The Emmys always has a special place in people’s hearts! It gets viewership because of its star power, and the fact that people want to see which of their favorite shows will be recognized. Though the award show is popular, the past couple years have seen a decline in viewership. We have details of why that is, right here!
The 2017 Emmy’s ratings have become a topic of discussion overnight. Last year, it was recorded that the award show was at its lowest rating, but this year looks bleaker than ever! With an all-time low number in viewership, some are confused as to why the award show did not do as well as it should have. Read on to know what went wrong and what was on-point at the Emmys 2017, along with the Emmy winners of 2017.
Before we get into the details, we should take a look at the major awards and their winners. It was a glittery night, and a good year for women on TV! With big wins and bigger names behind the statuettes, we saw a great deal of new talent on stage.
Who Went Home with An Emmy?
The show began with a musical number by Stephen Colbert, who wasted no time in taking a shot at Donald Trump, and an unexpected Sean Spicer entry that had everyone shocked! All in all, the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards kicked off the evening on a pretty high note!
It wasn’t long before that the infamous winged woman was doled out in large numbers. While SNL (Best Variety Sketch) and The Handmaid’s Tale (Best Drama) took the show by storm, a lot of women walked away winners last night.
Seasoned actors like Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who won Best Actress in a Comedy for playing Selina Meyer in Veep, and Nicole Kidman, who just won her first Emmy, continued to be recognized for their talent, and fans were more than happy about their wins!
Sterling K. Brown, who was seen in The People V. O.J. Simpson last year, won Best Actor in a Drama for This Is Us. The show garnered so much attention since its premiere that it was too big to ignore! Donald Glover won not one, but two Emmys last night for the FX comedy, Atlanta!
While Big Little Lies surprised a lot with its success when it first aired, nobody was shocked that it won for Best Limited Series. Overall, HBO beat out Netflix again with a whooping 29 wins compared to Netflix’s 20.
While Game of Thrones (which is always a sure-winner at the Emmys) was not in competition this year due to its late release date, there was a slight relief from other dramas. The Handmaid’s Tale swept the category away with Elizabeth Moss winning for Best Lead Actress in a Drama.
Saturday Night Live won the most number of awards—nine— including Alec Baldwin’s win for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy, and Kate McKinnon’s Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy win.
Baldwin took the night with his acceptance speech saying, “I suppose I should say, at long last, Mr. President, here is your Emmy.”
The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards definitely had a lot of talent and laughs, managing to have higher TV ratings than last year, when Emmy viewership was at an all-time low with 11.3 million. These numbers have not been so low since 2013’s 17.7 million, when Neil Patrick Harris hosted the show.
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) September 18, 2017