Parents Take the Spotlight at This Year's Emmys

At the Emmys last month, it wasn't just hit dramas and comedies being raised to the spotlight. We also got a look at another kind of celebrity project: being a parent.

Yes, the celebrity parents were in full force that evening. Here are just a few of the most memorable experiences that we saw:

  • In presenting the final two awards, Will Ferrell decided to go for slacker attire and take the stage with his three sons--Magnus, Mattias, and Axel--right by his side in their soccer uniforms. Will earned a huge laugh from his antics as the exasperated dad who supposedly couldn't find a babysitter on short notice when asked to present the awards.
  • Michael Douglas took a less comedic note in his acceptance speech for the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Movie or Miniseries. He offered a "shout out" to his son Cameron, who is currently serving a 10-year prison sentence on drug charges. Although he added a few jokes and heartwarming remarks about playing Liberace alongside Matt Damon on the HBO biopic, Douglas did raise a few eyebrows with his comments about reforming federal drug laws.
  • While it didn't show at the Emmys, there was a bitter moment for Alan Klugman, son of the late Jack Klugman. Alan was upset that the In Memoriam segment of the awards show didn't offer as big a tribute to his father as he would've liked. More time to spent on remembering Glee star Cory Monteith than on a three-time Emmy winner and one of the two lead actors from The Odd Couple.
  • Other family moments including a sighting of Alec Baldwin with his daughter Ireland, and the sexy look of new mom Anna Faris.

If there's one thing we can take away from this year's Emmys, it's that we're seeing more celebrities who are able to balance out their family life with their public life. While we might always have the drama of romance and Hollywood marriages, we'll also get to see the kinder, gentler side of celebrity life by letting them be parents in the public eye, too.

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