So y’all know I love me some award shows. For the past few years, I’ve normally ended up watching the red carpet for the Emmy Awards with another fellow pop culture and television watcher like Walkin’ Girl. Since I was in Golf Cart Heaven with the fam, it was interesting to try to get my red carpet watching in between welcome visits from Shrek and Princess Fiona, Shug wanting to go outside, NFL games being on, and Gator Momma servin’ up some lobstah. Yeah baby, we had lobstah. Well, Mom and I enjoyed it. Gator Dad says he doesn’t like to work for his food. :)
So I had fun watching this year’s Emmy’s and wanted to share a few of my favorite moments with you.
First off…the fashion!
Holy Hot Mess – Bad Kitty!
- Leighton Meister is a gorgeous girl. Can you see her underneath all that dress and makeup AND hair?? The dress is bad enough but then they put all that makeup on her and it was just toooooo much. Simplify.
Nerds everywhere shrieked over the Princess Leia braid:
As opposed to her Gossip Girl costar who could use a little stitching to keep the dress held together. I highly recommend Girlyfriend’s sewing skills. When you got a plunging neckline, double sided tape and some needle and thread work wonders, trust.
***Sidebar – Gator Momma drew an erroneous conclusion that I was somehow physically ACCOSTED and my dress was torn at Dragon*Con when I encountered the Monk and the Pirate. No, I just had a maxi dress with a low cut bust line on that I wore as a test run. At the end of the day, even with double sided tape, it was agreed it needed to be sewn up. I was even pretty modestly dressed compared to some of the girls in costume, but it was NOTHIN’ compared to Blake above. Girl. Wow. J Lo just sat up and took notice.***
I don’t know who is trying to bring back the Marie Antoinette style Paniers but they need to be stopped, FAST:
So now onto the really good stuff…the show itself. Now personally, I cannot fathom that "True Blood" wasn’t nominated. I mean come ON Emmy voters!! Season 1 was amazing. The writing alone needed to be recognized. Ahem. But anyway.
Everyone agreed that Neil Patrick Harris was a GENIUS choice for the host. His opening act was hilarious. His witty comments were made of win. When he interviewed John Cryer (who will ALWAYS be Duckie to me!) who beat him in his own category I knew we were in for a treat.
And then…le STACHE!
Ok Sarah Silverman, I forgive you the paniers above because the stache is made of WIN. I have NO idea how you kept a straight face when they showed you as a nominee but I salute you! The only thing even funnier would have been Matt Damon sitting next to you with his fake stache on from his new movie, "The Informant".
BEST MOMENT EVER:
Annnnnnd then I scared Gator Mom and Gator Dad because I literally hopped up in down in my chair over this moment of WIN!
Dr. Horrible broke into the presentation!! WIN WIN WIN! Joss Whedon, I love you for letting them do this. And yes, they did win the Emmy.
So for those of you who need a frame of reference and have some free time on your hands and LOVE you some Joss Whedon (Gator Dad, this means YOU), here’s some awesome served with a side of radical for ya. "Dr. Horrible’s Sing-A-Long Blog" in its entirety. This was one of my favorite moments at Dragon*Con – their sing-a-long with the Sing-A-Long was genius. Felicia Day’s guest appearance was just the icing on the cake of win.
***For those of you who aren’t familiar with watching video online – make it full screen by mousing over the video after you hit play and clicking on the box at the top right corner of the screen.***
Now watching: "The Guild" – Another webisode featuring a Joss Whedon alum, Felicia Day, our "Dr. Horrible" heroine. Its hilarious. I don’t play World of Warcraft or any of those other online games but I know quite a few people who do so I found it particularly humorous.