Emmys 2017: Stephen Colbert leaves no stone unturned to mock Donald Trump
Host Stephen Colbert leaves no stone unturned to mock US President
Given that he's been among the most vociferous opponents of Donald Trump, Stephan Colbert's (right in pic) dissing of the US President at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards was fitting. The host, who made his debut as anchor at the awards gala, left no stone unturned to take a dig at Trump at the event held at Microsoft Theatre, Los Angeles, on Sunday night, stating in his monologue, "Unlike the presidency, Emmys go to the winner of the popular vote."
Colbert also alluded to Trump's chiding for having never been given an Emmy for his show, The Apprentice, stating: "If he had won an Emmy, I bet he wouldn't have run for President. This is all your fault."
While Saturday Night Live and Westworld tied with 22 nominations each, The Handmaid's Tale and Big Little Lies emerged as the big winners with five gongs each.
Saturday Night Live (SNL) got four nods, including the Best Actor in the supporting category (comedy) for Alec Baldwin. Baldwin, who bagged the gong for his portrayal of Trump in SNL, poked fun at his muse's inability to bag an Emmy, stating: "At long last, Mr President, here is your Emmy."
Priyanka Chopra. Pics/PTI, Getty Images
Priyanka Chopra presented the Outstanding Variety Talk Series award to John Oliver for Last Week Tonight. She arrived on stage in a white Balmain feathered dress, which had the fashion police divided, with some comparing her to a snow leopard.
Spicer's surprise act
Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer made a surprise visit during Colbert's monologue. Spicer wheeled out a podium — a reference to Melissa McCarthy's portrayal of him in SNL — and said, "This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys," a reference to his infamous statement at Trump's inaugural. His turn was criticised by viewers.
The winners are
*Drama Series: The Handmaid's Tale
*Comedy Series: Veep
*Lead Actor in a Drama: Sterling K Brown, This Is Us
*Lead Actress in a Drama: Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid's Tale
*Lead Actor in a Comedy: Donald Glover, Atlanta
*Lead Actress in a Comedy: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
*Supporting Actor in a Comedy: Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live
*Supporting Actress in a Comedy: Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
*Limited Series: Big Little Lies
*Lead Actor in a Limited Series: Riz Ahmed, The Night Of
*Lead Actress in a Limited Series: Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
*Variety Talk Series: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
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