Politics makes appearance quickly at Emmy Awards

Politics makes appearance quickly at Emmy Awards

After a lengthy riff on the current White House occupant during his opening monologue, host Stephen Colbert said one of Trump's chief concerns as president and reality television star was ratings.

If your heart didn't melt when seeing Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda reunited on the Emmys stage, then something might be seriously wrong with you.

Alec Baldwin during his acceptance speech:"All you men out there you put that orange wig on, it's birth control". "And Alec, you're up against a lot of neck". All the late night shows, obviously. But now Hulu can wave its Emmy for Best Drama and say, "Are you sure?"

Colbert's monologue referred to the three times Trump didn't win an Emmy Celebrity Apprentice and blamed his presidential run directly on this. So in a way this is all your fault.

The comedian quipped that the crowd at the Emmys bore responsibility for Trump as he may not have sought the White House had he won an award. "He's Walter much whiter".

"But he didn't [win]".

"But he didn't. Because unlike the presidency, Emmys go to the victor of the popular vote", he said, touching another sore point for Trump. You've got to have the big numbers. "I certainly hope we achieve that tonight, but at this point, we have no way of knowing". It exists far more than we allow ourselves to know. "Sean, do you know?" "These days, everybody loves streaming video", he said. "Just ask Ted Cruz", Colbert joked about the Senator's porn controversy. "But knock first. You don't want to just walk in".

He also began listing the African-American actors and actresses in attendance, tacking on Bill Maher's name at the end. After being introduced by the lovely Viola Davis, Hamilton star Christopher Jackson serenades the audience with a soothing performance of Stevie Wonder's "As".

Colbert began the musical cold open forging awards in his dressing room, where he was joined by Anthony Anderson and Allison Janney.

"I have been acting for a long time and that this should happen now, I don't have the words".