‘Mad Men’: At least the Emmys did one thing right

The weekend was devoted to the Emmy Awards, and it was a blast. Well, the show itself was awful. You can read my review of it here. But I’m not going to complain about being in the audience of TV’s biggest awards show.

I’m thrilled that “Mad Men” won for best drama and writing for genuis creator Matthew Weiner. And while I’ve never quite gotten into “30 Rock,” I’m a big Tina Fey fan and tend to root for the underdog (at least ratings wise) most of the time anyway. All in all, I don’t have a quibble with any of the awards. Yes, I’d like to have seen Jon Hamm win, but Bryan Cranston is a fine, fine actor.

The “Mad Men” crew were the belles of the Governors Ball, before they all headed over to the very exclusive AMC party. And we saw the “30 Rock” folks kicking up their heels at the HBO party. All in all a great evening, including a Billy Idol performance at the ET/People party.

For all of Variety’s Emmy coverage click here. And be sure to check out Cynthia Littleton’s On The Air blog to read what she live-blogged from the event.