Thank you, Jimmy Fallon! Finally, an awards show this year we could get excited about. TV’s “Late Night” host and SNL alum did a superb job as host of the 62nd annual Emmy Awards.

Thank you, Jimmy Fallon! Finally, an awards show this year we could get excited about. TV’s “Late Night” host and SNL alum did a superb job as host of the 62nd annual Emmy Awards.

Props to his opening number to raise money to get the kids from “Glee” into Nokia Theatre for the Emmy telecast. The skit featured the kids from “Glee,” along with Tina Fey, Jon Hamm, Jorge Garcia, Randy Jackson, Kate Gosselin, Tim Gunn and TV’s ultimate Golden Gal, Betty White, for a song and dance rendition of Bruce Springsteen’s “Born To Run.”

Leave it to Jimmy. One way or another, he was going to get the “Glee” kids into the Emmys. It was by far the best opening bit I’ve seen in a long time. I had to include the YouTube video on my Facebook page the next day. It was that good.

The telecast moved in a more clockwork fashion, as opposed to typical awards shows. The show also was divided into segments: Comedy, Drama, Reality, Miniseries and Movies.

As for the award winners, it’s a good thing I didn’t bet anything on them. Otherwise, I’d be up that creek your Grandma told ya about.

With 19 nominations, I thought for sure “Glee” would clean house. They got as far as the front door, anyway. Jane Lynch and Ryan Murphy were the only winners, unless you include Neil Patrick Harris’ Guest Actor award. Lynch received the much-deserved Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, while Murphy picked up the trophy for Best Directing of a Comedy.

“Glee” lost to ABC’s “Modern Family” for Best Comedy Series, which means I had better pick up DVDs for “Modern Family.” I haven’t watched it because I’m usually watching “Glee.”

Jon Hamm, who portrays Don Draper on “Mad Men,” should have won Best Actor in a Drama Series. I don’t care how good, or bad, Bryan Cranston’s portrayal of a meth dealer is on AMC’s “Breaking Bad,” Mad Man Draper should have won for his stylistic portrayal of a 1960s Manhattan advertising exec.

At least “Mad Men” took home a third consecutive Emmy for Best Drama Series.

Jewel’s touching performance of the unrecorded “The Shape Of You” moved me. It amazes me to see just how many of the stars we’ve lost over the past Emmy year in the “In Memoriam” segment. Many simply cannot be replaced.

David T. Farr is a Sturgis (Mich.) Journal correspondent. E-mail him at farrboy@hotmail.com.