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By admin Published: August 30, 2010

I didn't live-post the Emmys, or watch them live for that matter. Was on the road for about half the telecast and studying the other half. (Yup, back in school.) But I did catch up to the above clip, which is charming -- although I would have been much happier if Kate Gosselin had gotten her one scene (or none) and that was it. Even in the background she's irritating.

As for the actual awards, ...

I was pleased with the win by "Mad Men." (Had been suspecting that "The Good Wife," with a big audience and broadcast backing, would slip through. But "Mad Men" got the deserved nod.) Very happy for Archie Panjabi from "The Good Wife," Eric Stonestreet from "Modern Family" and Jim Parsons from "Big Bang Theory."

Disappointed that "The Amazing Race" did not continue its winning streak in reality-competition, but I don't watch "Top Chef" so I can't say if its beating "Race" was justified or not.
Same kind of thing with Bryan Cranston, three-peater with "Breaking Bad." I didn't like the show in the early going and haven't gone back, so I can't gauge his performance. My personal preferences would have been Kyle Chandler (for "Friday Night Lights") or Jon Hamm (for "Mad Men").

I am also somewhat ambivalent about Kyra Sedgwick's win. She is very good on "The Closer," week in and week out, and I don't have a problem with her outpointing Julianna Margulies on "The Good Wife," although Margulies is good (as is the show). But come on, Connie Britton on "FNL"! Finally nominated, as was Chandler, and still not a winner. The coming season is supposed to be "FNL's" last, so the show and its cast are running out of changes for some Emmy honor.

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