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Old Ladies and Gays Ruining American Television

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | August 23, 2010 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | August 23, 2010 |

All those minor Emmy Awards that aren’t announced during the Emmy Telecast (scheduled to air on Sunday night) were handed out over the weekend, and I have to admit, I’ve never paid any attention to them before. It was only because Betty White and Neil Patrick Harris were winners that it even entered my radar. But, there are some kind of cool categories here, like best dramatic score, which went to stupid boring overcooked “24.” And who knew they gave Emmys for best costumes in a variety show and that Jimmy Kimmel’s show, of all shows, would be among the winners?

Also, Jeff Probst won best reality show host, as he’s done every single year the category has been in existence (he actually deserves it, I’d argue. He’s the perfect host: Affable, inoffensive, and doesn’t inject him into the show). John Lithgow got a much deserved Emmy for his turn on “Dexter,” and while “The Colbert Report” regularly loses out to “The Daily Show,” in the best talk show category, at least it won best writing for a talk show this year. Oh, and that twat Jamie Oliver won for his reality show. (I say twat only in solidarity with all the British schoolchildren now subjected to his healthy alternatives to pizza, burgers, and stromboli thanks to Oliver).

Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Betty White, “Saturday Night Live”

Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Neil Patrick Harris, “Glee”

Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series: John Lithgow in “Dexter”

Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Ann-Margret for “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Host, reality or reality-competition series: Jeff Probst, “Survivor,” CBS.

Voice-over performance: Anne Hathaway, “The Simpsons: Once Upon a Time in Springfield,” Fox.

Reality program: “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution,” ABC.

Commercial: “The Man Your Man Could Smell Like: Old Spice Body Wash.”

Animated Program: “Disney Prep & Landing,” ABC.

Nonfiction series: “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea,” PBS.

Writing for a variety, music or comedy series: “The Colbert Report: 5076 (in Iraq),” Comedy Central.

Music composition for a series (original dramatic score): “24: 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.,” Fox.

Music composition for a miniseries, movie or special: “Temple Grandin,” HBO.

Choreography: “So You Think You Can Dance,” Fox.

Casting for a drama series: “Mad Men,” AMC.

Casting for a miniseries, movie or a special: “The Pacific,” HBO.

Casting for a comedy series: “Modern Family,” ABC.

Costumes for a miniseries, movie or a special: “Return to Cranford (Masterpiece), Part 2,” PBS.

Costumes for a variety-music program or a musical (more than one award possible): “Jimmy Kimmel Live: Episode 09-1266),” ABC; “So You Think You Can Dance (Top 12 perform),” Fox; “Titan Maximum: Went to Party, Got Crabs,” Cartoon Network.

Costumes for a series: “The Tudors: Episode No. 408,” Showtime.

Dustin is the founder and co-owner of Pajiba. You may email him here, follow him on Twitter, or listen to his weekly TV podcast, Podjiba.

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