Emmy Predictions: Best Variety Sketch Series — Can ‘SNL’ Be Stopped?
Last Year’s Winner: “Saturday Night Live”Still Eligible: Yes.Hot Streak: “SNL” has won four years in a row, aka every year of Donald Trump’s White House tenure.
Will attitudes shift with a responsible adult in our highest office? Probably not, but Lorne Michaels’ juggernaut has been around long enough to be mindful of popularity’s ebbs and flows.Fun Fact: In December 2020, the Television Academy announced a handful of rule changes, including that it would be combining the Outstanding Variety Talk and Outstanding Variety Sketch categories.
In theory, the move made sense given the dwindling submissions for Variety Sketch, but the Academy soon reversed course after near-universal backlash: When both series were housed under the Outstanding Variety category through 2015, sketch shows didn’t fare too well.
Meanwhile, talk show representatives have been angling for further delineation; pitting late-night shows that air five nights a week against once-a-week programs isn’t exactly fair,
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