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Ending on a high note

By Alan SepinwallDidn't I warn you not to watch the Emmys? James Spader? Really?

The Sopranos went into last night's show with 15 nominations, the most for any series, and pundits everywhere were predicting the show would sweep its way through the awards like Sherman through Atlanta.

But TV shows in their final seasons, even all-time classics, have a lousy Emmy track record, and when the night was over, Sopranos only had three trophies: for Outstanding Drama Series, directing (Alan Taylor, for the Christopher death episode) and writing (David Chase, for the finale). Until the last-minute best drama win—only the second time the series ever won it—it looked like the cast's curtain call after a "Jersey Boys" musical medley would be its only trip to the stage.

House contributor Alan Sepinwall is the television critic of the Star-Ledger. To read the rest of the article, click here. To discuss the 2007 Emmys with Alan at his blog What's Alan Watching?, click here.

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