Wednesday 25 April 2018

Emmys 2017 – Six shocks, surprises and stand out moments

Nicole Kidman kisses co-star Alexander Skarsgard as husband Keith Urban claps
Nicole Kidman kisses co-star Alexander Skarsgard as husband Keith Urban claps
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

The 69th Emmys ceremony, which took place in the early hours of this morning, was, unsurprisingly, choc full of political references.

Donald Trump got a roasting from several quarters while Sean Spicer making an appearance and SNL stars Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon receiving gongs for their portrayals of Trump and Hilary Clinton.  Political satire Veep also bagged a gong and one for star Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Here are the biggest shocks, surprises, and stand out moments from the LA ceremony...


Sean Spicer appears on Melissa McCarthy's SNL podium

The former White House press secretary came on stage during Stephen Colbert's opening monologue to take the Mick out of himself and Trump.

Colbert was joking about the size of the audience in reference to Spicer's 'alternative facts' comment with regard to the size of the inauguration crowd.

Spicer said, "This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys period, both in person and around the world."

Colbert added, "Melissa McCarthy, everyone!"

A lot of people were unhappy he was given the time of day.


Elisabeth Moss swears (twice) during her acceptance speech

Well if you won your first Emmy Award you'd swear too.  She had been nominated eight time previously but never managed to get that gong.  Last night her role as Offred in The Handmaid's Tale saw her to victory.

Overwhelmed she thanked everyone and swore and then thanked her mother and swore again. "You are brave and strong and smart, and you have taught methat you can be kind and f***ing badass."


Charlie Brooker wins two awards

The genius that is Brooker won two awards for the stunning San Junipero episode of his Black Mirror series.  If you haven't seen it, head to Netflix (the series moved from Channel 4).  You're in for a treat. 

He called 2017 "too on the nose" to be a Black Mirror episode which, quite frankly, is rather terrifying.


Nicole Kidman wears the face off (slight exaggeration) Alexander Skarsgard when he wins

Your husband is right there woman!  Nicole gave Big Little Lies co-star and on-screen hubby Alexander a smacker on the lips when he won as her real life hubby Keith Urban clapped on and everyone thought it was hilarious.


Anna Faris makes first public appearance since marriage split

Everyone's heart broke a little bit when Anna Faris appeared on stage for the first time she she announced her split from husband Chris Pratt after eight years.

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69th Primetime Emmy Awards – Show – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 17/09/2017 - Anna Faris (L) and Allison Janney present the award for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Faris appeared on stage with her Mom co-star Allison Janney.  She had skipped the red carpet earlier that evening.  Hugs Anna.


Stranger Things won nada

Netflix series Stranger Things may have garnered rave reviews with a second series imminent but it failed to bag a single gong on the night.

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