The intro to the Emmys was totally GLEE-ful. It begins with the cast of our faithful four New Directions members (Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Amber Riley, Chris Colfer) meeting host Jimmy Fallon and confessing that they can’t afford to attend the Emmy Awards because they can’t afford the cost of the tickets.
But a win at the Regionals will give them exactly what they need plus $5. They need 12 people and quickly add Tina Fey. On the way to the stage, we see Kate Gosselin offering to join because she does, after all, have some dance experience. We see Betty White giving dance lessons. White already had an Emmy for hosting “Saturday Night Live.”
Jane Lynch in a red track suit gives Tina Fey and Jimmy Fallon a slushee and threatens them, forcing them to include her on their chorus. “Don’t even think of not including me in your pathetic little group.” They pass other Emmy nominees along the way.
On stage, Fallon performed as the Boss, Bruce Springsteen, singing “Born to Run” and then later taking a guitar to sing with Amy Poehler who was nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy series.
Jane Lynch won for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy series at the 62nd annual Primetime Emmy Awards show hosted by Jimmy Fallon. “Glee” was nominated for 19 awards, but won very few. Instead “Mad Men” and “Modern Family” collected the most Emmy Awards.
“This is outlandish,” Lynch said. She thanked her parents for being unintentionally funny and loving musical theater. She complimented her fellow nominees and explained that actors have to act because they have “no other choice or marketable skills.” Lynch, who married this year in May, also sent love to her wife, Lara Embry, and their daughter.
Lynch won in her category over Jane Krakowski as Jenna Maroney on NBC’s “30 Rock,” Kristen Wiig from NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” Sofia Vergara as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on ABC’s “Modern Family, Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy on ABC’s “Modern Family” and Holland Taylor as Evelyn Harper on CBS’s “Two and a Half Men.
Lynch was also nominated for her guest starring role on “Two and a Half Men” but lost out to Betty White. That award was given out last week.
Matthew Morrison was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy series for his role as Will Schuester on Fox’s “Glee,” but lost to Jim Parsons who plays Sheldon Cooper on the geek-filled show, “The Big Bang Theory” on CBS. Also nominated were Tony Shalhoub as Adrian Monk on USA’s “Monk,” Larry David as himself on “Curb Your Enthusiasm” on HBO, Steve Carell as Michael Scott on NBC’s “The Office” and Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy on NBC’s “30 Rock.”
In the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Lea Michele was nominated for her role as high school diva Rachel Berry, but lost to Edie Falco who plays Jackie Peyton on Showtime’s “Nurse Jackie.” Other nominees in this category were Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope in NBC’s “Parks and Recreation,” Toni Collette as Tara Gregson on Showtime’s “United States of Tara,” Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Christine Campbell in CBS’ “The New Adventures of Old Christine,” and Tina Fey as Liz Lemon on NBC’s “30 Rock.”
Chris Colfer had been nominated for his role as Kurt Hummel on “Glee,” but lost to Eric Stonestreet who plays Cameron Tucker on ABC’s “Modern Family.” Other actors nominated in this category were Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchel on ABC’s “Modern Family,” Jon Cryer as Alan Harper on CBS’ “Two and a Half Men,” and Neil Patrick Harris as Barney on CBS’ “How I Met Your Mother.”
Harris won an Emmy Award (Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series) last week for his role as Bryan Ryan on “Glee” for the episode “Dream On.” He beat follow “Glee” actor Mike O’Malley, who plays Kurt’s father, Burt Hummel, (for the episode “Wheels.”). Other actors nominated in this category were Eli Wallach as Bernard Zimberg for the episode “Chicken Soup” on Showtime’s”Nurse Jackie,” Fred Wilard as Frank Dunphy on the episode “Travels with Scout” on ABC’s “Modern Family,” Jon Hamm as Dr. Drew Baird on the episode “Emmanuelle Goes to Dinosaur Land” on NBC’s “30 Rock,” and Will Arnett as Devin Banks for “Into the Crevasse” on NBC’s “30 Rock.”
“Glee” did win another big award. Ryan Murphy won for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series for “Glee.” It was his fourth nomination and first Emmy. “‘Glee’ is about the importance of arts education,” Murphy related and thanked all his performance arts teachers.
This article was previously published, but the video got stuck in limbo-land…still!