Emmys 9/20 Spoilers

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  1. David Platt

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    I was really dreading this because I thought it was going to be awful with not being a 'real' awards show, but I was pleasantly surprised. I thought given the limitations they did an exceptional job. Sure, there were a few comedy bits that fell flat (Russian USPS guy? WTH was that?), but overall it was great.

    Really glad to see Schitt's Creek getting the awards love it deserves, and PARTICULARLY happy to see Annie Murphy getting some love with a Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy win since she so often gets overshadowed by the rest of the cast.

    Other highlight of the night? Zendaya winning Best Actress in a Drama. She totally deserved it; that was a career-defining role for her.
     
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  2. smak

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    Some people that won really deserved it.

    Zendaya
    Dan Levy
    Billy Crudup
    Regina King
    Julia Garner

    These 5 were really standouts.

    -smak-
     
  3. Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    As much as I love Schitts Creek, I was really hoping D'Arcy Carden would win. She really brought her non robot non girl to life.
     
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    Agree, it was much better than I would have thought. It moves much quicker (not a bad thing!) without an live audience. Using Zoom worked well for the most part.

    Normally, I wouldn't mind the way they ordered the awards: Comedy, Limited, Drama. But having one show monopolize a genre made it really boring. Even Dan Levy acknowledged it "The Internet is going to hate us" or something to that affect. Obviously no way to predict it, but let's mix it up next time.

    Huge love for Zendaya in a career-defining breakout role. And really sad that so many incredible comedies got bulldozed by SC. D'Arcy and so many others that I felt were deserving.

    JK did a great job. He's a perfect host for this type of event. Did I hear that Al Pacino was there?
     
  5. trainman

    trainman Nice to see you

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    Here's an interview with one of the writer/producers that gives some good background/behind-the-scenes details on the broadcast:

    Emmys Behind the Scenes: Producer on What Went Right, and What Didn't - Variety
     
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  6. gweempose

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    Thanks for the link!

    They really did do an incredible job editing the beginning together to make it seem like he was giving the opening monologue to a live audience.
     
  7. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    @David Platt BTW, it's spelled Emmys. Of course, search never works well on this forum anyway, but nonetheless...
     
  8. Steveknj

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    Glad for Schitt's Creek and Watchman, and especially Ruffalo winning best actor in his category. He was fabulous. I hated the show that Zendaya was on so I can't speak to her acting, so I'll take your word for it I watched about 3 episodes and realized the show wasn't for me.
     
  9. David Platt

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    I have no idea what you're talking about. ;)

    Thanks for the heads up on the typo. I had a mod fix it.
     
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  10. gweempose

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    I can see where Euphoria's subject matter wouldn't be for everyone, but Zendaya was amazing in it. The show also had some brilliant cinematography and production design. There was one episode that takes place at a carnival that I thought was technically one of the most impressive things I've ever seen on television.
     
  11. Steveknj

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    No doubt. She wouldn't have had my vote, but again, I only watched a few episodes.
     
  12. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    So was the room where Zendaya was when she received her award there at the Staples Center? Because she was present to present an award earlier in the telecast. And was the place where Jennifer Aniston (and Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow and Jason Bateman) was Zooming from also on site since both Aniston and Bateman were live in person earlier in the show? If they are there on site, and able to interact at a distance, why couldn't they incorporate them more into the live show rather than trying to make it look like they were at a remote location?
     
  13. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    If you didn't watch this bit from Kimmel's monologue the next night on his show, it was pretty funny that people tweeted during the opening of the Emmys thinking there really was a live audience at the event (video should start at 3:03):

     
  14. TIVO_GUY_HERE

    TIVO_GUY_HERE I miss the ocean

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    Would of never of watchd Succession if it didn't win best drama, but just finished 1st season.

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