Here’s Everything You Missed At The 70th Annual Emmy Awards

Last night marked the 70th annual Emmy awards.

This year, Saturday Night Live cast members Colin Jost and Michael Che hosted the awards. As a loyal SNL fan, seeing current and alumni cast members reunite throughout the night as part of the show thrilled me. With that being said, Colin and Che didn’t impress me as hosts. They lacked the energy and enthusiasm they needed to keep the night moving.

From proposals to letdowns to big wins, we’ve got your 2018 Emmy Award coverage right here.

It was not surprising that Colin and Che didn’t do a traditional big opening monologue. Still, watching Kristen Bell, Kenan Thompson, Sterling K Brown, Kate McKinnon and others share the stage made the show worth it.

After over 15 years at SNL, Kenan Thompson finally received a nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series. Sadly, though, he lost to that guy from HBO’s Barry. However, he did win his first Emmy for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for his “Come Back Barack” bit.

This year, Marvelous Miss Maisel took home four awards.

The series snagged Best Supporting Actress (Alex Borstein), Best Comedy Series, Casting for a Comedy Series, and Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. Thankfully, political messages did not overshadow the night, although Rachel Brosnahan did encourage everyone to vote.

Another huge highlight of the night was John Mulaney’s win for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special. This was definitely a well-deserved recognition for his 2018 Netflix special, “Kid Gorgeous.”

Oddly enough, it only took 70 years for the first-ever on-stage Emmy proposal, which happened just after Glenn Weiss won for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special:

We were all rooting for Sandra Oh to make history as the first Asian women to win the Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her work on Killing Eve.

Sure, the nomination in her category excited her, but she was even more “honored to be Asian.”

Perhaps, one of the most memorable moments of the evening was when Betty White thanked her fellow actors and actresses. It was a kind reminder that no matter the darkness that may exist in the industry, there is some light.

That’s it for the 2018 Emmys. Despite television’s incredible talent and content, this year’s awards were a tad underwhelming and seemed a bit lackluster. Hopefully, 2019 will break more records and continue to celebrate television.

For the full list of winners, click here.

Featured Photo via nbcsnl.


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