Happy Thursday everyone and welcome to another week! We made it through another one! So the Emmy’s were on Sunday, 9-19 and here are the winners, in case you care.
Outstanding Variety Talk Series: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Outstanding Competition Program: RuPaul’s Drag Race
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Jean Smart for Hacks
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Jason Sudeikis for Ted Lasso
Outstanding Comedy Series: Ted Lasso
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or a Movie: Ewan McGregor for Halston
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or a Movie: Kate Winslet for Mare of Easttown
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Olivia Coleman for The Crown
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Josh O’Connor for The Crown
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Brett Goldstein for Ted Lasso
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Hannah Waddingham for Ted Lasso
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Tobias Menzies for The Crown
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Gillian Anderson for The Crown
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or a Movie: Evan Peters for Mare of Easttown
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or a Movie: Julianne Nicholson for Mare of Easttown
Outstanding Drama Series: The Crown
So obviously three big winners here, The Crown, Ted Lasso, and Mare of Easttown. The Crown, I feel is just tabloid fodder that people just eat up anything to do about the Royal Family. There is nothing groundbreaking here, it is more about tabloids then it is about quality. Ted Lasso, seems to be a new favorite among Emmy voters. This is yet another year in which all of the cast and crew did very well and were very well recognized for their hard work. I am very glad that Ewan McGregor won for his role in Halston. I think he was brilliant and I think he deserved the award for his work in that series. He was the series, he was the reason why we watched and continued to watch, even knowing nothing about the designer and his works. Halston brought us into that world of the super designer, and reveled in it. He was a pure joy to watch and again, very glad he was recognized for his work. Now on to Obi Wan-Kenobi!!
Mare also won big – and to be honest, I was ranting and raving about this show the minute it began, to anyone and everyone who would listen to me. Not just the accents were spot on, the way of life, the clothes, the way they walked, stood, reacted everything encompassed a very specific lifestyle in a very specific place that we all wanted to know more about. It opened up a whole new world to us that is almost never seen on camera, and certainly never seen well. There were articles about their accents!! Now you know when magazines and press want to know about the accent of your character you definitely caught their attention. The storytelling was well paced and well thought out – even if you guessed the ending, you wanted to see their reactions and live through it with them. If that is not good writing, than nothing is.
Well there you have it for this year – 3 series basically took it all home. No Black-ish, no This Is Us, no The Mandalorian. When something is good, and fresh, and new, and powerful, it gets recognized, as it should. The Mandalorian fits all those things, true – but that’s a Star Wars thing – and you know how the Emmy’s feel about big money making brands. No good. Even though Mandalorian probably changed the way we will shoot films and tv in the future, that is something for the tech magazines, not for the Emmy’s. Mandalorian will just have to be content with filling our hearts with joy and amazing us with every episode in every season, something I look forward to immensely.
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