The Emmys have 5 bajillion categories so they can't announce them all on their PrimeTime ceremony (next Sunday! We'll live blog or something?) so last night they did their 'not ready for primetime' prizes for shows on... uh... primetime
And the winners are...
Guest Actress, Comedy: Melissa Leo as "Laurie" on Louie
Guest Actress, Drama: Carrie Preston as "Elsbeth Tascioni" on The Good Wife
Guest Actor, Comedy: Bob Newhart as "Arthur Jeffries/Professor Proton" on The Big Bang Theory
Guest Actor, Drama: Dan Bucatinsky as "James Movack" on Scandal
Voice Over: Lily Tomlin, An Apology to Elephants (HBO)
File it under "if only it were a triple crown". Before 30 Rock popularized the notion of the "EGOT", the only multi-prize haul that the general public cared about by nickname was "The Triple Crown" (Oscar, Tony, Emmy) which still makes more sense as an aspirational haul for celebrities. Anyway, Lily Tomlin adds another Emmy to her trophy haul which includes 2 Tonys and a Grammy so the only thing preventing her EGOT is that she lost the Oscar for Nashville... (sniffle).
The LEOgend, Liberace, and more more more after the jump
Meanwhile the LEOgend continues to grow. She's got an Emmy now to use as mismatched bookend for her Oscar. Not that her Oscar is on a shelf somewhere. You know she carries that swag in her bag as talisman.
Anyone else remember when Dan Bucatinsky was doing multi-hyphenate calling card work on the gay indie All Over the Guy? He's been out and proud forever and with showbiz loosening up and no longer hiding the gays away, he's reaping rewards. He's married to a filmmaker Don Roos (The Opposite of Sex, Happy Endings) and he was also instrumental in making Lisa Kudrow's wonderful Web Therapy happen so you should love him. Even if you don't watch Scandal.
Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program Heidi Klum & Tim Gunn Project Runway (Lifetime)
Casting, Drama: House of Cards (Netflix) Laray Mayfield & Julie Schubert
Casting, Comedy: 30 Rock (NBC) Jennifer McNamara-Shroff & Blichfeld+Daniels
Casting, Miniseries: Behind the Candelabra (HBO) Carmen Cuba
What finally possessed Emmy voters to pull themselves away from their sick sick sexual affair with Jeff Probst? Don't care but it's nice that Heidi & Tim, who have been making Project Runway work forever and a year with winged statues for their cheery catch-phrasey persistence and keen fashionista eyes.
Costumes for a Miniseries or Movie: Behind the Candelabra (HBO)
Costumes for a Series: The Borgias "The Gunpowder Plot" (Showtime)
Costumes for a Variety or Special - Juried Prize: [Three Winners] 55th Annual Grammy Awards (CBS), The Men Who Built American "Bloody Battles" (History), Portlandia "Blackout" (IFC)
Because the Emmys don't have enough categories. And because they aren't inconsistent enough as it is within each realm (some crafts don't worry about single vs multi-camera, some don't worry about comedy or drama, others worry about length (never girth) divvying it up by hour long vs. half hour, varieties and specials get grouped together except when they don't... IT'S A TOTAL MESS.
To make it even crazier they also have a few juried awards mixed in with the regular stuff. AMPAS is always tinkering with its rules but it's nowhere near as nonsensical nightmarish unwieldy as Emmy (or Grammy) when it comes right down to its internal structures.
Anyway moving on...
Animated Program: South Park "Raising The Bar" (Comedy Central)
Short Form Animation: Mickey Mouse Croissant de Triomphe (Disney.com)
Children's Program: Nick News with Linda Ellerbee "Forgotten, But Not Gone: Kids, HIV & AIDS (Nickelodeon)
Individual Achievement in Animation (Juried award ): Adventure Time "Puhoy", Mickey Mouse Croissant de Triomphe, Disney TRON "Uprising", Dragons "Riders of Berk", The Simpsons "Treehouse of Horror"
Original Music And Lyrics 66th Annual Tony Awards "If I Had Time" (CBS)
Music Composition For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special: World Without End "Medieval Life And Death" (Reelz) Original Main Title Theme Music : Da Vinci’s Demons (Starz)
Commercial " Inspired" Canon
Art Direction, Reality: MasterChef "3-20" (Fox)
Art Direction, Variety: (TIE) London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony (NBC)
Saturday Night Live Host: Justin Timberlake Host: Ben Affleck Host: Martin Short
Art Direction, Drama: Boardway Empire "Sunday Best" "Two Impostors" "Margate Sands" (HBO)
I'm not sure why Boardwalk Empire gets to win something for three different episodes while other shows only get to win something for one episode but then Emmy rules always confound me.
Stunt Coordination, Comedy or Variety: Supah Ninjas (Nickelodeon)
Stunt Coordination, Drama: Revolution "Nobody's Fault But Mine" (NBC)
Visual Effects: Game of Thrones "Valar Dohaeris" (HBO)
Visual Effects in a Supporting Role: Banshee "Pilot" (Cinemax)
Cinematography For Reality Programming Deadliest Catch "Mutiny On The Bering Sea" (Discovery)
Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series House Of Cards "Chapter 1" (Netflix)
Cinematography For A Miniseries Or Movie Top Of The Lake "Part 1" (Sundance Channel)
Cinematography For Nonfiction Programming Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown "Myanmar" (CNN)
Cinematography For A Multi-Camera Series How I Met Your Mother "The Final Page (Part 2)" (CBS)
Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Series The Big Bang Theory "The Higgs Boson Observation" (CBS)
Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special 66th Annual Tony Awards (CBS)
Directing For Nonfiction Programming American Masters "Mel Brooks: Make A Noise" (PBS)
Writing For Nonfiction Programming Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God (HBO)
Documentary Or Nonfiction Special Manhunt: The Inside Story Of The Hunt For Bin Laden (HBO)
Documentary Or Nonfiction Series American Masters (PBS)
Informational Series Or Special: [TIE] Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (CNN) and Inside The Actors Studio (Bravo)
Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking – Juried Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (HBO)
Picture Editing, Reality: Deadliest Catch "Mutiny on the Bering Sea" (Discovery Channel)
Picture Editing, Non-Fiction: Mea Maxima Culpa, Silence in the House of God (HBO)
Single Camera Picture Editing, Drama: Breaking Bad "Gliding Over All" (AMC)
Single Camera Picture Editing, Comedy: The Office "Finale" (NBC)
Multi-Camera Editing, Comedy: How I Met Your Mother "PS I Love You" (CBS)
Single Camera Picture Editing, Miniseries: Behind the Candelabra (HBO)
Picture Editing, Specials: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart "Australia and Gun Control's Aftermath Part 3" (Comedy Central)
Sound Mixing for a Variety Series or Special: The 55th Annual Grammy Awards (CBS)
Sound Mixing for NonFiction Programming : History of Eagles (Showtime)
Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama (One Hour) Series : Boardwalk Empire "The Milkmaid's Lot" (HBO)
Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or Movie: Behind the Candelabra (HBO)
Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama (1/2 Hour) Series : Nurse Jackie "Teachable Moments" (Showtime)
Sound Editing for a Miniseries or Movie: American Horror Story: Asylum "Welcome to Briarcliff" (FX)
Sound Editing for Non-Fiction : The Men Who Built America "Bloody Battles" (History)
Sound Editing for Drama Series: Boardwalk Empire "The Milkmaid's Lot" (HBO)
Hairstyling for a Movie or Miniseries: Behind the Candelabra (HBO)
Hairstyling for a Multi Camera Series: Saturday Night Live Host Jennifer Lawrence
Hairstyling for a Single Camera Series: Boardwalk Empire "Resolution"
Makeup for a Movie or Miniseries (Non Prosthetic): Behind the Candelabra (HBO)
Makeup for a Movie or Miniseries (Prosthetic): Behind the Candelabra (HBO)
Makeup for a Single Camera Series (Non Prosthetic): Game of Thrones "Kissed by Fire" (HBO)
Makeup for a Multi Camera Series or Special (Non-Prosthetic): Saturday Night Live (NBC) Host Justin Timberlake
Directing For A Variety Special The Kennedy Center Honors (CBS)
Writing For A Variety Special Louis C.K.: Oh My God (HBO)
Outstanding Variety Special The Kennedy Center Honors (CBS)
Special Class Programs 66th Annual Tony Awards (CBS)
Special Class – Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Programs Childrens Hospital (Cartoon Network)
Special Class – Short-Format Nonfiction Programs Remembering 9/11 (History.com)
Interactive Program Night Of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together For Autism Programs (ComedyCentral.com)
Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Series The Voice "Live Final Performances (Season 3)" (NBC)
Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Special Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Starring Beyoncé (CBS)
Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media – Juried
Top Chef’s Last Chance Kitchen (Bravo.com) for Multiplatform Storytelling
Oprah’s Lifeclass (OWN.com) for Social TV Experience
Nick app (Nickelodeon) for User Experience and Visual Design
The Lizzie Bennet Diaries (LizzieBennet.com) for Outstanding Interactive Program
Reality Program Undercover Boss (CBS)
Governors Award: June Foray
EXHAUSTING RIGHT? There's much more to come on Sunday. How should we celebrate? What do you make of these early prizes?