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Emmys: 69th Emmys (2017)

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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.

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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…
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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…
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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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