At least that's something to liven up the long, tedious awards show that is like the Oscars, but with more categories, worse dresses, and Tony Shalhoub in the audience. We predict that Harris is going to do a lovely job, just like he did earlier this year at the Tonys. Then they will ask him to co-host the Oscars with Hugh Jackman and it will be the biggest gay event since Judy Garland dueted with Barbra Streisand. He has said that he may sing and do some magic tricks but he will not be drinking or dancing.
The later he is going to leave to a bunch of the pros from reality shows like Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance. SYTYCD's hip-hop duo Napolean and Tabitha D'umo are choreographing a number that uses talent from all over the tube, including Stars hoofers Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, seen here rehearsing for the show.
Producers aren't only relying on Harris and a dog and pony show to get things rolling. The Washington Post's Lisa de Moraes says that winners are being encouraged to make more heart-felt exciting "You like me, you really like me" speeches. Those thanking their driver's personal assistant will be cut off, but those getting all Sally Field will be allowed to ramble on. No word yet on whether or not stars will be allowed to rush the stage to try to take the award for Beyoncé.
As for those actual winners, it looks like it's going to be a repeat for critical darlings 30 Rock and Mad Men and HBO will win all the movie categories just like it does every year. At least this year the camptastic Grey Gardens will be doing the mopping up. It would be great for Drew Barrymore to win. She really acted in this movie, and then if she goes on stage we can make fun of her bad dye job on Monday morning. That's almost as good as another swan dress.
Here are the rest of the nominees in the categories you care about. The actor's races could go any way, but will the world stop spinning if Mariska Hargitay beats Kyra Sedgwick? No. But it might if Charlie Sheen manages to pull out a win.
We'll be hoping for a few underdogs to pull of some upsets while live blogging the whole telecast on Sunday evening. Tune your sets to CBS and join us on the big night. Then all the witty things you have to say about how horrible The Mentalist is will be heard by more than just your coffee table.