The 2017 Emmy Awards were the subject of major headlines Sunday evening and Monday morning following the infamous awards ceremony, which took place on September 17th. The Emmys, intended to honor the best in television programming, took a controversial turn into heavily focusing on politics.
Host Stephen Colbert, along with many other actors and actresses, criticized President Donald Trump while handing out and receiving awards. Because of their decision to incorporate liberally skewed political viewpoints into the live show, the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards even suffered new, all-time low ratings.
After being under fire for politically-related reasons, the Emmys were also under major heat for another reason. The awards ceremony forgot to include late legends in their “In Memoriam” segment, which many fans and celebrities furiously pointed out on social media.
While honoring Roger Ailes and other late celebrities, a few legends were forgotten in the Memoriam section. Comedians Charlie Murphy and Dick Gregory, as well as actors/actresses Harry Dean Stanton, Frank Vincent, and Erin Moran, were among those not remembered.
TMZ also asked Chris Hardwick, comedian and television personality, about the “Emmy Fail.” Hardwick agreed it was a huge mistake, but doesn’t believe it was intentional. Watch the video below to hear more on Hardwick’s opinion.
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