Good evening, Mr. and Mrs. America and all the ships at sea. I’m Matt Zoller Seitz, TV critic for New York Magazine and Vulture, and I’ll be live-blogging the Emmys tonight. Expect a mix of historical contextualization and snide bitching. Will Jon Hamm finally win an Emmy, or will Bryan Cranston take it again? Is there any force on earth that can stop Jim Parsons from taking home another trophy? Will I be able to get through three hours without complaining that Hannibal and The Americans aren’t up for any major awards, and that Tatiana Maslany was robbed? Oops, too late. Join me in the little box below, and feel free to send your own comments in all the way at the bottom; during down moments, I’ll sift through them and post a few.
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The "Rocket" staging is basically the "Darling Nikki" scene in Purple Rain, and I mean that as the highest compliment
And while we're all looking for divorce rumor clues: Anybody else notice her delivery of "Jealous" seemed more intense than the other songs?
If you had "Miley Sends A Former Runaway To Accept The Award For Her" checked on your VMA pool, congratulations!
Video of the Year, here we go. These awards somehow feel even MORE meaningless than they usually do.
Jimmy Fallon accidentally signed a contract where he has to appear at every MTV Award show until 2025.
I just texted my mom to ask what she thinks of the show. She says: "Lame. And Tame!" MRS. ZOLADZ IS NOT IMPRESSED, VMAS.
OK, finally coming to the conclusion that everyone else came to an hour and a half ago: the backstage cam is more fun to watch than the actual telecast.
This show has been so boring and uncontroversial that the most tweeted-about moment of the night was Beyoncé updating her tumblr.
5SOS won the VMA for Best Lyric Video with 77 million votes. Obama won the 2012 presidential election with 65 million.
"Hip-hop has always been about truth, and has been a powerful instrument of social change. Hip-hop has always presented a voice for the revolution."
Seeing rumors that Nicki's wardrobe malfunction at the top of the show was due to a faulty zipper. Really hope the dress wasn't from her Kmart line.