Um… yeah. They fucked it up royally again. If you thought last year was bad (and it was), you ain’t seen nothing yet. Once again, no clips of the talented actors who were competing for the hardware. Indeed, no clips at all of soaps from the past year. Plenty of time for Oprah though and a “we just invented it second lifetime achievement award.” I really have nothing against Oprah, but she wasn’t even there! Yet Celine Dion took up what felt like two hours to sing her a song played out from the moment it hit the charts. Perhaps if the producers had used that time to show us the actors at work, we might have been able to recall why or how Brittany Allen, formerly of All My Children, took home a trophy. And what was with all the ties? Every other category had two winners! Find a way to make a choice for crying out loud!
On the plus side, it was awesome to see General Hospital’s Laura Wright finally get some long overdue Emmy love, and the absent Michael Park’s win (he’s currently on Broadway in the revival of How to Succeed) was kind of a sweet sayonara to the departed As the World Turns. But overall, last night’s show gets my vote for the worst televised award show of all time, a title it will likely hold until next year’s debacle, if the thing even makes it to air with only four soaps and too many talk shows left.