Did the Emmy Awards Get It Right?

Students comment on their favorite TV shows

Emmy is the name, and television is the game. The 2017 Primetime Emmys’ Awards took place on Sunday, September 17. They were hosted by Stephen Colbert, the host of the The Late Show. The Emmy’s viewership dropped 2 percent from last year, according to the Nielson Media Research, making it the lowest viewership in history.

People have given reasons ranging from the over politicization of the arts to the fact Sunday night football was playing at the same time.However, viewership is hard to measure nowadays because of the widespread ability to stream using the Internet. “The Handmaid’s Tale,” recipient of “Outstanding Drama Series”, starred actress Elisabeth Moss and took place in a dystopian society in the United States where 90 percent of the population has become infertile. Moss also won “Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series” for her role in the show.

“It’s a really good show and really disturbing,” said junior Harper Crater.

Other students felt that the Netflix TV show “Stranger Things” should have won that award. Another show that students enjoyed was another Netflix original – “Master of None,” a comedy show that follows the semi-fictional life of actor, creator, and director Aziz Ansari, playing as Dev.

“It is a creative and original comedy with a diverse cast of characters while also managing to have serious developing moments for the characters,” said junior Gavin Zeamer. “My favorite scene was when the main characters were looking for the best tacos in New York City. They spent several hours asking around door to door about what the best tacos are. When they finally found the food truck with the supposedly best tacos, they were told, ‘Sorry we’re out of tacos.’ It was hilarious.”

“Master of None” won “Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series.”

Senior Rutger Scott, famous for his leading role in At the Cinemas during the morning announcements, said his alltime favorite show and comedy is “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” “It is one of the most well written and performed comedy shows of all time.”

The comedy that won “Outstanding Comedy Series” was “Atlanta,” and its star, Donald Glover, won “Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series.” The most popular limited series among students in survey was “Fargo,” based on the 1996 American crime comedy of the same name. The TV show that won “Outstanding Limited Series” was “Big Little Lies.”

The next major award show is the 51st Annual Country Music Awards, which will be hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood on November 8, on ABC.