President Trump Stole The Show At The Emmy Awards

Nicole Kidman got her first Emmy, HBO’s Veep and Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale were big winners of the night but none bigger than the President, who lives rent-free in the heads of almost everyone who took to the podium during the ceremony.

It was a big night for television once again Sunday night as the 69th Emmy Awards took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, with Stephen Colbert hosting the proceedings.

On the red carpet before the show, celebrities like Kumail Nanjiani, Padma Lakshmi, and Matt Walsh injected politics into the proceedings by wearing blue ribbons in support of the ACLU, which has fought hard against the President’s immigration policies.

Many assumed the evening would be political, especially with Colbert as the host, but the focus on President Trump was even more intense than most would have expected.

The first shot at the President came from Julia Louis-Dreyfus. “Imagine if our president was not beloved by Nazis,” she said during the opening of the show before Colbert even had a chance to make anti-Trump jokes in his monologue.

Colbert begins the anti-Trump introduction to the ceremony by stating the only person that could watch 450 TV shows was the President of the United States.

“Thanks for tuning in! Looking forward to the tweets!” Colbert said, possibly with a hint of desperation as he realizes if the President tweets about the awards show, maybe people will actually watch it.

Colbert, the comedic genius that he is, also took a shot at Ted Cruz for his famous porn incident on Twitter.

“These days everybody loves streaming video, except Ted Cruz. But knock first, you don’t wanna just walk in,” he said. At least Colbert also took aim at someone who wasn’t a Republican when he listed some of the African-American nominees and included Bill Maher before saying “I assume he’s black because he’s so comfortable using the N-word.”

“The biggest TV star of the year is Donald Trump,” Colbert admits. Although this is part of his joke, the irony is that many of the Emmy winners collected their awards for the anti-Trump media they produced throughout the year. ”

“Every show is influenced by Donald Trump in some way. Next year’s Dancing with the Stars hosted by Sheriff Joe Arpaio,” Colbert said.

He even played a clip from a debate between Trump and Hillary Clinton and made a joke about how the Emmy’s are decided by the popular vote.

All that, however, was eclipsed by the appearance of Sean Spicer.

Unsurprisingly, Saturday Night Live garnered some awards for their political performance this year.

Kate McKinnon won the Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for playing Hillary Clinton. According to McKinnon, SNL was the “most meaningful thing” she will ever do, which isn’t saying much. She then left the stage with: “I want to say thank you to Hillary Clinton, for your grace and grit.”

SNL also won the award for Outstanding Variety Series, something which is hard to fathom considering their reliance on President Trump for material.

The low-hanging fruit of comedy continues when Colbert’s anus appears in a segment with Westworld‘s Jeffrey Wright, although it was thankfully blurred.

“Do you ever question your reality?” Wright asks while in character as Westworld’s Bernard.

“Every day since November 8,” was the reply. How original.

Alec Baldwin collects an award for his portrayal of the President on SNL, surprising considering he wasn’t that good at the impersonation.

“At long last, Mr. President, here is your Emmy,” he said jokingly without any hint of self-awareness.

Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, and Lily Tomlin also take a shot at President Trump by saying they “still refuse to be controlled by a sexist, lying, egotistical bigot.”

John Oliver, unbelievably, won Best Writing for Variety Series for his show “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.” He also won Best Variety Series, which can’t be any more laughable.

Donald Glover won Best Actor in a Comedy Series and actually had a well-rounded speech before he said: “I want to thank Trump for making black people number one on the most oppressed list.”

It will certainly be interesting to see how the ratings look after such a political awards show. One could predict this year might even break the record of the lowest ratings in the ceremony’s history. How exciting.

Featured Image Via Flickr/Gage Skidmore






  1. Bawk Bawkbagawk

    September 19, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    so it was exactly the award show I expected. how nice for them. they will put the low numbers down to people “not understanding art” or some such twaddle. and stick their heads back up their own asses until the next award show. lets see how they feel when this becomes the norm, or gets worse. who will be the first to panic and jump ship? I am going with Clooney.

  2. Frogmouth

    September 19, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    I could not care less what the actors in shows I don’t watch think about anything. Since I rarely watch TV, that would include almost all of them.

    Since I don’t care what the actors in the shows I *do* watch think about aything, either…

    • Rusty Esq

      September 19, 2017 at 4:45 pm

      You most probably should care. Your neighbours watch these people. There was a lot of victim mentality there. Donald Glover, what a letdown. I thought Donald was different. You see, I learned something. Donald is a racist with a victim mentality. He can’t see past his own skin colour.

      To Donald Glover, what specifically did Mr Trump say or do that oppressed black people? The media mightn’t run on facts, but the rest of us expect you to use facts and science.

  3. Brea Houston

    September 19, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    Soooo glad I missed the Emmy awards. Tons of self-serving people putting down our president who is trying to make America a great country by getting our nation out of debt, making our military strong, bringing back FULL TIME jobs and making people either become legal residents or hit the highway back to Dodge. Hollywood appears to wish they could still see that sad, sickly, apologetic country that Obama tried to turn our country into. HA! Not going to happen. Thank God for President Trump!!!!!!

  4. True.Epic.Crusader

    September 19, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    They should rename it to “the butthurt awards”.

  5. #OffThePlantation

    September 19, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    Hollywood’s obsession with Trump is disturbing.

    • jimmy chacko

      September 21, 2017 at 5:12 pm

      Honestly one of the best side benefits of his presidency, watching them go ape [email protected]%t.

      • #OffThePlantation

        September 21, 2017 at 6:11 pm

        True. But it’s getting old fast.

  6. Jesse James

    September 19, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    Keep digging that hole elitist pricks. Keep digging that hole. then do us all a favor, and bury yourselves in it. Anything to snuff out their insufferable, smug, sense of self-righteousness. Ugh. They are disgusting to listen to. And I’ve only heard a few seconds, yet that show went on for hours right? WTF are people thinking watching a bunch of entitled snobs of that magnitude, there is no scale for the likes of them all, bloviate for hours on end reading what the script writers tell them? It’s not even their own material.

  7. ranterator

    September 19, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    When is hollywoods next circle jerk? In two to three weeks. It’s amazing they get anything done with all the time they devote to giving each other awards…

  8. Dante Alighieri ????

    September 20, 2017 at 9:09 am

    The more Hollywood hates Trump, the stronger his base becomes.
    (maybe Hollywood is secretly conservative after all.)

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