Tracy Morgan prank falls flat, but other comedians kept the Emmys entertaining(Read article summary)
The Tracy Morgan prank by host Jimmy Kimmel was disappointing, but audience members like Stephen Colbert and Amy Poehler kept the show rolling.
The Good: Despite what much of Twitter would have you believe, the majority of last night’s winners were generally of the deserving variety. True, MODERN FAMILY (Outstanding Comedy Series), THE AMAZING RACE (Outstanding Reality Series) and THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART (Outstanding Variety Series) may not have been the most exciting or original of choices, but the continued excellence they deliver on a season by season basis won’t have us joining in on the chorus of complaining. Also not irking us, at least in terms of winners, were the trifecta of statuettes for Showtime’s fantastic freshman entrant HOMELAND (Which walked away with Outstanding Drama and Lead Actor and Actress for Damian Lewis and Claire Danes respectively), anything related to Woody Allen’s heir apparent Louis C.K. (Multiple winner for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special and Comedy Series) not to mention Lena Dunham’s lack thereof (Thankfully, stripping down on screen in HBO’s GIRLS only gets you invited to the show, not up on stage!). Other winners (not literally of course) from last night’s ceremony include comedians Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon and Amy Poehler, who not only showed they’re good sports when it came to losing gracefully, but were some of the few stars in attendance to remember that they’re supposed to be entertaining a vast global audience sitting at home not just those lucky few sitting in front of them. Which brings us to…