Some early congratulations...
Let’s start out our Emmy week coverage with some congratulations as the Creative Emmys were awarded over the weekend.
Most of these Emmys are for technical categories, but for some reason, the guest acting categories are also included in this one. I’ve never felt that was fair—especially since some of the guest actors are better known than the lead actors.
But nevertheless, congratulations to Leslie Jordan, who played Beverly Leslie on “Will & Grace,” Cloris Leachman, who played Ida on “Malcolm in the Middle,” Patricia Clarkson who played Aunt Sarah on “Six Feet Under” and Christian Clemenson, who played Jerry “Hands” Espenson on “Boston Legal.” Leachman’s win makes her Emmy’s most honored actress, passing Mary Tyler Moore.
I am especially happy with Clemenson’s win. I thought Michael J. Fox was a lock to win, and I would’ve been happy with that, but Clemenson’s performance was actually stronger. It gives me hope that the Emmys might actually know what they’re doing this year.
Also congratulations to “The Simpsons,” which beat out the Tom Cruise episode of “South Park” to take Outstanding Animated Program (less than one hour), and “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” for winning Outstanding Reality Program. They’re saving the Reality Competition Program award for the main telecast (which isn’t very fair either).
Congrats to the phenomenon known as “High School Musical,” which took home two awards: Outstanding Children’s Program and Outstanding Choreography.
And BIG congrats to David Latham of “24” for his win for Single Camera Picture Editing for a Drama (I’m hoping this bodes well for Jon Cassar since he directed the same episode.) and the fabulous Sean Callery for winning Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) for the “24” finale. This is his second Emmy for his amazing work on “24.”
If you would like to see the Creative Arts Emmys, E! is showcasing them in a two-hour special Saturday, August 26th at 8 p.m.