Sunday, August 27, 2006

Go Ass over Titties


That's what Helen Mirren was hoping not to do as she walked on stage in her big heels to accept her Best Actress Emmy for her fab role in Elizabeth I. And she succeeded brilliantly. I adore the woman. Love everything she does. And she's not only a great actress, but she also knows how to give a great acceptance speech, too.

I'm not one to really watch award shows (except the Oscars, those I watch religiously) but I caught enough of the Emmys to know what was what. And it was actually a pretty good show if you could stand all the interruptions from the friggin commercials.

I was thrilled to see that The Office won for Best Comedy. Finally! A show I love gets recognized. Usually, when I really like a show, it just gets canceled, a la Love Monkey.

One of the highlights was the reunion of the original Charlie's Angels to give a tribute to Aaron Spelling. All 3 ladies looked wonderful, as you can see by this pic. Kate Jackson gave the best speech of all and even made her fellow angel, Farrah, shed a tear. It was for me the best moment of the show. Very nostalgic and by the camera sweeps of the audience, most of them were moved too.

Without doubt, the fashion disaster of the night was Candice Bergen. If gowns have a title, then hers would be: Rodeo meets the Emmys. What the hell was she thinking? Or rather what was her dresser or whoever puts her together thinking, because I refuse to believe that the wonderful, beautiful Candice actually put this look together.

Another Emmy low point was Stephen Colbert being beat out by Barry Manilow. But we won't even go there.

All in all, though, a good time was had by all. Now I'm just ready to get the new television season under way.

Just 2 and a half weeks till Survivor!

12 comments:

Lucy said...

I wondered what it was Helen Mirren had said!

I agree that the having the original Charlie's Angels pay tribute to Aaron Spelling was one of the highlights. Although, I thought Jacklyn Smith's speech was the only one that didn't seem like she was reading from a cue card. It seemed the most genuine and heartfelt to me.

And what was up with Candice Bergen? Even if someone else dresses her, can't she veto bad choices???

And I usually watch awards shows. All of them. :o)

MariaGeraci said...

Gotta love Helen!

Sigh. Mabye the dress looked better at home in the mirror. But on stage, Candice actually looked frumpy and she's usually so elegant looking!

Mel Francis said...

I only watch award shows for the outfits...and frankly, I can get more out of the gossip blogs than the awards show! LOL

And, I'm sorry to say this Maria, but even tho I love the cast from the office and am a huge fan of Steve Carrell...I ABHOR THE OFFICE. It is painful for me to watch. PAINFUL!

How is it we can be such good friends and have such opposite taste in Movies, etc. We usually love the same books...

Louisa Edwards said...

I love that you're counting down the days to Survivor. Personally, if House would be on every single night, I'd be happy. I've always loved Hugh Laurie.

Kate Pearce said...

So did she say 'arse or ass?" just wondering!
'The Office'-is that the one based on the Brit show called the same thing? I think it won the international emmy at least once-how weird-I'll have to see how it compares

MariaGeraci said...

Oh, Mel, how can you not love The Office?? well, at least we have Love Monkey.

Louisa, I agree, House is a great show, too!

And Kate, I can't be completely 100% sure, but I think she said ass. And The Office is the American version of the British show. It's produced by the same people. I've never seen the Brit show, but I have heard that it's better than the American version, which is really saying something (no matter what Mel says :))

MarlyMathews said...

Maria,
I'm with Kate...I didn't see the show...I wonder if she did say ass over titties or arse over tit? I've heard arse over tit...maybe she just put her own creative flair to it. LOL You have to love British slang.
You'll have to check out the Brit version of The Office, Maria.

Louisa, Hugh Laurie is one of my favourites too...I love him in Sense and Sensibility...he plays someone that can be a bit of an arsehead at times...but still, the character had his good points...:)

~Marly

MariaGeraci said...

He he. Perhaps it was arse over titties, which sounds more
British. I'll have to do a thorough investigation into that (g)

And I definitely have to check out the Brit version of The Office. I've heard it's fabulous!

Mel Francis said...

I'm fully aware that I am the only person in the world who doesn't love The Office. However, I did love watching the British version...I think maybe that's the problem.. I saw the original first and liked it so much more than the american version...

erin said...

Better late than never. Finally watched the Emmys last night. I agree that Candice's outfit was atrocious! Mel, you're not the only one who dislikes The Office. Although I enjoy it (must be the Brit in me!), Maria is actually the only other person I know who likes it. And Maria, I loved the "I lost to Barry Manilow" speech! Gonna have to start watching that guy...

Ellen said...

I love Helen Mirren too. What a class act.

Hugh Laurie was in Sense and Sensibility? I need to go rewatch that right now! LOL. I can't wait for the new season of House to begin.

MariaGeraci said...

Ellen,

Hugh plays the very bored, cuttingly witty husband of the aggravating Charlotte (Mrs. Jenning's daughter). I do love how he comes through with getting the doctor for Marianne when she's sick.

 

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