Jeff Probst should be nervously sweating into his Survivor bandana today, for RuPaul is now just one award away from tying his record as the winner of the most Emmys for Outstanding Host of a Reality or Reality Competition Program. Condragulations, Ru! Jeff, enjoy what’s left of your moment; everyone knows it’s way more difficult to wrangle the emotions of a drag queen hell-bent on doing Beyoncé for Snatch Game than those of people eating flies on an island.
If The Emmys Didn’t Nominate “Modern Family” For Outstanding Comedy, Did The Emmy Nominations Even Happen?
The 70th annual Emmy nominations were announced this morning by Samira Wiley (from The Handmaid’s Tale and Orange is the New Black) and Ryan Eggold (from The Black List and 90210 2.0). Or did they? Because Modern Family didn’t come out of either of their mouths while announcing the main comedy nominations. This is the first time in the show’s history that it hasn’t been nominated for Outstanding Comedy. It won 5 times in a row for its first 5 seasons, and has won a total of 22 Emmys. That Emmy statue chick is breathing a sigh of relief that her breath doesn’t smell like Modern Family ass today because she’s no longer got her tongue up that show’s ass. I’m sure the cast and creators will dry their rejected tears on the $1 million bills they had specially printed up by the U.S. Treasury because it’s so much easier to carry around one $1 million bill instead of one million $1 bills.
No awards show is complete until us, the people, raise our pitchforks and scream our nipples off over who was left out of the In Memoriam tribute. The Emmys was no exception, but the people didn’t only throw shit bombs at producers over who was left out, shit bombs were thrown over who was put in too.
While there’s nothing wrong with being a book lover, there is something a tad…off…if you show up to the Emmy Awards as a nominee and announce you don’t have time for the boob tube since you’re too busy being nose deep in the latest Nancy Drew mystery to catch up on Westworld. Of course, this did not strike Miss Shailene Woodley as absurd when she decided to take a night off from eating insects and clay in the Shire to show up to last night’s Emmy Awards.
I hope Emmy nominee and former HSOTD Jackie Hoffman wakes up this morning smiling with no regrets after losing to Laura Dern in the best supporting actress in a limited series or TV movie category. Because today, when you do a Google search for “sore loser” you will find a galaxy of memes with Jackie’s picture and the words “DAMN IT!!!” written underneath.
I’m not gonna lie to y’all. I have about three minutes of patience for awards shows anymore because once they start getting into the snooze fest categories like Best Craft Service Chicken Nuggets I’m ready to jump ship like Jack and Rose. I wish I would have stuck around last night though because history was made once again when This Is Us actor Sterling K. Brown became the fourth African American actor to take home the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. And how did they commemorate this momentous occasion? By rudely playing him off before he could finish his speech.