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Emmys: 71st Emmys (2019)

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Critic Consensus: An impressive array of surprising -- and utterly deserving -- wins can't save the 71st Annual Emmy Awards from its own host-less chaos.

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The 71st Emmy Awards returns to FOX, airing LIVE coast to coast from the Microsoft Theater at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019

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The lack of a host - which helped this year's Oscars - seemed to hurt the Emmys, which never gelled.

November 22, 2019 | Full Review…
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Though plenty of surprise wins helped keep things interesting for die-hard Emmy fans, this year's show didn't feature enough personality, uniformity, or orchestrated highlights - you know, the things a host typically provides.

September 22, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Rather than having one pair of awkward presenters, the ceremony ended up trotting out dozens... The ceremony didn't get shorter as a result; it only became more bloated.

September 23, 2019 | Full Review…

In an age of tired and ratings declining awards shows, the Emmys needed to slay on Fox tonight. Instead, like the Wall that protected the icy northern border of what was once the Seven Kingdoms on Game Of Thrones, the whole thing came tumbling down.

September 22, 2019 | Full Review…

Congrats to the winners, but couldn't the Emmy show at least have tried to rise to their level?

September 23, 2019 | Full Review…

While it might not have been the smoothest or the most cohesive night of TV awards, the 2019 Emmys were a largely enjoyable affair. A lot of that had to do with the big wins, of course, along with the more emotional speeches.

September 23, 2019 | Full Review…

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