Are the Emmys the Most Boring of All Award Functions?

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Are the Emmys the Most Boring of All Award Functions?

Illustration: Robin Chakraborty


’ll be honest, the Emmy Awards might be TV’s biggest night, but they are nobody’s favourite. They’re less glamorous than the Oscars and not as wholesome as the Golden Globes. They also lack the campy, show-stopping magic of the Tony Awards, and the hipster factor of the Grammys. And it’ll still remain the least favourite, even when Childish Gambino attends both the Grammys and the Emmys.

This year’s ceremony was especially disappointing, even by Emmy standards. Hosts, Colin Jost and Michael Che failed to live up to expectations as Saturday Night Live cast members, delivering stale jokes and subdued energy that ironically matched the tone of the night. Even comedians Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen bombed in a #fail that would have seemed impossible before it actually happened. The most exciting moment of the night was when director Glenn Weiss – winning in a category that may as well be called “Bathroom Break” or “Time to Check Twitter” – proposed to his girlfriend during his acceptance speech. Sure, it was an endearing scene, but was it an Emmy moment? Not so much.