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Pb&Js for Everyone at Kimmel's Emmys

18 September 2016 8:45 PM, PDT

USA Today recalls how Jimmy Kimmel's 2012 hosting gig at the Emmys didn't wow the masses, but the late-night host apparently redeemed himself Sunday at this year's awards show, earning an "affable" rating from the newspaper, which said "he hit the mark right all night" and had bits that were more "good-natured than nasty." What made Kimmel stand out: Dominic Patten writes for Deadline he agrees Kimmel did a respectable job, noting he should be "considered as a semi-permanent host." Patten says Kimmel was "fast on his feet" and "injected the bite and buzz that Andy [Samberg's] stint last year »

- Jenn Gidman

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'Topple the Patriarchy!': Emmys Get Political

18 September 2016 8:21 PM, PDT

It's not surprising that, in a tense election year, politics and other weighty topics made a prominent appearance at this year's awards, per the AP . How they were broached, with both seriousness and a touch of levity: First, the explicit shout-outs to Election 2016: Jeb (with an exclamation point) Bush made a cameo in host Jimmy Kimmel's opening comedy segment as an Uber driver, SNL's Kate McKinnon thanked Hillary Clinton in her acceptance speech, and Kimmel blamed TV producer Mark Burnett for making Donald Trump a TV star. Meanwhile, Julia Louis-Dreyfus apologized for the current political climate. The subject of »

- Jenn Gidman

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Game of Thrones, Oj Simpson Series Win Big

18 September 2016 5:25 PM, PDT

A beautiful night on the red carpet jump-started the 68th Emmy Awards at Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater, followed by Jimmy Kimmel's exodus to the awards ceremony, with the cast of Modern Family , James Corden, and even Jeb Bush giving him a lift to the show. Kimmel's opening monologue touched on everything from diversity at the Emmys to Donald Trump. And it turned out a big night for both Game of Thrones and the FX anthology series The People v. Oj Simpson . Here, all of the evening's winners: Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Louie Anderson, Baskets Writing for a Comedy »

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Stars Reveal Unglamorous Sides Before Red Carpet

18 September 2016 5:10 PM, PDT

The Emmys red carpet is known for its glitz and glamour, but more and more celebrities have been taking to social media to show off what they look like before they get all dolled up, Us Weekly reports. And it seems like pore strips are a big prep item: Both Kristen Bell and Amy Schumer donned them, with Schumer posting her makeup-less mug on Instagram next to a frightening-looking cartoon character with similar white marks. As for Bell, her Instagram pic featured an even larger pore strip and a strange lip covering, accompanied by the caption: "I have serious doubts »

- Jenn Gidman

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