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Emmys: 72nd Emmys Reviews

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September 28, 2020
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 25, 2020
Any Emmys that's remarkable for running smoothly can be considered a win
September 24, 2020
For mine, the big winner on the night was the awards themselves. In Jimmy Kimmel, the event had the consummate host, equally capable of delivering what's scripted as he is of deviating as circumstances demand.
September 23, 2020
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
In fact it worked so well that it was just like a regular live award show - long, sometimes funny and sometimes exhausting, like being stuck in some strange algorithm, and a reminder as always that the entertainment industry is profoundly weird.
September 21, 2020
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
Three shows basically dominated the Emmys. To their credit, they were three very deserving shows, and so far ahead of most of the other shows in their respective categories that there is very little about which to complain.
September 21, 2020
I hope the Oscars were taking notes. Because this was a terrific show.
September 21, 2020
While some bits fell flat, by the time it was over, this unconventional Emmy show ultimately felt lighter and more down to earth than the traditional extravaganza.
September 21, 2020
I found myself agreeing with repeat winner (one of several) John Oliver of HBO's Last Week Tonight, who could be heard declaring, "This is very creepy" off camera after accepting his Emmy, which burst out of a box on his desk.
Top Critic
September 21, 2020
Surprisingly enough, it was. It wasn't just watchable; it was ... pretty good.
September 21, 2020
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
Kimmel and the producers managed to make the experience of losing out on one of Hollywood's biggest party nights-typically a glittery social extravaganza full of gossip-into something that was pretty fun to watch on a couch.
September 21, 2020
Television is an effective distraction from our current upheaval, but it's also a reflection of the zeitgeist, a contradiction the Emmys impressively managed to embody on multiple levels.
September 21, 2020
Thank you but also un-thank you: That about sums up the 2020 Emmys, which, given how much could have gone wrong, were pulled off relatively seamlessly.
September 21, 2020
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 21, 2020
This was a difficult thing that the TV Academy did tonight. I'm not sure how it could have been pulled off much better.
September 21, 2020
The Emmys did a decent job of performing the most valuable service an awards show can offer in the 21st century: Surfacing shows that may or may not have gotten lost in the turbulent ocean of content currently available but tragically underseen.
September 21, 2020
It was possible for millions of struggling people across the country to imagine ourselves as honorary Roses-punched in the gut by life but united by human decency and capable of finding their way back to something like normalcy, together.
September 21, 2020
That isn't to say that every joke worked, and latency does make shtick difficult to do remotely, but the telecast, which mixed live and recorded pieces, felt solid enough to accommodate the occasional technical difficulty.
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