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Were the Emmys a success for Disney and ABC?


The 2016 Emmy Awards aired last night on ABC, the show, of course, ran long and many award recipients used the stage to talk about issues important to them.

If you missed the opening to the show, you missed a great big with Jimmy Kimmel trying to get to the show via a series of mishaps

As part of his opening monologue, Kimmel pointed out that the Emmys, unlike the last two year’s of Oscars, actually nominated a diverse group of nominees.

“This year’s nominees are the most diverse ever,” Kimmel said. “And here in Hollywood, the only thing that we value more than diversity is congratulating ourselves on how much we value diversity. I’ll tell you, the Emmys are so diverse this year, the Oscars are now telling people we’re one of their closest friends.”

The ratings for this year’s Emmys only managed 11.3 million viewers (or an 8.4 rating). That’s down 5 percent from last year and last year was the worst ever. Audiences just don’t seem to be in the mood to watch Hollywood congratulate itself any more.

Turns out it was a long night for Disney who, despite a number of nominations, only took home one award — Supporting Actress in a Mini-Series or Movie: Regina King in “American Crime.”

You’ll also be able to see Ben Mendelsohn, who won for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama for his work in ‘Bloodline’ in the upcoming Lucasfilm movie “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”

Ahead of the ceremony, host of the Emmy’s Jimmy Kimmel shared his favorite Disney Parks Memory:

Also, don’t forget that ABC’s series ‘black-ish’ filmed this season’s premiere episode at Walt Disney World. Tune in Wednesday at 9:30/8:30c.