We’re live blogging the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards!
This Jimmy Kimmel video open is pretty strong….mostly because of James Corden!
OK, Jimmy Kimmel > other Jimmys
Sad Titus didn’t win. Odds Kimmy Schmidt wins anything?? 50 to 1?
Aziz! Watch that show if you haven’t Master of None is hilarious
Wow! I am not sure if these are upsets but they sort of feel like upsets. Kate McKinnon wins and she is super deserving.
Winner recap during first break:
WINNER – Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series: Saturday Night Live, Kate McKinnon as Various characters
WINNER – Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series: Master Of None, Aziz Ansari, Written by, Alan Yang, Written by
WINNER – Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series: Louie Anderson as Christine Baskets, Baskets (FX)
Not sure how much longer I can pretend I’m not alone in this blog?!
Hello internet world…everyone ready for a Craig Collins solo blogs the Emmys?
The presenter banter this year seems off
Is talking to yourself crazy on the internet? No right? This is nothing like that scary guy talking to himself on the CTA. Good talk.
Kristin Decker is having computer issues, and I’m not sure about the others who were supposed to be with us tonight. I’ll join in for a while so you don’t feel like you’re talking to yourself.
Haha, hey Dave. Glad to have you here!
Wow, what an amazing speech for Julia!
Nice that they spent a few moments remembering Garry Shandling.
Agreed. And Jeffery Tambor will get that Emmy back soon
Hey Dave, since this is completely the right place to ask this…how do I put gifs in this epic blog we are making?
Thought we were watching a rerun there for a moment.
He is so very deserving of owning this category
Jeffery Tambor wins again
And provides another powerful speech. These awards got good…minus the odd Bill Cosby joke
I was really Gunning for Project Runway to win!
I am not ashamed to admit I watch the voice every season. It is great TV
And the now required “provide the audience food” joke. I thank Ellen for starting this!
I love the kids of Stranger Things so much. They are the absolute cutest!
Amen. The curly haired one the most!
Hillary is so fast!!
I love Leslie Jones!!! She is so funny!!!
Yeah, she is great
I felt like maybe Aziz and Kate McKinnon awards were surprises. Since then, it all seems to be going as expected.
I was hoping for a Kathy Bates win – but I can’t argue with Regina being chosen.
How are you feeling about Kimmel?
Loved the opening. This snacks bit is not great, and I don’t think we’ve seen the end of it. Actually, that Amy S./Amy P. joke just now was the best part of it.
Yeah Dave agreed! Just after I typed the question I changed my answer due to that!
Gotta say, I’m looking forward to the Taylor Swift song about Loki!
I agree. Amy Schumer and Amy Poehler always kill it with any joke!
Too much tanning Claire Danes!
During this commercial break – some of the best dresses of the night – https://twitter.com/EW/status/777678290186334209
Terrance Howard – jazzy jacket!
I need to check out The Night Manager – I’m not familiar with that show.
Me neither but heard great things!
Claire is too tan but I LOVE her dress!!!!
Marcia Clark is sitting right next to Sarah and just hugged her.
Kirsten Dunst looked great too!
I think I need to watch PeoplevsOJ now. Universally considered one of the best things on TV this year.
Is it normal to like the acceptance speeches this much?! Lots of strong ones tonight.
The speeches have been so strong!
I love the end of his speech – Obama out – Hillary in!
#rocksmychain is going to be trending soon
I think it is so sweet!! Everybody loves their wives!
Nice win for Sherlock – that was their throwback episode.
And that was the least surprising win of the night! Decker and Dave, have you seen People vs OJ? Is it ok to sleep tonight or do I have to watch it immediately after this?
The People Vs. OJ Simpson is just killing it…wait…
I’d watch it as fast as you can!
After all that, they cut short the OJ team? And, I’ll admit, there’s so much TV on now that I haven’t watched OJ yet either.
It is very good. Craig – do you have cable? I have cable, Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime and I still can’t keep up!!!
I have basic cable, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, HBO NOW….and I binge watch lots of TV! Still too much!
Haha, Aziz could host an award show
I’m so happy for Patton – rough year for him – his wife passed away suddenly.
John Oliver’s show has been really strong this year. So much so, that I have never actually watched it but, seen so many great segments that trended online!
I don’t watch his show in real time either – I just watch the highlight clips.
OK, this Matt Damon gag is paying off amazingly right now!
It’s the joke that has lasted years and years!!!
“tell your mom I like them apples” – Matt Damon wins this show
This has been a very entertaining awards show!
What is your favorite show right now? Mine – Orphan Black – you need to binge it. It’s on Amazon Prime and it’s so addicting!
Yes. Tatiana Maslany deserves to win best actress one of these years for her performance(s) on that.
Agreed. The show had a slow start but, has hit one hell of a stride. My favorite show is easily Game of Thrones. I am gonna start Transparent and Orphan soon though. And adding OJ to the list.
Agreed. This award show had a slow start but, has hit one hell of a stride. My favorite show is easily Game of Thrones. I am gonna start Transparent and Orphan soon though. And adding OJ to the list.
UG – so disappointed that Lemonade by Beyonce lost and lost to Grease Live?!?!
Best directing for Variety Special – Grease: Live. They took what NBC was doing with live musicals and moved it to another level.
Key and Peele are two of the funniest people around. I loved Keanu!
Come on Battle of the Bastards!
Nailed it! That episode was so so gratifying
And the payoff on the Maggie Smith joke.
For realz, that episode was the best!
OK, GoT ranting done….I think
It’s 9:25. They’ve got five awards left plus the In Memoriam segment to go. They should be done by 10. They’ve kept the pace of this show moving along without too many slow bits.
Yet another reason to like this award show.
The “In Memoriam” segment always gets me.
Mr. Robot is a great show – I’m rooting for him…. but I also want Bob Odenkirk to win!!!
Kevin Spacey is genius in his role too
He certainly deserves it!
PLEASE Orphan Black!!!!!!!!!!
And she is gonna take a selfie hopefully after reading off her phone!
She is so deserving of this award!!! All the characters she plays and she does it so well!
Was that a great Netflix commercial just now….or am I just really liking these awards?
You forget that it is one actress sometimes playing multiple different roles in the same scene, and even her as one character impersonating another character (it’s a show about clones). Yes the digital technology makes the effects possible, but her performance is what makes it work.
LARRY DAVID NEEDS TO HOST AN AWARD SHOW
I totally thought Dennis Franz died.
NYPD Blue, from the era when best dramas were on the big three networks.
Haha, I might if GoT doesn’t win
Whew! I make it another year!
There you go Craig! GoT for the win!
It is an exceptional show!
Gotta say, this was a highly entertaining night of award showing!
I agree. Entertaining. Kimmel did a nice job hosting. And a reminder that there’s a lot of great TV out there, you just need to work a bit harder to find it all than you used to.
Two thumbs up for tonight’s Emmy! I now have a long list of shows I still need to watch!!
Great point Dave. And once you find something good…Binge Challenge me to watch it already!
Check out You’ve Binge Challenged Podcast on WGN Plus.com!