- Posted September 23, 2013 by
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Claire Danes is Emmy’s Drama Queen!
I had begun to admire Danes when I liked her acting in “My So- Called Life,” an American teen drama in 1994. It was a show that many could relate to and came off as more realistic than many other high teen shows.
Watching Danes on the red carpet on Primetime Emmys, she looked every inch the Hollywood star with her new hair and plunging gown. She looked entirely different years ago when I saw her on TV being sharply criticized for comments she made about Manila, Philippines where she filmed the movie Brokedown Palace.
It was in 1999 when Danes was known as an actress with a bad attitude. There was even a move to call her “persona non grata” and to ban all her movies from being shown in Manila. She publicly apologized for her nasty remarks.
So I guess the Filipinos have forgiven Claire Danes. Do we?
(I am an Emmy fan since I was in elementary. I was exposed to Emmys at an early age because we had a (non-cable) TV which aired three free channels including RPN 9, the only TV network which devoted much of their evening shows on Emmy shows like My So-Called Life, Ally McBeal, Felicity, West Wing, etc... So when I had the chance to visit West Hollywood in Feb. 2013, I decided to visit the Emmy Place.)
In the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, the competition was stiff for the biggest awards ceremony in primetime TV.
The ceremony was somber or melancholic because it paid tribute to departed stars and other industry members who died in the past year.
Elton John’s doleful song was in honor of the late musical star Liberace, the subject of the nominated biopic "Behind the Candelabra."
Also honored was Cory Monteith, the "Glee" star who died in July this year.
HBO has won 7 Emmys!
"Breaking Bad," has captured its first best drama Emmy Award.
Modern Family" won its fourth consecutive trophy for top comedy series.
Congratulations to all TV champions!