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Don Johnson Is Mad at the Emmy Awards - and So Is Jay Leno (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Aug 31st 2010 2:04AM
Don Johnson Is Mad at the Emmy Awards - and So Is Jay LenoWell, the 2010 Emmy Awards were held last night. That's all very well and good for the people who won. But what about the losers? What about the stars who never win, or who fail over and over again? On 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC), we get to meet two such Emmy losers: Don Johnson and Jay Leno.

While talking to Leno, Johnson recounts his one and only shot at Emmy-related glory. In 1985, he was nominated as Best Actor in a Drama for his work on 'Miami Vice.' And he didn't win. It's been 25 years since then, but Don still seems a little irritated. He calls the whole Emmy experience "painful" and "excruciating," while Jay laughs and claps his hands. "I was pissed!" Johnson says.

As it turns out, Jay Leno can relate to Don's annoyance. "Hey, you don't have to tell me. ...We're in the same boat," says the host. Yes, this is true. But while Johnson failed to get one award, Leno has lost at the Emmys a staggering ten times. Out of his eleven nominations, Jay only won a single Emmy for Best Comedy Series -- in 1995. That's a 9.09% success rate. ... Or, if you prefer, he has lost 90.91% of the time. ... Ouch! That's not so good.

The two men can laugh about their Emmy travails now, but they also bond through their shared disdain for the award show process. And maybe ... there just might be a hint of real bitterness coming from Don and Jay?

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Preston

But maybe the Emmys weren't that pulled in to that edgy crime drama series in Miami Vice back then in 1985. They never expected a show to come out of left field and be a major hit like that. Don Johnson could have won that. It's good that he remembers that just as the Emmy Awards just took place. Philip Michael Thomas should have been nominated.

September 04 2010 at 4:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
DRSENSAI

First of all....Jay...you rode the tailoat of Johnny...without him you were..."are" a loser...Don...you were a wannabe...who never made it...you both did not get an award....because you didnt earn it....

August 31 2010 at 5:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
cbeckerb

DON Johnson is drug addict alcoholic , he's been sued for grabbing a woman tit that was another mans girlfriend in a restaurant. Personaly know the sex crazed loser, Another time had his body guards stand watch and block the view of him fucking to ho's at one in the home of his wife and him while she was on the top floor of their mansion in pacific heights san francisco,, he use to run drugs just like in the crappy show miami vice, > true story he drove fast racing boats from the mother ship carrying the massive loads of cocaine, so think about that? how many lifes were destroyed by this piece of human trash, he barracaded himself into the back room of a club so high he thought everyone out there was out to kill himm sad fat man,, all that money, beautiful women , whats he got a empty sole,,whatever why is he even on here?

August 31 2010 at 4:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Mike Vice

To cbeckerb--
ONE: I don't believe that Don Johnson is capable of doing any of the obscene things that you have accused him of doing; TWO: Don't slander other human beings; and THREE: NEVER perform full-blown character assassination attempts against ANYBODY. Thank you. Fini. End of song.

September 01 2010 at 8:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
MARK A. JOHNSON

I don't really blame either Don or Jay for being upset. Though Jay hasn't been as funny as in the past I can see his point. However Don Johson has always been a great actor and still is. I even had him and most of the rest of the original Miami Vice cast in mind when writing notes for one of my books, that would pick up where the series left off with an up to date twist on it, of wich I will not go into detail about here. Stalone has already beat me to the punch on another book I was working on for a movie I had in mind, and almost with the identicle title & list of actors to play the charactor parts. That being the movie "THE EXPENDABLES", what can I say, great minds think alike. I seldom if ever watch any of the awards shows because it's been very evident for some time now there are too many politics & shady behind the door deals going on for any of it to be legitimate in my opinion. As for whom deserves what awards, the opinions vary from one "clique" to another and those that truly do deserve them often get passed over unjustly. Also some powers that be in the field of making some of those choices base their decisions on faulty information such as ticket sales, etc. without taking into account the many people who can't afford to purchase the tickets or even get the opportunity to go see them perform. Therefore their oppinions aren't counted. Also some of the opinions posted about this subject are primarily from people too young to know the many more deserving talented actors, comics, etc. They stay too much within the realms of their own peers limited tastes that stray them from any sense of common decency and have other very limited exposures. It's a wonder they even got beyond their annoyingly stupid cartoons.

August 31 2010 at 3:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Rhonda

The Emmys suck Ann Margaret get an award and they dont let her come up they just announce Boooooooooooo

August 31 2010 at 2:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
RonTruth

Which "Don Johnson" is the guy with Leno? Last time I recall Johnson, he had been taking high doses of ephedra, and died of a sudden heart attack.

August 31 2010 at 1:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Rhonda

Get a clue be for u leave a comment duh!!!!!!!!!

August 31 2010 at 2:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Matthew

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August 31 2010 at 1:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Matthew

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August 31 2010 at 1:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
matt715

Don's held a grudge THAT long? He also probably bored & wants to make a comeback. He's not entitled - he should stay home & play with his young children from his latest marriage.

August 31 2010 at 1:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
CeeJay

My my talk about being sore losers! After stomping their sour grapes, it's very unlikely either needs worry about an Emmy. Ofcourse, neither should worry about that since Emmy is a tribute neither to looks nor TV longevity. I thought all of this year's winners were most deserving. I was especially thrilled with Pacino's win! He's always BRILLIANT.

August 31 2010 at 1:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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