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A glitch-free technical triumph and a thrilling comedy sweep for Schitt’s Creek



Eugene Levy, Daniel Levy are posing for a picture: Eugene Levy, left, and Daniel Levy from Schitt's Creek accept the Emmy for outstanding comedy series during the 72nd Emmy Awards telecast on Sunday. The show went on to win a historic seven awards.


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Eugene Levy, left, and Daniel Levy from Schitt’s Creek accept the Emmy for outstanding comedy series during the 72nd Emmy Awards telecast on Sunday. The show went on to win a historic seven awards.

It was a night of pitchy Zoom audio, surprisingly few technical issues and historic wins — particularly for Canadian comedy Schitt’s Creek — at the 72nd Annual Emmy Awards on Sunday.

Though organizers had to dispatch nearly 130 camera kits to nominees around the globe to accommodate stars staying at home due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, everything came together despite early predictions of dropped calls and general disaster. 

Here are some of the highlights from a night of upsets, historic wins and big statements. 

“Hello and welcome to the pand-Emmys,” host Jimmy Kimmel announced to open the event. The late-night show host’s opening monologue was an open acknowledgement of both the strangeness 

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Emmys 2020: A glitch-free technical triumph and a thrilling Canadian comedy sweep

It was a night of pitchy Zoom-audio, surprisingly few technical issues and historic wins — particularly for Canadian comedy Schitt’s Creek — at the 72nd annual Emmy Awards on Sunday night.

Though organizers had to dispatch nearly 130 camera-kits to nominees around the globe to accommodate stars staying at home due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, everything came together despite early predictions of dropped calls and general disaster. 

Here are some of the highlights from a night of upsets, historic wins and big statements. 

The ‘pand-Emmys’

“Hello and welcome to the pand-Emmys,” host Jimmy Kimmel announced to open the event. The late-night show host’s opening monologue was an open acknowledgement of both the strangeness, and frivolity of putting on an awards show during a pandemic.

At first, the crowd looked like that of a typical awards event, with pans of the audience showing smiling and laughing stars. That is until

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The TikTok Saga Would Be a Comedy if It Weren’t So Tragic

Illustration for article titled The TikTok Saga Would Be a Comedy if It Werent So Tragic

Photo: Manjunath Kiran (Getty Images)

The United States is ceding its position as a world technological power. For decades, the world’s brightest landed here to build. They chose the U.S. for a few simple reasons, among them access to world-class equipment and education, the ability to take high-paying tech jobs, and a business climate that rewarded the hard-working and lucky entrepreneur with potential riches.

That’s gone.

The TikTok saga has been, at best, a comedy. China, long considered the land of clones, had built something world-changing, and the U.S. and its benighted executive legislated it using tactics and tricks that come from some 1990s business playbook.

At issue is the concept of fairness, however that is defined in the realm of global business. For decades, companies wanting to do business in the People’s Republic of China faced draconian requirements, including working with a local partner to

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