During an interview with Vanity Fair, Colin Jost said there was “a lot to celebrate in television right now,” so for that reason, a focus on content rather than politics seems like a better idea. Colin Jost and Michael Che, the hosts of this year’s Emmy’s, are hoping content overpowers political grandstanding.
This year’s Emmy Awards are the fourth awards ceremony since the #MeToo movement began at the end of 2017. Seth Meyers and Jimmy Kimmel received acclaim for their handling of the political atmosphere, but Jost and Che are hoping this year’s ceremony is less political.
In a story published in the magazine on the 9th of August, Jost said that it would be fun for the both of them to do “something that is not political.”
According to the two men, in mainstream culture currently, there are a lot of positive developments. And when the moment comes for the show to go on the air, the #MeToo movement will probably take a back seat in comparison to other issues du jour.
Jost joked that by the time the Emmy’s roll around, people will be so desperate to “give men a chance,” that the hashtag will be “#HeToo,” rather than #MeToo.
Regarding material for the ceremony, Che and Jost explained that the current news cycle goes too fast for them to start writing right now; there’s simply too much going on at once.
When reporters from Vanity Fair asked them who they hoped would win, Jost joked that Roseanne was his first option.
Barr’s show on ABC was nominated for two Emmys after its cancelation due to her controversial and racially charged tweets. The tweet that broke the straw on the camel’s back was in relation to Obama’s former advisor, Valerie Jarett, whom the comic compared to the Muslim Brotherhood and the Planet of the Apes.