Thu 14 Sep 2017, 13:30
The 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be held at the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles. The Emmys will be broadcast live on M-Net (DStv 101) from 02:00 on Monday, 18 September, and in prime time later that day at 21:00. The awards, hosted this year by Stephen Colbert, celebrate the best in U.S. prime time television, and are a chance for viewers to see their favourites get the recognition they deserve.
Ahead of the awards happening on Monday, 18 September we take a look at some memorable moments from previous Emmy ceremonies.
In 2004, when accepting the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie, Meryl Streep began her speech by saying: “You know, there are some days when I myself think I’m overrated – but not today.” Audiences love when famous actors are able to make fun of themselves.
After Allison Janney was announced as the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for 2015, she walked on stage with her pink blotting pad still in her hand - oops. True to form, Janney played the moment off with a joke, leaving the audience feeling like there was no such thing as being too prepared: always have your blotting pad and your acceptance speech at the ready!
The hosts’ opening films draw viewers’ attention every year, and in 2015 Andy Samberg took on a theme that is still relevant today: there are too many shows, and too little time to watch them all in! Samberg took viewers through hilarious scenes showing him locking himself up at home to catch up on all the important viewing so that he won’t feel left out of dinnertime conversations again.
In 2014, Billy Crystal delivered a heartfelt tribute to his close friend, the extraordinarily talented Robin Williams: “It’s very hard to talk about him in the past, because he was always so present in our lives.”
In 2015, James Corden showed that he can make a memorable comedy moment out of anything – even the mundane matter of introducing the Emmy accountants. Corden got the audience to give a standing ovation to the accountants simply by announcing their names. See more of Corden's brilliant wit and comedic timing on The Late Late Show with James Corden, premiering Monday, 18 September at 17:00 on M-Net (DStv 101).
2015 was something of a record year for the Emmys, giving viewers a great presenter, several landmark wins and rousing speeches from the likes of Uzo Aduba and Viola Davis.
One memorable victory went to Regina King, winner of Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for American Crime (currently airing on M-Net every Thursday at 21:00). King was clearly overwhelmed at the announcement, and the moment was made more poignant by the fact that it was her fellow actress and long-time friend Taraji P. Henson who called her to the stage. The two actresses celebrating the win was a truly inspiring moment.
Tune in to M-Net (DStv 101) on Monday, 18 September at 02:00 to see what the Emmys bring for us this year. Catch the prime time screening at 21:00, and set your PVR for the Fashion Police: Emmy Awards Special at 20:00 on Wednesday, 20 September on E! (DStv 124).