The 2019 Emmys - The Recap

The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards happened over the weekend at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. This year’s kudofest was full of historic and viral moments – including running without a host for the first time since 2003. Luckily, animated Homer Simpson was available to warm up the crowd with some laughs and plenty of “D’oh’s”... plus, bits by Anthony Anderson, Bryan Cranston, Ben Stiller and Bob Newhart.

Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner also got some laughs from the crowd… though we’re still not sure if they were actually trying to deliver jokes. But that was far from the most brutal moment of the night, since Felicity Huffman took quite a few jabs from Thomas Lennon fresh off of her 14-day sentence over the college admissions scandal.

  • Michelle Williams took advantage of her time on the stage to make a statement about pay equality for women in entertainment. Accepting an award for Outstanding Lead Actress in “Fosse/Verdon,” the actress thanks FX for her paycheck… and her gal pal Busy Phillips could be seen tearing up in the audience. “The next time a woman, especially a woman of color, tells you what she needs in order to do her job, because she stands to make 52 cents on the dollar compared to her white male counterpart, believe her,” she said. “Because one day she might stand in front of you and thank you for allowing her to succeed.”
  • By far, the most epic moments of the night were some of the big wins.Billy Porter’s was historic – the “Pose” star got a standing ovation from the crowd after becoming the first openly gay Black man to not only be nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, but to take home the trophy too. “I am so overwhelmed and I am so overjoyed to have lived long enough to see this day,” he said on stage.
  • Patricia Arquette also made waves in the LGBTQ community by calling for equal rights for the transgender community during her acceptance speech for Support Actress in “The Act.” She honored her late sister Alexis Arquette, saying she’s “in mourning every day of my life.” “I will be the rest of my life for you until we change the world so that trans people are not persecuted and so that we give them jobs,” she said. “They are human beings, let’s get rid of the bias that we have everywhere.”
  • As expected, it was a big night for “Game Of Thrones.” The hit HBO series raked in a whopping 32 nominations and won multiple awards including the big trophy for Outstanding Drama Series. The entire cast, crew and even original author George R.R. Martin celebrated the moment on stage. The creators of the show called the last 10 years “the best years of our lives.”

Here’s a complete list of winners of the 70th annual Primetime Emmy Awards:

  • Drama Series: “Game Of Thrones”
  • Comedy Series: “Fleabag”
  • Limited Series: “Chernobyl”
  • Variety Sketch Series: “Saturday Night Live”
  • Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series: Tony Shalhoub, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
  • Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series: Alex Borstein, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
  • Writing, Comedy Series: Episode 1, “Fleabag”
  • Directing, Comedy Series: Harry Bradbeer, “Fleabag”
  • Lead Actor In A Comedy Series: Bill Hader, “Barry”
  • Lead Actress In A Comedy Series: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, “Fleabag”
  • Reality-Competition Program: “RuPaul’s Drag Race”
  • Directing, Limited Series Or TV Movie: Johan Renck, “Chernobyl”
  • Supporting Actor In a Limited Series Or Movie: Ben Whishaw, “A Very English Scandal”
  • Writing, Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special: “Chernobyl”
  • Lead Actor In A Limited Series or Movie: Jharrel Jerome, “When The See Us”
  • TV Movie: “Bandersnatch (Black Mirror)”
  • Lead Actress In a Limited Series or Movie: Michelle Williams, “Fosse/Verdon”
  • Supporting Actress In A Limited Series or Movie: Patricia Arquette, “The Act”
  • Writing, Variety Series: “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”
  • Directing, Variety Series: Don Roy King, “Saturday Night Live”
  • Variety Talk Series: “Last Week Tonight”
  • Supporting Actor In A Drama Series: Peter Dinklage, “Game Of Thrones”
  • Writing, Drama Series: “Succession”
  • Lead Actor In A Drama Series: Billy Porter, “Pose”
  • Directing, Drama Series: Jason Bateman, “Ozark”
  • Lead Actress In a Drama Series, Jodie Comer, “Killing Eve”

Source:Dr. Dave’s Ultimate Prep

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