At the Emmys: Filthy Mouths Win Big, Idol Avoids Biggest Loser Title
Kathy Griffin by Steve Jennings/Bravo Photo, Andy Samberg by Dana Edelson/NBC Universal Photo
Gold mixed with blue at Saturday night's
Creative Arts Emmy Awards
ceremony. Though HBO's
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
took home the most kudos - five statues in all - several major wins either were born of or unexpectedly led to salty language.
Where to start?
Life on the D-List
won best (non-competition) reality program, mock-scoffed at those who thank J.C. for their good fortune by saying (and I apologize for sharing this on a Sunday morning), "Suck it, Jesus, this award is my god now." Also using salty slang in accepting her award was
, named best guest actress in a comedy (for her turn on
). "It's kind of obvious how long I've been in this profession," said Stritch. "And I can't get over that I still feel the way I do. It's unf--kingbelievable."
Another veteran actress,
, was Stritch's counterpart in the drama race (for her appearance on
Law & Order: SVU
) were the honored guest actors.
The poster child for potty mouths,
, was named best animated series (for its "Make Love, Not WarCraft" eppy), and the
Saturday Night Live digital short "D**k in a Box"
and a couple of well-wrapped packages - won for original music and lyrics. Addressing "sequel" talk backstage, Samberg said, "We talked about 'B***s in a Bucket,' but I just don't think it's as catchy."
In the outstanding casting contests,
Friday Night Lights
(comedy) emerged victorious.
One last noteworthy win:
avoided besting the dubious record set by
(which went 0-for-25 at the Emmys) by finally grabbing some gold, in the outstanding technical direction category (for "
Gives Back"). It was a first win six years in the making - but that's what you get for making us endure three commercial breaks for the damn results.
A complete list of Creative Arts winners can be found at