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The Emmys Tried to Time Travel

The Emmys Tried to Time Travel

[ad_1] For all the glamorous stars and standing ovations, last night’s Emmys were a rather muted affair. The host, Anthony Anderson, didn’t blame his writers for misfiring jokes. The speeches were appropriately emotional. Elton John became an EGOT winner; he didn’t show up to accept his trophy, but everyone seemed extremely happy for him. That there weren’t many surprises perhaps came as no surprise. Because of the dual Hollywood strikes by writers and actors in 2023, the ceremony had been postponed from its original air date in September. That meant it was honoring shows that had long been off the air, that had since aired new seasons that won’t be considered until the next round of Emmy voting, or that had just been lauded at the Golden Globes last week. The Bear, Succession, and Beef began the night as favorites to win in their categories—comedy, drama, and limited series, respectively—and all three did. If the gala had a remarkable element, it was the show’s attempt to connect its present with its past. TV, as critics …