How Andy Samberg Owned the Emmy Awards WIth His Opening Monologue
Host Andy Samberg delivered an epic opening monologue Sunday night to kick off the 67th annual Emmy Awards.
Samberg commented on a number of social issues relating to the industry such as sexism and the wage gap disparity among Hollywood actors. He also commented on buzz-worthy topics in pop culture like Donald Trump.
Here are Sandberg's top (and most poignant) quotes from Sunday's event.
On diversity at the Emmys
"The big story this year, of course, is diversity. This is the most diverse group of nominees in Emmy history, so congratulations Hollywood. You did it. Yeah, racism is over. Don't fact check that."
On the wage gap and ageism in Hollywood
“The wage gap between men and woman hired for major roles in Hollywood is still an issue," Samberg added. "Wait, I’m sorry I misread that. The age gap between men and woman hired for major roles in Hollywood is still an issue. Wait, I’m sorry I misread it again. It’s both! Still both. So crappy on two fronts.”
On women in comedy
"I gotta say, Amy Schumer is really, really funny. You know, for a person."
Check out the video below for more memorable moments from Samberg.
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