It was as if Ted Turner came down and colorized the Emmys on Sunday night.
I don't know about that Andy Samberg hosting -- I tend to like him scripted rather than not. If anything, Samberg should get another pass because he gave us access to his HBO Now. If you missed out, too late; the account, set up quickly by the cable net, was deactivated as soon as it reached the limit.
But it was fun to see Taraji P. Henson go all Cookie on them when her fellow blacktresses took home trophies.
Viola Davis walked off with a historic Emmy, becoming the first black woman to win the Emmy for the best actress in a dramatic series. Henson, who was also nominated for her indelible portrayal on Empire, delighted in the moment, running to hug the star of How to Get Away With Murder before Davis hit the stage.
She opened her acceptance speech with a quote from suffragist and abolitionist Harriet Tubman. In 2015. I'm just going to leave that here.
Anyway, I'm just glad these weren't makeup Emmys. You know how the academies can be with those. These were well-deserved. Reg E. Cathey (House of Cards) deserved his Emmy, if only for that voice (!) and suffering through starring in the reboot of Fantastic Four. Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black) deserved her historic Emmy, too; she became the first person to win for the same role in different categories, and gave the most affecting speech.
Color my world, indeed. (Especially with this commercial that ran during the telecast, starring Taraji. Of course. All the feels ...) Heck, color yours by clicking play as Tawnell and I dish and dish some more. Because you know there are a couple of sartorial choices that we must discuss. Pick your poison: video or podcast.