“They stated this was outdoor. It is not. They lied to us.”
Seth Rogen was the primary presenter at Sunday’s Emmy Awards and he took the chance to level out the absurdity of the ceremony going down indoors as the specter of Covid looms massive throughout the globe.
“Let me begin by saying — there’s means too many people on this little room,” the comic started his presentation for Excellent Supporting Actress in a Comedy Collection. “What are we doing?! They stated this was outdoor. It is not. They lied to us.”
Whereas final 12 months’s occasion was principally just about with nominees “attending” from the consolation of their very own houses, Sunday’s gala had the gang nestled tightly collectively at tables underneath one roof.
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“We’re in a hermetically sealed tent proper now,” Seth continued. “I’d not have come to this. Why is there a roof? It is extra necessary that now we have three chandeliers than that we be sure that we do not kill Eugene Levy tonight. That’s what has been determined.”
Even with some security precautions in place — together with testing, proof of vaccination — the packed venue appeared mask-less and positively not socially distanced.
“That is insane,” Seth added to a roar of nervous laughter. “I went from wiping my groceries to having Paul Bettany sneeze in my face. In order that’s an enormous week.”
He went on to handle Paul within the viewers and inform the actor if anybody have been to sneeze in his face, he’d need it to be Paul.