'Life After Emmy': How Does Winning an Emmy Award Change Your Life? (VIDEO)
by Catherine Lawson, posted Sep 16th 2011 9:00AM
Come Sunday night the red carpet will be rolled out, champagne corks will be popping and there won't be a dry eye in the Kodak Auditorium as the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards are handed out. All the nominees will gather for the ceremony in the hope that their name will be the one in the winner's envelope, but only a happy few will get to take home a much-coveted trophy.
Have you ever wondered why Hollywood stars are so obsessed with winning awards? And just how does joining that select band known as "Emmy Winners" change your life?
What happens once the applause stops, the festivities are over and the borrowed dresses and jewels are handed back? Find out now, as past Emmy winners Jeremy Piven, Megan Mullaly, Kristin Chenoweth and Jackée Harry talk candidly about how life has changed since they had their moment in the sun.
Watch the hilarious 'Life After Emmy' mockumentary after the jump.
All four stars are at pains to emphasize that winning an Emmy hasn't changed their lives. So what if proud father Jeremy Piven treats his trophies like they're his kids and takes them on trips to the Children's Museum? At least he makes sure they travel in their own car seats. Safety first, after all.
Kristin Chenoweth points out that "life is not a competition. It's about having fun." So she never got the call to appear in A-list shows like '24' or 'The Office.' Big deal. She's got an Emmy, which means she always has a friend to hang out with in bars between jobs.
Jackée Harry won her Emmy back in 1987, so she's able to offer a longterm perspective on what it's like to live with one. Hey, it's just part and parcel of who she is: Whether she's wearing her Emmy belt or her Emmy hat, Jackée will always stay that same "humble woman" she was before she joined the Emmy club.
Two-time Emmy winner Megan Mullaly stresses that she has the same normal everyday problems as everyone else. But whether it's in a therapy session or in the shower, she and her Emmys work through them together. It's good to see a star and her trophies pulling together.
'The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards' air live Sunday, Sept. 18 at 8PM ET on FOX.