EMMYS 2016

September 19, 2016

So, the Emmys were last night. Let's discuss...Our host, Jimmy Kimmel, did pretty well for himself. While he didn't achieve too many BIG laughs, he definitely got the job done. it almost felt like a lot of his jokes were tailored to his specific fans.

 

Those of you that watch Jimmy Kimmel, whether on Youtube or on live television, you know of his relationship with Matt Damon. In the early 2000s, Jimmy Kimmel began his tradition of  ending his show with the statement, "My apologies to Matt Damon, we ran out of time."

 

Watch it here:

 This officially escalated in 2009 when Kimmel's then girlfriend, Sarah Silverman appeared on the show. Take a look.

 

 Since then, there has been a constant back-and-fourth between Damon and Kimmel which made their skit at the Emmy's even funnier. 

 

 Easily the best part of the night. Anyways, to the winners...Let's check out who went home with the gold!!!

 

OUTSTANDING DRAMA
The Americans
Better Call Saul
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones — WINNER
Homeland
House of Cards
Mr. Robot

All I can say about this is, "YAAAAAAASSSSS!"

 

OUTSTANDING COMEDY
black-ish
Master of None
Modern Family
Silicon Valley
Transparent
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Veep — WINNER (second consecutive win)

I can dig it...HBO sweeps!

 

LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA 
Claire Danes, Homeland
Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder
Taraji P Henson, Empire
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black — WINNER
Keri Russell, The Americans
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Is this real?!?!?!?! It's about time! Seriously this chick plays 37,000 characters and is convincing at every single one of them. 

 

LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Kyle Chandler, Bloodline
Rami Malek, Mr Robot — WINNER
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Ugh. I need to watch this show...I will soon, I promise!

 

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul
Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline — WINNER
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Kit Harington, Game of Thrones
Michael Kelly, House of Cards
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

Oops! Didn't watch season 2. Maybe it's worth it. Sad about my boys Tyrian and Jonny tho.

 

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
Downton Abbey, “Episode 9” (Michael Engler)
Game of Thrones, “Battle of the Bastards” (Miguel Sapochnik) — WINNER
Game of Thrones, “The Door” (Jack Bender)
Homeland, “The Tradition of Hospitality” (Lesli Linka Glatter)
The Knick, “This Is All We Are” (Steven Soderbergh)
Ray Donovan, “Exsuscito” (David Hollander)

YAAAAAASSS again. Thrones, man. There isn't anything better. "Battle of the Bastards" actually made me feel like I was on the battle field, being swallowed up by a pile of dead bodies. Phenomenal.

 

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey — WINNER
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones
Maisie Williams, Game of Thrones
Maura Tierney, The Affair
Constance Zimmer, UnREAL

Okay. There were three women from thrones in this category out of six. The odds were ever in their favor. Too bad.

 

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
The Americans, “Persona Non Grata” (Joel Fields, Joe Weisberg)
Downton Abbey, “Episode 8” (Julian Fellowes)
Game of Thrones, “Battle Of The Bastards” (David Benioff, D.B. Weiss) — WINNER
The Good Wife, “End” (Robert King, Michelle King)
Mr. Robot, “eps1.0_hellofriend.mov” (Sam Esmail)
UnREAL, “Return” (Marti Noxon, Sarah Gertrude Shapiro)

YAAAAASSSS. Lol. Do I like Game of Thrones? Maybe.

 

VARIETY TALK SERIES 
Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver — WINNER
The Late Late Show with James Corden
Real Time With Bill Maher
The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon

That's my boy! Favorite person ever! I love you for thanking Jon Stewart. Jo(h)ns gotta stick together. 

 

WRITING FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL
Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo
John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid
Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping — WINNER
Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted
Triumph’s Election Special 2016

I have only seen Schumer's and Mulaney's special in this category so whatevs.

 

LIMITED SERIES
American Crime
Fargo
The Night Manager
The People v. O.J. Simpson — WINNER
Roots

"OJ had a good night at his viewing party."

 

TV MOVIE
A Very Murray Christmas
All the Way
Confirmation
Luther
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride — WINNER

I didn't care about this category. Sorry not sorry.

 

LEAD ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Bryan Cranston, All The Way
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: The Abominable Bride
Idris Elba, Luther
Cuba Gooding Jr, The People v. O.J. Simpson
Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager
Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson — WINNER

He actually killed it. Phenomenal job. And he's Angela Basset's beau!!! Dope.

 

LEAD ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Kirsten Dunst, Fargo
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Audra McDonald, Billie Holiday: Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill
Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson — WINNER
Lili Taylor, American Crime
Kerry Washington, Confirmation

That's my girl, Great job in the show and great speech. Except when she pronounced her love for her grandma of a girlfriend, Holland Taylor. THEY'RE 30 YEARS APART! HOW DOES THAT EVEN WORK!?

 

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Jesse Plemons, Fargo
Bokeem Woodbine, Fargo
Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager
Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson — WINNER
David Schwimmer, The People v. O.J. Simpson
John Travolta, The People v. O.J. Simpson

Called it. 

 

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Melissa Leo, All The Way
Regina King, American Crime — WINNER (second consecutive win)
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Hotel
Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Hotel
Jean Smart, Fargo
Olivia Colman, The Night Manager

Guys, Regina King was Sam's badass godmother in "A Cinderella Story." Classic. 

 

DIRECTING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL
Jay Roach, “All The Way”
Noah Hawley, “Fargo”
Susanne Bier, “The Night Manager” — WINNER
Ryan Murphy, “The People v. O.J. Simpson”
Anthony Hemingway, “The People v. O.J. Simpson”
John Singleton, “The People v. O.J. Simpson”

I love this show! Yay!
 

A few notable Highlights:

 

Kate McKinnon's real emotions! She was so adorable when she accepted her first ever Emmy. Go Kate! She really deserved it. She's so damn talented!

 

The "Stranger Things" cast handing out snacks made by Jimmy Kimmel's mom. The little snacks even had special notes in them. Amy Schumer's was particularly funny.

 

Larry David presenting an award. You'll cringe and laugh uncomfortably. True Larry David style. He talks about sex. **cringe**

 

TINAMY BACK AT IT!! The two ladies presented in their matching green. They cracked jokes with their split Emmy that they won for guest hosting SNL together.

 

Finally, Tori Kelly. Her beautiful rendition of "Hallelujah" brought tears to the audience during the "In Memoriam" slideshow. 

 

 

I enjoyed the Emmy's this year! I hope you did too...Award SZN is coming up sooooo soon! Can't wait!

 

 

 

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