I am watching the 2016 Emmy Awards! I would take a picture of my 3-screen setup but one of them is my phone.
Favorite moment from the monologue: a very surprising appearance by Jeb!
The first award: Louis Anderson. How can this be his first Emmy?
Supporting Actress: Kate McKinnon.
First tears (on my part): Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
For team “Topple the Patriarchy”: Jill Soloway, an incredibly talented director, helped off stage by Peter Scolari who was pretty funny in his own presentation. (He won for guest actor after memorably replacing an actor in the race that was disqualified after nomination.)
The second winning director at the 2016 Emmys: Suzanne Bier.
Apparently that’s John Mayer on electric guitar with the Emmy House Band…
Limited Series: This category encompassed the best of the best in traditional television. Fargo, American Crime, The Night Manager, and Roots were nominated alongside eventual winner The People vs. OJ Simpson. The People vs. OJ Simpson was a zeitgeist hit when it aired and took the nation by storm. It was nominated for 22 awards and won many, including limited series where Ryan Murphy thanked everyone from PAs on up. Here’s Courtney B. Vance halfway to an EGOT.
And here’s Laverne Cox, echoing Jeffrey Tambor’s plea to let transgender actors have a chance, and just generally looking good:
Matt Damon made an appearance and told host Jimmy Kimmel, “…and tell your mom I like them apples!”
It was well received.
“Key and Peele” won an Emmy and thanked both Grips and Craft Services!!!
The In Memoriam segment had a beautiful setup with Henry Winkler for Gary Marshall, and a beautiful set for the singer. Jeffrey Tambor had presented for Garry Shandling earlier in the evening.
Finally, Veep and Game of Thrones won for Best Comedy and Drama.
Other winners include John Oliver for “Last Week Tonight” and Aziz Ansari for the now award-winning “Parents” episode of his wonderful show “Master of None.”