Michaels later said he knows people will stop listening if the show has a clear political bias.
"All the late night shows, obviously, 'House of Cards, ' the new season of 'American Horror Story'".
When Riz Ahmed announced Laura Dern as the victor for the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie Emmy for "Big Little Lies", the cameras panned to her opponent and "Feud" star, Jackie Hoffman, who could be screaming "DAMNIT!" was Dern approached the stage. It also won outstanding limited series.
"This Is Us" fans were ecstatic to see Sterling K. Brown win an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, becoming the first black actor to win in the category since 1998.However, the excitement was short-lived after the Emmys music plaeyed and Brown's speech was cut-short. As investors have watched Netflix more critically examine its production, canceling some shows, the shift to quality over quantity has become apparent.
Britain's Riz Ahmed beat presumed front-runner Robert De Niro to take his first Emmy for his role as a man who falls foul of the U.S. judicial system in HBO's crime limited series The Night Of.
"In these insane times his life even as an old man reminds us what leadership and courage in government really looks like", the United States actor said.
Unfortunately, that lesson was censored out of the live broadcast! The television world already had shows like Queen Sugar and Empire doing work. Nicole Kidman - also from "Big Little Lies" - addressed domestic abuse issues, which had played a large role in her character's plot line on the show, during her acceptance for Best Actress in a Limited Series. "So now, more roles for women, please!"
Stephen Colbert, who hosted Awards for the first time, kicked off the ceremony by slamming US President Donald Trump in his opening monologue.
The show also picked up the award for best variety sketch show and outstanding directing.
The Emmys ended the way an awards show normally does, with a triumphant moment and a thankful sigh when the credits began to roll. Glover thanked Trump for "making black people number one on the most oppressed list", saying, "He's the reason why I'm probably up here", and Baldwin took a shot at Trump for never winning an Emmy for "The Apprentice" (2004-), saying, "At long last, Mr. President, here is your Emmy".
Donald Glover won the best comedy actor for "Atlanta", which he created and which carries his distinctive voice, while Julia Louis-Dreyfus was honored for a sixth time for her role as a self-absorbed politician in the comedy "Veep", named best comedy for the third time.
Netflix NFLX, -0.55% undoubtedly still had a successful showing at the Emmys, taking home 20 statuettes - the second most behind HBO's 29 awards.
Neither was able to add to their five Creative Arts Emmys, however. It beat out premium cable networks HBO and Showtime, and absolutely trounced Amazon and Hulu.