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Emmy Awards Recap

This past Sunday, the Emmy’s were hosted at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. From iconic outfits to empowering speeches to incredible television, the 2019 Emmy Awards were one to remember.

Here’s a rundown of the winners of the 2019 Emmys:

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 for a Comedy Series - Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag

Director for a Comedy Series - Harry Bradbeer, Fleabag

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series – Bill Hader, Barry

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag

Outstanding Reality-Competition Series – Rupaul’s Drag Race

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie - Patricia Arquette, The Act

Directing for a Limited Series - Johan Renck, Chernobyl

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie - Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal

Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Drama - Craig Mazin, Chernobyl

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie - Jharrel Jerome, When They See Us

Outstanding Television Movie - Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie - Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon

Outstanding Limited Series – Chernobyl

Writing for a Variety Series - Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series - Saturday Night Live

Director for a Variety Series - Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Variety Talk Series – Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

Writing for a Drama Series - Jesse Armstrong, Succession

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Julia Garner, Ozark

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series – Billy Porter, Pose

Directing for a Drama Series - Jason Bateman, Ozark

Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Jodie Comer, Killing Eve

Outstanding Comedy Series – Fleabag

Outstanding Drama Series - Game of Thrones

Some of the acceptance speeches were very empowering and addressed some current issues regarding diversity and equality.

Pose’s Billy Porter was the first openly gay actor to win Outstanding Actor in Drama Series. He gave an inspiring speech about the progression of gay rights.

“I am so overwhelmed, and I am so overjoyed to have lived long enough to see this day,” Porter began. In one of the most powerful lines of the night, he quoted James Baldwin: “It took many years of vomiting up the filth I was taught about myself and halfway believed before I could walk around this Earth-like I had a right to be here.”

“I have the right,” Porter continued. “You have the right. We all have the right.”

The Act’s Patricia Arquette won Outstanding Supporting Actress in Limited Series and Dedicated her speech to her sister, Alexis, and the trans community. “I really miss my sister...and I want to make the world a better place for all the kids today,” says Arquette. “I am grateful to be working. I am grateful to, at 50, be getting the best parts of my life, and that’s great… But in my heart, I am so sad: I lost my sister Alexis, and that trans people are still being persecuted.”

Fosse/Verdon’s Michelle Williams delivered a speech on equal pay. According to The Cut, “Williams’s award and speech could be considered a happy ending to the pay-disparity scandal she endured in 2018 when it was revealed that she was paid less than one percent of what her co-star, Mark Wahlberg, made during reshoots for their 2017 film, All the Money in the World. (Wahlberg ended up donating his entire $1.5 million salary to the organization Time’s Up.)”.


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