Saturday, August 16, 2014

EGOT WATCH:  Lin-Manuel Miranda did win Emmy tonight for co-writing the opening number to the 2013 Tony Awards. All he needs now is the O, and this Wesleyan grad is only 34 years old ...

Added: Also awarded last night were first Emmys to Bob Newhart (guest, BBT), Harry Shearer (voices, The Simpsons), Joe Morton (Papa Pope!) and Bill Simmons (exec producer, 30 for 30 shorts), as well as the award for Best Writing for a Comedy/Variety series (Colbert Report), which means no montage of nominated writers next Monday.  And yes, the Between Two Ferns with Barack Obama did win an Emmy, but since the award goes to the producers it means that POTUS is not, in fact, himself halfway to EGOT.

10 comments:

  1. 2nd Emmy for Newhart, he got the same one last year.

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  2. Those graphics are confusing at the site. Newhart was nominated for "guest actor - comedy" again this year but lost to Jimmy Fallon's SNL hosting gig. To summarize: one win, last year.

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  3. Adam B.2:48 PM

    oops.

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  4. Jordan2:56 PM

    Good for Hot Saucerman, I mean, Stop Talkerman, sorry, Scott Aukerman. It'd be great to see him someday win for CBB as well.

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  5. Agreed. CBB on is on Netflix streaming. I like their absurd premises. The green screen episode with Weird Al comes to mind.

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  6. The Tonys number is great (and LMM will almost assuredly EGOT at some point), but two of my favorite songs from last year of TV didn't even get nominated--Thicky Trick (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2Hwj15F-AM), which pulls off working as both a hip hop song and a parody thereof, and From the Moment That I Met You (Bernadette) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDblB4DLaPI), which is both sweet and funny.

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  7. Adam B.6:19 PM

    Thicky Trick also served the plot perfectly -- a Jonathan Coulton-esque homage to gangsta rap as filtered through Glee.

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  8. Duvall7:10 PM

    At least the Good Wife producers can't whine that Miranda doesn't work hard enough - seems like he always has a hand in something.

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  9. Early buzz is that Miranda is a potential Tony competitor next year as well--he has a hip-hop musical about Alexander Hamilton (http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/03/06/lin-manuel-mirandas-hamilton-heading-to-public-theater/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0), though the Public may not want to open it on Broadway next season because it sets up a fight with another Public show for Tonys.

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  10. Mr. Cosmo9:22 PM

    And what Public show would that be???

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