The Good, the Great, and the “Horrible”

Mad Men season 1Inspiring a dollop of déjà vu, last night’s 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards honored repeat winners in several key categories, including Outstanding Drama Mad Men and Outstanding Comedy 30 Rock.  The surprises were reserved for richly earned nods in the supporting categories:  Kristin Chenoweth (Pushing Daisies), Cherry Jones (24), and scene-stealer Michael Emerson (Lost).  Outstanding Made for Television Movie Grey Gardens and Outstanding Miniseries Little Dorrit collected several awards each, though they did make room for the sublime Shohreh Aghdashloo (House of Saddam).  Host Neil Patrick Harris even treated viewers to an interruption by Dr. Horrible, star of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, which itself won a Creative Arts Emmy in the Outstanding Special Class Live-Action Short-Form category.  Find a complete list of winners here.