This was not your typical Emmy ceremony, save for all the ways it was exactly like a typical Emmy ceremony. Though there was no audience and shockingly few montages and despite comments from executive producers promising to reinvent the wheel of traditional awards shows, most things at the ceremony proceeded as one might expect. There were a few comedy bits. Plenty of topical humor about masks and pandemics. Awards were introduced, announced, and accepted. There weren’t even any fun technical glitches to speak of.
That’s not to say that I was rooting for incompetence,