From host Jimmy Kimmel to’ Transparent’ inventor Jill Soloway, the Republican nominee was eviscerated during Sunday’s Emmy Awards. The question is: Do the two attacks actually matter? “>
And so Sunday night was, in a manner that is, a more natural examination of Trumps public roots than even the Republican National Convention was earlier this year. As suchand fittingly considering the weeks depleting headlineshost Jimmy Kimmel mocked the person responsible for birthing that public persona, that mid-2 000 s upsurge in celebrity.
Who is responsible for Trump’s rise, Kimmel asked. Ill tell you, because hes sitting right there, he said, pointing to British-born producer Mark Burnett, “the mens” to credit for Survivor, Shark Tank, The Apprentice, and, yes, Donald Trump.
Thanks to Mark, we dont have to watch reality proves anymore, because were living in one, Kimmel said. Thank you for coming all the way from England to tear us apart with your intricate plot. It ran, you sneaky little crumpet muncher. Im going on the record: hes responsible if Donald Trump gets elected, and if he builds that wall, the first person were throwing over it is Mark Burnett.
Burnett, for the record, was none too pleased about this, scowling during the course of its bit and then tossing off a mumbled, miscalculated retort as he accepted his award for producing The Voice, this years win in The Donalds former category. He also utilized his speech to plug the new Miley Cyrus-starring seasonsomething no other wins didso perhaps his one-time boardroom superstar has taught him a thing or two about shamelessness.
Sure, it was a given that Trump would be on the tip of the tongue during Sunday nights awardings. Kimmel went right in immediately, joking, Television brings people together, but television can also tear us apart. If it wasnt for television, would Donald Trump be running for president? No. He would be at home right now, quietly rubbing up against his wife, Malaria, while she pretends to be asleep.
But outside of the monologue, where the cheap shot were expectedand fired off crisply by Kimmelthe question was how often his name would be invoked by our increasingly political brood of beloved pretty famous people.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, channeling the pitch-perfect satirists on Veep, nailed the difficult tone of a good political joke the best, echoing Kimmels ribbing but with slightly more class and sharpness because, you know, its Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
Id like to take the opportunity to apologize for the current political climate, Louis-Dreyfus said, accepting her record sixth Best Actress Emmy Award for Veep. I think Veep has torn down the wall between comedy and politics. Our present started out as a political irony, but now it feelings more like a sobering documentary. So I certainly do promise to rebuild that wall and induce Mexico pay for it.
If the mic wasnt on a mic stand, shed have fallen it.
Other presenters made reference to the Orange One. Aziz Ansari joked that he decided that he was team Trump now, and would like to express his support by ordering all Muslims and Hispanics out of the ceremony, including America Ferrera andhis parents.
( Ansari won an Emmy earlier that night for co-writing an episode of Master of None titled Parents, about the immigrant experience in America and co-starring, yep, his real-life mothers .)