Emmy Recap

By Laura Nachman
Delaware County Daily Times
August 28, 2006


Here are the ups, downs, and other assorted observations from the 58th annual Emmy Awards telecast on NBC last night.


Host Report Card – Conan O’Brien gets an "A" for a funny opening taped piece where he spoofed ”Lost,” “The Office,” “24,” “House,” and “South Park” among others.  His opening monologue and production number skewered his own network, NBC.  Plus, his quips throughout the night worked.


Great Night for Jon Stewart - "The Daily Show" won a couple of Emmys, Stewart and Steven Colbert were the funniest presenters of the night, and former "Daily Show" star, Steve Carell's show "The Office" won for best comedy series.


Purple Reign – Several actresses wore variations of purple, including Jean Smart, Evangeline Lilly, Sandra Oh, Megan Mulally, Cheryl Hines, and Jaime Pressly.


Best Dressed – Katherine Heigl, Patrick Dempsey, Keifer Sutherland, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Evangeline Lilly, and Jeremy Piven.


Candy vs. Tori – Game On! – Judging from the seating arrangements during the Aaron Spelling tribute, it appears the Candy Spelling/Tori Spelling feud is going strong.  Candy and son Randy Spelling sat together and Tori and her husband Dean McDermott were on the other side of the room.


Most Deserving Winner – Jeremy Piven for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for “Entourage.”


Biggest Disappointment – Tony Shalhoub beating Steve Carell for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.


“Charlie’s Angels” Reunion Scorecard – Who aged the best:


  1. Jaclyn Smith
  2. Kate Jackson
  3. Farrah Fawcett

Bad Night for Simon Cowell – “American Idol” lost to “The Amazing Race” in the Reality Show category and he was booed when introduced for the Dick Clark tribute.


It’s Not 1977 Anymore – Dick Clark still showed effects from his stroke and Barry Manilow put off double hip replacement surgery to perform the theme from “Bandstand.”


It’s not 1994 Anymore – Once mighty NBC show “ER” was given a promo a mere two hours, 15 minutes into the broadcast.


It’s 2006 – The Emmys featured references to the www.nbc.com,  Tivo,  www.youtube.com, and iPods.