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Emmys: 69th Emmys (2017)




Critic Consensus: Stephen Colbert proves an engaging master of ceremonies during a politically-charged Emmys bristling with jabs at the White House -- and punctuated with an exciting array of fresh victors.


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The 69th Primetime Emmy® Awards will be broadcast LIVE from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Sept. 17 on the CBS Television Network. Emmy® Award winner Stephen Colbert, the multi-talented host of THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT, will host The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, marking his first time as master of ceremonies for the event.


Critic Reviews for Emmys: 69th Emmys

All Critics (36) | Top Critics (24)

Colbert fulfilled expectations beautifully, during his brisk, sharp opening monologue and his shorter gags later in the show.

September 10, 2019 | Full Review…

The Trump beat-down was predictable, but maybe not to this extent. And it ate away at the value of the awards themselves.

September 10, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The quality of the winners, so many for the first time, kept the show moving along nicely, as did Colbert's extremely capable hosting.

September 10, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Colbert had former Trump spokesman Sean Spicer zoom out on a mobile podium... It was a sickening, cynical laugh grab.

September 10, 2019 | Full Review…

Sean Spicer showed up, and it didn't feel OK anymore... Colbert popped the bubble he created. His opener built a safe space for the audience to have a good time, and then he invited reality inside immediately after locking the doors.

September 10, 2019 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

Between Handmaid's Tale and Big Little Lies, some of the most joyful moments of the show were seeing women-centric shows win big. What a change!

September 10, 2019 | Full Review…

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