Host of the 2018 Emmy Awards: Award Shows are Really Stupid
Award shows: a bunch of over-privileged actors giving each other reacharounds and reveling in their own perceived awesomeness. Which has gotten worse in the Age of Trump (see Academy Awards Ratings Reach Lowest in History and Jane Fonda Wants Hollywood to Save Us from Donald Trump). Someone who also thinks award shows are worse than herpes is SNL's Colin Jost. Jost echoed my sentiments while promoting his co-hosting of the 2018 Emmy Awards:
"Eh. I think most of the time they’re way too self-serious and focused on things that 99% of the country doesn’t care about. At the end of the day, it’s adults getting trophies. Why should that be taken seriously?'"
"And remember when movies like Gladiator won best picture? Why can’t good, fun things win and not just good artsy things? They’re both good, and the fun ones are sometimes a lot harder to make."
Probably because the people who vote look down on a lot of the shows people actually watch. The academy doesn't care about the popular vote. Only the opinions of a small group of electors matter. The same principles apply for the left on the national scale. Think about it.
Both Jost and co-host Michael Che promise a non-political Emmy Awards. We'll see about that.
Or won't see, because I have better things to do on a Sunday night. Like laundry. Or thinking about doing laundry. Priorities.