The 69th prime-time Emmy ceremony will be about winners and losers and more, including politics and a cheeky turn by host Stephen Colbert.
Colbert, whose “Late Show” is a regular forum on the Trump administration, said that the president is fair game during the awards show airing at 8 p.m. EDT Sunday on CBS.
The Emmys are a celebration of TV, “and the biggest television star of the last year was Donald Trump,” Colbert said at last week’s ceremonial red-carpet rollout outside Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater. He’s also claimed that his nude rear — or part of it, suitably tanned — will be included in the opening musical number.
How will winners and presenters approach the evening? Will they weigh in with political jokes or speeches, or could the recent devastating hurricanes that ravaged parts of Texas and Florida prompt moments that avoid divisiveness, at least for the show’s three or so hours?
The honors themselves could make a statement. In the drama category, the nominees include polar opposites “This Is Us,” a heartfelt family drama, and the dystopian “The…