The 69th Annual Emmy Awards ceremony was broadcast live tonight on CBS from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, with Late Night‘s Stephen Colbert hosting for his first time.
The Handmaid’s Tale and Veep took home the big wins in their respective categories “” drama and comedy “” while the limited series Big Little Lies, starring Nicole Kidman (who also won); Donald Glover and his series Atlanta; and long-running sketch series Saturday Night Live all took home their fair share of awards as well. For SNL, guest star Alec Baldwin grabbed the Emmy for his popular repeated portrayal of President Donald Trump.
Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus made history tonight when she snagged her sixth consecutive win for best actress in a comedy series, which is the most Emmy awards won by a performer for one role. The HBO show went on to win the Best Comedy Series award.
See below for the list of Emmys 2017 nominees and winners.
Since Stephen Colbert took over The Late Show from David Letterman, the satirist has spent much of his time continuing what he did over on Comedy Central, mocking the politics of the day. He has worked hard to get as many hopeful Presidential candidates on his show as possible. So it was a pleasant surprise to see on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert guest list on Tuesday night, November 10, was the stars of my favorite new show of the season: Ash vs Evil Dead, Bruce Campbell and Lucy Lawless.
Check out some of that interview, plus bonus clip of Bruce Campbell and Lucy Lawless giving acting tips here below.
I grew up in Brooklyn, New York, in a family that ritualistically watched ABC’s World News Tonight with Peter Jennings. I loved history and journalism, and ended up teaching high school level history. The calming, straight forward, no nonsense, nonpartisan news days have long since passed. With the advent and expansion of cable news, and the big money filing in, it’s incredibly difficult to find real, genuine news. As channels like Fox News went over-the-top conservative, stations like MSNBC had to hit back equally to the left. 16 years ago a phoenix rose over the garbage heap of the phony “real” news and gave us the greatest fake news show ever. 16 years after taking over for Craig Kilborn, Jon Stewart left The Daily Show last night, in perfect circumstances… as the Republicans were holding their first Presidential debates on Fox News.
It was announced back in April that The Colbert Report host Stephen Colbert would be leaving his long-time post at Comedy Central for CBS to take over The Late Show from retiring David Letterman. The Colbert Reportseries finale aired last month, at which time it was only known that the new Late Show with Stephen Colbert would start up some time in 2015.
Now, it looks like Colbert will return to late-night television this Fall!
Last night, Stephen Colbert signed off in the final episode of The Colbert Report, his long-running political satire talk show on Comedy Central, and was surrounded by celebrity ensemble to give him a proper send-off.
As the series finale drew to a close, Colbert began to sing the 1939 British song “We’ll Meet Again,” and as he walked across the studio, his friend and fellow Comedy Central host Jon Stewart appeared. The two joined hands, then walked over to Randy Newman playing the tune on the piano. Once the first verse was over, the cameras panned across the studio to show celebrities and former guest singing along. Amongst the crowd were Bryan Cranston, Patrick Stewart, George Lucas, Willie Nelson, James Franco, Barry Manilow, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Peter Frampton, Cindi Lauper, New York Mayor Bill DiBlasio, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, and even Big Bird and Cookie Monster!