The 2020 Primetime Emmy Awards happened last night and it was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel who performed in front of like, three camera operators and a producer. There were cardboard cutouts instead of humans in the audience. Even though that sounds like a late-night TV host’s idea of Hell on Earth, Jimmy still put in the effort for all three hours.
To lighten up this year’s bleak circumstances for the isolated ceremony, Jimmy brought out a few people to help present awards, like his good pal Jennifer Aniston, who helped save him from a trashcan fire. A fitting, if not accidental, metaphor for the year so far. She also popped up in a mini Friends reunion, which was surely a nice little distraction for those who can say it hasn’t been their day, their week, their month, or even their year.
Even though COVID-19 will have actors and actresses accepting awards at home in their pajamas for the unforseeable future (Joan Crawford, quarantine vanguard!), said actors and actresses still deserve the time-honored Hollywood tradition of competing for awards. But while the movie industry is sort of standing around looking confused as hell as to when their awards ceremonies will happen, the television industry is extremely confident they’re happening as previously scheduled, and they announced the nominees for the 72nd Primetime Emmys this morning. But of course, because we’re still dealing with quarantine, the nomination presentation had to happen in what looks like a very expensive Zoom upgrade called Room by Zoom.
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.
Disgraced former White House gerbil Sean Spicer continued his post-firing image rehab tour on Sunday night by performing a bit about number-fudging at The Emmys. Rachel Bloom’s face kind of said it all for the people who were unimpressed with Sean Spicer’s attempt at being cute. After Sean Spicer performed his”Ain’t I a stinker?” routine he stuck around backstage and went to after-parties and took pictures with celebrities. James Corden was one such celebrity who really got a kick out of meeting and greeting Spicey. But now, James Corden is really sorry for acting like a fangirl on Emmy night.
Attention enthusiasts know that the Emmys are a tasteful affair; you’ve got to balance out your ass with some class. Thankfully, Ariel Winter showed everyone last night how to do it. Ariel came in a dress by Steven Khalil featuring not one, but two crotch-high leg slits. Angelina, who? I’m sure her dress was very expensive, so for those of you hoping to find the look for less, I would probably suggest Craigslist the day after the next AVN awards.
History was made Sunday night, and, no, it wasn’t from Leah Remini’s record-setting 800-meter clapback dash to the nearest exit when Scientologist Elisabeth Moss took home the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Emmy!