NBC hoped that the hosts, Colin Jost and Michael Che, the anchors of Weekend Update on S.N.L. Audience reactions ranged from shock to ecstasy.
Chrissy Tiegen wasn't even nominated yet somehow won the night. Falling viewership of all the major awards shows could be a sign that the networks have to start looking for a new cash cow, and that will be hard to find. And even though all the trophies have been handed out, I feel like hurling some awards of my own.
Alex Borstein captured the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, which also won in the Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series category, with Amy Sherman-Palladino picking up the award, and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. That said, the presenter banter was often painful, making a case for trotting out fewer celebrities and then actually giving them time to do or say something.
Many were excited at prospect of the potential history to be made at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, with Sandra Oh in the running to become the first Best Drama Actress victor of Asian descent for her work in Killing Eve and Donald Glover seemingly poised to become the second black man to win Best Comedy Actor twice, let alone twice in a row, for his starring role in Atlanta. However, Miss Judith was not about to be upstaged by another flaxen frock.
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It took an impromptu wedding proposal, by an Oscar-show director unknown to most viewers, to bring emotional spontaneity and surprise to a stubbornly unfunny, leaden broadcast.
Thank god for waterproof mascara.
London-born Thandie Newton won the supporting actress in a drama series for her part in HBO's sci-fi western Westworld, fending off competition in a category packed with British stars, including Stranger Things' Millie Bobby Brown, Game Of Thrones' Lena Headey and The Crown's Vanessa Kirby. Somewhere, Ariana Grande was smiling and seeking royalties. They ended up with a tie.
After this year, the Emmys could obviously benefit from some queering up. Getting engaged while winning an Emmy.
And The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel likely wouldn't have made such an impact without its stellar cast, as well. "It's a tight band of people, and when you get into a tight band like that...it's one in a million".
The focus on diversity became ironic as the night wore on, with one white person after another delivering acceptance speeches. "Hope you're excited about that - because the one thing Hollywood needs right now is a bunch of people losing their inhibitions at a work function", Jost said, a reference to #MeToo. "We have a stable of actors who are not only incredibly talented and awfully attractive to stare at but they're incredibly kind and they take care of each other", Sherman-Palladino said.
Con Court gives green light to private use of cannabis
Still, it's likely that a far lesser amount could lead to suspicion and possible arrest if found in one's possession in public. This also extended to cultivating cannabis in a private place for personal consumption in private.