If Seth Rogen is booked to current at a serious Hollywood awards present, you possibly can depend on him to go off-script.
The star of The Fabelmans and Pam & Tommy, who angered Emmys producers in 2021 when he took purpose at that present’s COVID-19 protocols whereas presenting the primary award of the night, turned up in Century Metropolis on Sunday to current greatest comedy collection on the Critics Alternative Awards.
Rogen wasted no time in questioning the present’s new format of presenting two awards directly with these winners even being introduced back-to-back out of the identical envelope. “I’ve by no means been to this. Do they all the time give two awards out at one time? That was bizarre. Why do they do this?” he stated to beneficiant laughter from the starry viewers on the Fairmont Century Plaza. “Are we crunched for time? Get one other hour. It may well’t be that costly. You understand how I do know that? This present airs at 4 p.m. on The CW. That can not be [a] expensive time slot from my understanding of how this all works.”
That stated, Rogen wished to make it clear that he wasn’t suggesting that The CW “is unhealthy” however maybe the Critics Alternative Affiliation was by not nominating any of the community’s exhibits. “You might be saying it’s unhealthy. We’re in your least favourite community. How did that occur? Nominate yourselves subsequent time, you’ll have one. Nobody will assume it’s bizarre, they’ll assume it’s tremendous,” Rogen defined.
Earlier than presenting the nominees for greatest comedy collection — the trophy finally went to Quinta Brunson and her staff from Abbott Elementary — he had one final joke. “In case you have been a standard viewer of The CW, it is a startling picture to be seeing in your tv proper now. I is perhaps the primary Jew on The CW in historical past. Soak it in.”
Although Rogen thought it was “bizarre” that the telecast mixed two classes, a few of these winners didn’t thoughts. “It was great as a result of it meant that I wasn’t alone,” greatest supporting actor in a drama collection Giancarlo Esposito of Higher Name Saul stated backstage of sharing the stage with fellow winner Jennifer Coolidge, a winner for White Lotus. “Oftentimes, we expect we’re alone and all that nervousness goes to you earlier than it will get introduced. I used to be actually simply shocked and amazed that they have been saying two at a time, however I assumed that takes among the stress off. … I’m simply glad I remembered to be a gentleman and information her up the steps.”
Greatest supporting actor on the comedy collection facet, Henry Winkler of Barry, heard his identify referred to as together with Abbott Elementary’s Sheryl Lee Ralph. “I used to be so excited to listen to what she needed to say. She’s one of many nice speech givers of all time,” Winkler stated. “I stated [to her], ‘The one factor that was actually missing tonight was the truth that you didn’t sing.’ She is a powerful spirit.”
The complete record of winners will be discovered right here.