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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Worst: 'Westworld' Going Home Empty-Handed
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Worst: 'Westworld' Going Home Empty-Handed

After Game of Thrones swept the floor last year, it seemed like the Emmys had finally come around to taking genre TV seriously. Though it earned the most nominations of the year (22, tied with SNL), a big win was not in the story loop for Westworld, Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy's fearlessly strange and twisty sci-fi thriller about robots, gunfights and the nature of human consciousness. Along with the Duffer brothers' Stranger Things, which was also snubbed last night, it was the water cooler show of 2016, and also featured a web of outstanding performances, especially from nominees Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Evan Rachel Wood and Anthony Hopkins. But the show took home no Primetime statuettes. Still, at least we got to see that weird but compelling sketch of Colbert "glitching" and getting taken backstage for in-the-buff repairs with Wright and Tituss Burgess. JS

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