On today's episode of BuzzFeed Daily, we broke down the top pop culture headlines AND discussed the biggest wins, snubs, and surprises of the 2021 Emmys. You can listen below or scroll down to read more about the interview!
So let's dive right into it! Recently we talked to BuzzFeed's Nora Dominick about this year's Emmys. Here's some of what we learned:
BuzzFeed Daily: So, Nora, did you feel like this was the most "normal" award show yet? And also, is that a good thing?
BuzzFeed Daily: But downside to that, we were just talking about Seth Rogen's COVID joke. What was the reaction to that in the audience and online?
BuzzFeed Daily: It really seemed like we were in store for a more diverse show this year, you know, with Cedric the Entertainer hosting and nearly 50% of the acting nominations going to people of color. But in the end, all 12 lead and supporting acting categories were won by white people. So how are people feeling about that? I saw #EmmysSoWhite was trending. Have any of the nominees or winners commented on that?
BuzzFeed Daily: It was awkward because [the Reservation Dogs cast's] speech was about showcasing diversity. And then [Television Academy president Frank Scherma] came out and even talked about having all of these diverse shows and how important it is to have shows that reflect the world that we're living in. And then immediately following that, it was, again, just another white person winning, then another white person winning. So it was just like, "How do they not see that?"
BuzzFeed Daily: One win I know all of us can wholeheartedly support is Michaela Coel's for writing I May Destroy You, which turned out to be one of the more emotional moments of the night. I got chills. There's so many layers to it. One that I do want to talk about is what a beautiful, intimate message it is, when a lot of them are just talking about the show. But no, she won the award for best writing and she chose to talk about writing. And I just thought that was so deep and personal because, like we know, this show came from extremely personal place for her.
BuzzFeed Daily: I know it's a sensitive subject for you this morning, but WandaVision took home nothing. Was Elizabeth Olsen robbed?
BuzzFeed Daily: So are there any other snubs that were painful that we that we have to talk about? Or were those sort of the big ones?