Emmys: 71st Emmys (2019)


71st Emmys

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An impressive array of surprising -- and utterly deserving -- wins can't save the 71st Annual Emmy Awards from its own host-less chaos.



Critic Ratings: 24

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Air date: Sep 22, 2019

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The 71st Emmy Awards returns to FOX, airing LIVE coast to coast from the Microsoft Theater at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019

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All Critics (24) | Top Critics (17)

The lack of a host - which helped this year's Oscars - seemed to hurt the Emmys, which never gelled.

Nov 22, 2019 | Full Review…
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Though plenty of surprise wins helped keep things interesting for die-hard Emmy fans, this year's show didn't feature enough personality, uniformity, or orchestrated highlights - you know, the things a host typically provides.

Sep 22, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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Rather than having one pair of awkward presenters, the ceremony ended up trotting out dozens... The ceremony didn't get shorter as a result; it only became more bloated.

Sep 23, 2019 | Full Review…

For every thing that made me confused or frustrated... there were four or five wins that made this normally grumpy critic sit up and go, "Holy cow, they got that right!"... For a show that wasn't very good, that's a lot of stuff that was great.

Sep 23, 2019 | Full Review…

What's revealed is that no one's sure what works at the moment. There's more good TV (broadly defined) than ever, but it's too multifarious, too out of control, for the old awards-show format, and no one's found the answer yet.

Sep 22, 2019 | Full Review…

The Emmy Awards as a telecast is in dire need of a rethink. For all the surprises and awards for real excellence, the show was a flop.

Sep 24, 2019 | Full Review…

In an age of tired and ratings declining awards shows, the Emmys needed to slay on Fox tonight. Instead, like the Wall that protected the icy northern border of what was once the Seven Kingdoms on Game Of Thrones, the whole thing came tumbling down.

Sep 22, 2019 | Full Review…

Congrats to the winners, but couldn't the Emmy show at least have tried to rise to their level?

Sep 23, 2019 | Full Review…

While it might not have been the smoothest or the most cohesive night of TV awards, the 2019 Emmys were a largely enjoyable affair. A lot of that had to do with the big wins, of course, along with the more emotional speeches.

Sep 23, 2019 | Full Review…

The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony is one that will likely be remembered for the quality of its winners, but forgotten by those who actually watched the ceremony.

Sep 23, 2019 | Full Review…

This is all to say that despite an indifferently run, often incoherent telecast, the Television Academy produced a surprising, daring, and contemporary array of winners.

Sep 23, 2019 | Full Review…

Self-sabotage, at least, would've been more fun to watch.

Sep 23, 2019 | Full Review…

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