The Backstage Pecking Order…

So, in between stuffing my face with guacamole and chips, was flipping through this tip sheet they give to the press peeps here in the “general press room.” From the looks of it, Iit’s gong to be Labor Day before we get to see any of the winners back here.
Here are the many steps winners have to take after winning their trophies: Step1, Entertainment Tonight’s Mary Hart gets everyone first. Who cares? They’re probably still hyperventilating anyway. At least they’ll be coherent when they get to us. Step 2. The stop at the trophy table (whatever that is..I mean, aren’t they already holding the trophy?) At this stage, they will be interviewed by “Access Hollywood” co-host Nancy O’Dell. I’m not really bitter about that because I like Nancy more than Mary, she’s less chirpy. Good God, anyone is less chirpy. An AP reporter who I’m friendly with aqt these affairs, Sandy Cohen, is going to be at that same stop. She was just in here and I didn’t even mutter “bitch” under my breath at her for getting such a plum spot.
Step 3: The winners step into a sea of flashbulbs in the photo room so the international press corps can shoot them at all angles in their glee. Step 4: “Extra” now gets a “quickie” interview with the winners before they arrive at Step 5: Official Emmy Portrait Gallery which I’d grumble about except that I’ve seen the issue with all the portrait and it is a keeper. Step 6: People Magazinbe photo booth: WhatEVER. Step 7. FINALLY! We get the winners. They’ll probably be so talked out and exhuasted by then. We’ll get one-word answers, if we get ANY answers.
Wish me luck…

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