The 70th annual Emmy Awards, broadcasting live on NBC, will see Hollywood stars celebrate the best of TV — but the event is also expected to be dominated by politics.
Executive produced by comedy great Lorne Michaels and hosted by Saturday Night Live star Colin Jost and Michael Che, the glitzy awards show kicks off from Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, CA.
Last year’s show was hosted by late-night funny man Stephen Colbert, who wasted no time in attacking President Trump in his opening monologue. This year’s show will air with the backdrop of a highly-political TV landscape full of shows that invoke issues around race, feminist dystopian futures, and immigration.
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9:17 – Darren Criss wins Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for FX’s Assassination of Gianni Versace.
9:14 – Regina King wins Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for the Netflix series Seven Seconds
Upset alert, the acclaimed Netflix drama Seconds Seconds, saw it’s outstanding lead Regina King take home the award. She beat out front-runners Jessica Biel (The Sinner), Laura Dern (The Tale), and Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story: Cult).
9:10 – Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special goes to Ryan Murphy for Assassination of Gianni Versace.
9:03 – The awards show took a moment to honor veteran actor Betty White, who took the opportunity to imbue her timeless charm and wit.
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) September 18, 2018
One hour down, only two …. more…. to …. go….
8:58 – Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special goes to Netflix’s Black Mirror.
8:54 – Jeff Daniels wins Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for Netflix’s Godless.
That’s the second award for Netflix. The streamers are dominating so far.
8:48 – Merritt Wever wins Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for Netflix’s Godless.
8:41 – Bill Hader wins Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for the HBO series Barry.
The the second trophy for HBO.
8:37 – Rachel Brosnahan wins Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
That’s four in a row for Amazon so far tonight.
8:30 – Amy Sherman-Palladino wins Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
8:27 – Amy Sherman-Palladino wins Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
8:24 – Alex Borstein wins Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for the Amazon Studios series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
8:15 – Henry Winkler wins Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for the HBO show Barry.
8:07: Hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che opening monologue.
The co-hosts came cracking jokes about NBC’s nominations, award show ratings, and sexual harrassemnt, and race. Cuz the one thing hollywood needs right now is people losing their inhabitions during a work function.
“And we all agreed that Nazis were bad,” Colin said.
“Roseanne was caneled by herself, but picked up by white nationalist,” Jost joked.
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) September 18, 2018
8:00: – Saturday Night Live stars Kate McKinnon and Kenan Thompson mock how Hollywood “solved” its diversity problem.
“One step closer to a black Sheldon,” Thompson joked
“Diversity is not a problem in Hollywood anymore,” McKinnon siad as the pair began to sing and dance the celebration of solving diveristy. They were later joined by Titus Tituss Burgess
The deadpan skit also feautred “one of every group” dancers and singer John legend.
What’s TV without a few guest stars?😉
— NBC Entertainment (@nbc) September 18, 2018
The 70th’s Emmy Awards “Gold” carpet featured a handful of political fashion gestures.
John Binder — “TV host Padma Lakshmi wore a blue ribbon on her hip in support of the ACLU, also wearing a dress that she previously wore, telling the media ‘It seems wasteful not to enjoy these dresses.’”
Actress and Black-ish star Jennifer Lewis donned a Nike outfit she says she wore to honor the apparel company’s decision to make former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick the face of it’s “Just Do It” campaign .
Jenifer Lewis’ message to Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7): “Thank you Colin. Thank you for all that you do. Thank you for being brave. Thank you for being courageous. Thank you for taking a knee. Thank you” #Emmys https://t.co/DApUrVDBlu pic.twitter.com/a5OoMxAKMh
— Variety (@Variety) September 17, 2018
Elsewhere, Actress Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black co-star, wore a Planned Parenthood pin in support of the abortion organization.
— Cynthia Littleton (@Variety_Cynthia) September 17, 2018