21. Behind the Candelbra‘s Steven Soderbergh, Best Directing, Miniseries or movie:
Soderbergh gave a pleasantly abashed speech noting that everyone who worked on Candelabra owed the film’s success to Matt Damon and Michael Douglas. True…but kind of boring. Maybe Soderbergh should retire from giving speeches and just make another darn movie already.
22. Behind the Candelebra‘s Jerry Weintraub, Outstanding Miniseries or TV movie:
“It was gold and we took it to the gold standard.” We don’t know what that means, but we support it. Still, we expected more from the famously outspoken Weintraub.
23. The Voice‘s Mark Burnett, Outstanding Reality Show:
The reality TV uber-producer beat standard winner The Amazing Race, but didn’t do much more than offer several thank-yous and make the metrically-specious claim that The Voice was “The Number One Young American Music Show Ever.”
Not Present: The Big C’s Laura Linney, Best Actress in a Miniseries or Movie and David Fincher, Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series:
Linney’s no-show did earn a sharp line from presenter Matt Damon: “She’s such a great actress that she didn’t even need to show up.” Shade: Thrown.
In a Class By Herself: Sarah Bromell, accepting for her late husband, Homeland’s Henry Bromell, Writing for a Drama Series