Aziz Ansari & Alan Yang: Emmy Win FTW

Duana Posted by Duana at September 19, 2016 19:27:22 September 19, 2016 19:27:22
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Everything about this win made me so happy. The fact that they won at all, which we’ll come back to. The fact that when they gave their acceptance speeches, Ansari took second place, letting the much less famous, and much less likely to get a platform from day to day, Alan Yang, have the first turn at the mic. Full Story

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Tatiana Maslany: Best Emmy Longshot

Duana Posted by Duana at September 19, 2016 19:12:13 September 19, 2016 19:12:13
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So? Now that the Best Actress in a Drama award has gone to Tatiana Maslany for playing ALL – or, okay, most – of the characters in Orphan Black, are you more inclined to try it? This is an award where previous winners include, you know, Viola Davis, Claire Danes, Julianna Margulies – the kind of women who are number one on the callsheet, who are complex and funny and infuriating, which is what makes the show go. Full Story

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Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell: Emmy Scandalous Snub

Duana Posted by Duana at September 19, 2016 18:11:57 September 19, 2016 18:11:57
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You know, it’s not even about explaining how much of a loss it was that The Americans – who are, in name, Rhys and Russell – got so snubbed last night. Remember Coach and Mrs. Coach? Remember that marriage, and how hot-but-real it felt? Phillip and Elizabeth Jennings are much hotter, far more real, AND they’re also together in real life. Full Story

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Jill Soloway & Jeffrey Tambor: Emmy Mission Statement

Duana Posted by Duana at September 19, 2016 17:46:00 September 19, 2016 17:46:00

What did you think of Kimmel giving the statuette to Jeffrey Tambor right off the top? Was it funny, or did it rob the eventual win of its…you know, moment-ness? To me, it implied the win was a given, and I think that was more true inside the room than on TV, you know? That is, I know some of the nominees were kind of niche, but I felt like there was room for Anthony Anderson or mayyyyyybe Aziz Ansari to sneak in there. Full Story

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John Travolta & Kelly Preston: the Osmonds at the Emmys

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 19, 2016 17:15:55 September 19, 2016 17:15:55
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For real, I looked at these pictures of John Travolta and Kelly Preston at the Emmy last night and thought to myself, “Oh, what are Donny and Marie Osmond doing there?” Right? Once you know it, now that I’ve put it into your mind, you can’t un-know it. You can’t un-see it. Full Story

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Sterling K. Brown: Emmy Win Ascendancy

Duana Posted by Duana at September 19, 2016 17:02:16 September 19, 2016 17:02:16
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If you watched American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson, you thought to yourself, of the actual Christopher Darden, “Man, I don’t remember a lot about that guy at all”, and then the real guy faded into the performer and it became “I really wish he would kiss Marcia Clark already, let’s GO”, after which it was watching the carousel of emotions go by on “Darden”’s face every time Johnnie Cochrane did something that both helped and hurt Darden at the same time. Full Story

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Tracee Ellis Ross: Best Emmys Attendee

Duana Posted by Duana at September 19, 2016 16:33:36 September 19, 2016 16:33:36
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If you took yearbook-style snapshots of the night last night, Tracee Ellis Ross would be in the middle of all of them having a blast, like the most popular girl at school. She’s having a great time at this thing, her Ralph Lauren dress looks great and – and this is key – effortless, and she’s bringing Anthony Andersen along for the ride. Full Story

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