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Emmys Announcements Result in Unnecessary Shock and Awe

Melissa McCarthy and Joshua Jackson announce the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards nominations

Reactions to this year’s Emmy nominations have run the gamut, from surprised delight to shocked indignation, from shocked bemusement to surprised consternation. Everyone is, in a word, dismayed. (Full lists of the 2011 nominees are over here.)

Here is a roundup of all the Shock, Delight, and Ire accumulated over the past couple days:

The Nice

- Bridesmaids’ scene-stealing Melissa McCarthy had been announcing the Emmy nominations live when she realized she herself was nominated as Outstanding Lead Actress for her role in CBS’s sitcom Mike and Molly. “I could not have been more shocked,” she said. Also: “I was like, ‘I hope I don’t wet my pants.’”

- The LA Times describes this year’s myriad surprises as “both heartening and irritating.” Among the nicest surprises: hard-won noms for Martha Plimpton, Joan Cusack, and Kristen Wiig. The LA Times also underscores that returning nominee Steve Carell has incredibly never won an Emmy for his work on The Office.

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“I dyed my hair the whole time on Friends. I just was sick of doing it.”

Matt LeBlanc on his now-magically grey hair. I guess we’re supposed to be surprised. Or say something like, “Oh, Joey, you zany, zany Tribbiani, you, keeping this kind of stuff from us!” But I’m not surprised. And I’m not going to do much gushing about the fact that LeBlanc’s hair is completely grey. Probably because I was never really a big Friends fan, believe it or not.

[Waits with bated breath for the armies of Friends syndication past to show up at my door, armed with explosives.]

Joey Isn’t Looking So Hot

A photo of Matt LeBlanc

Photo via D-listed

Sometimes pictures say a thousand words, but sometimes they just say two:  “totally wasted.”

Matt LeBlanc stumbled out of a London club last night looking like he’d had a pretty good time.  I mean, this might reveal some personal problems, but I think if someone can snap a photograph of you when you’re so close to falling down you have to brace yourself on something and you have a friend trailing right behind you to help you walk but you still have that look on your face of “I’m such a suave bastard,” then that’s an automatic good night.  Bonus points if you can get a clear shot of a girl in the background judging you.  I’ve been there, Matt LeBlanc, and I salute you with my bar-stamped hand.

Now, if I’d heard Matt say that alcoholism would kill him or if he had a few drinks then took his dogs out for a spin, I might say he needed to get it under control.  As it were, you just keep on keepin’ on, Joey Tribbiani.