Worst: The Self-Congratulatory Attitude About Diversity
"Here in Hollywood, the only thing we value more than diversity is congratulating ourselves for valuing diversity," Kimmel joked in his opening monologue, immediately before … congratulating the Emmys for valuing diversity. Cue an expected potshot at the lily-white Oscars, and an admonition for people of color in the audience to "thank a white person for their bravery." It was a gag, of course, but there was some very real condescension just beneath the surface. Emmy voters don't deserve a cookie for being as inclusive as they should have always been. Here's hoping for the day when honoring a variety of voices is a matter of course rather than a cause for back-patting.