The SNL Emmys wound up feeling very much like an episode of SNL: Scattered memorable moments (the proposal, those surprise Americans wins, Drag Race finally taking the reality-competition crown) surrounded by a lot of filler, one potentially viral moment (the Reparations Emmys bit), a low-energy Che and Jost,…
After Will Ferrell puts the “streeeeetch” in “home stretch,” Mrs. Maisel ends its big night with the top comedy prize. It’s also the first best comedy series win for a streaming show—beating Netflix to that milestone after Hulu did the same in drama series last year with The Handmaid’s Tale.
Oliver thanks his son, even though “he hates our show. He likes Paw Patrol. If our show is anything, it’s the precise opposite of Paw Patrol.”
Emmy-winning diner lobster
Hey, you know who would’ve made pretty good Emmy hosts? Or at least more interesting Emmy hosts?
10s! 10s! 10s across the board for Drag Race’s first reality-competition win, presented by Rick and Mory, which makes it feel like a win for The A.V. Club as well.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go chain smoke on the patio of a Virginia condo.
I’m just screaming about the results now.
Folks, I audibly gasped. I was Joel Fields in this moment. I’d very much like to be this surprised again later in the ceremony.
I was also thinking about how that strategy didn’t really pay off for Westworld last year, but then Thandie Newton won, so what do I know?
I was thinking earlier this week about how the Game Of Thrones stars by and large submit for the supporting categories, while the Westworld stars have mostly gone for the lead actor categories, and what that says about my preference for GOT over Westworld. I bring this up here because, well, I don’t really have much…
John Mulaney, moving with such purpose and speed in this screenshot that he’s nothing but an Emmy-winning blur. And why’s he moving so quickly? Because he’s got STREET SMARTS!
Darren Criss ends his acceptance speech by shouting out his alma mater, the University of Michigan—to which I, as an alumnus of Michigan State, must say “Boo.” Did y’all know Criss starred in an unauthorized Harry Potter musical while he was at the U of M?
King wins her third Emmy in this category, after two for American Crime. She deserved one for bringing this ruckus, too.
“You think I’m going to miss a chance when I get it?” The spirit of Sue Ann Nevins lives.
Black Mirror episodes are not movies, but this is a very good episode of Black Mirror, highly indebted to a pair of science-fiction pioneers Brooker thanked from the stage: Star Trek and The Twilight Zone.
Hooray for the best part of Godless!
Happy for Bill Hader, love Barry, but wow: I really thought Teddy Perkins was going to bring home the gold for Donald Glover.