Last Friday, Tyra Banks won a Daytime Emmy*.
We know. We had to take a moment to let that sink in, too.
Not to discount Ms. Banks’ accomplishments, but have you ever watched an episode of The Tyra Banks Show? You have??? So this is your fault.
Seriously, though. We’re really over here trying to figure out how Tyra “Me Me Me” Banks won a Daytime Emmy Award—and in the category of Outstanding Talk Show – Informative, no less. I know I, for one, learned a great deal about John Edwards’ eating habits when he appeared on Tyra. Watching him refuse Wendy’s French fries because he only eats them with Elizabeth on their wedding anniversary was quite informative.
What the hell, folks? Who is voting on these things? Don’t they know that, now that Tyra has an “Emmy,” her colorful weaves, sausage-casing-like wardrobe, narcissistic interviewing tactics, and ridiculously loud faux “excited/concerned” voice will be all the more insufferable?
According to this SoapTV interview, one of the segments Tyra’s people submitted for Daytime Emmy consideration was her interview with Barack Obama, which, like all her shows, was more about her than about him:
In other news, it must’ve been obnoxious people year, across the board. Rachel Ray also went home with an award for Outstanding Talk Show – Entertainment. On the upside, Kristoff St. John won Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his billion-year run as Neil Winters on CBS’ Young and the Restless. (We kind of like him. He evokes fond memories from our childhood.)
* We were unable to embed Tyra’s acceptance speech, but please. Click the link and skip to 2:00. You’ll get to see one of the non-Obama-related clips she submitted. Trust us, you’ll be glad you did. It’s one of those faux-teary, enraged-on-a-guest’s-behalf pieces. Then, watch one of the presenters mock it. Then, watch Tyra turn it into what she likely hopes will become one of her “trademark” Sassy Black Catchphrases.