The NBC singing competition show pairs would-be stars with some of the top talents in the music industry, including judges Blake Shelton and Adam Levine.
Co-Chairman and CEO Fox Television Group Gary Newman, actors Sarah Paulson and Ryan Murphy, and Co-Chairman and CEO Fox Television Group Dana Walden attend the FOX Broadcasting Company, FX, National Geographic And Twentieth Century Fox Television’s 68th Primetime Emmy Awards after-party at Vibiana on September 18, 2016, in Los Angeles.
The Emmy victor took another jab at the president when he mentioned that he and his wife, Hilaria Baldwin, did not have a baby this past year.
“At long last, Mr. President, here is your Emmy”, Baldwin quipped in his acceptance speech.
The actor’s impersonations of Trump have propelled “SNL” to its best season in years, bringing in viewers and also Emmy glory.
Yet the president’s preferred medium provided fertile terrain for satirizing and commenting upon the political moment, a mood that permeated everything from host Stephen Colbert’s monologue to the diverse winners and onstage banter.
And while this year’s affair went head-to-head with ratings titan Sunday Night Football, it’s hard to pinpoint the origin of the awards show’s woes, considering the consistent downturn it faces and the fact that football tends to appeal to a different demographic.
“Saturday Night Live“, for which Trump was an endless fount of comedy during his campaign and early presidency, had its best Emmys haul in the show’s 41-year history.
The biggest night for television took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday night. Clearly, something needs to be done to jolt people into watching.
“This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys, period, in person and around the world”, Spicer said.
Somewhere, Kidman, victor for lead actress in a limited series for “Big Little Lies“, is still giving her acceptance speech. Stars Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern and Alexander Skarsgard all were all singled out.
It is the actress’ first Emmy win. Kidman and co-star Reese Witherspoon said they were grateful the show provided strong roles for women.
The supporting comedy actress Emmy has been awarded to Kate McKinnon. During her speech, an emotional McKinnon gave thanks to Hillary Clinton for her “grace and grit”.
An Emmy went to Sterling K. Brown for outstanding lead actor in a drama series.
Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda reunited on stage to present Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie.
Variety, Writing Series: “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver“.
President Donald Trump never won an Emmy, it’s true.
A common background motif used throughout the telecast was the use of a cross-hatch pattern, a design element that could be a nod to the vast metal girders found on sound stages, while the gold and silver colors used to create them added a bit of elegance to the look.
“Whatever the president’s opinion, an empty-handed Colbert, and the Emmys overall, mostly looked like winners”. Colbert told the crowd, “This is all your fault”.
The host also played a clip of Trump commenting during a presidential debate that he should have been awarded an Emmy before joking that Emmys go to the victor of the popular vote.
The host wasn’t all serious: He took time to thank first responders to hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and urged people to donate to disaster recovery.
Based off of Margaret Atwood’s bestselling novel, the feminist dystopian narrative of “The Handmaid’s Tale” has lent itself to comparisons of today’s fight for women’s rights.
It also included a couple jabs at politics and negative headlines.
The number was met with thunderous applause.