Sunday, September 18, 2016

Brief Emmy Recap

I always find that I enjoy the run-up to Emmy night more than the show itself, but I still do enjoy the thrill of watching the awards handed out. I wish there were more clips and that I had liked "The People v. O.J. Simpson," but all in all there was some good humor and a very heartfelt In Memoriam segment. The best speeches were the touching ones that came from Sterling K. Brown, Jeffrey Tambor, and Rami Malek (hooray!). I got 13 right, and at this hour can't readily calculate how that compares to previous years. I certainly beat all the family and friends watching with me. There were some so-so surprises, like Ben Mendelsohn, who I wish had been there, but nothing can compare to the night-defining moment that made me exclaim in disbelief: Tatiana Maslany finally won an Emmy! How she didn't before is beyond me, but the fact that she and Malek were the top drama honorees means that the state of television as it currently exists can be pretty good sometimes. Now on to pilot season and the Oscars!

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