Almost everything about the awards show is expected. Semi-funny presenters, sticky envelopes, exciting reception speeches, constant montages. Viewers understood – and perhaps are afraid of – these long-term traits that may explain why ratings plummeted last year.
But on Sunday night we were given 2020 Emmy Awards, an evening that not only commemorated the television series that forced us to survive these miserable years, but also fostered diversity, inclusion and originality. Yes, we secretly wanted technical chaos – there were 130 plus remote camera power supply directly to the “clip center,” but this year’s show cleverly provided viewers with unforeseen images as nominees joined from their living rooms, roofs, yards, and intimate participants between the coronavirus pandemic and social isolation guidelines.
This year’s Emmy, like nothing else, is considered The Pand-Emmy by gentle host Jimmy Kimmel. After demolishing the red carpet, it began with a monologue of a permanent opening, except that instead of appearing to a live audience, an old List A crowd material intervened. Kimmel’s dad jokes about COVID-19. Although the reworked laughter tapes were strangely unrecognized for the first few minutes, Kimmel eventually warned home-based viewers: “Of course, we don’t have an audience. This is not a MAGA rally, but an Emmy.
Personally, Jason Bateman appeared, followed by Jennifer Aniston, who nearly set the scene on fire when a bad cleaning method was done.
In short, it was 2020.
From there, the show was just funny. It started with the completion of Schitt’s Creek historical sweeping In the “Comedy” series, he won all four categories of acting, and also wrote and directed for creator and star Daniel Levy. This then led to the victories of the actors Watchmen Regina King and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, directed by Damon Lindelof and writer Cord Jefferson. In the last hour, RuPaul’s Drag Race and Heritage were awarded trophies as Zendayawhich after coronation the youngest exclusive lead actress of all time in a drama series, took the time to stand up for the youth of our country who are taking a job.
The speeches were sincere, sometimes political and bright. King, Breonna Taylor T-shirt, urged viewers to vote, Mark Ruffalo asked people to fight for a loving and compassionate America, Jefferson acknowledged the importance of therapy, and Abdul-Mateen II honored all black women in his life.
Celebrities were vulnerable, strong and authentic. They kissed their spouses, hugged their dads, and shouted at their mother. They sipped champagne in their pajamas and applauded fellow nominees.
If you missed, the losers even got a chance watch the highly protected trophy runners say goodbye to the Emmy when their names were not called.
Emmy also submitted to us a record number of nominations for black creative works this year and rewarded six of them during the main show. King, Abdul-Matthew II, Jefferson, Zendaya, Uzo Aduba, Ru Paul Charles and Tyler Perry joined 15 other Black winners from the Creative Arts Emmy, where the Television Academy dedicated a representation and an engaging storytelling story. Throughout the night, the vignettes of talented and storytellers such as Issa Rae, Lena Waithe and America Ferrera illuminated personal travel and the struggle for the area. Their views are exactly what television viewers need to hear in order to understand why certain stories are never displayed on the screen.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, Emmy producers necessarily emphasized and honored key employees, giving them the opportunity to present awards in various categories. Throughout the broadcast, the organization raised 3 million Not a child hungryaimed at ending childhood hunger. The event mixed the times of our quarter with the splendor and charm of Hollywood, and it paid off.
Perhaps because we were indoors, longing for joy and connection, it makes this year’s Emmy feel like a breath of fresh air. Some moments were awkward, for example Kimmel’s ICE joke or its awkward “Matter of Black Lives” with Anthony Anderson. Others were tear-jerkers, such as the father-and-son duo Eugene and Dan Levy’s loving embrace or Lindelof powerful update comment.
2020 The Emmy, no matter how salty and celebrity-driven, made us lay down the leaven, the books and the burden – to smile for a while. Being a passionate TV viewer, no one felt better.
Call all HuffPost fans!
Sign up to become a founder and help set up another HuffPost branch