The Emmy Awards telecast Monday featured the usual assortment of humor and occasionally memorable speeches – not to mention one marriage proposal.
But the funniest thing I read about the Emmys on social media came from someone who thought that Emmy winner Darren Criss, the star of FX’s “The Assassination of Gianni Versace,” was making a political statement when he ended his speech by saying “Go Blue.”
The writer apparently thought Criss was saying to vote for Democrats, who are referred to as blue voters while Republicans are red voters.
Criss is a graduate of the University of Michigan. Anyone who is a fan of the Wolverines, whose basketball team is coached by Western New York native John Beilein, knows fans cheer “Go Blue” at their games. I doubt Criss' statement had a double meaning.
By the way, the low 6.8 rating for the Emmys on NBC affiliate Channel 2 in Buffalo was part of a national trend. The NBC program had its lowest Emmy rating in history, most likely because most of the awards went to little-watched programs.