The hateful Hollywood crowd just couldn’t help themselves. The Emmy Awards show was a night of all Trump, all the time. Stephen Colbert went into overkill mode with three hours of bashing our president. The real winner of the night was President Trump. He just proved he lives rent-free in the minds of the Hollywood crowd. Alex Baldwin even won an Emmy for his ridiculous Trump portrayal:
Stephen Colbert was the host of the 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards on CBS last night, and The Handmaid’s Tale was a big winner. But it was Donald Trump who was more often in the spotlight in a case of glaring overkill.
“In a way, this is all your fault,” Colbert, the host of CBS’ Late Show, told the well-heeled crowd early on at the Microsoft Theatre of Trump’s rise to the White House — because the ex-Celebrity Apprentice host was denied an Emmy win back in the day. As he has said in the past few weeks and night after viewership-topping late-night, Colbert was quick to reiterate his belief Sunday that Trump is the biggest TV star around. Following that up with a weak gag about last year’s record low ratings.
The POTUS attacks went on as former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer made a surprise roll-on to the CBS-broadcast show with a portable podium and a slew of untruths.
There had been rumors dribbling this week that a big political stunt was in the works for last night’s ceremony, with Hillary Clinton and a Game of Thrones stunt getting the most buzz. The ex-Secretary of State did not show up, but got a shout-out for her “grace” in the first half-hour of the show from Saturday Night Live’s Kate McKinnon during her Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series win. Alec Baldwin’s hit at Trump finally getting an Emmy in his Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series win, and using looking like the President being a form of birth control, just piled it on.
From his days on The Daily Show to the heights of CBS’ late-night, Colbert is a total pro and has gotten plenty of traction out of the 45th President of the United States, but the 2017 Emmys could have used a lot less Trump and a lot more spontaneity. That deftness would be a requirement if the show wanted to put up a real fight against the Green Bay Packers-Atlanta Falcons game in Week 2 of NBC’s Sunday Night Football — which, by the way, the Falcons were leading 34-10 by the time the more than three-hour Emmys concluded.
Compared to the sharp and varied Jimmy Kimmel-hosted Emmys of last year, this year felt like it had one note it was determined to play, even when it had become deafening. As was crystal clear when Kimmel showed up to share a drink with Colbert and slap around multiple winner Last Week Tonight With John Oliver. Also, in contrast, sure they blasted Trump as “a sexist, egotist, lying hypocritical bigot.”
CBS’ broadcast of the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards delivered all-time lows.
The Stephen Colbert-hosted ceremony drew 9.6 million total viewers and a 2.2 rating in the fast nationals, dropping a handful of eyeballs and down 12 percent in the demo from what ABC and Jimmy Kimmel woke up to a year ago. (In Nielsen finals, the 2016 kudoscast went on to post 11.3 million total viewers and a 2.8 demo rating, which at the time marked all-time lows.)
I think that people are tired of Hollywood elitists lecturing the American people and pushing their liberal agenda on EVERY award show, but Colbert’s war on President Trump kept even more people away than ever before.
Sources: 100% FedUp and Deadline Hollywood