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Emmys: 66th Emmys Reviews

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September 13, 2019
There's always something sad and forlorn about the Emmys... Seth Meyers cleverly turned that into a plus on last night's Emmy Awards, playing up that underdog spirit.
September 13, 2019
This Emmy telecast was generally lively, and Meyers kept things moving right along.
September 13, 2019
If Meyers had attempted a stunty skit or a song-and-dance routine, he would have caught hell for it. So he stuck to the jokes... And look, that's not a bad thing. That's just Seth Meyers being Seth Meyers, and we love him for it.
September 13, 2019
Are we really only going to see winners we have seen in years past or is this some sort of existential joke?... Fortunately, for every winner's podium rerun, the telecast produced a fine moment of TV.
September 13, 2019
Despite an opening with jokes at the expense of the Emmys, the 2014 Emmy telecast proved to be a mostly well-paced, comedy-fueled celebration of television.
September 13, 2019
A staggering amount of good television was acknowledged in the telecast on NBC, even if the show itself dragged, with the most love heaped on "Breaking Bad" as a going-away prize.
September 13, 2019
Seth Meyers' opening monologue went from zero to hilarious very fast.
September 13, 2019
Meyers was schooled shrewdly in the Ricky Gervais style: try not to bite the hand that feeds you, but by all means, while you're on stage, take it gently in your jaw and gnaw firmly on it.
September 13, 2019
The 66th annual Emmy Awards wisely erred on the side of comedy, with Seth Meyers bringing a breezy charm to his hosting role and the planned bits mostly working.
September 13, 2019
The host and telecast were strong, but the Emmys' inconsistency -- yes on Breaking Bad, no on Modern Family -- and unexpected twists made for a strange night
September 13, 2019
Nastiness becomes tiresome, which is why Meyers was wise to avoid it. That choice may not have made Meyers the most exciting host, but he was good-natured and efficient.
September 13, 2019
No gimmicks. No dancers. Just a smart guy in a tux saying funny things. NBC late-night newcomer Seth Meyers scored big laughs with his opening monologue, which took aim at fat-cat network targets, not the nervous nominees.
September 13, 2019
There was plenty of hot air, but very little spark. For one evening, at least, the prerequisite for winning wasn't excellence. It was having already won.
September 13, 2019
Look past the designer gowns and celebrity banter, and you were left with a show anxiously oscillating between self-congratulation and self-deprecation.
September 13, 2019
Throughout the show, as Meyers keeps inviting his talented and funny friends on stage with him, it becomes increasingly clear that all his friends are better than him at hosting the show.
September 13, 2019
The whole show felt like a missed opportunity, with the early awards consistently going to past winners at the expense of anything new or exciting.
September 13, 2019
Some folks proved that a few well-placed digs at their fellow nominees, co-stars and showbiz mucky-mucks can go a long while; host Seth Meyers' monologue, however, merely proved it can go on for a long while.
September 13, 2019
As in recent years, the Emmy program seemed to want to bask in that prestige while staying true to its own nature: pleased with itself and a little smarmy.
September 13, 2019
Meyers didn't appear to be jittery and played it safe, a good TV traffic cop keeping everything moving along. That's part of his job as host, and he handled himself with aplomb. But it all played out like a nondescript, cookie-cutter sitcom.
September 13, 2019
There are so many stultifyingly awful moments to choose from, this was one of the worst awards shows ever. Ever.
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