OBSERVED 2:36 p.m.: Rico Rodriguez of "Modern Family" appears on the red carpet. He has great personal style at such a young age.
OBSERVED 3:19 p.m.: This is the coolest (temp wise) Emmys in history. That's what everyone's saying. But the carpet adds 10 degrees.
OVERHEARD 3:32 p.m.: NBC U's Jeff Gaspin says he's rooting for "whoever is the most talented." Very politic.
OBSERVED 3:34 p.m.: While Jane Lynch looks fab in the little off-the-shoulder purple number, it is always shocking to see her sans sweatsuit. And not yelling.
OBSERVED 3:45 p.m.: If all of the reality stars were to be removed right now, the red carpet arrivals would probably last about 15 minutes tops.
OBSERVED 4:02 p.m.: Only at the Emmys will you see ladies in evening gowns driving golf carts.
OBSERVED 4:10 p.m.: Ryan Murphy is hard …