Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Then I got a false sense entitlement when the Mrs. Masiel thing won the first three of the four awards (poor Tony Shaloub). I thought it would be smooth sailing for the rest of the show.
And the third thing was the absence of Mike. Eventually he showed up, but I have to say our repartee wasn't that great. Sure - he insulted me any number of times, which is par for the course. And then silence.
I was such great company, he fell asleep. Now I know how Peter feels.
All said - the show sucked. The SNL hosts were just terrible. Just awful. James Franco - Ann Hathaway awful. That awful. The addition of Maya Rudolph (whom I love) and Fred Armisten (who I despise) did not help.............at all.
The only real moment was when some director proposed to his girlfriend. The audience reaction was great. It must be nice to have Benedict Cumberbund clapping for you. Even the almost fiance telling his brothers and sisters that dad knew he had mom's ring was the best part.
Well, that and how ugly Darren Criss' tux was.
I didn't end up staying till the completion of the program. I wasn't that invested, clearly Mike wasn't. I could catch any of the missed categories the next day - and I did.
I don't think Mike cares if I give the particulars when he wins, only when I do, but you never know. We haven't talked prizes, but I'm sure he'll get back to me.
Drama Series - both lost
Comedy Series - both won
Limited Series - both won
Lead Actor in a Drama Series - both lost
Lead Actress in a Drama Series - both lost
Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie - both lost
Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie - Mike
Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Blobby
Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - both lost
Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - both lost
Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - both lost
Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Mike
Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - both lost
Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie - Mike
Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie - both lost
Reality-Competition Program - Mike
Variety Talk Series - Mike
Variety Sketch Series - Mike
Television Movie - both lost
Structured Reality Program - Blobby
Unstructured Reality Program - both lost
Animated Program - Blobby
Host for a Reality / Reality Competition Program -
Directing for a Comedy Series - Blobby
Directing for a Drama Series - Mike
Directing for a Limited Series, TV Movie or Dramatic Special - both
Writing for a Comedy Series - Blobby
Writing for a Drama Series - both lost
Writing for a Limited Series, TV Movie or Dramatic Special - both lost
Writing for a Variety Series - Mike
Maybe I'll win again.....................sometime.
Song by: Alison Krauss + Union Station
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Aw..."The Absence of Mike" -- sounds like a great title for a Limited Series, TV Movie or Dramatic Special. Well to be clear, my lack of participation in the live broadcast banter was not for lack of enthusiasm or desire. It was just because I got home late, after a dinner out with friends, which included two glasses of wine. And i'd been up since 4am. So blah blah blah...
Anyway, I did win, right? (ouch) It was a great battle....and i have to admit that when Mr. Blobby sent me a text that he was "crushing it"just a half hour into the broadcast, I pretty much abandoned hope. Guess God hates ugly, because the next thing I knew, I received another text "...and you pull ahead". What? Huh? How? Who? When?
I did fall asleep mid-Emmys - but awoke to the surprising news of my victory, my coup, my triumph...
And while we hadn't discussed what the winner would receive, I'm willing to let it roll forward -- and play the old double or nothing game for the Golden Globes come this winter.
So I want to say THANK YOU to all of the people who made my win possible: Jeff Daniels, Henry Winkler, Darren Criss, and the folks over at RuPaul's Drag Race. I love you all (and Jesus too). And to Blobby, who like that Everready Bunny, keeps on ticking and coming back for more.
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