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The 68th Emmy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, were presented at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles Sunday night. HBO’s the reigning best drama winner, Game of Thrones, went into the night the nomination leader with 23. Leading the comedy noms was last years winner HBO’s (again) Veep.

Winner for Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Kate
McKinnon for Saturday Night Live

Winner for Directing for a Comedy Series: Jill Soloway for Transparent

Winner for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus for Veep

Winner for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Jeffrey Tambor for Transparent

Winner for Reality-Competition Program: The Voice

Outstanding Writing, Variety Special: PattonO swalt: Talking For Clapping, Netflix

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie: Sarah Paulson for The People vs OJ Simpson

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie: Courtney B Vance for The People vs OJ Simpson

Winner for Outstanding Limited Series: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Winner for Outstanding Variety Talk Series: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Winner for Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Louie Anderson

Winner for Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Maggie Smith for Downton Abbey

Winner for Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Ben Mendelsohn for Bloodline

Winner for Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Rami Malek for Mr. Robot

Winner for Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Tatiana Maslany for Orphan Black

Winner for Outstanding Comedy Series: Veep

Winner for Outstanding Drama Series: Game of Thrones

 

For a complete list of winners click here.

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18 September, 2016 0 comment
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Colder opened with a rendition of the star spangled banner all over the country. Jon Stewart made an appearance and then the show began. Colbert has a beautiful new studio. And then the old STEPHEN chants broke out.

Stephen joked, he said that he can do this if he gets 9 months to make an hour of TV. He also said that he is looking for his real self as long as he doesn’t find him on Ashley madison. He joked that he feels like the third broke girl.

Colbert introduced the Mentalist lever, similar to Conan O’Briens chuck Norris lever.
Stephens renovation on his theatre is great. He gave us a tour of the new studio.

However,  things quickly took a turn from good, to bad. Colbert’s set looked like the set from The Daily Show but with more money. His desk was beautiful, but it looks like a desk you would find on a political talk show, not a late night show.

Then the band….Stay Human made me feel like we were going back in time. I felt like the music made the show feel cheap. Like CBS couldn’t afford to license good music, so we are going to go with cheap cheesy elevator music that they got for free.

I found myself doing a lot with Stephen Colberts show that I did watching Conan O’Brien on the Tonight show in 2009…wishing the show was over after the monologue. The difference with the Leno/O’Brien transition over at NBC and the Colbert/Letterman transition is simple: Leno was forced out and then given a show in front of The Tonight Show where Letterman was ready to leave and he retired from The Late Show. Stephen will be given the time it needs to get this show off the ground.

I hope we see The Late Show with Stephen Colbert find it’s soul. Colbert had been clear from day one that the show would be different and that the charector from the old show wasn’t going to be on the new show, but i miss that guy.

The Challenge for Colbert

Colbert is entering network late night at it’s best. When Johnny Carson was around, it wasn’t until 1982 when Letterman debuted that there was ever any talk of Carson leaving The Tonight Show. Carson had no competition, making NBC”S late night department half a billion dollars.

Colbert is up against this generations Carson Daly in Jimmy Fallon. Not only that, but Seth Meyers is great, and James Cordon who follow Colbert is extremely talented. Cordon has changed the format of late night much like Letterman did back in the 80s. Colbert needs to find a way to QUICKLY find himself as a host of network late night, or we might not see a long reign at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. 

 

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