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September 20th, 2009
07:45 PM ET

The Emmy Awards Live Blog

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Jack Gray
AC360° Writer/Producer

Good evening and welcome to the AC360° Emmy Awards Live Blog. The winners, the losers, possible Kanye West interruptions…we’ve got your running commentary. And sure, considering all that’s going on in the world, the Emmys aren’t hugely important. But if you’re looking to get away from the bleak news-of-the-day for a few hours, then this blog is the place for you.

As for my qualifications to moderate this blog, well, I once saw Angela Lansbury in the grocery store.

We should point out that we’re not encouraging you to change the channel from CNN, but if you’re going to watch the Emmy Awards anyway, you might as well watch them with us.

And even if you’re not watching them, we think you’ll still enjoy the live blog. I’ll be with you from 8:00pm Eastern Time until the Emmys finish airing.

If you would like to participate in our Live Blog (and we hope you do) please follow our rules.

Here are some of them:

1) Please keep your comments short
2) Don’t write in ALL CAPS (we don’t like screaming)
3) Use your real name

Please note that due to volume we may not be able to post all comments.

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soundoff (686 Responses)
  1. Gina G.

    Jon Stewart is funny!

    September 20, 2009 at 9:56 pm |
  2. Danielle

    Good thing I didn't plan on watching, from what I have read, they aren't that exciting.

    And Jack....great idea to name your next dog..just make sure it isn't a little dog lol

    September 20, 2009 at 9:56 pm |
  3. Maria

    The Daily Show won..I am sure it was the Cramer interview that clynched it

    September 20, 2009 at 9:56 pm |
  4. Stacy (@newsjunkie365)

    Go TDS!

    September 20, 2009 at 9:55 pm |
  5. Kimberley

    Jon Stewart – love, love, love!

    September 20, 2009 at 9:55 pm |
  6. Sue

    @Paula – Yeah, John Stewart!

    September 20, 2009 at 9:55 pm |
  7. Huneysuckleroze

    I can always count on this category to announce the writers in a funny way.

    September 20, 2009 at 9:55 pm |
  8. Stacy (@newsjunkie365)

    @Jack: Yes! That was Darlene's boyfriend David. Loved him on Roseanne.

    September 20, 2009 at 9:55 pm |
  9. deb

    @jack Roseanne my fav theme song – thx i was trying all this time to come up with just one – and yes Galecki was Dalene's boyfriend "David"

    September 20, 2009 at 9:55 pm |
  10. gill - north of 49

    Between Daily Show & Colbert Report writers – how do you pick one over the other – Genius, both !!

    September 20, 2009 at 9:54 pm |
  11. Gina G.

    Yes, he played Darlene's boyfriend, David.

    September 20, 2009 at 9:54 pm |
  12. Jennifer NC

    This is always my favorite award because of the way they do the nominees- hilarious every year.

    September 20, 2009 at 9:54 pm |
  13. Barbara

    @jack..yes, you're correct, he WAS Darlene's boyfriend on Roseanne..

    September 20, 2009 at 9:53 pm |
  14. Stacy (@newsjunkie365)

    Good to know about the grapes. My dog won't eat them anyway. He did, however, once eat an entire pound of frozen ground beef WITH aluminum foil on it. And he was fine. I'm still amazed to this day.

    September 20, 2009 at 9:53 pm |
  15. Beth from SC @bandcmd

    Rod Bla's hair cracks me up-reminds me of Gary Shandling

    September 20, 2009 at 9:53 pm |
  16. Jodi O

    I think the Emmy's are worried we might change the channel..."hey...donb't leave, we have Jimmy Fallon and Ricky Gervais is 6 mins..."

    September 20, 2009 at 9:53 pm |
  17. jamie, philly

    twas indeed, Jack!

    September 20, 2009 at 9:53 pm |
  18. Gina G.

    "Curb" starts tonight, I think.

    September 20, 2009 at 9:53 pm |
  19. Joanne M

    Joaquin Phoenix should win for best guest on a Talk Show.

    September 20, 2009 at 9:52 pm |
  20. Elodia

    Jessica Lange, Congratulations! You Go Girl!

    September 20, 2009 at 9:52 pm |
  21. Barbara

    Must say, this blog is alot more fun than just watching the Emmys. Whose idea was this anyways..Kudos!

    September 20, 2009 at 9:52 pm |
  22. Isabel Siaba, Brazil

    The big bang theory is so funny!
    I love Sheldon Cooper.... lol...

    September 20, 2009 at 9:52 pm |
  23. Maria

    the Europians are ahead tonight

    September 20, 2009 at 9:52 pm |
  24. Eric O'Donnell

    My one word summary of Emmys tonight- lame

    September 20, 2009 at 9:52 pm |
  25. Chris Sosa - Boston, MA

    That was David from Rosanne?! I didn't even recognize him.

    September 20, 2009 at 9:51 pm |
  26. Beth from SC @bandcmd

    If that's Jessica's son, she did good!

    September 20, 2009 at 9:50 pm |
  27. Jennifer NC

    You are correct about Johnny Jack.

    September 20, 2009 at 9:50 pm |
  28. Joanne M

    Bill Mar and Bernie Madoff. I couldn't tell who was who

    September 20, 2009 at 9:50 pm |
  29. jamie, philly

    that's the second Britney song they played tonight on the Emmys...disturbed me some

    September 20, 2009 at 9:50 pm |
  30. Renee

    I think so, too, Jodi!

    September 20, 2009 at 9:50 pm |
  31. Jack Gray

    Johnny Galecki....wasn't he Darlene's boyfriend on Roseanne?

    September 20, 2009 at 9:50 pm |
  32. Huneysuckleroze

    Wow, there has been some great variety shows this year.

    September 20, 2009 at 9:49 pm |
  33. Jack Gray

    Rod Blagojevich will be happy to see that he and his bangs got a spot in the variety show clip reel.

    September 20, 2009 at 9:49 pm |
  34. Sue

    Loving the clips!!

    September 20, 2009 at 9:49 pm |
  35. deb

    they went all out for "Class" tonight – everything looks great, acceptance speaches are awesome – stage is out of this world AWESOME and thank you jack, ac360 and all you peeps here for making it even more enjoyable

    September 20, 2009 at 9:48 pm |
  36. Paula Muroff

    SNL Tina & Amy....so funny. Jon Stewart.....Craig Ferguson....my favorites

    September 20, 2009 at 9:48 pm |
  37. Beth from SC @bandcmd

    Hoping Jon Stewart gets something-he's so funny!

    September 20, 2009 at 9:48 pm |
  38. Joanne M

    Variety!! This has to get better now.

    September 20, 2009 at 9:48 pm |
  39. Jodi O

    I think it is Jessica's son–she has a 22 year old son. She's been dating Sam Shepherd for over 25 years.

    September 20, 2009 at 9:47 pm |
  40. Jack Gray

    One of my friends who's reading the live blog says to tell whoever posted about feeding dogs grapes that you shouldn't....dangerous for your dog.

    September 20, 2009 at 9:47 pm |
  41. jamie, philly

    @renee...Toni Colette is Australian

    September 20, 2009 at 9:46 pm |
  42. Huneysuckleroze

    OK, guess I'm going to have to watch Little Dorrit and Grey Gardens. Can I find it on-line.

    September 20, 2009 at 9:46 pm |
  43. Stacy (@newsjunkie365)

    @Barbara: Now she's on some show called "What I Like About You." I don't know why I know that.

    September 20, 2009 at 9:46 pm |
  44. Beth from SC @bandcmd

    Jack, if your Sammy is awake he's doing better than my Kimi–fluffball sleeping!

    September 20, 2009 at 9:46 pm |
  45. Jojo Go - Philippines

    Third hooray for Little Dorrit! Dickens still compelling after 150 years!

    September 20, 2009 at 9:46 pm |
  46. Jack Gray

    when does the new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm start? hilarious show...

    September 20, 2009 at 9:46 pm |
  47. gill - north of 49

    @Jack – don't forget Sammy' s stocking too – can't have the cape and kerchief without the stockings !!

    September 20, 2009 at 9:45 pm |
  48. Sue

    Is it a great accomplishment to win in award in a category with 2 nominees??

    September 20, 2009 at 9:45 pm |
  49. Stacy (@newsjunkie365)

    @Jack: The things Sammy has to put up with...

    September 20, 2009 at 9:45 pm |
  50. deb

    oh yeah "Grey Garden" is comming around now – WHEW – it is now
    2-2 !!! I am feeling better now !!! Wooo Hooo

    September 20, 2009 at 9:45 pm |
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