Six takeaways from the Emmys’ comeback

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Six takeaways from the Emmys' comeback

At the 75th Emmy Awards, there was no greater surprise than the frontrunner taking home almost every trophy. During the In Memoriam section, which featured a somber performance of the Friends theme song, there was definitely a chance that someone might raise an eyebrow. It’s obviously a really well-meaning attempt to honor Matthew Perry, but the song won’t make you cry. Many of these front-runners are also unfamiliar with the Golden Globes and Critics’ Choice Awards due to the ceremony’s September postponement, which highlights their wins even more.

Still, there were a few noteworthy events, as there always are on Emmy night.

The key categories presented on Monday night were dominated by three popular shows: limited series Beef, comedy The Bear, and drama Succession. These three took home the top prize for best series in their respective categories. Each of the three took home a writing and directing prize. The group took home many acting honors: two for Beef (the film’s two protagonists), three for The Bear (the film’s three principals), and three for Succession (the film’s three members of the cast of a billion).

Quinta Brunson for Abbott Elementary, Paul Walter Hauser for Black Bird, Jennifer Coolidge for The White Lotus, and Niecy Nash-Bates-Monster: The Jeffrey Dehmer Story for Dehmer were the only other shows to receive four of the twenty-one prizes allotted to these three categories.It seems as though The Last of Us may make a great case for a beautiful video game adaptation, or that Ted Lasso might be considered for his (perhaps) final season. Yet that was not intended to be. The favorite players dominated the game that evening.

Given that he won last year, Coolidge’s victory for his supporting role in The White Lotus wasn’t shocking, but for those of us who loved Better Call Saul, like myself, the rest of the night was truly shocking. Many people anticipated that Rhea Seehorn, who played Kim Wexler, would take home the title in her final game. As a matter of fact, Saul, a show that a lot of people believe to be superior than its parent show, Breaking Bad, failed to win any Emmys.

After a highly regarded six-season run, it concludes with 53 nominations and no wins. Perhaps it’s appropriate just for a show about a perpetual failure and bottom feeder like Jimmy McGill, but those in the know know. in particular regarding Rhea Seehorn.

This year, they chose to have emcee Anthony Anderson’s mother get up in front of the crowd and begin shouting at them in instead of playing the orchestra to stop individuals from talking too long. It was obvious from the time he did this to Jennifer Coolidge that things would not end well. Thankfully, the producers decided against pursuing it. Whether it was ever his objective is unclear. Perhaps they didn’t, or perhaps they quickly recognized that things wouldn’t turn out the way they had anticipated. Really, just play music.

Numerous black performers frequently appear on award programs as hosts or presenters, such as Anderson, but their efforts go unappreciated. With these Emmys, that is not the case. The Emmys celebrated 75 years, and great luminaries like Arsenio Hall and Marla Gibbs were among the ladies who took the stage as winners: Ayo Adebiri, Quinta Brunson, and Niecy Nash-Bates were all black. remarkable programs such as Martin and Good Times. It was described by Anderson as “like putting Juneteenth and MLK Day together.”

There is usually a lot moving up and down the list, but the most of the coverage of the Emmys focuses on a select few key categories. Remarkable tale: After winning his unique Elton John Live: Farewell from Dodger Stadium, Elton John attained an accolade that is easy to respect: EGOT.

It makes sense to skip over a lot of the TV from the past at the 75th Emmy Awards. A few of these, such as the scenes with reunions like the one starring Rob Reiner and Sally Struthers, or old settings (or crude replicas of old sets) worked quite well. A portion of it seemed a bit forced, such as when Anderson and Dylan McDermott performed an American Horror Story play. However, “And now, we salute television!”positively! As a whole, the material passes with a strong B-plus.

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