If I’m to describe the 2017 Prime time Emmy Awards that took place last night, the word cool comes to mind. It wasn’t extra or dragging, it was just cool.
In fact it was what an award show should be; handing out awards to the lucky few who were deemed worthy by the television academy.
Many times awards shows fall victims of unfunny jokes, ridiculously unfunny hosts who attempt to make jokes – looking at you Katy Perry at the VMAs. Sure there were some “comedic moments” that fell flat.
Naked Stephen Colbert as a Robot in Westworld, really?
And for the love of science and art coming together in a beautiful way to create entertainment, stop giving Julia Louis Dreyfus an Emmy for Veep. I get it, she is brilliant in that role but so are the 1586 million other women in that category. Emmys, next year, do better.
Overall, I give the show props for a lot of things but especially for taking out the skits before each presenter presents. I mean they are presenters why can’t they just present?
Except the Seth Meyers and James Corden Skit, that was funny
Also, three hours only and they gave out almost 30 awards indoors as well as a lot of commercial breaks.
Anyway, enough about that, there are some moments that I feel deserve their own paragraphs.
The Opening Sequence
As funny and as cool as it was, the whole song and dance to tell of how amazing TV shows are…that’s getting old. Couldn’t they find another style? Must they always sing funny? He does have a point though, everything is better on TV. The in-depth description of characters and events, you can’t that in 90 minutes to 2 hours. Grade: ehn
This was just predictable. I could have written the entire monologue before the monologue even aired.
- The Game of Thrones Ineligibility joke; everyone has been making a Game of Thrones ineligibility joke since they found out the show was not going to be eligible for an Emmy this year. Oh look others can win now. That’s just rude.
At least they took the time to thank the first responders and advertised a means for people to donate to the hurricane relief. Something Nigeria as a country needs to learn, empathy.
The rest of the jokes went like this: not funny, not funny, not funny, not funny, inaccurate and not funny, classic pat on the back about diversity, not funny, I SEE OPRAH!, not funny, A LOT OF DONALD TRUMP JOKES, Sean Spicer wtf, really? Grade: D
The List of Winners in the Order They Were Presented
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
John Lithgow, The Crown
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Television Movie
Laura Dern, Big Little Lies
Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series
Donald Glover, Atlanta (B.A.N)
Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
Saturday Night Live
Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series
Bruce Miller, The Handmaid’s Tale
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live
Outstanding Directing in a Limited Series or Television Movie
Jean-Marc Vallee, Big Little Lies
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Television Movie
Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies
Outstanding Writing in a Variety Series
The team at Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale
Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series
Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe, Masters of None (Thanksgiving)
Outstanding Reality Competition Programme
Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series
Reed Morana, The Handmaid’s Tale (Offred)
Outstanding Writing in a Limited Series or Television Movie
Charlie Brooker, Black Mirror: San Junipero
Outstanding Directing in a Variety Series
Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live
Outstanding Variety Talk Series
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Donald Glover, Atlanta
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Julia Louis Dreyfus, Veep
Outstanding Comedy Series
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Television Movie
Riz Ahmed, The Night Of
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Televsion Movie
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
Outstanding Limited Series
Big Little Lies
Outstanding Television Movie
Black Mirror: San Junipero
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Sterlimg K. Brown, This Is Us
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Elizabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Outstanding Drama Series
The Handmaid’s Tale
Good on the Chairman of the Television Academy for including disability in the speech about inclusion. I’m still bitter about Speechless not getting nominated.
John Oliver thanking Oprah in his speech “just because she was in front of him and it’d be weird not to” was funny.
John Oliver thanking Oprah’s seat filler the second time was hilarious
The combination of Gina Rodriguez and Shemar Moore as co presenters was just not fair. That much fineness should be on stage together.
The new season of TV shows officially starts this week and I for one am excited. I wonder what this year will bring us.
The Emmys was fun and it was worth staying up all night to watch. Time difference.