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Emmys: 71st Emmys Reviews

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November 22, 2019
The lack of a host - which helped this year's Oscars - seemed to hurt the Emmys, which never gelled.
September 24, 2019
The Emmy Awards as a telecast is in dire need of a rethink. For all the surprises and awards for real excellence, the show was a flop.
September 23, 2019
At this point, the major networks televising the Emmys is a little like coaching a youth soccer team when your kids aren't playing. Small wonder Fox turned in a lackluster presentation.
September 23, 2019
Congrats to the winners, but couldn't the Emmy show at least have tried to rise to their level?
September 23, 2019
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
Like the final season of [Game of Thrones], this Emmy show was a mess that ended on a weak note. But the highs were so very high, reminding us of why we came for the spectacle in the first place.
September 23, 2019
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
The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony is one that will likely be remembered for the quality of its winners, but forgotten by those who actually watched the ceremony.
September 23, 2019
The 2019 Emmys: strange, sometimes funny, often grating, occasionally miraculous. Without a host, there were bumps and awkward moments, transitions that came out of nowhere and montages forced to do heavy emotional lifting they couldn't support.
September 23, 2019
The Emmys were both exactly what you'd expect and a series of unexpected wins, an embrace of legacy and a refreshing acknowledgment of where both television and pop culture are headed.
September 23, 2019
It was fortunate that the Emmys led with the comedy categories. The first 45 minutes of the show were solid and speedy, dominated by comics who, it seemed to me, had written or at least vetted their material.
September 23, 2019
Um, what was that?
September 23, 2019
This is all to say that despite an indifferently run, often incoherent telecast, the Television Academy produced a surprising, daring, and contemporary array of winners.
September 23, 2019
Self-sabotage, at least, would've been more fun to watch.
September 23, 2019
It's a sign of weird times for this business that we're celebrating the best that television has to offer on networks that have been eclipsed, at least in terms of creativity, by cable and streaming competitors.
September 23, 2019
For every thing that made me confused or frustrated... there were four or five wins that made this normally grumpy critic sit up and go, "Holy cow, they got that right!"... For a show that wasn't very good, that's a lot of stuff that was great.
September 23, 2019
Perhaps we should thank the voters, then, for saving this Emmys from itself. Amidst all the awkwardness were some honest-to-God upsets and thrilling moments of victory.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 23, 2019
It was almost shocking, really, the extreme dissonance between the quality of the shows, creatives, and performers rewarded-Fleabag! Billy Porter! Jodie Comer!-and the award show that was produced to celebrate them.
September 22, 2019
For all the energy and verve the winners brought to the Emmy ceremony, every other aspect of the production dragged it down.
September 22, 2019
A sluggish and somewhat messy evening of odd segues and handoffs. Meanwhile, it was the viewer's good luck that the nominees in most of the categories were across-the-board stellar, representing some of the best TV made this century so far.
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