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Emmys: 72nd Emmys (2020)

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Critic Consensus: What could go right? Apparently just enough to make the 72nd Annual Emmy Awards - the first and hopefully last PandEmmys - an entertaining, unusually comforting night of mostly pleasant surprises.

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After each Emmy was presented and the winner had had his or her moment, we returned to each of the nominees. That meant the losing nominees had to hold in their disappointment at home long enough to return for a small reprise. I felt their pain.

September 23, 2020 | Full Review…

They had to clear a bar so low it might as well have been buried in the ground. Nevertheless: They did it. By the end of the night, the weirdest thing about the Pandemic Emmys was how normal they felt.

September 21, 2020 | Full Review…
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Surprisingly enough, it was. It wasn't just watchable; it was ... pretty good.

September 21, 2020 | Full Review…
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Ultimately there were winners and losers, but it didn't feel like any other awards show. Good. It shouldn't. Nothing else is normal, so in that way, the Emmys were an accurate reflection.

September 21, 2020 | Full Review…

Some bits could have been cut, and others could have been improved... But much like John Oliver learned, live, in front of the world, the 2020 Primetime Emmys show delivered everything it promised, plus a touch of chaos. What fun.

September 21, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The remotely-produced 72nd annual Emmy Awards promised to be an unusual, revised-for-the-pandemic affair and it miraculously came together with almost no technical glitches and enough novelty to freshen and loosen up the staid format.

September 28, 2020 | Full Review…

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