Emmy Awards: A magical, ‘Modern’ night in television

Julie Bowen

Television is a vast wonderland — and an especially golden one if you work on “Modern Family.”

The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards, honoring the best of the small screen, ran with the idea that television is a magical medium. The show kicked off last night with host Jane Lynch extolling — through song and dance — the wondrous virtues of TV. Wave your magical remote, she sang, and patients are cured in an hour by doctors that work once a week! Men actually enjoy cooking! Awards shows can move swiftly and be mildly entertaining!

Speaking of awards: It was a trophy-filled evening for ABC’s “Modern Family.” The sitcom took the first four awards of the night, including two biggies: Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell won for supporting actress/actor. “Modern Family” wins for best comedy directing and writing followed. The series also won best comedy.

There wasn’t such a clear-cut drama favorite. In five major categories, five series won: “Mad Men” took best drama, while acting statues went to “Friday Night Lights”’s Kyle Chandler (lead actor), “The Good Wife”’s Julianna Margulies (lead actress), “Game of Thrones”’s Peter Dinklage (supporting actor) and “Justified”’s Margo Martindale (supporting actress).


Emmys embrace Charlie Sheen

Charlie Sheen handed out the statue for outstanding lead actor in a comedy — “my old category,” as the former “Two and a Half Men” star called it.

But before getting to the nominees, the fallen actor made a confession: “I want to say something to everyone here from ‘Two and a Half Men,’” he said. “From the bottom of my heart, I wish you nothing but the best for this upcoming season. We spent eight wonderful years together, and I know you will continue to make great television.”



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

NYPD looking for man they say assaulted elderly…

      The New York City Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in locating a Hispanic male 20's wanted in connection with…

Local

Three arrested after allegedly assaulting off-duty officer in…

Three men were arrested early Saturday morning after allegedly assaulting an off-duty officer at a Bronx bodega, and the NYPD is asking for the public's…

Local

Healthcare union creates vibrant West Indian Day Parade…

Volunteers worked almost around the clock through the weekend, putting the flashy finishing touches on hundreds of costume pieces 1199SEIU members will wear while marching…

National

Top 10 most hipster college campuses

Hipsters are everywhere these days. You can't walk down the anywhere anymore without seeing a pair of skinny jeans on a handlebar mustachioed 20-something, a…

Arts

Theater: Discouraging 'Poor Behavior'

Theresa Rebeck's latest off-Broadway play, about two couples sparring on a weekend getaway, repeats a few mistakes of her past.

Gossip

Chef Todd English arrested for DWI in the…

Celebrity chef Todd English is facing DWI charges after a traffic stop on Sunday.

Movies

Box office: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' is 2014's…

This weekend "The Guardians of the Galaxy" passed the fourth "Transformers" movie to become the highest grossing film of 2014.

Gossip

Spears back with controversial ex?

Is Briteny Spears back with Adnan Ghalib?

Sports

Novak Djokovic feeds off US Open crowd to…

Novak Djokovic isn't a native New Yorker, but he sure knows how to use the U.S. Open crowd to his advantage.

NFL

Odell Beckham still 'weeks away,' Tom Coughlin angry…

Giants head coach Tom Coughlin has fought a losing battle against the media all preseason over the status of wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

NFL

3 things we learned in the Giants preseason…

The final score didn’t matter — a 16-13 win by the Giants — but it would’ve been nice to finally see Big Blue’s new-look offense get on track.

NFL

NFL Power Rankings: Seahawks, Broncos, Patriots, 49ers start…

NFL Power Rankings: Seahawks, Broncos, Patriots start at top

Education

These college students think breakfast is the most…

  It should be no surprise that the city that never sleeps is also home to the most students who like to order food in…

Sex

When it comes to dating, height matters

Does a man’s height really matter when it comes to dating? Unfortunately - according to a new study - the answer looks like it’s yes.…

Travel

10 free apps to make traveling easier

Finding the nearest bathroom, calculating currency exchanges and locating your departure gate must have been difficult for travelers of previous generations. But we wouldn't know,…

Travel

How to get a seat upgrade to business…

It used to be much easier to upgrade your coach seat to business or even first class, but rigid rules and tighter schedules have made…