Are the Emmys ready for a female variety host? Samantha Bee campaigns to prove she’s electable [WATCH]

“Being a woman in a male-dominated field is tough, so I thought I’d teach myself some of their tricks just to level the playing field,” says Samantha Bee in one of her new Emmy FYC videos for “Full Frontal” that asks, “Is America ready to give a female host an Emmy?” In the above video she learns how to sit at a desk like most of her male talk show counterparts. Scroll down below to watch her play the flute, call her constituents, and drink celery juice just like her Hollywood peers to prove she’s electable.

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” has been nominated for the last two years in a row for Best Variety Talk Series, but she lost both times to “Last Week Tonight,” hosted by her former “Daily Show” colleague John Oliver — a man! Seriously, though, no talk show hosted by a woman has won Best Variety Series at the Emmys, though women have prevailed for music and sketch comedy shows, including Julie Andrews, Carol Burnett, Tracey Ullman and Amy Schumer.

“Full Frontal” has won an Emmy, though. In 2017 Bee and her team won Best Variety Special Writing for their “Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.” But Bee hasn’t taken the top prize yet. We expect her to get another chance this year, though. According to the combined predictions of Gold Derby’s users, “Full Frontal” currently ranks among the top six likely nominees for Best Variety Talk Series. And the show will have more chances to take home variety special prizes since it hosted another “Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner” this spring. So do you think Bee is likable enough to win? Watch the rest of her FYC videos below and decide for yourself.

Be sure to make your Emmy predictions today so that Hollywood insiders can see how their TV shows and performers are faring in our odds. You can keep changing your predictions as often as you like until just before nominations are announced on July 16. And join in the fun debate over the 2019 Emmy taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our television forums. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.

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