I only mildly tolerate the Oscars because I am usually interested in the what wins. While its perhaps interesting to see what the winners say and who they thank, I can't stand all that pseudo-witty category introduction chit-chat as stars stand on stage reading their teleprompters trying to look natural, the endless montages of whatever it is they want to show in a montage, dance numbers, honorary awards, and the ass-numbing duration that most of them come in at.
Which is why I made it a point to not watch the Emmys and instead got caught up watching the entire first season of "Mad Men" on DVD.
However, here is the key points that I've heard:
- Jeremy Piven won again,
- Tina Fey won again,
- The Amazing Race won for reality-competition
- HBO's "John Adams" won for best mini series
- "Mad Men" won a bunch
- "The Colbert Report" won one.
And a lot of other shows can now justify increasing their operating budgets by winning in categories that I couldn't possibly care any less about.
If you really want to see the list of winners, along with enough meta data to choke a horse, here's the official release from the academy. (PDF)