WORST: 'Modern Family' Wins Yet Again
It was perhaps fitting that Jay Leno — he of the sanded-down jokes about award-show running times — would be chosen to present the Best Comedy Series award, given that the preordained winner was the sort of safe humor he'd appreciate. We knew that Modern Family would probably win for the fifth consecutive year, but that didn't make hearing its name called out any less depressing. A show that's just north of passable beating out Silicon Valley, Veep and Orange Is the New Black (never mind that the latter is not a comedy)? It's the death and taxes of Emmys moments, the inevitable thing that no one really welcomes or looks forward to; you just accept it.