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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

September 24, 2012 at 9:37 AM

Did you watch the Emmys?

I did — well, most of it; a dinner break caused me to miss the unfortunate spectacle of Jon Hamm losing for the fifth time. (Really, Emmy voters? What does this guy have to do to get a trophy? Fun fact: No “Mad Men” performer has ever won an Emmy for the show. Ever. That’s just wrong.) “Mad Men,” I should note, made the kind of history that you don’t want to make: at 0-for-16, it had the, I guess, most losing Emmys ever. (Not a great turn of phrase. But you know what I mean.) My other favorite show, “Downton Abbey,” didn’t do much better; winning only Supporting Actress in a Drama — and Maggie Smith, alas, didn’t even show up. I would have given a lot to hear that speech; wouldn’t you?
In the meantime, I guess I should start watching “Homeland” and “Modern Family.” And I must say that I enjoyed Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s speech, Tina Fey’s dress, many of Jimmy Kimmel’s lines, and this:

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