The first genuinely virtual awards show aired last night, and it was predictably weird. Jimmy Kimmel hosted the 72nd Emmy Awards in an empty Staples Center (with cuts to crowds from years past during the monologue). The show required 130 cameras to operate across 20 cities from around the globe for the various nominees. It did not feel sexy or even particularly celebratory, but it got the job done. I now know that Carson Kressley doesn’t have the best taste in interior design, and a lot of actors have dogs. They had "interns" dressed in tuxedo hazmat suits delivering actual trophies to winners in cars from presenting sponsor Kia. Safety first!
Schitt's Creek, a show I've never seen, won every award. Watchmen and Succession also cleaned up. Zendaya, in Armani Prive, was the youngest Lead Actress Emmy winner ever for her role in Euphoria. She was surrounded by her team, who went absolutely nuts when she won. It was a moment of pure joy.
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