Nothing is apolitical this year, and on Sunday night the Emmys proved no exception. But then again, in 2016, how could an event about television possibly be separated from politics? As host Jimmy Kimmel pointed out early in the evening, TV may be more responsible than anything else for the rise of Donald Trump. Kimmel even singled out the producer of Trump’s hit show, Celebrity Apprentice, as the specific person to blame— and the cameras helpfully pinpointed him in the audience.
Aside from Kimmel’s barbs, there was Julia Louis-Dreyfus apologizing for Veep’s startling realism, Kate McKinnon casually thanking Hillary Clinton in her acceptance speech, Aziz Ansari pledging to vote for Trump and then, in Trump-like fashion, demanding that all the Muslim and Hispanic nominees leave the building, and plenty of other moments reminding us that television is no escape from politics. Watch them all here and despair.
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"Awards are coming" -- Jon Snow, probably.
A few others were snubbed along with the "Voice" singer.
We're not in Westeros anymore.
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“ARE you tired of living the same old comfortable life? Don’t you want to go on an adventure and discover some new hidden secret surprises? Isn’t it time to add some style to your life?”
“WE’RE going to be in the Hudson.”