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Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 09/17/2012

‘Kennedy Center Honors’ broadcast snags two Emmy awards


Obamas honor Yo-Yo Ma, left, at the Kennedy Center. (Reuters)
Over the weekend, CBS’s broadcast of “Kennedy Center Honors” copped the Emmy for Best Variety Special, as well as for Best Music Direction.

In winning the variety-special trophy, the annual KenCen event beat NBC’s Betty White 90th-birthday salute, Kathy Griffin’s “Tired Hooker” special on Bravo, an HBO reunion of Mel Brooks and Dick Cavett, and PBS’s “Great Performance” broadcast of “Tony Bennett: Duets II.”

“The Kennedy Center Honors beat “Tired Hooker”??? What kind of country is this? I blame Taylor Swift,” tweeted Kathy Griffin some time after that was announced. Maybe Griffin thought better of her reaction during the ceremony, in which she suggested – three times — that we all get intimate with “the Kennedy Honors,” which is sure to get bleeped out of the Reelz-cast.

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