Every time an American street or boulevard is covered in red for an award, it makes the news.
Tonight at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles took place the seventieth ceremony of the Emmy Award, the Oscars of television. Directors, celebrities and actors from our favorite TV series came together to receive the famous winged statuette.
Some titles are new, others have already been heard, and still, others seem never to be lost, such as the award-winning Game of Thrones. The series based on the novels of George RR Martin continues to be talked about, bringing home the prize for the Outstanding Drama Series and the Outstanding Supporting Actor awarded to the nice Peter Dinklage for the role of Tyrion Lannister.
This, however, was the year of the great giants of streaming. Netflix’s The Crown received the award for the Outstanding Directing for the episode Pater familias directed by Stephen Daldry, and Clare Foy was awarded the Outstanding Lead Actress statuette in a drama series for her fantastic portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II.
The real discovery was The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, winner of 5 Emmys: Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Rachel Brosnahan, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Alex Borstein and Outstanding Directing and Outstanding Writing for the pilot episode retired from the director and screenwriter Amy Sherman-Palladino. Certainly 5 good reasons to watch the series.
The Assassination of Gianni Versace was awarded three Emmys, including Outstanding Limited Series and Outstanding Actor in a Limited Series for Darren Criss’ stunning performance as Andrew Cunanan.
Other winning actors include Matthew Rhys for playing Philip Jennings in The Americans, Regina King as Latrice Butler in Seven Seconds and Harry Winkler, the actor known by all for being Fonzie, won the statuette for his role in the Barry series.
During the evening, varieties and talk show also received their awards. For the third year in a row John Oliver received the Emmy for Outstanding Variety Talk Series with his Last Week Tonight, while Saturday Night Live was awarded the prize for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series.
The evening’s highlight was Glen Weiss’s proposal to marry her partner, who took to the stage to receive the Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special for The Oscars.
The only great absentee of the evening was Donald Trump, who, unlike in recent years, has not had a single joke.