Today is the day that the nominations for the 2021 Primetime Emmy Awards were announced. And if it wasn’t obvious enough by the title above, or that picture of Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles and Emma Corrin being the queen of shy acting as Princess Diana, Netflix’s 100% fictional-slash-totally historically accurate The Crown dominated the nominations today. If you work at either the palaces of Buckingham or Kensington, do everyone a favor by unplugging the WiFi and acting clueless about these nominations. Because anyone with a title probably isn’t going to have a great day after hearing the Diana season just got rewarded with a ton of prestigious American TV award nominations. Or maybe someone could ease the blow by mentioning that the Baby Yoda show got just as many nominations as The Crown? It’s worth a shot!
RuPaul is a legend that has been around for a while (that sounds shady, but it’s the truth – photographs from the 90s don’t lie!) And you don’t achieve legendary status without also breaking a bunch of records. Like most hours clocked through the soft-focus filter of a camera lens, or total number of miles walked down a runway in a beaded gown while holding your breath. Over the weekend, the Creative Arts Emmys were held in Los Angeles, and RuPaul has come one more award closer to breaking yet another record.
Since no can be trusted to not have some homophobic tweets lurking in their past, and the #metoo movement exposed serial gross guys, the award show host pool has gotten much smaller. So small the Oscars went without a host this year (and may do so again in 2020) and it looks like the Emmys may follow suit.
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.