Another Emmys in the book, another year where I find myself regretting all of the TV show choices I’ve made.
I only watched a few of the shows that won (Game of Thrones, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, and The Crown). The rest I never hear of until last night. Fret not though, the show was still enjoyable. Here are a few highlights:
1) Musical Opening
Award show musical openings are usually totally cringeworthy, but the Emmys opening had everything you could possibly want and more. The show started with a star-studded tongue-in-cheek number about how Hollywood’s diversity problem has been solved.
2) The Hosts
Michael Che and Colin Jost are literally the only reason why I still watch Saturday Night Live, so I was thrilled to see them host the Emmys. It was like a three hour long edition of Weekend Update. I loved it.
3) Betty White
This woman is #goals. She’s 96 and still in the game. Betty White is incredibly talented and oh so humble.
4) Wedding Proposal
Well here’s a first. Glenn Weiss won an award for directing the Oscars and used his acceptance speech as an opportunity to propose to his girlfriend. There was not a dry eye in the room as everyone’s jaws dropped and they gave the newly engaged couple a standing ovation.
5) Final Thoughts
The 70th Annual Emmys came and went and now I’m counting down the days until award season madness begins in November. The Golden Globes television nominees and winners are usually synonymous with The Emmys and this past year was a solid year for television so it should be interesting. For the full list of winner, click here.