Sunday, September 16, 2012

SMASH, Tony Awards, and More Broadway Moments Win in the 2012 Emmys!

Though there are lots of awards on this list, I will only focus on the Broadway-related ones because, let's face it, those are the most important, right?
So first of all, how ironic is it that awards shows can win awards? When you think about it, it makes sense, but the idea is just weird. But I'm glad they do, because it definitely gives more incentive to make the Tonys, Oscars, etc. more entertaining, and I feel like they step up their game every year. Although, I have never seen an opening to the Oscars to rival the one Billy Crystal did in 2004 when The Return of the King absolutely swept. It just kept going and going! This video cuts off the montage at the beginning, but it still gives the idea. Be sure to notice Heath Ledger is shown at 00:12, and Angelina Jolie looks like she's actually eaten recently.

Also, I have also never seen a Tony Awards opening as good as the 2009 one. The "Luck Be a Lady/Tonight" medley is simply unbeatable!

So for Broadway fans, here are the highlights from the Creative Arts Emmy Award-winners

Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics: 65th Annual Tony Awards (Song Title: "It's Not Just For Gays Anymore"). If you didn't see it, watch it now! Very clever, and the bit with Brooke Shields is just inherently funny, though a bit painful to watch.
Outstanding Special Class Program: 65th Annual Tony Awards
Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Miniseries, Movie or Special:
Memphis (Great Performances on PBS). This was wonderful! I couldn't find a video of it, so let's just watch the Tony performance from 2010.

Outstanding Art Direction for Variety or Nonfiction Programming: The 54th Annual Grammy Awards, 65th Annual Tony Awards.
Outstanding Choreography: Joshua Bergasse, Choreographer - Smash. Smash is just an awesome new show! It took a few episodes to really get good, but here is what I think is the best performance they have done. This one totally came out of left field and didn't really advance the plot, but it's still brilliant.

Visit for the full list of winners!

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