Chattering the 2009 Emmy Awards

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What better way to spend an evening, than watching a TV awards show while chattering away with friends?  Well that's what a group of BlogHer CEs and I did last night during the 61st annual Emmy Awards.  Big winners were "Mad Men," "30 Rock," Glenn Close and Bryan Cranston, but what was the show like?  Well, my fellow CEs and I Chattered live throughout the show and I'm here to let you in on the conversation.

Our Emmy Chatterers were Honeybeast, Sassymonkey, Deb On The Rocks, Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic, lauriewrites, and yours truly, Megan Smith.  Enjoy.

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Megan Smith Love Neil Patrick Harris! He's so cute!

sassymonkey Very cute. I like the white tux jacket.

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Megan Smith Just saw Jon Hamm the other day in a repeat of "Gilmore Girls." He was the famous, Payton Sanders.  

Honeybeast I gasped when I saw that rerun -- had forgotten all about it! Now, how can we get Lauren Graham on Mad Men?

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Megan Smith I suppose if Neil Patrick Harris had won, it would have seemed rigged. He should have won though.

lauriewrites    I can tell you who shouldn't have won out of that awesome group - Jon Cryer. Sorry, Jon, just true.

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Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic There's gotta be some Swayze tributizing tonight. North and South? And when he was all hot and dying on M*A*S*H? Good times.

sassymonkey He died on M*A*S*H?

Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic   Yeah, he played a wounded soldier who had leukemia.

sassymonkey Oh I think I remember that.

debontherocks I don't have anything to add, but I just wanted to use M*A*S*H asterisks.

Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic Hee!

61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Show

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Megan Smith Kristen looks like she's wearing broken mirror pieces on her dress. I'd like to see her on "Mad Men" too.

sassymonkey  I'd like to see her on just about anything. I love her.

debontherocks Kristen's broken mirror dress reminded me of an 80s music video. All of them, actually.

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Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic Great, Kristin Chenoweth's gown, hair, and teeth just blinded me.  

Honeybeast I think the deep, dark, St. Tropez shade of her tan was meant as anti-dazzle. Sweet, if squeaky, speech though.

Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic I'm sure all the dogs were happy to be the only ones to hear Chenoweth's speech.

Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic  But the contrast was just WHOA!

Honeybeast She looked like Tinkerbell next to Tina Fey in the walkoff.

Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic And now I have "Blinded By the Light" in my head. Wonder why.

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sassymonkey The fake husband is sad that Mary Louise Parker did not win. (He has a bit of a crush on her...)

lauriewrites Mary Louise is also sad that Mary Louise did not win, clearly.

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Megan Smith Ken Howard! A Long Island boy! The "White Shadow" himself! Doesn't want to be interrupted by a "congressman or a rapper." Hee hee.

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Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic When Justin Timberlake says "funny ladies," you know he thinks none of them are under 40.

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Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic A funny thing happened to Leighton Meester on the way to the forum.

Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic And in a follow-up to that last missive, Larry Gelbart is still dead. Sad.

Honeybeast Leighton Meester looks very bored. I personally like to entertain
myself just saying the name "Leighton Meester" every so often.

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Honeybeast "Top Chef" cheftestant Fabio chopping off his finger made it to the reality genre montage. Yay.

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Honeybeast Strange times we live in, that the mainstream actors are now more uniformly tan than the professional ballroom dancers.

Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic I'm beginning to think the Mystic Tans are outnumbering the Starbucks.

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debontherocks All the BlogHers are like "I molested Tim Gunn!" 

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Megan Smith Dearbhla, I got 3 words for you: bra, bra, bra!

sassymonkey Yes indeed.

Nordette That's what my daughter kept saying. "She needs a bra!"

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Honeybeast Dr. Horrible buffering gag particularly delightful considering my FAIL to watch the Emmys East Coast stream. Did Whedon direct the skit?

Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic I know I should get over my Joss Whedon hate and finally watch Dr. Horrible, but it's just so difficult. And my hate, it is so strong. 

Honeybeast I have a Whedon meh myself, but my NPH adulation overcame it. My own conundrum: Do I have to break down and watch Grey Gardens?

Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic Given that Lange seems to still be in character, that might be a yes.

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Megan Smith   Am I the only one who's sick of that "30 Rock" music already? #emmys

debontherocks  Yes! It's like a bad DVD menu page loop when you fall asleep and it eats your brain!

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lauriewrites I have no idea what the guy from Rosanne does anymore or why he is here.

Megan Smith He stars on "The Big Bang Theory." And who knew he was so short?

sassymonkey I don't know who anyone is or why they are there. It's that whole I don't watch tv thing. I'm only in this for the dresses.

Megan Smith I get that. I do watch TV and I can't keep those damn Gossip Girls straight.

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sassymonkey Wait! There was a Muppet Christmas special that I MISSED?!?!?! WTF!?!?! #emmys

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Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic Ricky Gervais is living proof how attractive one can end up being purely because of how damn funny they are.

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sassymonkey The fake husband has not watched the last season of Lost. Did not want to see that clip.

Megan Smith Tell him he must watch the last season of "Lost." Must. Watch. "Lost."

sassymonkey He's been waiting to get it on DVD. Just hasn't gotten around to it. We watch *nothing* when it's actually on. lol

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Megan Smith Michael Emerson!!!!!!!!!! Oh man!!!!!!!! Woo Hoo!

debontherocks What a lovely acceptance speech. Sigh.

lauriewrites Best one of the night so far.

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Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic Sarah McLachlan is singing. If this turns into a ASPCA commercial, I'm leaving the room.

Honeybeast  Ah, it's the "In Memoriam" segment that's been crawling creepily across the screen all night. "IN MEMORIAM! 11 MINUTES!"

Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic Okay, I totally missed that crawl! Meanwhile, I'm glad they ended with Cronkite.

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debontherocks Bill has just been ruined for me because Stephen Moyer was chewing gum. Vampires don't chew gum.

Megan Smith  He can bite me anytime.  Gum or no gum.

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Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic Please have Hugh Laurie win so he can make a funny speech that will make all this worth it.

Honeybeast   But instead we have "Cinderfella."

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Megan Smith  And it's "Mad Men!" If it didn't go to "Lost," I can't complain about it going to "Mad Men."

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Megan Smith January Jones looks like the Chrysler Building, but somehow I like it.

debontherocks   Perfect. I was thinking table runner.

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You can see the full list of Emmy winners on the Emmy Awards website.

 

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Megan Smith is the BlogHer Contributing Editor covering Television and Online Video.  Her personal entertainment blog is Megan's Minute, Quirky Commentary Around The Clock.  Her new review blog is Meg's Rad Reviews. 

 

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