They’re calling it the ‘Pandemmys’—the biggest night in US television being hurled into the four corners by a supernova called corona. Thus did grandees, dressed to the nines, pose and preen before their screens, shaking permed hair, caressing trimmed and waxed beards, smiling and pouting in fakeness and candour. The youngest woman ever to win a best actress Emmy was Zendaya, 24, for her portrayal of teenage drug addict Rue in Euphoria, reacting here to her win in a sparkling tube top and an intriguing halterneck that held up her polka dotted skirt. Amongst uncommon pairings of first and last names, Andrij Parekh must rank high in the list. Of Gujarati-Ukrainian parentage, Parekh won the Emmy for directing the Hunting episode of the series Succession. That, too, on debut, for he has been a cinematographer of repute (Blue Valentine, The Zookeeper’s Wife). “My Gujarati side ensures I’m good at business, and my Slavic soul has a strong emotional element,” he says, to our amused confusion.