First, “CSI” beat out “Stargate Universe,” “V” and “Caprica” for best special effects in a television series at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards … then “Lost” was all but shut out at the Primetime Emmys. Not a great year for shows popular with the Comic-Con crowd.
There were some positive developments, though. Jim Parsons’ turn as Sheldon in “The Big Bang Theory” netted a win for best comedy actor, and “Dexter” took home two awards — one for John Lithgow as best guest actor and one for best directing.
Another show joining “Lost” off-air this season was “24.” Jack Bauer’s travails scored the show two Emmys in its farewell run: best original score and best sound editing for a series.
The “CSI” win was interesting because anyone watching the special-effects TV race (and who wasn’t?!) may have wondered who would step into the space vacated by perennial nominees/winners “Battlestar Galactica” and the different “Star Trek” iterations, especially with last year’s winner and heir apparent ”Heroes” falling from grace. Now we know.
And, no, “Lost” was not completely left out of the prize parade. The island drama won the Emmy for best single-camera picture editing.
If you’re a fan of “Modern Family” (best comedy), “Mad Men” (best drama) or other nominated shows, check out the Emmys coverage on The Envelope.
– Jevon Phillips
PHOTOS: From the Emmy broadcast
Photos at top, from left: Jim Parsons and his Emmy. Credit: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times. Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer on “24.” Credit: Fox. Matthew Fox, left, Jorge Garcia and Evangeline Lilly on “Lost.” Credit: ABC. John Lithgow with his “Dexter” Emmy. Credit: EPA. Michael Emerson in “Lost.” Credit: ABC