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2006 Culture Awards

The Year in TV

Spike Lee’s Katrina documentary proved that not all tragedies are matters of foreign policy, a sci-fi show with robots taught us about Iraq, The Closer sizzled, Emmitt Smith shimmied, and Helen Mirren was regal even while playing a drunk.


10. Emmitt Smith on ABC’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’
Dressed up as if channeling Fred Astaire, Emmitt Smith, the show’s eventual winner, scored almost every time he twinkletoed. And look at the music he toed to—Stevie Wonder (samba), Frank Sinatra (fox-trot), MC Hammer (freestyle)—which was as diverse as a UNICEF greeting card.


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