Matt Roush says...
SUNDAY: TV celebrates TV—though these days, streaming and premium cable shows tend to hog the spotlight—in the annual awards show, returning to a mostly in-person format with Cedric the Entertainer (The Neighborhood) as host. Among the highlights: a high-energy opening number and an “In Memoriam” segment with music from Leon Bridges and The Late Show’s Jon Batiste. The Emmys can be notoriously difficult to predict, but with last year’s drama and comedy winners (Succession and Schitt’s Creek) not in the running, the door seems wide open for Netflix’s The Crown and the Apple TV+ hit Ted Lasso to take top honors, with Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit favored over HBO’s Mare of Easttown in the hot limited-series category. (Go here for my takes on the nominees.) And expect a poignant moment should the late Michael K. Williams win, as he’s expected to, for his supporting performance in HBO’s Lovecraft Country.