4 key takeaways from Emmys night
Here are four takeaways from television's version of the Oscars.
comic Norm Macdonald attracted plaudits, including from double-winner John Oliver."No one was funnier in the last 20 years than Norm Macdonald on late night comedy," said theLast Week Tonight host."If you have any time in the next week, do what I did and just spend time YouTubing clips of Norm and Conan (O'Brien) because it just doesn't get better than that."
3. Women's rightsKate Winslet was one of several winners to praise Hollywood's progress on female representation, both in front of and behind the camera."It means a huge amount because it makes me feel genuinely that our industry is changing," said Winslet, who took home the prize for best actress in a limited series for
Mare of Easttown."I am honestly starting to feel that that the shifts are happening. And I think that we're finger-pointing a lot less at women, in terms of how they look, their shape."But broader women's rights issues were highlighted through the show, with career achievement honoree Debbie Allen urging women"from Texas to Afghanistan" to"claim your voice." headtopics.com
And Coel, who pennedI May Destroy You about the aftermath of a rape, dedicated her writing award to"every single survivor of sexual assault."4. Scaled-down EmmysAfter last year's pandemic-mandated virtual event, nominees were welcomed back in person at the Emmys - but only a lucky few of them.
Each nomination earned a maximum three invitations to the socially distanced 500-person, partially outdoor venue (the ceremony typically has an audience of 4 000 -6 000)."We were only allowed a small number to come so the show sent the hottest writers - which I understand is an oxymoron," joked
Last Week Tonight writer Chrissy Shackelford.Even so, actor Seth Rogen joked early in the ceremony that there were"way too many of us in this little room."He added:"They lied to us. We're in a hermetically sealed tent right now."Read more: Channel24 »
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