Did “The Masked Singer
” host the 2019 Emmys, or did it just feel like it? Chaos, after all, is the guiding force on Fox
’s Emmy-nominated reality show, but it shouldn’t be when it comes to a prestigious awards ceremony. Less hubbub was made about the Emmys’ decision to go without a host than when the Oscars did it seven months prior, but while the Film Academy salvaged an entertaining telecast from the trash heap that was its lead-in (and winners’ list), the TV Academy couldn’t follow suit. Though plenty of surprise wins helped keep things interesting for die-hard Emmy fans, this year’s show didn’t feature enough personality, uniformity, or orchestrated highlights — you know, the things a host typically provides.
Even if you disagree, this much should have been clear to everyone: Going without a host for the start of the Emmys is hard enough, but drawing