The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards honored and celebrated the best of TV entertainment yesterday, but unfortunately the award ceremony itself was not entertaining. The award winners were either obvious and dull or unexpected and disappointing. And since most of the winners are from niche cable shows, the jokes didn’t tie the ceremony together. In case you missed the show last night or if you want to relive the horror, we’ve compiled a list of the worst moments after the jump.
Heidi Klum, Jeff Probst, Howie Mandel, Ryan Seacrest and Tom Bergeron were hosts and opened the ceremony with a really long joke about nothing. They received hardly a chuckle from the audience.
Although Heidi’s costume changes were very interesting, we could have done without the skit in which Tom Bergeron and William Shatner tore off her clothes. Maybe this was an allusion to Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction, but we’re over Nipplegate and this already.
As they presented, Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart promoted the eating of prunes. Stop me if I’m wrong, but didn’t the award show air on ABC not GeriatricTV?
With jokes like: “Being here tonight is a big thrill for me because as a kid I use to run home from school and get all dressed up and play 60th anniversary Emmy Awards,” Steve Martin’s can’t-miss monologue was the perfect opportunity for a bathroom break.
Jeremy Piven kissing Amy Poehler’s pregnant belly was just nasty.
Sandra Oh and Alan Cummings were the worst dressed attendees. Christina de Rosa’s dress was hideous, but I didn’t think any of you know who she is.
The worst moment by far was Josh Groban’s performance of TV theme songs. See above.