Monday, September 17, 2007

Emmy Awards: No big deal, but...

Not much to add to what has already been said all over the blogoverse. Biggest news seems to be the censor jumping on Sally Field's speech. Word is that is was because she used the expression "G*d Damn" and not her possible anti-war comments. Never can tell with network guys being over-zealous, especially at Fox.

There also seemed to be a couple of other really bad edits, at least as they appeared here on the West Coast telecast. Can't recall offhand when they were, but the camera would suddenly show a darkened stage from way up in the rafters for about five to ten seconds, then badly cut back to what was happening on stage. Since folks out here were seeing the show on a three hour delay you would think they could have come up with something less obvious, like a audience shot or freeze frame on somebody standing nearby. The way it it looked it drew attention to the edit, which it really should not in a professional broadcast.

My biggest question would be the choice of Ryan Seacrest. It wasn't that he was bad, but that he himself seemed almost uncomfortable and joked about his being there.

One of the highlights for me, was Brian & Stewie's dance number early on. Thanks for Fox for that, at least.
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