Monday, September 21, 2009
2009 Emmy Awards
“It’s my job to make things go smoothly. Here’s hoping Kanye West likes ‘30 Rock.” - Neil Patrick Harris
I thought the awards ceremony was very entertaining last night. The set looked amazing and Neil Patrick Harris did a fine job as the host. I enjoy his comedic timing and his subtle quips when sketches didn't seem to go very well.
There were also some very funny quotes throughout the night...
"I'm unemployed now, so I'd like to be on 'Mad Men. I also like 'The Office' and '24. "
- Kristin Chenoweth after winning for her now-cancelled show "Pushing Daisys".
“The thing about the Oscars and the Golden Globes, they’ve got film stars with their jaw lines and good looks, making me feel bad, but in this room… I’m probably above average. Yeah, definitely. Here, Steve Carrell is considered handsome. But Rainn Wilson, we’ve got to be honest, he’s weird, even here.”
- Ricky Gervais
"I used to think that awards were just shallow tokens of momentary popularity, but now I realize they are the only true measure of a person's real worth as a human being."
- Jon Cryer after winner for Best Supporting Actor in "Two and a Half Men".
"We want to thank our friends at NBC ... for keeping us on the air, even though we are so much more expensive than a talk show."
- Tina Fey after "30 Rock" won Best Comedy Series
“I’d trade this to look like him, I’ll be honest with you. No...I wouldn’t. Actually, yes, I would.”
- Alec Baldwin referencing Rob Lowe who presented him with his Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series award for "30 Rock"
And speaking of "30 Rock"...
I love that show.