I just want to say there's always next year, except for Ray Romano.
There's always next year, ... except, you know, for Ray Romano.
To my fellow nominees, whoever they are--I'm not that familiar with their work--I just want to say, there's always next year--except, you know, for Ray Romano
But I just really like the feeling of it.
Monk is such an irritating and annoying character, I think everyone relates to that at some point.
[In a mild surprise, Tony Shalhoub was honored as best actor in a musical or comedy TV series for his title role in] Monk. ... God bless the planet earth.
Here is a man who is trying to do the right thing -- who finds himself in a situation where he is actually part of a system that's not doing the right thing.
I have never seen a role like this of an Arab-American that's seen in such a positive light -- a really well-rounded character with a sense of humor, a professional life, a family life. Not a goodie-goodie -- a person who has his flaws and his shortcomings -- but a real character, not a stereotype.
All I wanted with that film was to represent the possibility that there might be normal people who are Muslim or Arab with the same fears, responsibilities, hopes.
I was one of those people who put too much emphasis on work and career and material possessions, and it took its toll on all my relationships, on my physical health, my emotional and mental health.
You're not really necessarily the coolest guy in their life. You are a conduit to the really cool people.
I come from a really big family, my father was a businessman and what he always instilled in us was to be your own boss. My father built up his business, and he was by no means a rich man, but he figured out how to work four-and-a-half days a week.
And Big Night, I think by the end the brothers find that balance, when they touch each other on the shoulder over breakfast and it's understood that what should never have driven them apart almost drove them apart. I think that's a true moment.
It was really an experience, being my first time directing a movie. The scenes that I was in, Brooke really directed me all the time. And the scenes that both of us were in, Brooke directed those. Come to think of it, Brooke directed most of the scenes.
I still think of myself as a stage actor. When I do film and television I try to implement what I was taught to do in theatre, to try to stretch into characters that are far from myself.