I'm at the Microsoft Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles taking in the 69th Emmy Awards and trying to get one of those drinks loaded with bitters that Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel are sharing.
Speaking of luck...last year I waxed poetic (very much tongue-in-cheek) about flirting with the Emmy statuette and her going with a hundred or so other writers, producers, actors, and actresses. This year was different. Sometimes you get lucky a second time.
|Flirt no more...|
Hat's off to the marketing folks at Hulu. Seriously, how much of the public do you think has seen The Handmaid’s Tale? Certainly the voters have (again a credit to Hulu marketers), but it goes into the category of the things that make you go "hmmmmmmmm." Does this show have 1/100th the audience penetration of This Is Us? At the end, it was a triumph for not-widely-viewed series, led by The Handmaid’s Tale and Black Mirror (Netflix). It was also a big night for Big Little Lies and Veep which held onto the best comedy series and best lead actress in a comedy series titles. Women broke that glass ceiling through with wins for Lena Waithe and Reed Morano (you'll have to look them up to know more, sorry. I didn't know who they were before last night).
Back to the red carpet...whatever you think the carpet is like, think again. Here's a taste:
During the show, I decided to troll celebrity and celebrity-ish Twitter accounts looking for behind the scenes tidbits. I mean celebrities are people too. Right? Let's see:
Congrats Mr. President! @AlecBaldwin @IamGuillermo @RealDonaldTrump #MAGA #EmmyAwards #Emmys pic.twitter.com/QQ2FsGW4l2— Jimmy Kimmel Live (@JimmyKimmelLive) September 18, 2017
At the engraving station now, Donald Glover, Riz Ahmed and Lena Waithe. #emmys. pic.twitter.com/YXCrgBcb0F— Rebecca Ford (@Beccamford) September 18, 2017
You'd be so impressed at how long Miss @JessicaBiel can watch magic tricks! Thanks for watching and being so kind! pic.twitter.com/dpsJegQszW— Iain Armitage (@IainLoveTheatre) September 18, 2017
When the AC is broken en route to the #emmys you thank God for the ice in your drank. pic.twitter.com/5MQCOR4jp0— Jessica Biel (@JessicaBiel) September 17, 2017
Trust me, the audience really wanted Sterling K. Brown to continue his acceptance speech #Emmys pic.twitter.com/Ywxs0MehxL— Kristyn Burtt 💃🏼 (@KristynBurtt) September 18, 2017
My dad has been waiting forever for this moment! And he now owes me! Thank you #RobertDeniro! #EMMYS pic.twitter.com/nX1kBgc0Z2— Miles Brown (@mrbabyboogaloo) September 18, 2017
|Nice that Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman stopped their PDAs long enough for a few pictures.|
|Anna Chlumsky, robbed again.|
|Poor Justin Timberlake...|
|Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys of The Americans. In my world, these two would win every year.|
|Yeah, I don't get this guy either.|
|Alec Baldwin. Genius. Pure.|
|Another win for Julia Louis-Dreyfus.|
|The new Dream Team (if you don't know who these ladies are, watch more movies)|
|Just some serious eye contact with Reese Witherspoon is all...|
|This streak you have going is pretty, pretty, good!|