Biff Bam Pop reader and occasional contributor Leiki caught Sunday nights Emmy Awards from Australia, where she’s currently working on a new film. Here’s her take on television’s most glamorous night…or is it?
Award shows are pretty similar to each other. The Oscars are the biggest, and the Globes have an open bar, but otherwise, there’s a lot of the same stuff. Same red carpet questions, same people, same speeches. Critics of award shows think they should be spectacular and every review has this underwhelmed meh to it, but it’s designed to give out a large number of awards. There’s less room for funny in that task than you might think. At the Emmys Sunday night, when the last speech was played off with music, even host Jimmy Kimmel sputtered at the crowd’s negative reaction, “you guys want to stay for another hour?” But the funny that does happen, sticks out. More on this in a moment.
The nominations have been announced for the 64th annual Primetime Emmy awards. Read on for the full list and my thoughts on the highlights and the lowlights of the nominations.