9:03 -- The producers of John Adams, during their acceptance speech, couldn't help but say that the election of Jefferson Vs. Adams was full of "lies, innuendo, and partisan something-or-another." "How great," he added, "that we've come so far since then..." Oh, fuck off. Believe it or not, I try to limit the profanity on this blog but seriously, dude -- fuck off.
9:10 -- Neil Patrick Harris and Kristen Chenoweth (I'm butchering her last name, I know) are presenting the award for Best Host Of A Variety Special. I'm hoping that Jon Stewart wins for the Academy Awards...
9:11 -- So, of course, Don Rickles ends up winning for Mr. Warmth. Which is good because I like Don Rickles.
9:12 -- And, as Rickles gives his acceptance speech, I am looking over the other installments of my Emmy coverage. First off, let me apologize for the lack of polish. That's live blogging for ya! Secondly, allow me to say "Thanks, Debbie."
9:16 -- Also, I should correct something I said in my first installment of my Emmy coverage. Zeljko Ivanek did not play Gov. Devlin on Lost. He played Gov. Devlin on Oz. There's a big difference between Lost and Oz.
9:20 -- I wonder how the Cowboys are doing up in Wisconsin. I hope they're doing better than my virtual football team -- the Ardglass Beerbroks -- are doing over on the Goal Line Blitz MMORPG. The Beerbroks have played two games so far. They lost the first one by a score of 0-64. They followed this up by losing their next game by a score of 0-147. You read that right. 0 to 147. We play again tomorrow. Hopefully, the Beerbroks will manage to actually get into field goal range at some point during the game. I'm not asking that they actually make the field goal. Just get into range, guys. Seriously, give me something here!
9:25 -- While I was writing all that, Paul Giamitti won Best Actor in a Miniseries for John Adams. Giamitti should have won an Oscar for both American Splendor and Sideways.
9:26 -- Alec Baldwin just won for Best Actor in a Comedy. He defeated Steve Carrell. Boo! Baldwin just called Tina Fey the "Elaine May of her generation." Does that mean that Fey is going to direct her generation's version of Ishtar?
9:28 -- They appear to be attempting to speed things up as Glenn Close was named Best Actress in a Drama even as Alec Baldwin was still stepping off the stage. Anyway, every award ceremony has to have a "Give-More-Role-To-Old-Women" speeches and apparently, this was Close's year to do it.
9:30 -- Now, they're showing the montage of the dead. William F. Buckley, Charlton Heston, Mel Ferrer, Joey Bishop, Sydney Pollack, Estelle Getty, Bernie Mac, Suzanne Pleshette, Abby Mann, Harvey Korman, Jim McKay (who is seen announcing the deaths of the Israeli athletes at the '72 Olympics -- "They're all gone." Heartbreaking.), and so many others.
On that note, let's end this installment.