Jordan Strauss/ AP Rachel Brosnahan winner of the award for exceptional lead starlet in a funny series for “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” postures in journalism room at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Released Monday, Sept. 17, 2018|10:15 p.m.
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LOS ANGELES– Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” ended up being the first streaming series to win leading Emmy funny honors and HBO’s “Video game of Thrones” recaptured the very best drama series award Monday at an event that mostly slighted its most ethnically diverse field of nominees ever.
With the exception of “Saturday Night Live,” broadcast shows were shut out of the leading awards as 21st-century platforms continued to eclipse conventional network fare like “This Is Us.”
HBO, which had ceded its top-dog status in total elections for the very first time in 17 years in July (108, to Netflix’s 112), wound up in a tie for wins with the streaming service at 23 each.
” The Magnificent Mrs. Maisel,” a freshman comedy about a dissatisfied 1950s homemaker freed by stand-up comedy, earned finest actress honors for star Rachel Brosnahan.
Her castmate Alex Borstein earned the supporting starlet trophy and the series creator, Amy Sherman-Palladino (” Gilmore Girls”), caught composing and directing awards.
Claire Foy of “The Crown” and Matthew Rhys of “The Americans” won leading drama acting Emmys, their first trophies for the roles and last chance to declare them, with Foy’s role as Queen Elizabeth II going to another actress and Rhys’ show wrapped.
The field bested by Foy consisted of last year’s winner Elisabeth Moss for “The Handmaid’s Tale” and Sandra Oh of “Killing Eve,” who would have been the very first actor of Asian descent to obtain a leading drama award.
” This wasn’t supposed to occur,” said a startled Foy. She played the young British queen who, as the series continues, will be shown advancing in years.
” Game of Thrones,” which remained in 2015’s Emmys because of scheduling, won its 3rd best drama prize regardless of competitors from protecting champ “The Handmaid’s Tale.”
” Thank you for letting us look after your individuals,” “Video game of Thrones” producer D.B. Weiss stated to George R.R. Martin, whose books and their characters sustain the drama.
In an event that started congratulating TELEVISION academy voters for the most historically diverse field of candidates yet, the early awards all went entirely to whites.
An African-American sweep of visitor series actor awards at the recent creative arts Emmys suggested big changes ahead for the awards, which only recently have actually given considerable honors to performers and creators of color.
But there was dissatisfaction for “Atlanta,” which had actually declared acting and directing trophies last year for its star and creator Donald Glover and seemed poised for more with 16 nominations.
Instead of become the very first black-led funny in 33 years to be called the best (considering that “The Cosby Show” in 1985), “Atlanta” was locked out Monday (it won 2 awards, including guest actor for Katt Williams, recently).
The showing by “Mrs. Maisel” extended the long winning streak of shows that focus on white lives, consisting of “Modern Household” and “Pals,” with ethnic minorities rarely provided screen time.
” Let’s get it trending: #EmmysSoWhite,” speaker James Corden joked at the ceremony’s midway point.
Then Regina King broke the string, with a finest starlet win in a restricted series or motion picture for “Seven Seconds,” which tracks the fallout from a white law enforcement officer’s traffic mishap involving a black teen.
” I seem like a lot of times we are so divided as a country that things are constantly black and white. I’m guilty of that a great deal of times. I believe that most likely played into my assumption the opportunities of me winning was so little,” King stated backstage.
Darren Criss, who is of Filipino descent, won the lead acting award for the miniseries “The Assassination of Gianni Versace,” which won best restricted series. Black actress Thandie Newton won best supporting drama starlet for “Westworld.”
Peter Dinklage added a 3rd acting trophy to his collection for “Game of Thrones.”
Brosnahan used her acceptance speech to provide a shout-out to her comedy’s celebration of women power.
” It has to do with a woman who’s discovering her voice once again, and it’s one of the important things that’s taking place all over the country now,” she stated. She advised the audience to work out that power by ballot.
Expense Hader collected the best comedy actor award for “Barry,” a dark comedy about an employed killer who stumbles into a possible acting career.
Henry Winkler, aka “The Fonz,” won a supporting star award— his very first Emmy– for “Barry,” four years after gaining popularity for his role in “Delighted Days.”
” If you remain at the table long enough, the chips pertain to you. Tonight, I got to clear the table,” an ebullient Winkler stated, with an equally thrilled auditorium audience rising to provide him a standing ovation. To his grown children, he said: “You can go to sleep now, daddy won!”
The biggest award won by a broadcast network was “Saturday Night Live” for finest range sketch series.
The Emmys had a real-life significant moment when winning director Glenn Weiss, noting his mother had passed away two weeks ago, proposed to his girlfriend, Jan Svendsen.
” You question why I do not wish to call you my girlfriend? It’s due to the fact that I want to call you my better half,” Weiss stated. She stated yes, he put his mom’s ring on her finger and the crowd whooped and cheered.
John Oliver, in picking up the prize for best range talk show award for “Recently Tonight,” thanked Weiss’ girlfriend for giving the right answer or, he joked, the whole event could have gone south.
The Emmys kicked off with a song, “We Solved It,” a self-mocking celebration to the variety of candidates sung by stars including Kate McKinnon and Kenan Thompson. The tune consisted of a reference of Oh’s possible victory: “There were none, now there’s one, so we’re done,” the comics sang.
Oh played along from her seat: “Thank you, however it’s an honor simply to be Asian,” stated the Korean-Canadian starlet.
” Saturday Night Live” developer Lorne Michaels, producing his second Emmy telecast in Thirty Years, was tasked with turning viewership around after the 2017 show’s audience of 11.4 million directly prevented the embarrassment of setting a brand-new low.
The ceremony plainly bore his stamp, with Michael Che and Colin Jost as hosts and familiar “SNL” deals with, including Kate McKinnon and Alec Baldwin, as speakers and candidates. The long-running NBC sketch show, currently the leading Emmy winner ever with 71, won again for best variety sketch series.
The pressure was on Michaels because NBC and other broadcasters are progressively reliant on awards and other live occasions to draw audiences sidetracked by online alternatives.
The networks, which air the Emmy telecast on a turning basis, are so eager for the advertisement dollars it produces and its advertising value for fall reveals that they sustain online competitors sharing– and controling– the stage.