20 Best, Worst and WTF Things We Saw at Emmys 2017

From Stephen Colbert getting political to Sean Spicer getting a podium – the highlights, low points and headscratchers from last night's Emmys

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Best: Stephen Colbert, Emmys Host Extraordinaire
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Best: Stephen Colbert, Emmys Host Extraordinaire

The Emmy powers-that-be knew exactly what they were doing when they chose Stephen Colbert to host this year. Yes, he's the host of a CBS talk show (synergy!); but he's also a shrewd commentator who doesn't shy away from talking politics and being upfront about his point of view. The man made no bones about taking aim at President Trump's toxicity in his opening monologue — a canny rebuke of the President's weird obsession with The Celebrity Apprentice never having won an Emmy. ("Because unlike the presidency, Emmys go to the winner of the popular vote," Colbert quipped.) It doesn't hurt that the comedian is also the whole awards-show-host package: a good-natured charmer who, whether he's leading a musical number or lobbing a pointed insult, knows how to win the crowd over. Hope to see you again next year, Stephen. JS

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