Or maybe you didn’t know that and that’s cool too.
The 2016 Emmy Awards aired last night, and host Jimmy Kimmel was a breath of fresh air, delivering some great laughs and setting the tone for the evening. Several actresses, actors, and shows made history. Yet it was for Season 2 that he won: Reigning category champ Peter Dinklage was joined for the first time by a co-star (Kit Harington) this year, which in all likelihood paved the way for Mendelsohn’s win.
The first post-show stop for most Emmy guests is the Governors Ball across the street from the Microsoft Theater, an event that transforms a normally drab Los Angeles Convention Center meeting hall into a fairy-tale-like garden. “Juice” in The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. Sunday’s ceremony for the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards was no exception, as all of the attendees were photo shoot fresh, looking like wealth, and close to calling the paparazzi on themselves.
Saturday Night Live cast member Kate McKinnon won the trophy for best supporting actress in a comedy for, officially, playing various characters.
Amazon won six Emmys total. “Right in the garbage”.
The dramatization of O.J. Simpson’s sensational 1995 double murder trial looks set to sweep Sunday’s Emmy Awards, crowning an extraordinary year for American television and actors of multiple ethnic hues. To be honest, I think a lot of us were mildly surprised Game of Thrones didn’t dominate this category after the unbelievable season they just had. Jeffrey Tambor accepted the award for best actor in a comedy series for his role as a transgender woman in “Transparent”, seizing his mic time as a forum to call for more opportunities for transgender talent. She goes to the Soul Train Awards every year.
He beat big names including James Corden, Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon to the gong.
John Oliver captured the top variety talk series award for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, besting competitors including Jerry Seinfeld and host Kimmel-who received barbed consolation on stage from Matt Damon, his longtime faux nemesis. But reply she did.
As the USA presidential election draws near, television’s stars didn’t hold back on their opinions at Sunday’s Emmy awards, some taking jabs at Republican nominee Donald Trump while others voiced support for Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton. “We’re not mailing this to her. Maggie, if you want this, it’ll be in the lost and found”. Why has Maggie Smith never attended the Emmys? She showed up at the Oscars to get an Oscar.
I guess when you are as talented and respected as Maggie Smith you can really do whatever you please.