Red carpet season is finally in full swing, after months of events being cancelled and pushed back. First we had the MTV VMAs, followed by the Met Gala. And now? The Emmys went down last night [19 September], awarding the best cast and crew across the world of TV.
While there were some predictably brilliant wins over the evening (oh hey, Mare Of Easttown), you only have to take one look at social media to reveal viewers were somewhat upset by one in particular. During one of the last gongs of the night, Hamilton won 'Outstanding Variety Special Pre-Recorded.'
And while many fans were over the moon for the Disney production, others thought Bo Burnham: Inside, a musical recorded from the comedian's home during lockdown, would've been a more worthy winner.
"I love Hamilton and am very happy for all of them but... Bo Burnham was robbed," one person wrote, while another put, "I never expected to be unhappy about Hamilton winning awards, but BO BURNHAM: INSIDE DESERVED THAT WIN."
Someone else said, "Look, I love Hamilton. You love Hamilton. But Bo Burnham wrote and performed a brilliant original one-man show from his home. Come on here."
— Daniel Howat (@howatdk) September 20, 2021
Look, I love Hamilton. You love Hamilton. But Bo Burnham wrote and performed a brilliant original one-man show from his home. Come on here. #Emmys
— Mara Reinstein (@MaraReinstein) September 20, 2021
Me seeing Hamilton beat Bo Burnham and Dave Chappelle for the Emmy for the best pre-recorded variety show. pic.twitter.com/rzi4PYCeek
— Bud (@BuddyGibs1) September 20, 2021
hamilton trending but it's because everyone's mad the emmy didn't go to bo
— lee is proud of bo! (@B0PHOBIA) September 20, 2021
Kinda a bummer that Bo Burnham was denied an Emmy so a (very well done) recording of an already well-honored stage show in Hamilton could win yet another award. #Emmys
— Dalton Ross (@DaltonRoss) September 20, 2021
Other shows that lost out in the category include the reunions of Friends and The West Wing, David Byrne's American Utopia and Dave Chappelle's 8:46.
Watch Bo Burnham: Inside on Netflix now.
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