Emmys 2016: 20 Best, Worst and Most WTF Moments

From Jimmy Kimmel's Trump jokes to 'Game of Thrones' making history — the good, the bad and the ugly of 68th annual Emmy Awards

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Worst: Jimmy Kimmel's Hosting Job
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Worst: Jimmy Kimmel's Hosting Job

Was Kimmel stoned? That's maybe the only explanation for his hosting duties during the 68th annual Emmys ceremony, which vacillated between weirdly laconic and trying a bit too hard to be edgy. (A Cosby joke? Really?) His monologue, for example, included an extended riff on Maggie Smith's continues absence at the Emmys, which would have maybe landed better a few years ago, when Downton Abbey was actually culturally relevant. It's perhaps the best example of why Kimmel-as-host was fine, but not great or particularly memorable; a lot of his jokes simply didn't land, or would only make sense to people who watch his late-night show (see: the extended bit with Matt Damon). On the plus side: His best barbs were reserved for überproducer Mark Burnett, who, as the creator of The Apprentice, is essentially to blame the political force that is Donald Trump. "When Trump builds that wall, the first one going over is Mark Burnett," Kimmel said — now that's funny.

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