Sunday night brought us the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards where many twists and turns surprised audiences. One show that was not such a surprise was Modern Family. ABC's hit comedy brought home five Emmy Awards, which was the most of any network. Modern Family won the outstanding comedy series Emmy Award (for the second year in a row) along with outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series, outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series and outstanding directing and writing in a comedy series.
I was extremely pleased with this outcome because I love the show. I remember coming late to the Modern Family bandwagon, but it was definitely better late than never. The first episode I saw was a random show from season 1. I had never watched The Office before either, so I was not expecting the fake reality approach and it threw me off that first time. Looking back, it also wasn't one of the best episodes. Thankfully, a friend convinced me to give it another try. I ended up falling in love with its humor that is both real and heartfelt at the same time. No wonder it was such a hit at the Emmys!
After seeing Kate Winslet accept her Emmy for outstanding lead actress in Mildred Pierce, I'm kicking myself for cancelling my HBO... I love Kate Winslet in everything I've ever seen her in, and I wish I could see her new miniseries.
One more show I was definitely rooting for was The Good Wife. I would totally buy a promotional t-shirt for this show. I feel like it's a hidden gem in the world of television. It kind of crept into primetime without much hype, and I find it to be one of the most clever shows on TV. Julianna Margulies won outstanding lead actress in a drama series for her performance in The Good Wife this year, which I was very happy with.
Other noteworthy highlights: Charlie Sheen made a surprise appearance and apparently was quite diplomatic. And Mad Med won outstanding drama series for the fourth year in a row. All-in-all, not a bad night for TV.