"Last year, when the Emmy Awards were emceed by the very sleepy duo of Colin Jost and Michael Che, it felt like the show had no host at all," says David Sims. "Over the course of the evening, the two Saturday Night Live comedians would occasionally saunter onstage, stand listlessly, and recite jokes as if they were being held hostage. This year’s Emmys, perhaps as a reaction to that lethargic affair, dispensed with hosts altogether, instead jumping from award to award with nary a transition. But if anything, this approach created a whole new problem: Rather than having one pair of awkward presenters, the ceremony ended up trotting out dozens." Sims adds that the lack of a host resulted in a more bloated ceremony. "Last night’s Emmys should be a crucial lesson for awards shows going forward, especially with the Oscars race beginning this fall," he says. "Live television events such as these work only if they’re memorable; people don’t tune in just to see which group of millionaires got the golden statues and remembered to thank their agent this year. Proper hosts have a much better chance of generating well-crafted, enduring moments."