Emmy Awards: 5 takeaways from TV’s big night

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The 70th annual Emmy Awards kicked off with a self-deprecating musical number that included appearances by, from left, Sterling K. Brown, Kristen Bell, Tituss Burgess, Kate McKinnon, Kenan Thompson and RuPaul. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

With ever-dwindling audiences for award shows, the 2018 Emmy Awards faced an uphill battle to draw eyeballs Monday night.

The three-hour TV awards ceremony, held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, had a few truly genuinely happy moments (yay for Barry‘s Henry Winkler, a supporting actor winner 43 years after his last nomination). It also attempted to evade some of the pitfalls that have befallen other award shows, with few overt political statements of the sort that audiences have deemed reason to tune out.

Didn’t get a chance to watch? Here are five key takeaways from the ceremony.

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