Show Business: The Silliest

The Sylvanias, Peabodys, Oscars, Grammies, Christophers, Tonys and countless other awards had already been announced. What could the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences do to make its own Emmy awards add up to something more than another collection of meaningless statuary? The obvious answer was to pick a few deserving winners carefully and present the prizes on a tasteful show. But this time television avoided the obvious. In a season dominated by dull shows, the three-city, 42-Emmy marathon packaged for the academy by NBC last week managed to stand out as one...

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