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Big Emmy night for "The Pacific," Betty White, Ann-Margret

Hi all. Sorry for the looooong break ,but I'm baaaack and (pleasantries thus dispensed) let's get down to business.

The Emmys. The Primetime Awards telecast is this Sunday on NBC, so excuse me if I seem a little one-track this week. But this past Saturday, the Creative Awards were handed out, and they are hugely important too.

Creative essentially refers to the craft awards, from make-up to sound and on and on. The Academy splits 'em off from the main awards to avoid making the telecast 10 hours long.

Big winner Saturday was "The Pacific," with seven awards. Absolutely no surprise there. "Pacific" earned multiple noms in several categories, and in one -- Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or a Movie -- it got all four nominations. "The Pacific" was great and deserves everything it earned and more; a total of 24 nominations, and the big one -- best miniseries -- is a certainty.

Meanwhile,  outstanding guest actress in a drama series went to Ann-Margret for NBC’s "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit;" outstanding guest actress in a comedy series went to Betty White for NBC’s "Saturday Night Live;" outstanding guest actor in a drama series went to John Lithgow for Showtime’s "Dexter," and outstanding guest actor in a comedy series went to Neil Patrick Harris for Fox's "Glee."

All of these were 100 percent deserved, though I can't say I recall seeing the Ann-Margret guest-role; did you know -- I didn't -- that AM has been nominated five times, and this is her first win?

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