9:05 p.m. — “Breaking Bad’s” Aaron Paul wins the best
supporting actor in a drama Emmy for the second time. “To the rest of
the writers, thank you for not killing me off,” he shouts. “That was the
— “DWTS” host Tom Bergeron scores the
award for best reality TV host, sneaks in a plug for the “All-Stars”
season, which begins tomorrow. Smart. 9:00 p.m.
8:58 p.m. — … And the award for best save goes to
Seth MacFarlane, who began presenting best reality TV host at the wrong
mike and then saved himself by saying in a Stewie voice, “This is what
happens when you don’t come to rehearsal.”
8:52 p.m. — “The Amazing Race” clinches the trophy
for best reality program. It’s won the award every year since 2003, with
the exception of 2010, when “Top Chef” won.
8:46 p.m. — Julia Louis-Dreyfus scores the Emmy for
best actress in a comedy for “Veep,” says sweetly, through tears, that
she doesn’t see anything funny about her being the vice president of the
8:39 p.m. — Jon Cryer wins best actor in a comedy for "Two and a Half Men." "I'm
stunned," he says. After all the turmoil the show's been through since
Charlie Sheen's downward spiral,
Cryer sums up his sentiments simply: "This is crazy."
8:37 p.m. — Even though the Emmys are feeling like
an extended PSA for “Modern Family,” the skit featuring Ken Jeong
stepping in as the new Lily was pretty funny.
8:33 p.m. — And the “Modern Family” domination continues. Steve Levitan wins best directing for a comedy.
8:20 p.m. –
Louis C.K. grabs the Emmy
for outstanding writing in a comedy for his FX series “Louie.” “Your
daddy won an Emmy,” he said to his kids at home.
— Eric Stonestreet scores the first Emmy of
the night for the second year in a row — best supporting actor in a
comedy. He sweetly thanks his fellow nominee and “Modern Family” husband
Jesse Tyler Ferguson first, saying, “There would be no Cam without
8:08 p.m. — The trend Ricky Gervais started when he
first hosted the Golden Globes in 2010 is still going strong: insults
rule. Kimmel made fun of Cat Deeley, Jon Hamm, and pretty much every
actor in the Nokia Theater in his opening monologue, though not as
sharply as Gervais.
8:07 p.m. — President Obama isn’t immune. “I don’t
think the president should be watching ‘Homeland’ for the same reason I
don’t think Charlie Sheen should be watching ‘Breaking Bad.’”
— First zing of the night, Kimmel on what
he finds fascinating about “Downtown Abbey:” “If really gives you a
sense of what it must have been like to grow up in Mitt Romney’s house.” 8:05 p.m.
8:00 p.m. — Half a minute into the official Emmy
Awards and we’ve already got a naked Lena Dunham! The “Girls” star and
Emmy nominee appeared naked, on a toilet, eating cake during the
pre-taped montage to open the show, which also featured a sobbing,
over-botoxed Jimmy Kimmel, bathrobe-clad entourage of A-list TV
actresses, and every reality TV host you could name off the top of your
head. Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, Kathy Bates, Mindy Kaling and more punched
Kimmel until he got his act together. As far as awards show opens go, it
was pretty epic.
— “Dancing with the Stars” host Tom Bergeron
promised that the “All-Stars” season of the show, which premieres
tomorrow, will up the ante. ”Out of the gate, you’re going to see some
of the best performances you’ve ever seen,” he said.
— Edie Falco looks stunning in navy blue and
white Stella McCartney gown. We’re in a good amount of disbelief that
she’s about to turn 50. 7:46 p.m.7:30 p.m.
— With the last season of “30 Rock” underway,
Tina Fey is savoring every last moment of awards show goodness. “We’re
gonna party like it’s 1996,” she said on the carpet. She also revealed
that the show’s writers are preparing to script their own finale by
watching the final episodes of other iconic comedies, like “Frasier.”7:28 p.m.
— Jesse Tyler Ferguson, however, is willing
to criticize. The “Modern Family” actor (he’s also up for an Emmy) was
in disbelief about the fact that a book about the hit series is coming
out. “This is insane,” he said. “Like they need to make more money off
the show.”7:24 p.m.
— “Modern Family’s” Sofia Vergara isn’t
modest about her show dominating the Emmys (they’re up for 14 awards,
she’s in the running for best supporting actress in a comedy). “We’re
all here, all the cast, all the writers, all the kids,” she said on the
carpet. “It’s a party for us.”7:19 p.m.
— Of course Kristen Wiig doesn’t have a
typical approach to picking an Emmys dress. Wearing white Balenciaga on
the red carpet, she told Lara Spencer she “wanted to look like a ghost.”7:10 p.m.
— After many trying months in her personal
life, newly single “Project Runway” host Heidi Klum “wanted something
fun and happy” to wear to the Emmys. Hence her aqua, low, low, low cut