Emmy Awards a ‘toothless’ NBC self-promotion onslaught peppered with #MeToo cracks, critics say – Fox News | News Sponsored by TrumpShop.net

Sep 24, 18
Emmy Awards a ‘toothless’ NBC self-promotion onslaught peppered with #MeToo cracks, critics say – Fox News | News Sponsored by TrumpShop.net

Emmy Awards open covers politics, diversity and #MeToo The 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards kicked off with hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che wasting no time diving into issues on the tip of everyone’s tongues: politics, diversity and the slew of powerful people exposed by the MeToo movement this year. Despite Monday night’s Emmy telecast being packed to the rafters with Peacock Network promos, there was still room for a handful of jokes regarding the crackdown on sexual assault in show business, some of which touched on the network’s own misconduct woes. NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” stars Colin Jost and Michael Che co-hosted the event and their opening monologue poked fun at #MeToo despite NBC News Chairman Andy Lack and his top deputy, Noah Oppenheim, coming under scrutiny for the way they’ve handled the historical movement. “It is an honor to be here sharing this night with the many, many talented and creative people in Hollywood who haven’t been caught yet,” Che said before Jost noted that audience members were allowed to drink in their seats this year. “Yeah, because the one thing Hollywood needs right now is people losing their inhibitions at a work function,” he joked. Things got particularly awkward when Jost made a crack about former NBC News reporter Ronan Farrow, who has been a star of the #MeToo movement and recently revealed sexual misconduct allegat

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