The Emmys were on this weekend. I know everyone in the world watched it.
But just in case, for some weird reason, you did not watch it, here are some of the winners:
Best Drama Series – “24”, FOX
Best Comedy Series – “The Office”, NBC
Reality – “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” ABC
Actor in a Comedy – Tony Shalhoub, “Monk”
Actor in a Drama – Kiefer Sutherland, “24”
Actress in a Comedy – Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “The New Adventures Of Old Christine”
Actress in a Drama – Mariska Hargitay, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”
Supporting Actor in a Comedy – Jeremy Piven, “Entourage”
Supporting Actor in a Drama – Alan Alda, “The West Wing”
Supporting Actress in a Comedy – Megan Mullally, “Will & Grace”
Supporting Actress in a Drama – Blythe Danner, “Huff”
Animated Program (less than one hour) – “The Simpsons”
Variety, Music or Comedy Series – “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart”
For a complete list, check out Dark Horizons.
There weren’t many surprises last night, and my new found addiction to Entourage made me happy for Jeremy Piven, whose talent I had always felt went overlooked. Barry Manilow took home the award for Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program and that got the Metro’s dander up.
One thing that the Metro, everyone’s favorite free East Coast daily, did get right on the money was Ryan Seacrest’s red carpet performance. Whenever anyone or anything that makes me change the channel TO Joan Rivers, you can be certain there is a serious problem.
I made a statement during the previous Academy Awards that went a little something like this:
E! is really tanking the pre-awards show this year. Ryan Seacrest has pissed off every celebrity he’s interviewed and completely insulted them by offering them free DVD’s of their own movies!
As a public relations professional, I will hold off on calling Seacrest a moron. You can do that for me if you agree, but when he ever gave, I think it was Naomi Watts, a copy of the DVD to her own movie as a “gift” for being on his show, I laughed out loud when I saw the look on her face.
It looked a little something like this, and pardon me Naomi if I am being presumptuous:
“What the hell are you doing giving me a copy of my own movie? Do you have ANY IDEA how many of these I have?”
It was classic.
You can rest assured the media gave Seacrest the same props for his performance last night.
Also this week, PRrag is pleased to announce a new feature called “Buzz Machine.”
Instead of just looking at issues that are already creating a buzz, the PR guy will look at new and emerging ideas, issues and products and put them through the Buzz Machine’s greats with a review and analysis of the product and a look at the company/people behind the scenes and what they’re doing to spread the word!
The lineup for the next few weeks includes a Bluetooth-enabled audio device that looks, acts and is marketed as a new spy toy and a few bands and performers have submitted their stuff to PRrag.
If you would like PRrag.com to take a look at your CD, game, product, gripe or whatever else, drop me a line!