This year’s 70th Emmys took place on Monday evening in Los Angeles, so I figured it would make sense to summarize the winners to save time for all of you.
Marvelous Mrs. Maisel from Amazon took the lead in terms of most Emmys won. Receiving five for the evening, the show was recognized for its comedy series categorization, for Amy Sherman-Palladino for writing and directing, and honors for Rachel Brosnahan as a lead actor and Alex Borstenin as a supporting actor.
FX’s The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story earned three honors pertaining to best-limited series, lead actor Darren Criss and Ryan Murphy for directing in a limited series.
And, of course, HBO’s Game of Thrones claimed two Emmys. The show won for best drama series, and Peter Dinklage earned one for a supporting actor in his role as Tyrion Lannister. Not to be biased, but I think the show should have won everything. Just saying.
HBO’s Barry further earned a win for Bill Hadler as lead actor and Henry Winkler as a supporting actor. Netflix’s Godless and The Crown, as well as FX’s The Americans claimed two honors as well.
NBC’s SNL snagged the variety sketches series honor, and HBO’s Last Week Tonight was victorious in the variety talk series win.
I read some reports about Ariana Grande and her fiance Pete Davidson being absent from the awards ceremony, followed by outrage that the recently deceased Mac Miller, a former boyfriend of Grande, was not mentioned in the ceremony memoriam. I was stunned when I heard Miller was not recognized during this point of the show, and fans are positively outraged, with good reason. Some are arguing that he wasn’t mentioned because of his affiliation with music, not television (which is what the Emmys celebrate), however other non-musical folks were acknowledged, such as Aretha Franklin, John McCain and Hugh Hefner.
I don’t watch the Emmys, but it sounds as though this year’s ceremony is sparking more conversation than usual.
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