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LOST strikes out at the 2010 Emmys

Ouch. LOST didn’t pick up any Emmys tonight. (They did get one for editing in an early ceremony held a week ago.)

Here are some memories of better LOST times at the Emmys:

LOST winning Best Drama Series in 2005:

Terry O’Quinn’s acceptance speech at the 2007 Emmys:

Michael Emerson’s acceptance speech at the 2009 Emmys:

(Editing to add): While this has nothing to do with LOST, I wanted to add this clip of Ricky Gervais from last night’s Emmys because it was my favorite bit of the night:

Jimmy Fallon’s musical tribute to LOST at the Emmys

Update: Here’s the full LOST segment:

Here are short sniplets from each of the three songs:

He’s singing:

The Island it was mythical
But in the end they died
I didn’t understand it
But I tried

Jorge Garcia in opening number in 2010 Emmys

Jorge Garcia (Hurley) was in the Glee-inspired opening song and dance number for the Emmys. Here’s a short clip of the opening number. Jorge comes on at the end:

[Editing to add] Here’s the full clip:

Want to see more of Jorge singing? Here are some oldies-but-goodies from the blog archives:

Hurley sings to Aaron in The Greater Good (episode 1×21)

This is from an August 2008 “Netflix Live” concert, where Jorge sings “Mustang Sally” with other TV actors:

This is from a recording session for the movie When We Were Pirates:

LOST’s 2010 Emmy nominations

Here’s what LOST is nominated for this year at the Emmys:

Best Drama — LOST is up against Breaking Bad, Dexter, The Good Wife, Mad Men, and True Blood.

Lead Actor — Mathew Fox (Jack Shepherd), up against Breaking Bad, Dexter, Friday Night Lights, House, and Mad Men.

Best Supporting Actor — Terry O’Quinn (Locke/notLocke) AND Michael Emerson (Benjamin Linus) are both nominated. Both of them have won previously. I wish they could both win again tonight! They’re up against Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Damages, and Men of a Certain Age.

Best Guest Actress — Elizabeth Mitchell (Juliet Burke) for The End, up against Big Love (2 nominations), The Cleaner, Law & Order: SVU. Seems odd to call her a guest. Ann Margaret won for Dexter in awards announced on the 21st.

Directing — LOST for The End, up against Breaking Bad, Dexter, Mad Men, and Treme.

Musical Score — LOST for The End, up against Batman, FlashFoward, Psych, and 24. 24 won in awards announced on the 21st.

Writing — LOST (Darlton) for The End, up against Friday Night Lights, The Good Wife, and Mad Men (2 nominations).

Editing — LOST for The End, up against Breaking Bad, Dexter, and 2 nominations for Mad Men. LOST won in awards announced on the 21st.

Art Direction — LOST for Ab Aeterno, up against Glee, Heroes, Modern Family, True Blood, and The Tudors.

Special Program — LOST for the online video spoof series Mysteries of the Universe: The Dharma Initiative, up against the Academy Awards, a program on Avatar, The Daily Show: Ask a Correspondent, 30 Rock webisodes, the Tony Awards, and the Vancouver Olympics opening ceremony. Stiff competition!

Sound Editing — LOST for The End

Sound Mixing — LOST again for The End

via official list of Emmy nominations (PDF) and sl-LOST: Creative Emmy Awards: LOST Editors Win Emmy for ‘The End’, Michael Giacchino ROBBED

Congratulations, Michael Emerson, on your well-deserved Emmy win!

Michael Emerson giving a short, but sweet acceptance speech

Michael Emerson giving a short, but sweet acceptance speech

Carrie Preston, beaming

Carrie Preston, beaming


Darlton, clasping their hands

The acceptance speech:

The backstage interview:

Pre-Emmy interview of Michael Emerson

TV Guide did a video interview of Michael Emerson and his wife, Carrie Preston, in their Los Angeles home.

Michael showed some of his drawings (it’s not fair that one person can have so many talents!):

Self-portrait by Michael Emerson

Self-portrait by Michael Emerson

He’s not making any predictions about whether he will win the Emmy this year, the third time he’s been nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor for a Drama Series for his brilliant work on LOST. He said he’ll just be happy to dress up and go to the party.

Here’s the interview:

The Emmys are tomorrow night, Sunday, September 20, 2009 on CBS at 8:00 PM (7:00 PM Central). Tune in and root for Emerson; for the show itself, which is nominated for Outstanding Drama Series; and for the writers (Darlton), editors, and sound mixers who are all nominated for their work on the season finale, The Incident.

Video by TV Guide

Michael Emerson’s Emmy-winning role in “The Practice”

I hope the third time will be the charm for Michael Emerson, who has just been nominated again for an Emmy for playing Benjamin Linus, after being nominated for that role, but losing, twice before.

Emerson did win a much-deserved Emmy for an earlier role as a guest actor on the legal show The Practice in 2001. He played William Hinks, a man accused of being a serial killer.

Michael Emerson as William Hinks on "The Practice"

Michael Emerson as William Hinks on "The Practice"

The first segment of the story is about Hinks’ trial. You can watch it in five YouTube videos, which is not as daunting as it sounds, as several of the videos are very short. All together, this segment runs about 15 minutes. If you watch all five videos, you’ll be rewarded with a clever plot twist.

(The network may pull these off of YouTube, as they did previous copies that were posted, so enjoy them while you can.)

Michael Emerson is mesmerizing in this multi-layered role. He acts rings around the other actors. You can also see the similarities between William Hinks and Ben Linus. Hinks is like Ben on a bad day — or, perhaps, on a good day, depending on your perspective:

Continued here: Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 <-- This one gave me chills! | Part 5 <-- Wow! There are several more scenes which are (I think) from subsequent episodes. While the previous scenes reminded me of a chess game, the following scenes are more like a horror movie: Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9

According to Wikipedia (citing audio commentary on the Season 3 DVD), the LOST producers offered Emerson the role of Ben because they liked his work on The Practice. Emerson, though, in an interview a few months ago, said he thought he only “indirectly” got the job on LOST because of The Practice.

He added, laughing, that the two roles are “at least in the same temperature zone.”

Would that be cold (as an icy heart) or hot (as the inner circle of Hell)?

The Practice (c) 20th Century Fox. The screenshot is from video #4, when Hinks is on the witness stand.

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