So it falls to us at ArtsPage HQ to recap the big losers and assorted lowlights (at least in one editor’s opinion, at the end of a long night). Let’s get right to it, shall we?
Feel free to add your own quibbles and/or disappointments on the comments thread.
1 'Weird Al' Yankovic
Hot off the surprise success of his latest recording, “Mandatory Fun,” Weird Al turned up on the Emmys telecast with a spoof of theme songs from “Mad Men,” “Game of Thrones” and other nominated shows. It was weirder than Al’s typical brand of weird … and not in an entertaining way.
2 Lena Dunham
The “Girls” star’s red-carpet look was just a little tutu much, no?
3 Seth Meyers
The host of the show should never have agreed to appear onstage with Amy Poehler. It just reminded everyone how much they wished she and Tina Fey were hosting instead.
4 Julia Louis-Dreyfus
OK, we know she won an Emmy, which was cool, but … mashing mouths with Bryan Cranston? Even for a laugh? Ewww.
5 The Gillette razor company
You can bet that after seeing Jon Hamm rock the Bedrock-style whiskers, men all over America are going to stop shaving. Our advice? Think twice. Even one of the best-looking men in show business can barely pull this off.
Much was made of 31 nominations scored this year by Netflix series “House of Cards” and “Orange Is the New Black.” But both shows went home empty-handed.
7 Snub alert: Kerry Washington
No disrespect to Julianna Margulies is intended. But I, for one, would’ve liked to see the fabulous Kerry Washington take the award for best lead actress in a drama series (“Scandal”). Maybe next year?
8 Extra: Sofia Vergara
By popular demand, ArtsPage updates this post with #8: An awkward moment when Sofia Vergara put herself on display as a sex object for the amusement of nonfeminists (and antifeminists) everywhere. (But wait … why is this different than, like, always?)