What a difference a year makes! Last year’s lockdown Emmy Awards were a drab affair due to them taking place in the middle of a global pandemic. As you may recall, there was no red carpet, the stars dressed up and paraded around in their backyards instead, and the awards were hand delivered by a man in a Hazmat suit who spent the evening lurking in their driveways. But this year, the glamour and glitz is back! Sure, we’re still in the middle of a global pandemic, but fuck it! We all need a little razzle dazzle in our lives, and it’s totally worth the risk with results like The Crown‘s Emma Corrin here serving Guillermo del Toro Pale Man spookiness as The Handmaiden From The Black Lagoon (by Miu Miu).
Nicole Byer is a comedian, actress, and host of Netflix’s delightful amateur baking show Nailed It, which I enjoy watching when I’m down in the dumps. So yeah, it’s been on a lot this week. Last year Nicole called out Netflix for removing her image from the thumbnail of their main page and replacing her with two white men (her co-host Jacques Torres and assistant director Weston “Wes” Bahr) and a mannequin head. It worked, Netflix changed it. And lately, she’s been vocal in her support of Black Lives Matter.
Nailed It is a family-friendly show (except for sexy, sexy Wes), so a lot of moms and dads follow Nicole on the socials. One of them commented on one of her BLM posts and said that they will “keep their head down and just let their kids watch nailed it.” Well, that disturbed Nicole, because “you will allow your kids to watch me, but not stand up for me”. So she helpfully posted a “conversation you can have with your white child” to explain Black Lives Matter.
Netflix’s amateur baking show Nailed It! is a real joy if you love watching people who can’t tell modeling chocolate from their ass fail to recreate complicated cakes before a panel of judges in an attempt to win money. It’s also great if you’re a fan of the show’s boisterous, high-energy host, comedian Nicole Byer. But never would I try to sell it based on the chemistry between judge Jacques Torres and assistant director Wes. But Netflix did, and Nicole was pissed enough to tweet about it.