Stephen Colbert crushes Trump's Obsession with Emmys

The reference to his dubious claim about the crowd size at Trump's inaugural struck some on social media as not the sort of thing that should be joked about.

After its most-watched season in 23 years, "Saturday Night Live" won nine Emmys, including best variety sketch series, for actress Kate McKinnon and for Melissa McCarthy's turn as former White House press secretary Sean Spicer.

Colbert was talking about Trump valuing ratings (and how maybe if he'd won an Emmy for The Apprentice, he wouldn't have tried to run for President), and he said, "I wish there were a way for me to know what the ratings were tonight".

The glitzy ceremony in downtown Los Angeles - the first under the administration of President Donald Trump - was widely expected to have a strongly political flavor, and host Stephen Colbert set the tone in his opening monologue.

"This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys, period, both in person and around the world", Spicer declared, exaggerating just a bit.

Spicer's Saturday Night Live impersonator Melissa McCarthy was among the many celebs in the audience seen gasping in shock in reaction to his unannounced cameo.

"It wasn't amusing", Spicer told Sean Hannity in July.

Arjan Singh state funeral tomorrow, Tricolor to fly half-mast
Interestingly, Singh won his first distinguished medal by leading a squadron against the Japanese in Myanmar's Arakan province. Following the demise of the commander, PM Modi had condoled his death and had said that he was an exemplary leader.

But not everyone was upset.

A streaming service still has yet to win the gold Emmy statue for TV's other top award: outstanding comedy series. But now Hulu can wave its Emmy for Best Drama and say, "Are you sure?"

"But he didn't. Because unlike the presidency, Emmys go to the victor of the popular vote", he said, touching another sore point for Trump.

Baldwin, speaking to reporters backstage after winning his award, praised Spicer for having the good grace to turn up before the liberal-skewing Hollywood crowd.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus won her sixth consecutive Emmy for playing a female egotistical presidential candidate on HBO's "Veep", one of the few repeat winners.

The Emmy victor took another jab at the president when he mentioned that he and his wife, Hilaria Baldwin, did not have a baby this past year. Unfortunately at this point, we have no way of knowing how big our audience is. I thought you people love morally compromised anti-heroes.

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