Interestingly enough at the Dexter table ex-es and cast mates Michael C Hall and Jennifer Carpenter sat chummily next to each other. For some reason Ben Schwartz, the actor who plays John Ralphio on Parks and Rec, was sitting with the Dexter cast as well. I also saw Scott Bakula in the audience and am not aware of what project brought him to the awards show but I enjoy him.
Oscar update: the early Oscar front runners in the major categories are: The Artist for Best Picture and Best Director, Viola Davis for Best Actress, Christopher Plummer for Best Supporting Actor and Octavia Spencer for Best Supporting Actress. Before tonight I would have said George Clooney for Best Actor but with Jean Dujardin's win for the Artist, it seems to be a close race.
The ladies of the Help all looked gorgeous. Tina Fey was hilarious as a presenter with John Krasinski and looked fabulous.
Best Cast, Motion Picture The Help
Best Actress, Motion Picture Viola Davis, The Help
Best Actor, Motion Picture Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Best Cast, TV Drama Boardwalk Empire
Best Actor, TV Drama Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Best Actress, TV Drama Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Best Actor, Miniseries or TV Movie Paul Giamatti, Too Big to Fail
Best Actress, Miniseries or TV Movie Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce
Best Cast, TV Comedy Modern Family
Best Actress, TV Comedy Betty White, Hot in Cleveland
Best Actor, TV Comedy Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Best Supporting Actress, Motion Picture Octavia Spencer, The Help
Best Supporting Actor, Motion Picture Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Stunt Ensemble, Film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Stunt Ensemble, TV Game of Thrones