Last Week Tonight with John Oliver continued its dominance within the Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series class.
The HBO comedy present beat TBS’ Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, NBC’s Late Night With Seth Meyers, CBS’ Late Show with Stephen Colbert to win the award for the fifth 12 months in a row.
The British comic accepted the award on behalf of his crew utilizing considered one of his son’s “creepy” toys in lieu of an precise Emmy.
“I’d like to thank my writers, obviously, who work incredibly hard all year round and this year has been particularly challenging,” he mentioned. “I’d like to thank the Emmys for not holding the Emmys in person this year because of the, you know, thing. Thank you, we will cherish it forever.”
This comes after the present, produced by Avalon, was renewed for 3 extra seasons. The deal will see Last Week Tonight stay on air till not less than 2023.
Oliver’s writing crew contains Dan Gurewitch, Jeff Maurer, Jill Twiss, Juli Weiner, Tim Carvell, Daniel O’Brien, Owen Parsons, Charlie Redd, Joanna Rothkopf, Ben Silva, Seena Vali and Oliver.