The 2014 Emmys: An Okay Show, But Was It Really Appropriate to Single Out Robin Williams?

August 26, 2014 2:26 PM

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Watching the Emmys was for me a mixed bag, with Seth Meyers struggling with pat jokes contrasted with Bryan Cranston bringing down the house with laughter as he passionately smooched Julia Louis-Dreyfus as she mounted the stairs to retrieve her Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Emmy for Veep. Most of the wins were of the traditional kind, Modern Family winning for the fifth time, Breaking Bad repeating, and The Amazing Race picking up its 10th trophy for Reality Competition Show.

Even Bryan Cranston's Lead Actor in a Drama Series win for Breaking Bad was not a shock, though there was a heavy PR push that made many believe Matthew McConaughey's performance in True Detective was a lock.

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