It was very gratifying to see quality rewarded last night at the Emmys, amid all the dreadful writing that embarrassed many of the Presenters, and all the snarky political commentary with which several of the Presenters embarrassed themselves.

Mad Men (photo above), Pushing Daisies, John Adams and In Treatment deserved even more awards than they received, but I’m pleased they were recognized for the exceptional acting, directing and writing that characterize each of them.

I would love to have seen Weeds – and especially Mary Louise Parker – acknowledged with something more than only a nomination (Parker for Best Actress), but as we sports fans say, there’s always next year.

And the parade of fashion is always fun to watch on the Red Carpet in HiDef.