May 24, 2016 at 11:21 am #1201840569
There have been some pretty bad Emmy acceptance speeches over the years, but who gave the absolute WORST speech? Sound off below!May 24, 2016 at 11:33 am #1201840580
Anyone that cuts it short by saying just thank you or others that just list the people who are thankful for. Jon Hamm’s speech last year was very underwhelming last year or Merritt Wever a few years agoMay 24, 2016 at 1:08 pm #1201840645
I think Merritt’s speech was actually very funny. As for me, I hate to see Uzo Aduba dying on stage.May 24, 2016 at 2:30 pm #1201840696
Jon Hamm’s was probably the most underwhelming.May 24, 2016 at 2:55 pm #1201840709
Sorry but Heavy Viola annoyed me a lot last year. It’s like she feels she’s carrying the torch for MLK everytime she accepts an award. I’m sick of her. (The prospect of her winning the Oscar next year already bores me)May 24, 2016 at 5:36 pm #1201840754
I gotta go with Merritt Weaver. I would also mention Melissa McCarthy, considering how funny she is her speech wasn’t very funny or memorable.May 24, 2016 at 7:14 pm #1201840766
Merrit weaver was actually very funny. And Uzo’s emotions feel earned and real. So no problems with their speeches.
John Hamm was disappointing. Viola Davis seems like she is always giving a lecture.May 24, 2016 at 8:20 pm #1201840776
Sorry but Heavy Viola annoyed me a lot last year. It’s like she feels she’s carrying the torch for MLK everytime she accepts an award. I’m sick of her. (The prospect of her winning the Oscar next year already bores me)
Viola speaks her narrative wherever she’s given a platform. Her eventual Oscar speech will be just as charged as Berry’s and considering she would be only number two for her category perfectly justified in going there.May 24, 2016 at 9:22 pm #1201840786
Easy question. That one time James Spader won and insulted the room by confessing he has no idea how winners are decided. He was contemptuously dismissive.May 25, 2016 at 6:58 am #1201840870
Tom, Spader immediately came to mind for me too. I wasn’t thrilled with William Shatner’s primetime speech either.
Beyond those two, Helen Hunt’s final couple Emmy speeches, after she’d won the Oscar, always stood out to me as real underwhelmers, as if she didn’t want to be there/was too good to still be at the Emmys.
OSCAR FLASHBACK: Best Original Song (1956) – Doris Day ne déçoit jamaisMay 25, 2016 at 11:45 am #1201840980
Easy question. That one time James Spader won and insulted the room by confessing he has no idea how winners are decided. He was contemptuously dismissive.
I disagree completely. Spader actually gave a good speech. He got huge laughs for his jokes about “stealing a pile of money from the mob”, “where’s Elaine Stritch when you need her?” and “these are the worst seats I’ve ever had.” He didn’t insult the room with the Emmy joke. They laughed. Let’s not twist the facts.May 25, 2016 at 8:33 pm #1201841152
Allison Janneys Emmy win in 2004 where she called Mariska Hargatey and all the other nominees to come on the stage. Just painful
Give Paul Thomas Anderson an Oscar.May 25, 2016 at 10:47 pm #1201841180
I have to disagree but Viola Davis’ speech was very needed and she said that something that needed to be said. Women of color will not win if the roles are not there.
Some people can not handle these things being said during an acceptance speech, but she gave an amazing speech.May 26, 2016 at 7:02 pm #1201841537
I have no problem with Viola speaking things that are true. It’s just that she’s so heavy, so self-important in her speeches. “Here comes Viola and An Overrehearsed Message!” Imagine if Taraji had won. She could say the same things and make them lighter, funnier, more naturally affecting. Maybe I’m the only one that responds to Viola this way, which is way I began the other post with a “sorry”.