- "We all know that the Emmys mean a lot to Donald Trump because he was nominated multiple times for Celebrity Apprentice, but he never won. If he had won an Emmy, I bet he wouldn't have run for president", Colbert quipped.
As Stephen Colbert took shots at U.S. President Donald Trump's tweeting habits at Sunday's Emmy Awards, it was the appearance of former White House press secretary Sean Spicer that stunned the star-studded audience, including Melissa McCarthy.
The Handmaid's Tale showrunner Bruce Miller took his acceptance speech as a moment to issue a creative call to arms, a call echoed by other speeches throughout the politically charged Emmys ceremony. It's one of the top awards handed out during the prime-time telecast.
"Philosophically, anyone who is in power should be questioned and that's what we do", he said.
"I thought you people loved morally compromised anti-heroes. If he had won an Emmy, none of this would have happened!" The series set in a totalitarian society won in the best drama series, supporting actress and lead actress categories. A beaming Margaret Atwood, the Canadian author whose 1985 novel is the show's source, was onstage. "But we're a really plugged in group of actors", he said. I can understand why you would want one of these guys around.
She said the series' upcoming season included some surprises, but a story line about impeachment had been abandoned "because we were anxious that someone else might get to that first".
Many were shocked to see him at the show.
Alexander Skarsgard won the Emmy for Big Little Lies in the Best Supporting Actor in a limited series category, while Jean-Marc Vallee won the Emmy in the Directing for a Limited Series category for Big Little Lies.
Kidman said the show "was created out of frustration because women weren't getting great roles".