Stephen Colbert’s part in the 2010 Emmy awards, while small, was mentioned all over the Emmy coverage that hit the news cycle this morning. Many praised his efforts as one of the highlights of the evening, and others booed the Emmy voters for not giving him the Emmy that they felt he deserved. We can relate to that sentiment.
So sit back, dig in, and absorb today’s Emmy zeitgeist.
Best of the Emmys
- Greatest geek moments from the 2010 Emmys – IO9.com:
“Strangely enough, one of the highlights of the night, besides Ricky Gervais handing out beer to the front row, was Stephen Colbert’s Human Centipede name-check. While accepting his nomination for writing team on the Stephen Colbert Report, the comedian claimed his writing team was “the greatest staff in the world. These people think together, they move together, they act as if they’re one living creature. Or they soon will — once I make them a human centipede.” A collective shriek was heard round the nation when Moms everywhere googled “Human Centipede.” Well played, sir.”
- Top Moments: Jimmy Fallon, Will Arnett and Ricky Gervais Keep Things Light – SeattlePI.com:
“10. Best Presentation Patter, Part I: Introducing the best supporting actress in a comedy category, Stephen Colbert announces that the night is all about the ladies. ‘Many of you look lovely tonight,’ he deadpans. Jane Lynch, the winner of the award, goes on to thank her parents for ‘being so unintentionally hilarious.'”
- Emmy’s 8 Best Moments: ‘Glee,’ Alexander Skarsgard And That Amazing Opening Sketch! – MTV.com:
“Jane accepted her first ever Emmy win by calling it “outlandish,” kissing Stephen Colbert on the lips and thanking her “lord and creator, Ryan Murphy, for creating the role of a lifetime,” and told her fellow castmates, “You’re young, and you’re wonderful and fresh-faced and, when I’m not seething with jealousy, I love you.”
- The 2010 Emmy Awards Had a Great Host, but Odd Pacing – TV Squad blog:
“More good stuff: Even though it felt like the producers were rushing, I did welcome the elimination of the presenter banter. Only people who knew how to do it well — Fey, Colbert, Joel McHale — got to be funny. Even then, they kept it to one or two lines.”
- 2010 Emmy recap: Party time at AMC, HBO – NewsObserver.com:
“Stephen Colbert, who is funny just walking, comes out to present to the Best Emmy for Supporting Actress in a Comedy.”
- Horror at the 2010 Emmy Awards – Fearnet.com:
“But the real horror winner on TV’s biggest night has to be The Human Centipede. In a pretaped nominee video, Stephen Colbert lauded his Colbert Report team as “the greatest staff in the world. These people think together, they move together, they act as if they’re one living creature. Or they soon will, once I make them a human centipede.” As a topper, the text “100% Medically Accurate” appeared on screen as Colbert’s staffers ran in terror”
- Liveblogging The 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards – LAist.com:
“Stephen Colbert is up to his usual schmarm and manages to overtly underhandedly insult women while exalting them.”
Worst of the Emmys (i.e. WTF, Emmy Voters?!)
- Emmy Awards: Best and worst moments – National Post:
“Love Jon Stewart. Love The Daily Show. Don’t really mind that it has now won eight in a row. But, this year especially, The Daily Show over The Colbert Report? Really? Thankfully, we have Stephen Colbert to look forward to. He’ll be talking about that all week. Just you wait.”
- What’s behind Emmy surprises? Were voters drunk? – LA Times Gold Derby blog:
“But “The Daily Show” romp, mysteriously, continues. Not even boatloads of Hollywood sentiment behind Conan O’Brien’s “Tonight Show,” the vast popularity of Betty White’s stellar episode of “Saturday Night Live” or Stephen Colbert’s gutsy visit to Iraq in his “Colbert Report” submission could topple “Daily Show.” Why? I don’t have a clue.”
- VIDEO: Emmy Highlights – Mad Men & Modern Family Among Big Winners – RadarOnline.com:
“It was hard not to feel just a tiny bit awkward during the award for Best Variety or Music Special. When Fallon walked into the audience to sing a song with Stephen Colbert, the camera picked up Conan O’Brien sitting just behind the them, trying his best to look unaffected.”
- Hey, Jon Stewart: Give back this Emmy for ‘The Daily Show’! – Gold Derby blog:
“Pssst! Do you want to know what secret weapon Jon Stewart used to claim Emmy victory for “The Daily Show” as best variety series for an unprecedented eighth time in a row? Roland Martin’s ascot.
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That’s it. That is what so wowed Emmy voters to choose “The Daily Show” over “The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien” (which submitted his historic, heart-tugging farewell episode), “Saturday Night Live” (the Betty White spectacular) and “The Colbert Report” (Stephen Colbert gets a visit via satellite from Barack Obama while Colbert entertains troops in Iraq).
Obviously, if such a tepid “Daily Show” entry can beat all that, then it’s destined to continue winning its Emmy category … forever.”
Behind The Scenes at the Emmys
- Emmy Awards 2010: What the Cameras Didn’t See – CBS News:
“Jane Lynch and Stephen Colbert experienced a different kind of physicality, however, after Colbert presented Lynch with her Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. The pair had to be chased down and grabbed by an Emmy staffer when they exited the stage the wrong way.”