2021 Emmys: Forum reactions to variety and reality winners (and losers)

The smart, adamant and sometimes brutally honest forum posters did not mince words when it came to their reactions to the 73rd annual Emmy Awards on Sunday night. The ceremony had many cheering but left just as many infuriated when it came to the night’s winners and losers. What were the upsets that left them with their jaws on the floor? Which winners were the most deserving? Which losses were posters not able to get over?

Below, you can take a look at a sampling of the praise and pointed criticism that was leveled at this year’s ceremony. Read more of the 2021 Emmys variety winner reactions have your say here.

SEE 2021 Primetime Emmy winners list in all 27 categories

“The Daily Show With Trevor Noah”
“Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
X – “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”
“The Late Show With Stephen Colbert”

Almond: John Oliver wins, no shock there.

boss: Do people care about these categories anymore? Same winners on repeat for years.

“A Black Lady Sketch Show”
X – “Saturday Night Live”

Victor: Wow SNL, shocked.

forwardswill: At this point are they actively awarding SNL for not being funny?

Gucci: I am sick and tired of “Saturday Night Live” winning. YUCK! “A Black Lady Sketch Show” was robbed two years in a row.

“The Amber Ruffin Show”
“A Black Lady Sketch Show”
X – “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”
“Saturday Night Live”

forwardswill: Everything tonight has been multiple show winners and if it continues this way they need to change the voting system.

SEE 2021 Creative Arts Emmy winners: Full list of winners in all 93 categories

“Celebrating America – An Inauguration Night Special”
“The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards”
“The Oscars”
“The Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime Show Starring The Weeknd”
X – “Stephen Colbert’s Election Night 2020: Democracy’s Last Stand Building Back America Great Again Better 2020”

Atypical: Whew! Stephen Colbert upset!

“Bo Burnham: Inside”
“David Byrne’s American Utopia”
“8:46 – Dave Chappelle”
“Friends: The Reunion”
X – “Hamilton”
“A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote”


Atypical: It was always gonna be “Hamilton.” I’m thrilled for them. Congrats!

“The Amazing Race”
“Nailed It!”
X – “RuPaul’s Drag Race”
“Top Chef”
“The Voice”

Victor: Will RuPaul ever stop winning?

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