Jeff Bezos is the Real Star of the Emmys

By Eve Peyser on at

While the Star Trek actor and Amazon CEO wasn’t nominated for an Emmy this year, Jeff Bezos managed to steal the limelight at the award show on Sunday.

First Transparent creator Jill Soloway’s thanked Bezos in her acceptance speech for the Directing a Comedy Series award: “I want to thank you, my sweet Jeff Bezos, because you changed the world.” Later, Jeffrey Tambor told a moving anecdote about the beautiful bald chief executive in his acceptance speech for Best Actor in a Comedy Series: “To Jeff Bezos, who took my hand last night and said, ‘Call me Jeff Bezos.’”

One Twitter user kindly pointed out that Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has, thus far, received zero thank-yous.