Emmys 2017: High Time To Topple The Patriarchy?

By Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Times

WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) Glenn Whipp takes a look at what’s the buzz on the 2017 Emmys season.

Los Angeles Times

When we last left the Emmys, Tatiana Maslany and Rami Malek were geeking out, Julia Louis-Dreyfus was calling up her trophy case designer to talk about a remodel and the adorable “Stranger Things” kids were bicycling through the Microsoft Theater, handing out PB&J sandwiches to the horror of some in the audience. (Gluten and peanut butter? Why not just dole out a sack full of leaky batteries while you’re at it?)

Host Jimmy Kimmel bade us a fond farewell after “Game of Thrones” won the Emmy for drama series. (Hey, Jimmy Smits and Dennis Franz: You sure that card didn’t read “The Americans”? You can never be too careful these days.) And we were left to ponder a pretty good night full of smart choices and the occasional misspelled name. (Seriously: Kit Harington deserves another nomination just for that gaffe.)

What fun do we anticipate this year? We’re glad you asked.

Q: “Game of Thrones” isn’t eligible for the Emmys this year. Where are its 23 Emmy nominations going to go?

A: Because “Game of Thrones'” new season arrives July 16, three days after Emmy nominations are announced, it won’t be eligible for any love this year. That means there will be a royal usurper unseating the two-time drama series winner, along with a wealth of nomination slots for actors, writers and directors, not to mention makeup artists specializing in dismemberment and disemboweling.

“Homeland” is the only past drama series winner still on the air, and it’s past its prime, meaning that we’ll have a newly minted Emmy champion. That show should be “The Handmaid’s Tale” because …

Q: … because you want to topple the patriarchy. We get it.

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