Sunday, September 20, 2009

Heard at the Emmys

Associated Press

Heard at the 61th annual Primetime Emmy Awards:

"All right, it's my job to keep things moving tonight. I'm here to ensure everything runs smoothly. Here's hoping Kanye West likes '30 Rock.'" — Host Neil Patrick Harris, referring to the rapper's recent stage invasion at the MTV Video Music Awards.

"I'm not employed now so I'd like to be on 'Mad Men.' I also like 'The Office' and '24.' — Kristin Chenoweth, accepting the award for supporting actress award in a comedy series for "Pushing Daisies" that was canceled.

"You know, I used to think that awards were just shallow tokens of momentary popularity. But now, I realize they are the only true measure of a person's real worth as a human being." — Jon Cryer, accepting the award for supporting actor in a comedy series for "Two and a Half Men."

"I will make my speech as brief as possible in the hope that it won't be interrupted by a congressman or a rapper." — Ken Howard, accepting the award for supporting actor in a miniseries or a movie for "Grey Gardens."

"The thing about Oscars and the Golden Globes is they got film stars there. With their jaw lines and chiseled looks, making me feel bad. But in this room, I'm probably above average." — Presenter Ricky Gervais.

"These shows, we've all been to a lot of these, they usually suck. And you've been very good." — Jon Stewart, who won for variety, music, or comedy series for "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart," to host Neil Patrick Harris.