‘Last Week Tonight With John Oliver’ Wins Third Straight Variety Talk Series Emmy

Variety | 9/17/2018 | Danielle Turchiano
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“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” won the variety talk series Emmy at the 70th annual awards.

This marks the third consecutive victory for the HBO late-night show. This year, it beat TBS’ “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee,” CBS’ “The Late Late Show With James Corden” and “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” and Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah” to take home the gold.

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Oliver opened his acceptance speech by cracking a joke about the night’s most shocking moment: Oscars director Glenn Weiss proposing to his girlfriend after his Emmy win.

“On behalf of everyone in this room, I would like to thank Glenn Weiss’ fiance for saying yes. This could have been a very different evening. You really came through,” he joked.

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He also thanked the usual suspects responsible for the show.

“We would like...
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