The 2016 Emmy Awards: A Win for Both Entertainment and Diversity
The 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by comedian Jimmy Kimmel, kept viewers laughing and engaged for the duration of last night's show. Hilarious SNL alums Tina Fey and Amy Poehler returned to the stage, Leslie Jones poked fun at Ernst & Young accountants, and the cast of Game of Thrones celebrated their big win. Hollywood's biggest stars were in attendance to toast television's best series and performances. No matter what type of programming you prefer - whether it is drama, comedy, or romance - last night's award show had something for you. Below, Cashmere Agency breaks down our personal highlights from the 2016 Emmys.Alan Yang and Aziz Ansari: All of us here at Cashmere Agency are Netflix aficionados. We are self-proclaimed binge watchers and comedy fanatics, and we certainly know a thing or two when it comes to great content and entertainment. That being said, we were very excited when one of our favorite shows, Master of None, took home the award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for the episode titled"Parents." Not to mention, as an agency that values diversity, we applauded Alan Yang for empowering Asian Americans during his acceptance speech.The Cast of Stranger Things: The kids of Netflix's newest hit The Stranger Things", Caleb McLaughlin, Millie Bobby Brown and Gaten Matarazzo, had their adorable musical debut last night during the Emmys pre-show, with their rendition of "Uptown Funk." These actors have already impressed us with their abilities, and last night was a reminder that they're also really darn cute.Jeffrey Tambor and Transparent: Amidst many laughs and jokes, actor Jeffrey Tambor provided viewers with a more serious moment when he accepted the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. His passionate acceptance speech provided a platform for an important discussion surrounding transgender rights.Socials: As an agency well-versed in social media and content creation, we are always interested in how social media can be used to enhance viewer experience. We were impressed by how Jimmy Kimmel utilized Facebook to not only tease the show, but provide audiences with special backstage moments and even a 360-degree view of his Emmys monologue. Additionally, this year's show garnered attention for generating a great deal of conversation among winners on Twitter. The Emmys were not only entertaining, but diverse. The acceptance speeches were heartwarming and authentic - touching on topics ranging from ethnic diversity to transgender rights - and Courtney B. Vance, Sterling K. Brown and Rami Malek all took home big wins. Overall - this year's show definitely receives our approval.