Let's eavesdrop on what this year's newly minted Emmy winners had to say once they made it backstage:
"It's just so sweet that they remembered us. They remembered a show that got canceled that I've never been more proud to be on. I'd much rather be on that than something that lasts a long time that I don't care about. I'm a risk-taker. I mean, look at...
Neil Patrick Harris
Sure, the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards didn't boast the fireworks of last week's Kanye-"enhanced" VMAs, but CBS' entertaining three-hour telecast ran smoothly, a credit to host (and producer) Neil Patrick Harris, whose competent hand and effortless improvisational timing made him the subject of more than one of this year's top moments.
7. Best Dance: We'll be honest: Usually musical segments either bore or horrify us. But Dancing with the Stars' Maks and Karina...
"Congratulations guys, unbelievable" host Neil Patrick Harris said of seven-time Emmy champ Amazing Race at Sunday's 61st Primetime Emmy Awards. "Upsets at every turn."
Harris was joking about his loss in the supporting comedy actor category to Two and a Half Men's Jon Cryer, but also ironically summing up the mood on a night when repeat winners ruled with just a few new faces sprinkled in.
30 Rock and Mad Men repeated...
The 61st Annual Emmy Awards
Tonight's the night, folks! Emmys host Neil Patrick Harris — who's also a nominee for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy — has promised many surprises for the 61st annual awards, including performances from the Emmy-winning Internet experiment Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Dancing with the Stars' Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Karina Smirnoff and Sarah MacLachlan. (Look for "I Will Remember You" during the In Memoriam segment.) John "I'm a PC!" Hodgman is rumored to be the official announcer. It all sounds very exciting — we can't wait!
What are you most looking forward to? And what are your favorite moments so far? Post your comments here throughout the telecast.
Okay kids, this is it. Time to strap on the monkey suit, grab the lunch pail and get to work. This has been a hectic but exciting Emmy week. It's been extremely fun working closely with my partner, Carrie Ann Inaba, laying the groundwork for what we hope will be a fantastic, entertaining show for you Sunday night.
I guess it's my athletic background, but I've always approached big days and big shows just like I did big games. You prepare really hard early on but in the days leading up to the show, you gotta shut it down. For the last few weeks, I've been ...
Carrie Ann Inaba
Hope everyone is doing well and having a fun pre-Emmy week like I am. The Emmys are almost here!!!!!!!!!! Have you all chosen your dress to wear at home? It doesn't have to be quite as glamorous as the ones we wear when we walk the Red Carpet, but why not make a day of it? Invite your friends over and get dressed up! Put on the lashes, the tanning cream, the heels (well, forget the heels, you don't need to wear them), get your hair done and then grab a container of popcorn and join Chris and me as we take you right into the excitement that is the EMMYS!
I always think it's more fun when you have someone to turn to and say...
I want to start this blog with a little homage to Patrick Swayze. I know a lot has been written and said since his death Monday afternoon. I will just add this, Point Break, Roadhouse... thanks Patrick.
I wasn't sure how the TVGuide.com blog thing would work, but I love that you can leave your comments below. I agree with those of you that love Jon Cryer and, yes, the duck man will always live on. Jon really is a great guy, and you might be surprised to find that he's a pretty darn good athlete. I did the Malibu Triathlon with him last year, and he whipped my butt.
As for the few of you that took the time to say you don't enjoy red carpet shows, I say this to you...