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The 2010 Emmy Award Winners

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | August 30, 2010 | Comments ()

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | August 30, 2010 |


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I think this is where we're supposed to snark on the worthlessness of awards shows in general, and fly our hipster flag by proclaiming that we didn't watch the Emmys. Why would we? Who watches the Emmys? Lame.

Well, I watch them. And I didn't mind Jimmy Fallon. He was goofy charming, and worked his mediocre talent for all its worth, starting with a splendid, entertaining "Glee"-inspired opening Springsteen number (Hurley!), and brought a few inoffensive musical interludes to the mix. The Twitter announcements were unnecessary, and the musical montage for the departing shows wasn't terribly impressive, but I wasn't bothered. Dude's strangely endearing, and I appreciate his earnestness. It's cool to hate Jimmy Fallon, but in this instance, I have no desire to be cool.

That said, the best part of the show was probably the "Community" promos during the commercial breaks. The last 90 minutes of the telecast, as usual, dragged. They really should bump the mini-series/television movie categories off-telecast.

The Emmys rarely get it right, but lately, part of that problem is the increasing number of quality choices. Network television is on the decline, perhaps, but overall, television is kicking the crap out of Hollywood in the intelligence department. "Breaking Bad" and "Mad Men" alone have supplied more hours of superior entertainment than the movie studios have so far in 2010.

That still doesn't excuse giving Kyra Sedgewick the Emmy over Connie Britton. But still, look at the Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor categories in Drama, alone: I think they chose correctly, but I wouldn't have been disappointed if any of the other nominees won. Even Matthew Fox. And both of those categories could've easily provided 10 nominees.

Here are the 2010 Emmy winners in the categories you might care about.

DRAMA

OUTSTANDING DRAMA
Lost
Breaking Bad
Dexter
Mad Men
True Blood
The Good Wife

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife)
Mariska Hargitay (Special Victims Unit)
Glenn Close (Damages)
Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer)
January Jones (Mad Men)
Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights)

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Jon Hamm (Mad Men)
Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights)
Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)
Hugh Laurie (House M.D.)
Michael C. Hall (Dexter)
Matthew Fox (Lost)

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
John Slattery (Mad Men)
Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad)
Martin Short (Damages)
Terry O' Quinn (Lost)
Michael Emerson (Lost)
Andre Braugher (Men of a Certain Age)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Sharon Gless (Burn Notice)
Christine Baranski (The Good Wife)
Christina Hendricks (Mad Men)
Rose Byrne (Damages)
Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife)
Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men)

COMEDY

OUTSTANDING COMEDY
Glee
Modern Family
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Nurse Jackie
30 Rock
The Office
Curb Your Enthusiasm

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Lea Michele (Glee)
Tina Fey (30 Rock)
Toni Collette (The United States of Tara)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (The New Adventures of Old Christine)
Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie)
Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation)

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm)
Alec Baldwin (30 Rock)
Matthew Morrison (Glee)
Steve Carell (The Office)
Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)
Tony Shalhoub (Monk)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Chris Colfer (Glee)
Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family)
Jon Cryer (Two and A Half Men)
Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family)
Ty Burrell (Modern Family)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Jane Lynch (Glee)
Kristen Wiig (Saturday Night Live)
Jane Krakowski (30 Rock)
Julie Bowen (Modern Family)
Sofia Vergara (Modern Family)
Holland Taylor (Two and A Half Men)

OUTSTANDING REALITY SHOW COMPETITION
Project Runway
Top Chef
The Amazing Race
Dancing with the Stars
American Idol

VARIETY, MUSIC, OR COMEDY
OUTSTANDING VARIETY, MUSIC, OR COMEDY SERIES
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live
The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien

OUTSTANDING TV MOVIE
Endgame (PBS)
Georgia O'Keeffe (Lifetime)
Moonshot (History)
The Special Relationship (HBO)
Temple Grandin (HBO)
You Don't Know Jack (HBO)

OUTSTANDING MINI-SERIES
The Pacific (HBO)


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