Happy, happy Emmy day!
You know Emmy day is a big day around here (see exhibits A, B and C) but this Emmy day might be the biggest of them all. Not because of who's nominated (where is Friday Night Lights?!?) or because of who's wearing what (the red carpet hasn't even started yet), but because this year, I have a very special Emmy guest. An Emmy guest named ... Emmy. Yes, THAT Emmy. I have a friend who has won a couple (JEALOUS MUCH? NO, NOT ME!) and he very kindly offered to let Emmy come over for the Emmys.
Emmy and I have had a very action-packed 24 hours together. First, we had to rest up for the big show.
And then make the Emmy party food:
Of COURSE, we had to primp:
Best dressed or worst dressed?
Ready to watch the red carpet!
(Back with the live blog in a bit!)
6:07: Ryan's hair is a bit tall. Still not tall enough to make HIM look tall, though (Heidi Klum is totally towering over him!).
6:13: Oooh, Giuliana's wearing her ring again! I guess I'll have to take back my Giuliana and Bill divorce rumors.
6:21: Christina Hendricks has a smoking body (apparently, I'm a 12-year-old boy). But seriously! She's like a human hourglass!
6:32: I say this every year, but I LOVE MARISKA HARGITAY!
6:47: Did you know it was hot in L.A. today? It's hot in L.A. today. Everyone is sweating. Ryan's sweating, that girl Kaley Cuoco is sweating ... CAN WE PLEASE STOP TALKING ABOUT ALL THE SWEATING???
7:08: What is with E!'s vampire obsession? Twilight and True Blood, I get it, I get it. Can we go back to the sweating?
7:27: Oh, Kristen Wiig. Such an unfortunate dress.
8:01: What a weird introduction. But here's Neil Patrick Harris singing!
8:03: "She could turn a gay guy straight ... oh, wait, there's Jon Hamm!"
8:12: I TOTALLY DO NOT GET THE GLASSES THING. Like, at all. What am I missing?
8:13: Aww, Kristin Chenoweth. She's cute.
8:27: Nice sweater vest, Jon Cryer. Funny first line, though!
8:35: Justin Timberlake wears glasses when he is SERIOUS Justin. (Not surprised about Toni Collette. OK, a little surprised.) (Second sad face in a row! First Rainn Wilson, now Mary Louise Parker! Usually they cover it up better.)
8:52: It is hard to type with Turtle Chex Mix on your fingers.
8:57: I am a sucker for a good little dance routine. I think Karina and Maks should go make out in a corner now and rekindle their romance.
9:00: Awww, Probst. I was going to rip on him for not wearing a tie, but it actually looked kind of disheveled/hot. And he gave a good speech. And he has really, REALLY great dimples. In fact, I'd like to take a bubble bath in those dimples now, please.
9:23: Dorky Emmy note: I like the way they've reordered the show by genre (all the comedy awards, then all the reality awards, then all the miniseries awards). I feel like it moves at a better pace this way. Added bonus: Since I know the miniseries awards are going to take up the next 20 minutes, I can pee and practice my fake acceptance speech with my borrowed Emmy in the bathroom mirror!
10:19: Drama montage. My friend: "If Friday Night Lights was on HBO, it would be nominated in every category." SO TRUE.
10:35: A belated yay for Michael Emerson and awww for Patrick Swayze, Bea Arthur and Co.
10:36: I am totally platonically spooning with Emmy on the couch right now.
10:50: Boooooo, I wanted Michael C. Hall to win. And I seriously think Jon Hamm was about to start crying, bless his heart.
10:58: What's with the Leno slam, Tina Fey? He didn't take your time slot!
11:01: Dexter or Lost, Dexter or Lost--booooooooooo. I have tried watching Mad Men. I have TRIED. And I JUST DON'T GET IT. It moves SO FREAKING SLOW!
And it's a wrap. Emmy and I are off to crash some very exclusive VIP parties (translation: read all the backstage gossip) ... happy Monday, everyone!