Anthony Anderson’s ‘Chocolate Emmys’ Saturated with Liberal Propaganda: In-Depth Coverage of the 75th Annual Emmy Awards

January 16th, 2024 8:32 AM

The 75th annual Emmy Awards ceremony was broadcast live Monday night on Fox, delayed due to the infamous writers’ strike, and it was absolutely saturated with liberal propaganda from abortion to anti-cop sentiment and everything in between.

Knowing the host was Anthony Anderson, who has made his hatred of white people very well-known, we were braced for his typical anti-white, racist jokes, but he was surprisingly tame most of the night. He did, however, term the ceremony the “Chocolate Emmys” due to many wins for people of color, creating an “us vs. them” divisiveness in true Anderson style.

There was also plenty of liberal propaganda throughout the night. When Quinta Brunson (Abbott Elementary) asked Marla Gibbs (The Jeffersons) what her secret to a long career was, Gibbs quipped, “That's easy, baby. The wage gap. I got to work 20 more years before I can retire. But if you great writers write something for me, I'll just keep on working and cut into that wage gap. It's never too late.”

Brunson replied, “Facts,” despite the fact that the wage gap myth has been dispelled numerous times.

Anti-cop sentiment took center stage when Niecy Nash-Betts won for Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Anthology Series or Movie for her role in Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story:

Niecy:  I'm a winner, baby! Thank you to the Most High for this divine moment. Thank you, Ryan Murphy, for seeing me. Evan Peters, I love you. Netflix. Every single person who voted for me. Thank you. My better half, who picked me up when I was gutted from this work. Thank you. I want to thank me. For believing in me and doing what they said I could not do. I want to say to myself in front of all you beautiful people, “Go, girl, with you bad self. You did that.” Finally, I accept this award on behalf of every black and brown woman who have gone unheard, yet over-policed, like Glenda Cleveland, like Sandra Bland, like Breonna Taylor.

Not surprisingly, RuPaul’s Drag Race won for Outstanding Reality Competition Program, and RuPaul took the opportunity to present a very twisted version of concerned people who don’t want children read to by people who dress in drag for sexualized adult entertainment.

According to RuPaul, the drag queens have been trying to read to adults in libraries and anyone protesting it is just trying to scare the public by taking away their power to gain knowledge from these “queens.” Right:

Joel: Here are the nominees for Outstanding Reality Competition Program not involving Ken Jeong.

Announcer: The Amazing Race. RuPaul’s Drag Race. Survivor. Top Chef. The Voice.

Joel: And the Emmy goes to RuPaul’s Drag Race!

Announcer: RuPaul’s Drag Race has earned a total of 63 Emmy nominations. This is the show's fifth win in this category. Accepting the Emmy on behalf of the team is RuPaul. This year marks the eighth consecutive win for RuPaul as host of the show. RuPaul continues to reign as the most awarded host in Emmys’ history, and holds the record for most wins by a person of color.

RuPaul: Thank you so much. Thank you so much, you lovely, lovely people. We are so honored to have this award. Listen, you guys are just pure lovely for honoring our show and recognizing all these queens. We have released into the wild hundreds of drag queens. And they're beautiful. On behalf of all of them, we thank you. Listen, if a drag queen wants to read you a story at a library, listen to her, because knowledge is power. And if someone tries to restrict your access to power, they are trying to scare you. So, listen to a drag queen! We love you. Thank you!

After several wins by people of color, Anderson decided to insert racial division into the ceremony, which is extra disappointing given that it was held on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Instead of celebrating MLK’s messages of unity and judging others for their talent rather than the color of their skin, Anthony cheered that black actors were beating out white ones, thereby creating a divisive atmosphere as he shouted, “We are killing it tonight”:

Anthony: All right. Everybody having fun at the Chocolate Emmys tonight? We are killing it tonight. Tyler, we are killing it. You see that? This is like M.L.K. Day and Juneteenth all rolled into one. If I was nominated this year, hell, I definitely would have won.

Apparently, Anthony believes he can only win if awards are being given out based on skin color.

When the Television Academy chair Frank Scherma spoke in recognition of the show’s 75th year, he admitted, “TV goes beyond entertaining and informing, with the power to enact great social change.” Great according to whom?

Viewers then saw a montage of moments from what the academy deemed as television’s most impactful, which included Ellen DeGeneres announcing she’s gay, and Bea Arthur on Maude saying, “Tell me, Walter, that I'm doing the right thing not having the baby.”

These leftist agenda-laden clips were shamefully set next to such important moments as MLK’s “I have a dream,” speech and the attacks on the World Trade Center on 9/11.

Of course, what liberal awards ceremony would be complete without the usual LGBTQ propaganda? Coleman Domingo (Rustin, The Color Purple) and Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso) presented the show’s Governors Award to The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD):

Hannah: Good evening, everybody. Coleman and I are so very honored to have been asked to present the 2023 Governors Award to GLAAD.

Coleman: Tonight, I am so proud standing here representing the spirit of Bayard Rustin. As an advocate for racial equity and the LGBTQ community, I understand the importance of GLAAD’s mission and its commitment to representation.

Hannah: When we represent the diversity of our society, we help change the narratives of a community. I'm proud that this past season of Ted Lasso included storylines that celebrated LGBTQ characters.

Coleman: And, unfortunately, with anti-LGBTQ freedoms being debated both here and abroad, the complex characters that we see and compelling stories that we tell are an incredibly important piece of showing the humanity of who we actually are, dispelling tropes and offering a rich, vibrant rainbow of the human experience.

Hannah: When we view entertainment as a form of advocacy, we understand that we have the power to create real change.

Coleman: Over the past four decades, GLAAD has consulted on nearly every TV series and TV movie with an LGBTQ character taking the lead, and making sure the realities we face off screen are reflected on screen.

A montage of clips touting how the group has been able to “increase the LGBTQ presence on television to its current record high” was then shown:

Announcer: Credited as one of the world's most important and effective advocates for the LGBTQ community, GLAAD was originally founded in 1985 by Vito Russo and a small group of activists to protest defamatory coverage of the HIV epidemic. Since then, it has grown into a global organization, one with enormous impact on the hearts and minds behind what we see on the media. This now iconic organization is dedicated to teaming up with creators to ensure accurate descriptions of characters, correcting false and harmful narratives and working with the Hollywood community to increase the LGBTQ presence on television to its current record high. For its ongoing work to secure fair, accurate and diverse representation of the LGBTQ community in the media and entertainment industries, the Television Academy honors GLAAD with the 2023 Governors award.

Finally, Sarah Kate Ellis, president and CEO of GLAAD, accepted the award on behalf of the organization and admitted the goal of television is to influence how viewers’ make decisions in their “living rooms, schools, at work, and at the ballot box”:

Sarah: Thank you. Thank you so much. This is actually a historic moment, and so many people have worked tirelessly to get LGBTQ representation here, where it is today. For all of us at GLAAD, this work is personal. For me, it's about my wife and our kids, because what the world sees on TV influences how we treat each other and the decisions that we make in our living rooms, schools, at work and at the ballot box. The world urgently needs culture-changing stories about transgender people. More people say they have seen a ghost than know a transgender person. When you don't know people, it's easy to demonize them. Visibility creates understanding, and it opens doors. It's lifesaving. Our community has achieved so much, and yet we are still being victimized and villainized with cruel and harmful lies. Sharing stories is the antidote, and now is the time to take action to support everyone in the LGBTQ community, because this story is still being told, and we all can be the heroes. Thank you to the Television Academy and the board of governors.

As someone who has been covering television for the MRC for almost 7 years, I have seen very few, if any, shows that didn’t feature a gay storyline or character(s). If anything, many times there's so many it's overkill. There’s definitely not a problem with “representation” on television for the LGBTQ all.

And as someone with beloved gay and trans family members, I understand wanting to ensure their safety and have them treated with kindness. But the issues conservatives are concerned about - the safety and wellbeing of children who are too young to make life altering decisions about their bodies, predators who misuse gender dysphoria to prey on women and children, women’s safe spaces being invaded, children having access to sexually explicit, pornographic books in school libraries, etc. - go far beyond that.

There were a few unexpected positive moments in last night’s show. The first came when Paul Walter Hauser, who won for Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for his role in Black Bird, said, “Thank You, God, for this life,” adding, “Thank you for helping me find the straight and the narrow.” He also spoke in rhyme about “Yeshua Hamashiach” which means “Jesus is Lord,” explaining, “That’s a one up to Jesus.”

Actor Kieran Culkin later won Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role on Succession and thanked his mom “for giving (him) life.”

His co-star Sarah Snook won for Lead Actress in a Drama Series and thanked her then unborn child for helping her perform, stating poignantly, “It was the proximity of her life growing inside me that gave me the strength to do this and this performance.”

When Succession won for Best Drama Series, however, things took a turn for the worse when show creator Jesse Armstrong accepted the award and proclaimed, “This is a show about family, but it's also about when partisan politics and news coverage gets intertwined with divisive right-wing politics.”

Haha? Okay, Armstrong, now do divisive left-wing politics getting intertwined with award show ceremonies. Oh wait…