How did that incredible Emmy opening number become so EPIC? Watch and see…
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Entertainment Tonight Interview
After the Awards the Stars Were Ready to Party
Sofia, glorious Sofia: “She is just, well, beautiful,” said Glee nominee Matthew Morrison, arching his eyes heavenward. “Now I heard somewhere that if her show won she was supposed to run down Hollywood Boulevard naked. I’ll have to check on that.” Morrison said his date for the Emmys was a high school mentor who steered him from the soccer team toward the performing arts. “Soccer was great, but when you dance your legs become your livelihood, so I didn’t want to take a chance,” he said.
Emmy-winning embrace: Glee creator Murphy smothered star supporting-actress winner Jane Lynch with a hug, their respective Emmy awards nearly clanging together in the process. “The first thing I want to do is have a drink with this woman,” boomed Murphy, adding that he still pinches himself over the year he’s having and the Eat Pray Love director now is “just hanging on for dear life.”
Lynch mob: The veteran comic actress was smothered by friends as she made the rounds. “My mom’s thrilled, too, but not to the point of being teary,” Lynch said. “We’re Swedes, and Swedes don’t bawl.” Her newfound notoriety has caused her to try on a few disguises in public. “I went to Disneyland and wore a hat. I look terrible in hats, but it did the trick, no one bothered me,” she said. A veteran of numerous improv-heavy movies helmed by Christopher Guest, Lynch attributed her Emmy success in part to “those great films, because you have to pack so heavy as an actor on his shoots that it winds up being just terrific training for whatever comes next.”
I don’t even know where to begin with this post. The amount of videos to follow is just insane. HUGE HUGE HUGE thank you to Connie as always. This woman worked her butt off to convert every one of them to YouTube so I could post them on stupid wordpress. Seriously, just watch and enjoy. It’s just crazy.
From beginning to end, where were our Glee peeps and how were they partying it up before and after the Emmys?!
Friday 8/27: Entertainment Weekly and Women In Film Party, and Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) Performer’s Reception
10:15 p.m. For some reason, Jayma Mays of Glee and her unknown actor husband like to sing “I Believe I Can Fly” and songs from Les Mis to each other. Not really as a joke.
Sunday 8/29: Emmy Night, featuring five after-parties: The Governors Ball, Entertainment Tonight, HBO, FOX, and Comedy Central
9:10 p.m. Kevin McHale (Artie on Glee) makes a grand entrance at the Fox party with a few friends and says immediately, “Oh my god, where is the food? I was literally sitting at Emmys with all the cast members and we had just won all these things and I turn around to everyone and say, ‘I just want a big, fat, greasy burger with avocado and crispy bacon.’ That’s all I cared about!”
9:12 p.m. Jane Lynch is standing near the Glee table, making phone calls to well-wishers on a BlackBerry. We ask her what was the first thing that came to mind when her name was called. “Jane Lynch– that’s my name, right?”
9:20 p.m. Jessalyn Gilsig (Terri Schuester on Glee) walks into Fox alone almost unnoticed. “I usually watch the Emmys in my pajamas at home. I kept pinching myself because there I was sitting in the second row. It was surreal, “she says. She also shoots down rumors of romance all over the Glee set. “People are living in a fantasy. None of it is true! We aren’t all sleeping together. These days if anyone so much as walks in my dressing room, you’ll read that I’m doing him. So let me just set the record straight, I’ve had ‘em all. Even Jane [Lynch].”
9:40 p.m. Chris Colfer of Glee comes in with two older women (mom and manager?) and they refuse to let him do press. He’s trying to stop but they’re yanking him away. We quickly ask who had more rhythm in the opening Glee number, Don Draper or Tina Fey? Says Colfer: “Who is Don Draper?!”
9:45 p.m. Matthew Morrison walks in the room with a George Clooney-like magnetism. He’s brought his high school mentor, a man, as his date. Why not bring a hot date, being a heterosexual working on a TV show about a glee club and all? “My publicist wouldn’t let me!” he says. “She said you can only bring a woman to these things if you’re married or engaged, otherwise there’s too much talk. I don’t really care, as long as they think I’m straight, which I think is what they’re saying this week.” He adds, “Okay, I am in love with Sofia Vergara. She said she would run naked down Sunset Boulevard if Modern Family won and I want front row tickets. Is she in there?”
10:01 p.m. Jane Lynch finally arrives at the FOX party with her wife, arms around each other. She says the first person she called after her win was her mom. “She was thrilled. She wasn’t, like, bawling. She’s a Swede. They don’t bawl.” How did she feel about her speech? “I don’t remember any of it. I hear I said something about Buddhism, which is so weird and random, but I have no recollection. I know I forgot to thank FOX though, so I have to find the right people inside and make amends.”
10:10 p.m. Ryan Murphy comes into the FOX party with a handsome male friend, and his Emmy. He comes right over to Vulture and says: “Someone in your magazine says I need to shut the fuck up! That wasn’t nice!” (That might have been Murphy himself). We continue to make small talk. He says Tom Ford, whom he thanked in his speech, “texted me and said, ‘Thanks for the shout-out.’” He’s gotten so many text messages, he says, “my phone kind of imploded. It literally shut off. I don’t care. I just want to get inside and have a drink with Jane Lynch.”
10:45 p.m. Jane Lynch and Ryan Murphy are sitting at a booth together at the Fox party with a few other friends. Their Emmys are side-by-side. Murphy is devouring ravioli. Jane is drinking sparkling water with lime and starting to pick at desserts. Her wife is next to her and they have their arms around each other.
11:45 p.m. The younger Gleeks are all sitting together and dancing in their seats to music at FOX. It’s like they’re all restraining themselves from busting out into full dance mode. Kevin McHale and Chris Colfer are eating chocolate and moving to the beat.
Glee was nominated for a unprecidented 19 Emmy awards. Well, the awards have been given and Glee took home a total of 4. Check out the list below:
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
JANE LYNCH as Sue Sylvester FOX Glee
OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
RYAN MURPHY, Director FOX Glee
Pilot – Director’s Cut
OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES (ONE HOUR)
PHILLIP W. PALMER, Production Mixer DOUG ANDHAM, Re-Recording Mixer JOSEPH H. EARLE, Re-Recording Mixer
Glee The Power Of Madonna FOX
OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
NEIL PATRICK HARRIS as Bryan Ryan
I was sad when Glee did not take home the prize for Outstanding Comedy, but I have to admit I was not at all surprised that Modern Family won. The fact that Glee was nominated in the first place is HUGE and I know they’ll take it home next year.
So, without further ado, I think this Emmy news deserves a good hearty:
YAY GLEE! GLEE KIDS HOORAY!
Quite possibly the best Emmy opening in the history of the WORLD!!
I mean seriously, it is full of so much WIN I don’t even know where to start.
Thanks to Connie we have tons of great video interviews with several members of the Glee cast for your viewing pleasure. Yay Connie! Connie Hooray!
Once again, as more interviews come in, I’ll update the post.