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Moraes on TV: August 27, 2006 - September 2, 2006

Post-Emmy Revelry

Post Emmy parties fall into two categories. Parties thrown by companies that don't have actual, um, TV shows, pull out all the stops to score big name talent to perform and invite way too many people in hopes the fire marshall will shut it down which the press will duly...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  August 28, 2006; 7:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Carell Plays It Straight

One reporter said to Steve Carell that he has a movie out ("Little Miss Sunshine") and that his NBC comedy, "The Office," had just won the Emmy for best comedy series. But, the reporter added, this night is supposed to be about TV, so, she asked, "What do you like...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  August 27, 2006; 11:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Mariska Ends Allison's Reign of Terror

As if we didn't already love Mariska Hargitay enough for preventing Allison Janney from winning yet another Emmy for her role-model-for-millions-of-women character on "The West Wing" -- then Hargitay goes and gives the night's Most Charming Backstage Answer to Stupid Backstage Beauty-Pageant Question -- something about how happy is she...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  August 27, 2006; 11:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Norma Redux

Joan Collins, who duked it out with Linda Evans in Aaron Spelling's "Dynasty" a million years ago, and who appeared on stage tonight as part of the tribute to Spelling, went all Norma Desmond in the General Press Room: "Do you want me to talk about my play, which I'm...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  August 27, 2006; 11:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Mirren on Fundamentalists

Among the many beauty-pageant questions lobbed at winners tonight from the parking lot behind the Shrine: Actress Helen Mirren, who won an Emmy for playing Elizabeth I in HBO's movie of the same name, was asked what the queen would have to say about the world today. Mirren went into...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  August 27, 2006; 11:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Idol Amazingly Doesn't Win

When "Amazing Race" executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer was asked whether he had any "soothing words" for the executive producers of "American Idol" -- which his show whomped again in the Emmy reality-series derby -- he said curtly: "I don't think they need to be soothed. It's the number one show...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  August 27, 2006; 10:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Mullally

Megan Mullally, who picked up her second Emmy for playing crazy Karen on "Will & Grace," told reporters backstage that right after accepting her trophy tonight, she remembered that a psychic told her years ago she would win two Emmys, which would be bookends for playing a secretary on a...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  August 27, 2006; 10:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Choking on the Treacle

Female reporter to Barry Manilow: "They say music is the soundtrack of your life. What song.. do you look back at to remind you of tonight?" Manilow: "Don't Give Up," by Peter Gabriel. Earlier, a female reporter to Jeremy Irons: "What is the best advice anyone ever gave you?" Irons:...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  August 27, 2006; 10:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Jeremy Irons Loves Swag; We Love Jeremy Irons

Minus any Ellen Burstyn controversy to ask every winner and presenter in the General Press Room -- "Megan, do you think an actress should win an Emmy for a 14-second performance on a TV movie?", "Blythe, how outraged were you that an actress won an Emmy for a 14-second performance...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  August 27, 2006; 9:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Creepiest Question So Far

In the General Press Room, some wildly uncomfortable questions have been put to stars. But the winner, we think, has to be the woman who asked Blythe Danner to "speak briefly about your beloved husband." Danner's husband, television producer Bruce Paltrow, died in 2002 of throat cancer....

By Lisa de Moraes  |  August 27, 2006; 9:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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When Trophy Shows Honor Trophy Shows

The TV academy loves to suck up to the Motion Picture Academy. The Emmy win by the Academy Awards gives the Oscars a grand total of 34 Emmys -- second only to "Frasier's" 37 wins....

By Lisa de Moraes  |  August 27, 2006; 9:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Emmy Swag

Backstage, "Entourage's" Jeremy Piven, who won his first Emmy -- for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series --was asked about the IRS taxing trophy-show gift bags. "I think the goodie bags should all be sent to New Orleans. Wouldn't that be great?" the HBO actor said. " Don't tax...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  August 27, 2006; 9:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Ellen Burstyn Was Robbed

Mobbed General Press Room just became painfully quiet when Kelly Macdonald was announced winner of the trophy for best supporting actress in a miniseries or TV movie, as a couple hundred reporters tried to figure out new leads for their Primetime Emmy Coverage. They'd counted on nominee Ellen Burstyn to...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  August 27, 2006; 8:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The West Wing Creeps Toward Emmy History

Alan Alda just won the Emmy for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, for his work on NBC's "The West Wing." Last weekend, the series picked up its 25th Emmy during the non-televised part of the trophy handout. With Alda's win, the show is tied with the record-holding "Hill...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  August 27, 2006; 7:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Setting Up at Emmys Backstage Petting Zoo

It's about 2 million degrees outside because to every thing there is a season -- and the Los Angeles summer is not the season for the Primetime Emmys. But it was NBC's turn to broadcast the Primetime Emmy Awards, and NBC had promised what would have been "Emmy Sunday" (Sept....

By Lisa de Moraes  |  August 27, 2006; 6:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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