An Open Letter to Hollywood: No one plays off Jean Smart. Ever. The director of this year’s Emmys made some odd decisions about what content could be squeezed into three hours. For example, it seemed like a good idea to cue the play off music while Ted Effing Lasso was giving a speech, but to retain about 45 minutes for Cedric the Entertainer’s bits. Predictably, Ted Lasso, The Queen, and Mare of Easttown took home a lot of awards (full list here). (Sidenote: I’ve never been this happy about anything.) Michaela Coel gave the night’s coolest speech: “Visibility these days seems to somehow equate to success. Do not be afraid to disappear—from it, from us—for a while, and see what comes to you in the silence.” There were some snubs and surprises. And The Handmaid’s Tale set a record for most Emmys losses in a season after losing in 21 categories. (That might be because Texas lawmakers moved the show into the documentary category.) In a pretty tough category, The Queen’s Gambit won best limited or anthology series. Chess Bump!