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His “A Closer Look” segment has become a vital part of this campaign.

All throughout this surreal, maddening election cycle, Seth Meyers and his show Late Night have been an oasis of truth and reason. In particular, Meyers’ segment “A Closer Look”—in which he surgically and hilariously dismantles the most frustrating and outrageous elements of this campaign aka Donald Trump—has provided some of the most memorable, stand-up-and-cheer moments of the last few months. And last night, amidst a flurry of sexual harassment and assault allegations against Trump, Meyers delivered one of his most punishing blows yet against the Republican candidate and his apologists.

“This week of revelations about Trump’s predatory behavior pulled the curtain back on the moral cowardice of many in the Republican Party,” Meyers said. “Trump supporters and his enablers in the GOP will go to virtually any lengths to dismiss or excuse his worst behavior.” He then, one by one, exposed each of these Trump supporters with a flurry of zingers and punchlines. Take, for example, Meyers’ reaction to Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway’s absurd claim that Hillary Clinton should be farther ahead in the polls because she is the first female nominee. “You think Hillary should be farther ahead because she’s running as the first female president?” Meyers asked. “If running as the first female president was an advantage, it probably would have happened before 2016!”

But Meyers saved his true wrath for the legions of Trump supporters who are absurdly questioning why his accusers have only chosen to go public with their claims now. “When people ask why women wait to report sexual assault: That’s why. Because instead of believing them, you question their motives,” Meyers said. “Stop pretending there’s an optimal time for women to go public with these kind of allegations. It’s not like if you do it in the first 24 hours, you get a parade and an iTunes gift card.”

Watch the clip above.

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We're shook and shaking our heads

Awards season is indeed on the horizon. Today the nominees for the 71st annual Emmy Award nominations were announced, crowning the best in television programming over the past year—from June 1, 2018, through May 31, 2019, specifically. For some performers, creators, crews, networks, and fans, this is a time for celebration and congratulations. For others, it's a moment of disappointment; or at the very least, an opportunity to complain a little bit.

Here are my snubs, surprises, and the nominations that I'm so excited about I could scream.

Snub: Tracee Ellis-Ross in 'black-ish'

Three-time Emmy nominee Tracee Ellis-Ross was not nominated for her role in black-ish, and I would like to speak to the manager.

Snub: 'The Masked Singer'

The Masked Singer might seem gimmicky, but it's actually really good and has shaken up the monotony of other singing competition shows. Unfortunately, that wasn't enough for the Emmy voters.

Surprise: 'Surviving R. Kelly'

I was admittedly surprised to see Surviving R. Kelly validated as one of the most impactful docu-series of the year. It has changed the conversation about sexual assault and grooming and added pressure to law enforcement to hold the singer accountable. It was nominated for Best Informational Series or Special.

Snub: Julia Roberts in 'Homecoming'

Julia Roberts stepped off of her well-established film actress pedestal to bring a PODCAST to life, and this is the thanks she gets? She killed it in Homecoming, and yet it didn't get a single nomination.

Surprise: Beyoncé's 'Homecoming'

Speaking of Homecoming, Beyoncé's Netflix documentary about her 2018 Coachella performance—which doubled as a tribute to HBCUs—was nominated for Best Variety Special. All she has to do is win this, snag an Oscar for The Lion King soundtrack, and put Broadway in her GPS, and Beyhive, we have ourselves an EGOT!

Snub: 'Gentleman Jack'

Gentleman Jack didn't get a single nomination. It hasn't even been a full month since Pride, and we're already shitting on gay rights. Wow.

Snub: 'Grace & Frankie'

I know that Grace & Frankie went off the rails a little bit this year, so I get the show being absent from the Best Comedy Series category. But for neither Lily Tomlin or Jane Fonda to be recognized just feels… wrong.

Snub: 'American Horror Story: Apocalypse'

Jessica Lange is that bitch and deserves her nomination for returning to American Horror Story: Apocalypse. But Evan Peters should have received some recognition for wearing that terrible wig while he played a Satan-worshipping tech bro; Sarah Paulson carried the show; and nothing but respect to MY antichrist, Cody Fern.

Snub: 'Haunting of Hill House'

Another horror series that deserved a chance this year was Haunting of Hill House. It was scary as hell, but also a great drama about a family dealing with grief and trauma. It could be that the Emmy voters were too damn terrified to make it to the end, though. Fair.

Surprise: Billy Porter in 'Pose'

Billy Porter got a Lead Actor nomination for Pose, and I can't think of anyone more deserving. I can't wait to see what he wears on award night.

Surprise: Jharrel Jerome In 'When They See Us'

It cannot be understated how much Jharrel Jerome deserves his nomination for Lead Actor in a Limited Drama Series. His performance in Ava DuVernay's When They See Us still haunts me.

Surprise: Kit Harington In 'Game of Thrones'

Kit Harington as Best Actor. IKYFL.

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