Although the 2017 Emmy Awards had barely begun, all it really took was a few trophies to be handed out before Twitter started to debate about announcer Jermaine Fowler’s performance.
The CBS “Superior Donuts” did all of the voice over work for Sunday evening’s show from a D.J. booth setup backstage, a stark contrast from how prior shows handled the P.A. duties. Some on social media dug the night’s fresh take, while others were straight-up annoyed by Fowler’s approach.
The stand-up comedian started the special with arguably a bit too much volume, to say the least. Since those early announcements, however, he toned it down a bit. Perhaps a producer had something to do with that.
Either way, here are a few folks who may have watched the rest of the 69th annual Emmy Awards on “mute”:
Not really sure what Jermaine Fowler is trying to give us with this Emmys announcing but I need about 60% less. pic.twitter.com/sD5LcU2rXR
— R. Eric Thomas (@oureric) September 18, 2017
I feel good for Donald Glover but bad for Jermaine Fowler who is not going to know how his Emmy announcing went until it's too late.
— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) September 18, 2017
Who ever thought Jermaine Fowler would be good at announcing this needs to rethink their career. #Emmys
— Justin (@justin_kanowicz) September 18, 2017
Unfortunately, Jermaine Fowler will be there all night. Nails. Chalkboard. #Emmys
— Mark Diver (@markdiver65) September 18, 2017
— Campbell Stephens (@damilstephens) September 18, 2017
— Efren (@EfrenBlackjack) September 18, 2017
— Mykah J. Murphy (@mykah_june) September 18, 2017
— M Denise Tolliver (@mdtolliver) September 18, 2017
— 201 Savage (@ajB_real) September 18, 2017
And others who were all-in on Fowler’s performance:
— heidi v. (@heidivanderlee) September 18, 2017
He's putting in a rock solid performance tonight.
— The Panic (@Gunntwitt) September 18, 2017
Jermaine Fowler is the best thing about the Emmys and since its not just him talking nonstop I've stopped watching
— Jessica (@TheCherDontCare) September 18, 2017
— Franchesca Ramsey (@chescaleigh) September 18, 2017
Jermaine Fowler is definitely way more excited about the black announcers and tbh same, he is speaking for The People #Emmys
— A.B. (@AlannaBennett) September 18, 2017
Can we talk about Jermaine Fowler as the announcer? He is amazing and my everything! #Emmys
— Thora Whitmore (@thora_ww) September 18, 2017
— Elaine L. (@LaineyGossip) September 18, 2017
— Rachel Rushing (@rachelinlife) September 18, 2017
— Callie Freitag (@callie_freitag) September 18, 2017