'Real People' Score at Low-Rated Emmys

The most winning moment at Sunday night’s Emmys arguably belonged to Amy Scholsohn from Orlando, Fla., and Bruce Milam Jr. from Joliet, Ill. – the two blindfolded “real people” who to their own amazement were led onstage at the Shrine Auditorium to announce the winner in the reality TV category.

“Oh my God, Jennifer Aniston,” gasped Scholsohn when she finally eyed the crowd before her, “they say I look like you.” (To which Aniston, from her seat next to husband Brad Pitt, seemed to gesture, “Care to switch places with me?”)

Sopranos, Development Top Emmy Winners

The Sopranos came out like gangbusters at the 56th annual Emmy ceremony Sunday night, as the HBO Mob drama finally scored TV’s top honor for outstanding drama series.

The show also picked up supporting actor trophies for Drea de Matteo and Michael Imperioli – though its leads, James Gandolfini and Edie Falco, were bypassed in favor of Allison Janney of The West Wing and James Spader of The Practice.

The Sopranos Due for Emmy Gold?

According to most predictions, the 56th annual Emmys ceremony will hit a high note on Sunday night, when HBO’s Mob drama The Sopranos – which always seemed to play bridesmaid to The West Wing – will finally walk away with the long-elusive top award for best TV drama.

WEEK IN REVIEW: Emmy Overlooks Friends

EMMY DISS: They received a warm sendoff from viewers after 10 years, but Friends got snubbed in the 56th annual Emmy nominations, ending up with seven nods, including those for lead actors Jennifer Aniston and Matt LeBlanc, but getting shut out for best comedy series.

Emmy Noms: Friends Dissed, Angels Soars

Friends went out with a whimper, not a bang, in the 56th annual Emmy nominations, announced Thursday.

Though nominated in seven categories, including those for lead actors Jennifer Aniston and Matt LeBlanc, the 10-year-old show, which ended in May, was overlooked in the race for best comedy series.

Instead, FOX’s critically lauded but ratings-challenged Arrested Development made the list, along with Curb Your Enthusiasm, Everybody Loves Raymond, Sex and the City and Will & Grace.