The Best TV has To Offer: Emmy Winners 2010

Friday, October 28 by Ginny Putscher

The Emmy Winners of 2010 are comprised of actors and actresses who starred in television shows that are shown during primetime viewing hours. The categories include comedy series, drama series, miniseries, and reality shows. The Emmy is a television production award and is equivalent to the Academy Award for film or Grammy Award for music.

Comedy series.

The show “Modern Family” is a television series that depicts three diverse families. The comedy was created by Christopher Lloyd and Steven Levitan and produced by Levitan-Lloyd Productions. This 2010 emmy winner can be explained as one big straight, gay, multicultural, and non-traditional family.

Drama series.

The series “Mad Men” is set in the 1960s and is an American drama television series created and produced by Matthew Weiner. It portrays the life of Don Draper played by Jon Hamm, a creative director at Sterling Cooper, an advertising agency in New York City. “Mad Men” demonstrates the changing moods and social mores of the sixties in American. “Mad Men” was also an Emmy winner in 2008 and 2009

Miniseries.

“The Pacific” was a HBO ten part miniseries about the intertwined stories of three Marines during America’s battle with the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II. Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg were contributing writers and producers. "The Pacific" focused on the war itself and captured the intense realism which was successfully brought to the viewer. “The Pacific” received seven other awards besides the Emmy for an outstanding Miniseries.

Actor in a Comedy.

Jim Parsons who plays Sheldon Cooper on the CBS sitcom “The Big Bang Theory” was a 2010 Emmy winner. “The Big Bang” series creator is Chuck Lorre. Jim plays a genius physicist with nonexistent social skills who interacts with his other nerdy friends and the attractive waitress who lives across the hall.

Actor in a Drama.

Bryan Cranston was a 2010 Emmy winner who plays Walter White, a strugglin high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with advanced lung cancer in “Breaking Bad.” Set and produced in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Walter White turns to a life of crime, producing and selling methamphetamine with a former student, in order to secure his family with a financial future Breaking Bad is an American television drama series created and produced by Vince Gilligan.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              — Ginny Putscher