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Primetime Emmy Awards 2009
Originally posted 09/20/2009 11:00PM
Comedy rocked once again at the 61st Primetime Emmys, where 30 Rock was named top sitcom series and its lead male star, Alec Baldwin, outstanding actor in a comedy series. Both also took the titles last year.
"That was a real nail biter," said the show's creator, producer and star Tina Fey when she accepted the award toward the end of Sunday night's ceremony. She also thanked NBC for keeping the show on the air, even though, as she pointed out, it is more expensive than a talk show.
For the second consecutive year, AMC's Mad Men, a period '60s look at Madison Avenue's advertising world and those who worked in it, was named outstanding drama series.
Originally posted 09/20/2009 08:30PM
Sunday night's 61st Primetime Emmy Awards got off to a big yuk even though the first winner of the evening, Kristin Chenoweth, dissolved into tears as she accepted her golden statuette as best supporting actress in a comedy series – ABC's canceled Pushing Daisies.
"I don't know why I'm crying," she said, after thanking her parents. "I'm unemployed now, and I'd like to be on Mad Men. I also like The Office and '24'." Chenoweth concluded by thanking the TV Academy for recognizing a show no longer on the air.
Laughs were the order of the night. When Alec Baldwin delivered his Emmy acceptance speech for best actor in a comedy series, the 30 Rock star, grabbing his statuette from presenter Rob Lowe, told the crowd, "I'd trade this to look like him."
Supporting actor in a sitcom, Jon Cryer, took the Emmy for CBS's Two and a Half Men. Accepting, he said he used to think awards were shallow displays of popularity, while now he sees that they recognize true achievement. He also said of costar Charlie Sheen, "He's amazing."
Originally posted 09/20/2009 08:45PM
Before she revealed that she is pregnant with her first child with boyfriend Scott Disick, Kourtney Kardashian expertly hid her growing baby bump with oversized purses and billowy tops.
But at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards Sunday, the reality star embraced her new curves. The star of Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami, dressed in a black flowing BCBG gown, proudly posed sideways to show off her bump as she walked the red carpet with sister Kim Kardashian.
"It's hard to get dressed when you're seven months pregnant almost," Kourtney said on E! "It's challenging but I still try to be fashionable."
Originally posted 09/20/2009 08:00PM
The winners and nominees for the 60th annual Emmy Awards are:
Originally posted 07/16/2009 02:05PM
Chandra Wilson thought she was just going to be announcing Thursday's Emmy nominations. Turns out the Grey's Anatomy star was a surprise double honoree.
"We did the [nomination announcement] rehearsal ahead of time [and] went down the teleprompter three times," Wilson told PEOPLE after receiving and announcing the news alongside fellow nominee, The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons. Said Wilson: "My name wasn’t there, so I was like, 'Cool.' "
"I'd been completely duped," Wilson, who was nominated for outstanding supporting actress in a drama for Grey's Anatomy and outstanding lead actress in a miniseries or movie for Accidental Friendship, said. "I think they [announced] Accidental Friendship first, if I'm not mistaken. I was so honored for that because I loved everything about making that film."
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