Anybody remember what happened in August 2023? “Barbie” passed $1 billion in worldwide grosses and became the top-grossing film in Warner Bros. history. Magnus Carlsen beat an Indian teenager to win the Chess World Cup championship. Spain beat England to win the Women’s World Cup in soccer. Former President Donald Trump was arraigned in Washington D.C. in one case, then indicted and arrested in Georgia in another.
And Television Academy voters cast their ballots for the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards.
Normally, that would mean that those ballots would be counted in September and the winners handed their spiky trophies around the third week of the month.