Despite the fact that the prime-time Emmy Awards opened with a dusty Bruce Springsteen song, I'm hanging out with the telecast in the background. No play-by-play this time, but I am thrilled that Jane Lynch won for Best Supporting Actress in A Comedy and thanked her WIFE Laura. God bless the millennium! Now if only I could say the same for the USA, still politically stuck with its head up the 1950s.
Also nice going to Eric Stonestreet, Comedy Supporting Actor, for playing a gay;and to (handsome) Christopher Lloyd and Steven Levitan for Comedy Writing, for "Modern Family," a wonderfully gay-friendly sitcom.
Whoo-hoo! And trophies go to openly gays Ryan Murphy for Comedy Directing his series "Glee"; and Neil Patrick Harris for his guest spot in "Glee"! And to known gay Jim Parsons for "Lead Actor in a Comedy, "The Big Bang Theory," who thanked his longtime partner Todd (if not categorically).
All that good gay N-R-G aside, perhaps the best moment of the night was "American Idol" being walloped (again) for Best Reality Show, to "Top Chef." Thankfully, Simon Cowell's exit wasn't enough to reward a burned-out show its expected win. Even more merited: Ryan Seabreast—the nation's leading closet queer—was also shafted as Reality Host. "Idol" lost all six of its noms. Now "go home"!