Ever since ‘Stranger Things’ burst onto the scene, the cutest kids to ever use walkie talkies became Internet favorites.
So it’s only fitting that when the crew of child actors showed up to the Emmys red carpet, fans reacted with maximum excitement.
From the most bingeworthy shows to timely dramas and sketch comedies, the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards honors the best and brightest of the year in television.
Hosted by The Late Show‘s Stephen Colbert (so expect at least a couple of Trump jokes), the Emmys (CBS, 8 p.m. ET/5 PT live) are led by HBO’s futuristic Western Westworld and NBC’s stalwart and politically charged Saturday Night Live with 22 nominations each, followed by 18 each for Netflix cult favorite Stranger Things and FX’s retro Feud: Bette and Joan.
Among categories to watch: HBO’s Veep vies for its third consecutive best comedy trophy, while star Julia Louis-Dreyfus will be going for her sixth win as best comedic actress — a victory tonight would be a record for a performer playing the same role in the same series. And Game of Thrones has won the past two best drama Emmys but isn’t in the running this year, boosting the chances for a slew of newcomers, including Stranger Things, Westworld, Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, and NBC’s This Is Us.
Here’s a minute-by-minute (ET) rundown of the festivities.
8:56:SNL gets its third Emmy in less than an hour when Alec Baldwin takes supporting actor in a comedy for his recurring role as Trump. “I should say, ‘At long last Mr. President, here is your Emmy,’ ” he says.
8:52: Bruce Miller gets the Emmy for writing in a drama for the pilot of The Handmaid’s Tale. He says the award really belongs to three women: Director Reed Marano, author Margaret Atqood (“who sacred the living crap out of me in college”) and star Elisabeth Moss, “who leaves me speechless.”
8:48: Colbert gets naked with Jeffrey Wright for a Westworld-inspired segment. Wright asked him if he’s felt anything weird in his diagnostics. “Every day since Nov. 8,” Colbert says. Titus Burgess also shows up as a robot: “Bleep! Boop! Whatever!”
8:42: No surprise here, SNL snags the Emmy for best variety sketch series. Executive producer Lorne Michaels recalls winning the show’s first Emmy after the premiere season in 1976: “This is it. This is the high point….