This year’s Emmy Awards had everything from clever comedy, diversity, standing ovations, a marriage proposal and arguably the best award show opening I have seen!!!
The Emmys’ opened with some of the SNL cast: Kate Mckinnon, Kenan Thompson, along with Rupaul, John Legend, Ricky Martin, Kristen Bell, Sterling K Brown, and a few others. They sang “We Solved It”-about diversity in Hollywood.
The SNL Emmys’ take over also included the SNL news anchors, Colin Jost and Micheal Che as host this year, maintaining their perfectly timed one-liners. Many critics didn’t think they did a good job, some even said they didn’t look “happy to be on stage”. Maybe because I am a die-hard SNL fan, I always stick behind them and don’t nit-pick at their jokes. After all, there have been many Emmy hosts that weren’t “great”, and did and OK job (which I will not name 🙂 ) However, the show itself was soooooo good, I didn’t notice any ‘dead spots’ or anything boring.
Michael Che did a “Reparations Emmy” segment, where he went to actors/actress like Marla Gibbs (Jeffersons) and Kadeem Hardison (A Different World) and presented them with Emmy’s they should have won..not sure if they got to keep them, but the thought was nice.
Here are Monday night’s Emmy winners:
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a comedy series: Henry Winkler Barry
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a comedy series: Alex Borstein The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Outstanding Director for a comedy series: Amy Sherman-Palladino The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Outstanding Writing for a comedy series: Amy Sherman-Palladino The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Outstanding Lead Actress for a comedy series: Rachel Brosnahan The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Outstanding Lead Actor for a comedy series: Bill Hader Barry
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a limited series or movie: Merritt Wever Godless
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a limited series or movie: Jeff Daniels Godless
Outstanding Writing for a limited series movie or dramatic special: Charlie Brooker/Will Bridges Black Mirror’s USS Callister
Outstanding Director for a limited series movie or dramatic special: Ryan Murphy The Assassination of Gianni Versace
The respected, talented, 96 years young, Betty White – who has been in Hollywood since the 40’s, was honored for all her work and talent. She gave a sweet and funny speech, reminding us how adorable she is.
Outstanding Lead Actress in a limited series or movie: Regina King Seven Seconds
EVERYONE, including me, LOST IT when she was announced the winner.
Lead Actor in a limited series or movie: Darren Criss The Assassination of Gianni Versace American Crime Story
Outstanding Writing for a variety special: John Mulaney Kid Gorgeous
Outstanding Directing for a variety special: Glenn Weiss The Oscars His memorable speech included an unexpected romantic proposal:
The annual Emmy’s Memoriam was bitter sweet, paying respects to those who have passed on with video of Aretha Franklin singing, Amazing Grace.
Supporting Actor in a drama series: Peter Dinklage Game of Thrones I was excited about this win also, I screamed and clapped hysterically.
Supporting Actress in a drama series Thandie Newton Westworld She definitely had the surprise speech of the evening when she stated, “I don’t believe in God, but I am going to thank her tonight….I am so f….ing blessed.”
Outstanding Writing for a drama series: Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg The Americans-Start
Outstanding Director for a Drama series: Stephen Daldry The Crown-Paterfamilias
Lead Actor in a drama series: Matthey Rhys The Americans
Lead Actress in a drama series: Claire Foy The Crown
Outstanding Reality Competition series: Rupaul’s Drag Race I was very happy and excited about this win. Much deserved.
Outstanding Variety Sketch series: Saturday Night Live Another deserving Emmy
Outstanding Variety Talk series: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Outstanding Limited series: The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Outstanding Comedy series: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel