With the U.S. Elections just months away, it became apparent during the Emmy Awards 2016 as to which direction the tide was turning!
Emmy Awards 2016 had more than one surprise in store for the viewers. Race equality and Transgender discrimination did loom large but something that caught everyone’s attention was the shocking number of times U.S. Election was referenced during the speeches of the winners of 68th Emmy Awards.
Unfortunately for Donald Trump, none of the celebrities who mentioned the elections or the Presidential candidates seemed to speak in his favor and given his track record of appalling claims and allegations, it was not surprising.
68th Emmy Awards
Jimmy Kimmel, the host of this year’s Emmys set the tone for the night when he included Jeb Bush for a cameo in his opening sketch and later pointed out Mark Burnett from the invitees and blamed him for producing “Celebrity Apprentice” that made Donald Trump a household name.
“Thanks to Mark Burnett, we don’t have to watch reality shows anymore, because we’re living them,” yelled Kimmel. Kimmel ended his opening monologue with a hilarious rendition of Trump’s campaign slogan: “Are we ready to make the Emmys great again?” reports AOL.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, in her acceptance speech for Outstanding Actress For A Comedy Series apologized for “the current political climate, adding that “I think that ‘Veep’ has torn down the wall between comedy and politics. Our show started out as a political satire but it now feels like a sobering documentary.”
Then there was Sterling K. Brown who accepted the award for “Outstanding Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie”, alluding to Melania Trump’s infamous plagiarism scandal: “I was talking to Melania Trump this morning, I was asking her what should I do, what should I say,” reports Hip Hollywood.
The list just keeps on going with Courtney B. Vance (Best Actor In A Limited Series Or A Movie for “People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story) who shouted “Obama out, Hillary in!” at the end of his acceptance speech, reports Slate, and Kate McKinnon (Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series for “Saturday Night Live”) thanked Ellen DeGeneres and Hillary Clinton!
Jill Soloway, who won Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series for “Transparent” called out Trump in a backstage interview saying he is “one of the most dangerous monsters to ever approach our lifetimes” because he practices “otherizing with a capital O”, reports The Telegraph.
“Jews were otherized in Nazi Germany to gain political power for Hitler, and right now Donald Trump is doing the same thing… He’s calling women pigs if they don’t look like beauty pageant contestants. He blames Muslims and Mexicans for our problems. He makes fun of disabled people,” said Soloway.
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