Emmy host, Conan O'Brien claimed ABC wasn't supporting its own show, Grey's Anatomy, by showcasing a major movie against the award program.
What about Emmy voters themselves, however? The hospital drama received no love at all, failing to garner a single victory. Here's a rundown of those who did have reasons to celebrate at the end of the day:
- Jack Bauer: People were probably afraid NOT to hand over a trophy to Kiefer Sutherland, lest they feel his character's wrath. Which is not to say that 24 didn't deserve to win Best Drama and the actor to finally be rewarded for his work as Best Lead Actor in a Drama.
- Office workers: We were pulling for Scrubs, but have no real complaints with The Office taking home the award for Best Comedy. But Tony Shaloub over Steve Carell for Best Lead Actor in a Comedy? For shame.
- Veteran favorites: Julia-Louis Dreyfuss broke free from the supposed Seinfeld curse by winning Best Lead Actress in a Comedy, while Law & Order: SVU fans must've been thrilled that Mariska Hargitay was finally called on stage for Best Lead Actress in a Drama.
- The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: The satirical newscast, earned two Emmys, for best variety, music or comedy and the writing award for that category.
Other winners included: Alan Alda for his supporting role in the last season of The West Wing; Megan Mullally, also honored for her performance in another show's closing season, Will & Grace; and Jeremy Piven for his hilarious work in Entourage.
We have no beef with any of those. But, seriously, nothing at all for Grey's Anatomy? A recount may be in order.