2018 Emmys reactions: Cheers for winners, outrage for losers, and as for Michael Che and Colin Jost…? [UPDATING LIVE]

Our witty, opinionated and occasionally downright ruthless forum posters held nothing back when reacting to the 70th annual Primetime Emmy Awards Monday night. This year’s Emmys ceremony had many cheering and others outraged when it came to the night’s big winners and losers. What were the most shocking upsets of the night? Which winners were most worthy? Which losses left people fuming? And how did Michael Che and Colin Jost fare as hosts?

Our forum posters, many of whom are Hollywood insiders who hide their identities behind screen names, were busy commenting on these top TV honors. As you can see from just a sample of their comments below, they hold nothing back when reacting to this ceremony that aired live coast-to-coast on NBC.

While some readers cheered a win, others were outraged that a rival nominee lost. And they certainly weighed in on Che and Jost. Che is a three-time nominee while Jost has received 10 nominations for their writing efforts on “Saturday Night Live.” What did you think were the best and worst moments of the night? See if someone in our forums agrees with your opinion about the most worthy winners and the most shocking upsets as well as the overall quality of the telecast.

Below is just a sampling of the praise and shade that went down in Gold Derby’s fun and feisty TV forums. Join the discussion and share your opinion.

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OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES: “GAME OF THRONES”

Gregory Leblanc-Delisle: “YES ‘GAME OF THRONES’ TAKE THAT ‘THE CROWN.'”

Bee: “Ew…”

Emmyfan: “No!!!!!”

Nathan Romberg: “Wait, how did this happen? You’re supposed to be smarter than this, GoldDerby members!”

Zooey the Dreamer: “F you, Emmy’s. This is AWFUL.”

Tyler: “Wow, Netflix really thought they had it there for a second.”

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES: “THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL”

Teridax: “Yes! ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ won! Such a hilarious and worthy winner, well done to Amazon on getting their first major Series win. Poor Netflix. Amy Sherman-Palladino won 4 Emmys in a single year, great for her!”

Pulp: “‘Atlanta’ deserves so much better.”

Atypical: “Wow, they skunked ‘Atlanta’ HARD!”

Guest 2018: “Worst comedy series winner in 35 years, when the final season of ‘MASH’ lost to ‘Cheers.’ Not even the choices of ‘Veep’ or ‘Modern Family’ can top this nightmare. Only thing missing is Freddie Krueger.”

OUTSTANDING LIMITED SERIES: “THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE”

Luca Giliberti: “Versace saves the night again for me. Absolutely deserving winner and an important show for the LGBTQ+ community. Way to go!”

OUTSTANDING VARIETY SKETCH SERIES: “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE”

Sasha: “Of course they had to ruin it with SNL winning…ugh.”

Stegoe: “SNL winning for the 1000000th time.”

OUTSTANDING REALITY COMPETITION PROGRAM: “RuPAUL’S DRAG RACE”

Emmyfan: “Finally ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race wins!!!!”

Gucci: “Get it, RuPaul! Finally beat ‘The Voice.'”

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES: CLAIRE FOY, “THE CROWN”

Luca Giliberti: “Queen Foy!!!!”

LaChienne: “Claire, Thandie, Matthew…Is this really the Emmys?? Am I dreaming???”

Gregory Leblanc-Delisle: “A boring choice for Claire Foy. For me it’s my least favorite Emmy in years.”

ethanqd: “THANK GOD it wasn’t Moss, this really was Foy, Oh or Russell’s Emmy and I am living for the upset wins.”

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES: MATTHEW RHYS, “THE AMERICANS”

AayaanUpadhyaya: “OH MY GOD THESE ARE MY FAVORITE EMMYS. I AM CRYING. YES MATTHEW RHYS. YES. YEEEES.”

Atypical: “‘Friday Night Lights/Kyle Chandler realness tonight. Go Matthew Rhys!”

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES: “THE CROWN”

Marcus Snowden: “I love that the Television Academy is spreading the wealth this year. It makes for an exciting Emmys.”

unbb24: “WOAHHH!!! ‘The Crown’ is indeed a serious Drama Series frontrunner.”

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES: “THE AMERICANS”

Marcus Snowden: “‘START’ wins! I’m so glad I kept them in my #1 spot. I had SERIOUS doubts, but I stuck to my guns and it worked.”

Ivo Stoyanov: “Yeah!!!!!! I am so happy, I do not care about anything else, the most deserved award of the last decade!!!”

Eden: “‘The Americans’ winning Writing is my all-time Emmy favorite moment. I’m crying.”

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES: THANDIE NEWTON, “WESTWORLD”

Luca Giliberti: “NooooYvonne :((( but Thandie kicks ass.”

DonnaLyaman: “A year late but I was rooting for you Thandie!”

Sasha: “Thandie Newton has got Mendelsohned! Knew it! You cannot make this s*** up! Bring it on Emmys! Be as useless and f***** up as you have always been!”

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES: PETER DINKLAGE, “GAME OF THRONES”

Teridax: “F*** SAG. F*** everyone who talked me into switching to Harbour. ‘Game of Thrones’ is so winning Drama Series. Dinklage EARNED THIS ON MERIT!”

Zooey the Dreamer: “The Emmys should move to cable. The networks just can’t handle an awards show. This is absolutely awful. Don’t get me started on Dinklage. Totally boring, Emmy voters.

IN MEMORIUM SEGMENT:

AayaanUpadhyaya: “Amazing to have Aretha singing the in memorium. There really won’t be another her.”

Atypical: “The use of ‘Amazing Grace’ is superb.”

Fade: “When I think of the American television industry, I think John McCain.”

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING IN A VARIETY SPECIAL: GLENN WEISS, “THE OSCARS”

JGibson: “Oscars won directing again? BUT I LOVED THE PROPOSAL.”

Nathan Romberg: “The Oscars winning an Emmy and Glenn Weiss proposing to his future wife…wow!”

Sagand: “Glenn Weiss stealing the show.”

Tyler: “Oh my God, one of the ceremony’s most forgettable awards just became the most memorable moment of the night.”

queendiva: “OMG THAT PROPOSAL. I’M NOT CRYING YOU’RE CRYING.”

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE: DARREN CRISS, “THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACI”

Pulp: “Thank f****** God. I’ll now be a Criss fan for life because he prevented Cumberbatch from winning.”

Teridax: “Amazing speech by Darren Criss! My favorite winner of the night so far, who I predicted no less!

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE: REGINA KING, “SEVEN SECONDS”

Hunter-ish: “I told you Bitches. Well deserved.”

Fade: “This proves once and for all that Regina King can win without a single person watching her show, and Laura Dern can’t. King for Best Supporting Actress at the Oscars 2019.”

forwardswill: “Booooo Dockery should have won.”

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE: JEFF DANIELS, “GODLESS”

Atypical: “And now I have to finish ‘Godless,’ sigh.”

forwardswill: “So happy to be wrong about Daniels and Wever.”

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE: MERRITT WEVER, “GODLESS”

Chris: “Yes!!!! Merritt Wever!!!!!!!”

Eden: “Wow, so there was vote-splitting between Cruz and Light?”

Sam H: “I already want to stop watching. Gosh I’m so sad for Judith Light. WHAT THE HELL WOULD IT TAKE FOR THIS WOMAN TO BE RECOGNIZED?”

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES: BILL HADER, “BARRY”

Luca Giliberti: “WHAT THE F***”

Lord Freddy Blackfyre: “YAY Bill Hader, so happy to be wrong.”

Emmyfan: “Donald Glover had the tour de force submission and lost.”

Zooey the Dreamer: “Well, my 500 choice paid off. And it’s a great win. And write whatever you like, I adore the episode but Glover simply isn’t a great actor. Upon Hader’s win, I cried so loudly, I forgot it’s 3:40 AM here. Well, sorry neighbors.”

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES: RACHEL BROSNAHAN, “THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL”

Chris: “Presenters really should learn how to pronounce the f****** names of the nominees. Geez”

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES: ALEX BORSTEIN, “THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL”

Luca Giliberti: “I should have kept Borstein in #1, ugh.”

Teridax: “Goddammit I had Alex Borstein but switched like an idiot to Kate McKinnon! Damn you Riley!”

Bee: “Ugh, thank GOD. Yas Alex bitch!”

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES: HENRY WINKLER, “BARRY”

AayaanUpadhyaya: “Henry Winkler, YAAASS. So glad he won.”

HotNerdLover: “Winkler…oh, okay…it’s gonna be that kind of night.”

Pulp: “Yes! Who doesn’t love this guy?”

Teridax: “I royally screwed up by predicting Henry over Winkler in the end. Damn that confusing Kat Williams win!!!!”

OPENING

AayaanUpadhyaya: “I’m loving this opening song.”

Atypical: “We solved itttt! LMAO”

Hunter-ish: “Is NBC patting itself on the back enough?”

Eden: “Shoutout to Metcalf? Really?

Lord Freddy Blackfyre: “This opening is too damn long.”

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