The Late Show with David Letterman
Real Time with Bill Maher

And the winner is…The Daily Show with Jon Stewart for a second year in a row!

Best Variety, Music, or Comedy Special

The Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner
The Kennedy Center Honors: A National Celebration of the Performing Arts
Lewis Black: Red, White & Screwed
Tony Bennett: An American Classic
A Tribute To James Taylor (Great Performances)
Wanda Sykes: Sick and Tired

And the winner is…Tony Bennett: An American Classic!

The next presenters are Mark Harmon from NCIS and Marcia Cross from Desperate Housewives.

Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

Greta Scacchi (Nola Johns) – Broken Trail
Anna Paquin (Elaine Goodale) – Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
Samantha Mortn (Myra Hindley) – Longford
Judy Davis (Joan McAllister) – The Starter Wife
Toni Collette (Kathy Graham) – Tsunami, the Aftermath

And the winner is…Judy Davis!

The next presenters are Glenn Close from Damages, Kyra Sedgwick from The Closer, and Mary Louise-Parker from Weeds.

Best Made for Television Movie

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
Inside the Twin Towers
Longford
The Ron Clark Story
Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy

And the winner is…Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee!

The entire cast of The Sopranos come out in grand fashion to simply take a bow. Maybe that means it’s a LOCK they will win “Best Drama Series” later tonight. Hmm…

The next presenters are Patrick Dempsey from Grey’s Anatomy and Sally Field from Brothers and Sisters.

Best Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

Queen Latifah (Ana) – Life Support
Helen Mirren (Jane Tennison) – Prime Suspect: The Final Act
Mary-Louise Parker (Zenia Arden) – The Robber Bride
Debra Messing (Molly Kagan) – The Starter Wife
Gena Rowlands (Melissa Eisenbloom) – What If God Were the Sun

And the winner is…Helen Mirren for a second year in a row!

The next presenters are Kathryn Morris and Danny Pino from Cold Case.

Best Directing in a Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special

Walter Hill – Broken Trail
Yves Simoneau – Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
Susanna White – Jane Eyre (Masterpiece Theatre)
Philip Martin – Prime Suspect: The Final Act (Masterpiece Theatre)
Bharat Nalluri – Tsunami, The Aftermath

And the winner is…Philip Martin!

Best Writing in a Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special

Alan Geoffrion – Broken Trail
Daniel Giat – Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee
Sandy Welch – Jane Eyre (Masterpiece Theatre)
Frank Deasy – Prime Suspect: The Final Act (Masterpiece Theatre)
Josann McGibbon and Sara Parriott – The Starter Wife

And the winner is…Frank Deasy!

The next presenter is Masi Oka from Heroes. He pretty much presents the award with the help of MySpace founder, Tom Anderson, to Al Gore and Joel Hyatt for Creative Achievement in Interactive Television with their creation “Current: An Interactive TV Network”. Yep, pretty lame.

The next presenters are Brad Garrett and Joely Fisher from ‘Til Death. A few nipple jokes and Senator Craig from there. They are on a FOX show, though.

Best Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program

Ellen Degeneres – 79th Annual Academy Awards
Stephen Colbert – The Colbert Report
Jon Stewart – The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
David Letterman – The Late Show with David Letterman
Tony Bennett – Performer

And the winner is…Tony Bennett! Once again, that’s weak! First, Barry Manilow last year and now Tony Bennett. I guess you have to sing to win this award. I mean you can’t make people laugh or anything. Bleh!

The next presenters are Anthony Anderson from K-Ville and Teri Hatcher from Desperate Housewives.

Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

Ian McKellen – Extras
Stanley Tucci – Monk
Martin Landau – Entourage
Giovanni Ribisi – My Name Is Earl
Beau Bridges – My Name Is Earl

Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

Dixie Carter – Desperate Housewives
Laurie Metcalf – Desperate Housewives
Elaine Stritch – 30 Rock
Judith Light – Ugly Betty
Salma Hayek – Ugly Betty

And the winners are…Stanley Tucci and Elaine Stritch!

The winners above are the next presenters. That was a trainwreck.

Best Directing in a Comedy Series

Scott Ellis (“The Breakup” episode) – 30 Rock
Julian Farino (“One Day in the Valley” episode) – Entourgae
Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant (“Episode 1/Orlando Bloom”) – Extras
Will Mackenzie (“My Musical” episode) – Scrubs
Ken Kwapis (“Gay Witch Hunt” episode) – The Office
Richard Shepard (“Pilot” episode) – Ugly Betty

And the winner is…Richard Shepard!

Back to Teri Hatcher and Anthony Anderson to present the next award.

Best Writing in a Comedy Series

Tina Fey (“Tracy Does Conan” episode) – 30 Rock
Robert Carlock (“Jack-Tor” episode) – 30 Rock
Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant (“Daniel Radcliffe” episode) –
Extras
Greg Daniels (“Gay Witch Hunt” episode) – The Office
Michael Schur (“The Negotiation” episode) – The Office

And the winner is…Greg Daniels! Score one for The Office!

The next presenters are Rainn Wilson from The Office and rapper, Kanye West. They do an entire Don’t Forget the Lyrics segment with Wayne Brady as they tried to rap Kanye’s song, “Stronger”. Funniest thing all night really.

Best Reality-Competition Program

The Amazing Race
American Idol’
Dancing with the Stars
Project Runway
Top Chef

And the winner is…The Amazing Race for another year in a row!

The next presenters are Stephen Colbert from The Colbert Report and Jon Stewart from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Best Actor in a Comedy Series

Steve Carell (Michael Scott) – The Office
Alec Baldwin (Jack Donaghy) – 30 Rock
Ricky Gervais (Andy Millman) – Extras
Tony Shalhoub (Adrian Monk) – Monk
Charlie Sheen (Charlie Harper) – Two and a Half Men

And the winner is…Ricky Gervais! He’s not here, so the robbed Steve Carell comes out to celebrate with Colbert and Stewart.

The next presenters are Hugh Laurie from House and Felicity Huffman from Desperate Housewives.

Best Actress in a Drama Series

Minnie Driver (Dahlia Malloy) – The Riches
Edie Falco (Carmela Soprano) – The Sopranos
Patricia Arquette (Allison Dubois) – Medium
Sally Field (Nora Walker) – Brothers and Sisters
Kyra Sedgwick (Brenda Johnson) – The Closer
Mariska Hargitay (Olivia Benson) – Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

And the winner is…Sally Field!

The next presenters are William Shatner from Boston Legal and Debra Messing from Will & Grace.

Best Actress in a Comedy Series

America Ferrera (Betty Suarez) – Ugly Betty
Tina Fey (Liz Lemon) – 30 Rock
Mary-Louise Parker (Nancy Botwin) – Weeds
Felicity Huffman (Lynette Scavo) – Desperate Housewives
Julie Louis-Dreyfus (Christine Campbell) – The New Adventures of Old
Christine

And the winner is…America Ferrera! First-time nominee and winner!

The next presenters are Jimmy Smits from Cane and Kate Walsh from Private Practice.

Best Actor in a Drama Series

James Gandolfini (Tony Soprano) – The Sopranos
Denis Leary (Tommy Gavin) – Rescue Me
Hugh Laurie (Dr. Gregory House) – House
Kiefer Sutherland (Jack Bauer) – 24
James Spader (Alan Shore) – Boston Legal

And the winner is…James Spader!

The next presenters are Kelsey Grammer and Patricia Heaton from Back To You.

Best Comedy Series

30 Rock
Ugly Betty
Two and a Half Men
The Office
Entourage

And the winner is…30 Rock!

The final presenter is Helen Mirren.

Best Drama Series

Grey’s Anatomy
House
The Sopranos
Heroes
Boston Legal

And the winner is…The Sopranos! Shocking, I know!

My thoughts on this year’s show. Predictable win for The Sopranos. Heroes will likely have a better chance to win next year since that show is no more. 30 Rock is funny, but only the third funniest nominee. So I didn’t really like that. But I thought Steve Carell was ROBBED of his Emmy. Congrats to America Ferrera for her first Emmy and nomination at the same time. Another congrats to Katherine Heigl and BOO to James Spader winning. That was a surprise really. Sally Field wasn’t really a surprise. As a whole I say I only liked 40% of the winners this year. Too many of the top awards I had problems with, but whatever. What do I know?

And now I present to you…

The Top Five Hottest Women at the 2007 Primetime Emmy Awards

#5 – Katherine Heigl – Representing Grey’S Anatomy and Knocked Up!
#4 – Hayden Panettiere – She’s 18 now and the second hottest “hero”!
#3– Ali Larter – She’s my #1 “hero”!
#2– Eva Longoria – Almost won back-to-back years, but…

#1– Jennifer Love Hewitt – I can’t believe I missed her last year. She is definitely one of the hottest girls on TV and I have loved since I was a kid when she was just a kid as well.

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