• Sun, Sep 18 2011

The Best Comedic Actress Emmy Was The Highlight Of The Show

Tonight’s Emmy Awards, hosted by the normally terrific Jane Lynch, was a little on the boring side this year. But there was one genuinely amazing moment, and it came during the presentation for Best Actress in a Comedy.

When nominee Amy Poehler’s named was called as one of the six contenders, she walked onto the stage in a hilarious gesture. She was joined by her fellow nominees: Edie Falco, Martha Plimpton, Tina Fey, Melissa McCarthy and Laura Linney. The women held hands and all appeared genuinely excited when Melissa won the award, for her work on Mike & Molly. Seeing these women act so supportive of one another (Amy Poehler in particular has a history of cheering on her fellow female comedy-makers) was refreshing and pretty inspiring.

The one buzzkill? Presenter Rob Lowe called the actresses “Girls,” and told them “there are no losers here.” It was pretty condescending and something that the ladyheroes on stage probably already knew.

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  • Eileen

    …wasn’t he just playing along, offering platitudes as they PARODIED A BEAUTY PAGEANT? I mean, it was fun, but it was clearly also a joke.

  • Ugoob

    I think he was joking, because they were pretending it to be like a Beauty Pagent.

  • Terri

    Rob Lowe was playing the role of Miss America show host. He was spot on funny. This was clearly a satiric spoof on beauty pageants. Too bad you weren’t in on the joke. Truly the funniest moment of the night thanks to Amy Poehler (the bit was her idea).

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