70th Primetime Emmy Awards – Commentary, Reactions and Best Dressed

The Emmys happened this morning! From midnight to 5AM I was glued to the screen, watching the Red Carpet and then the actual ceremony.

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Hosted by Colin Jost and Michael Che, I liked the show. It was quick, efficient but… kinda boring?

It was a bit bland and there was very little tension! They announced the categories so quickly that I couldn’t even work up any sort of suspense. And having the narrator (??) / voice-of-God person read the nominees’ names might have saved time, but it felt too rushed. Moreover, they took unnecessary breaks between less important categories rather than the ones people are notoriously interested in.

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The banter between the presenters was as awkward as always with the exception of Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg, obviously. He is adorable, nothing he does is ever not entertaining.

Betty White is obviously an american treasure but bringing her on stage felt unnecessary. I get that she is so important but that poor woman is 96. Leave her at home. Don’t parade her around.

And as much as I love Maya Rudolf and Fred Armisen, their segments fell so incredibly flat. It was not funny.

I won’t even talk about the proposal because I was so embarrassed and I hated it so much. Like, so much. I would have run out of the theatre screaming in horror. I hated it. But congratulations, I guess…

Not unto the part that left me angry and disappointed.

They bragged about how diverse the nominees were and yet,

22 out of the 26 awards given out were won by white people.

Only 4 non-white people won.

How is that possible?

The irony is that at the beginning they did this great opening with a diverse cast singing about how diverse they were. And then they didn’t awarded any Emmys to said diverse group of people.

WHAT?!

p.s. they should have let Kate McKinnon host. She is the best. And also a woman.

Atlanta didn’t win anything, which is a disgrace. Atlanta’s “Teddy Perkins” deserved the award for Outstanding Directing. And Matthew Rhys as best lead actor? Sterling K Brown was in his same category. Sterling.

I also have bone to pick with the outstanding leading actress in a drama. I want to say that I LOOOOOVE Claire Foy and her performance was magnificent but they overlooked Sandra Oh and Elisabeth Moss. If it were up to me, it would not have gone to Claire.

And the supporting actor in a drama series? Peter Dinklage? He is always brilliant but this season did not shine a light on him and it was a little bit weak.

Thandie Newton was amazing in Westworld. She was truly magnificent but I can’t help but feeling Yvonne Strahovski was robbed.

And the awkwardness in the outstanding variety talk series when people started chanting Stephen Colbert‘s name and John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight won? YIKES! I love them both but I think I might have wanted The Late Show to win.

Now I want to gush about two people I was so proud and thrilled they won:

Bill Hader for Outstanding Lead Actor in a comedy and John Mulaney for Outstanding Writing in a Variety Special.

I’m so proud of them.

Before showing you the selection of dresses I fell in love with, a special shout out to shows like “RuPaul Drag Race” and “The Assassination of Gianni Versace” for bringing parts of the LBGT+ community to the screen.

I’ll say it again… Atlanta was robbed. And sure, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel was fantastic but cool it. A few of those awards were questionable.

NOW UNTO THE FASHION!

(Full article can be found here!)

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Done! Here are my thoughts on the Emmys 2018!

Check out my predictions and see if I was right or wrong!

Also, were you wondering where Donald Glover was? He came as alter-ego Teddy Perkins!

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Did you watch the show? Are you happy with the winners? Did your favourite show win? And what was your favourite red carpet look?

Let me know and tweet at me!

xxx

Georgia

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70th Primetime Emmy Awards: Limited Series, Variety and Reality

I’m here and I’m ready.

Last year I was so unprepared! I watched the announcement of the nominations and then straight up forgot about the actual ceremony! But not this time!

I was at the beach and I had even written down my predictions (which were really spot on)!

Two years ago I divided my posts into programs, acting, supporting performances and writing and directing. But this year… It’s in genre category and colour coordinated!

And now let’s talking about Limited Series or Movies, Variety Shows and Reality Programs.



Outstanding Structured Reality Program

  • Antiques Roadshow (PBS)
  • Fixer Upper (HGTV)
  • Lip Sync Battle (Paramout Network)
  • Queer Eye (Netflix)
  • Shark Tank (ABC)

There is literally not doubt.

QUEER EYE.

It’s an amazing show, I’ve cried a thousand times, I love it and it is the best.

2017 Winner: Shark Tank (ABC)

My Winner: Queer Eye (Netflix)



Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series

  • Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS)
  • Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)
  • Late Night With Seth Meyers (NBC)
  • Saturday Night Live (NBC)
  • The Late Show With Stephen Colbert (CBS)

MY FAVOURITE PEOPLE ARE ALL HERE!!!

I can’t choose. I can’t.

I feel like I would betray the others. Although I don’t watch Sam Bee every single week (I can’t seem to remember to check her YouTube channel and I feel like I am being anti-feminist. SHE IS (ALMOST) THE ONLY WOMAN ON LATE NIGHT!!!), her program is so important. She talks about so many important issues!

And I watch Seth and Stephen everyday. Literally every morning. And John Oliver every week. I love them.

And SNL is legendary.

I just can’t. I can’t.

2017 Winner: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)

My Winner: All of them.



Outstanding Variety Talk Series

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Can I switch James Corden for Seth Meyers?

I really really like James! His show is really funny and the segments are hilarious. I get it, it is the only show that doesn’t talk that much about politics. (Along with Jimmy Fallon). But I feel like Seth has had an amazing year with segments like “Jokes Seth can’t Tell”, “Amber’s minute of fury” and “Amber says WHAT?!”.

I’m sad their efforts and their amazing show will not get recognised. Love you Seth!

That being said, I love Stephen. He is my favourite. I looooooove him.

We all know it’s basically granted John Oliver will win. He and his team deserve it so much.

I’m glad “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” got nominated because he has been doing so great and I feel like he has found his voice.

I love these people.

2017 Winner: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)

My Winner: John Oliver, Stephen Colbert, Sam Bee, Trevor Noah and in my heart, Seth Meyers.



Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie

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I heard Laura Dern was absolutely magnificent in it and even though I was not able to watch it before this post, I will definitely have to.

I know some of the actress and Sarah Paulson is always a guarantee.

2017 Winner: Nicole Kidman, “Big Little Lies”

My Winner: Laura Dern, “The Tale” (?)



Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie

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I’ve only seen Darren Criss and Jeff Daniel‘s performances and I have to say they were both brilliant.

I know that if John Legend wins the category, he will be one of the very few people who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony Awad (EGOT). Lin-Manuel Miranda would have almost done it last year if his Moana song had won at the Oscars.

2017 Winner: Riz Ahmed, “The Night Of”

My Winner: Darren Criss, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace”



Outstanding Limited Series

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I’ve only seen “The Alienist” and “The Assassination of Gianni Versace” so I can’t actually have a proper opinion on this category. I’ve heard Genius is fantastic.

I just haven’t had the time and the will power to watch it. The same with “Godless“. I’m so sick of the Old West environment. Westworld made me reject the entire genre.

2017 Winner: Big Little Liars (HBO)

My Winner: I don’t know.



Here we go! First batch of predictions/reflections are in!

I didn’t want to make these posts too long and I tend to ramble.

Follow me on Twitter and in the next couple of day, you will be able to vote in the polls and let me know who YOU think should win!

Up next: Writing, Directing, Guest Actor and Guest Actress in a Comedy Show.

xxx

Georgia

How is this still a thing?

Disclaimer! This post contains strong language and spoilers for Brooklyn Nine Nine’s fifth season.

Let’s start 2018 with a post about feminism because… why not?

This issue has been bothering me for ages. And I don’t understand it. I literally don’t.

I borrowed the title of this post from a segment on HBO’s “Last Week Tonight”, where John Oliver tries to figure out the reason why old traditions and “things” stop exists.

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Anyway, what I want to talk about is: why is there still this stupid-ass tradition of asking a girl’s father permission to marry her?

It’s not a rhetorical question, I’ll genuinely like to know.

And moreover, why are they always shoving it down our throats on TV shows?

Take the Bachelor/Bachelorette franchise: they make such a big deal out of it! Asking the father permission to marry his daughter. Utter bullshit.

Are we in the Middle Ages or the 1950s? Have we reversed to “women being properties of their fathers or husbands”?

This makes me so fucking angry. Why do we, as a society, have this belief that it is romantic? It’s not. It’s a man asking another man a question about a woman’s life without taking her into consideration.

A proposal should be about the people in the relationship, not about them and the girl’s father.

And television doens’t help this problem. But here I don’t want to talk about those. I want to celebrate those shows that do it right.

Take Brooklyn Nine Nine. This season Jake proposed to Amy in the most adorable and sweet way imaginable.

And when asked if Jake had asked Amy’s father’s permission, this is what he said:

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THIS is what television should teach us.

and with that, I’ll leave you to it.

Please comment and start a discussion. I’d like to hear your thoughts.

xxx

Georgia

2016 In TV Shows

I told myself I wasn’t going to do this, but I’ve been working all week, I spent more than 72 hours non-stop with my family and relatives and I need to talk about my love for television and not a bunch of lies about my university career.

So many horrible things have happened in 2016, but for television this has been one of the best years EVER. At least for me. So, this is my 2016 narrated through my favourite TV shows. (there are more, obviously. But there are the new ones or those that made an impression).

JANUARY

This was a busy months for me: I did 4 exams at Uni and my shows came back from the holiday hiatus.

And what better way to start the year with a special episode (obviously set in the victoria age. Mark Gatiss is obsessed) of Sherlock called “The Abominable bride”.

After a devastating winter finale, “Suits” came back on January and it was incredible. The tension, the drama, the unknown… I’ve been a Suits fan since season 2 or 3 (aka when I discovered it existed) and I still can’t wait for it to come back after the break. Season 5 was unforgettable. Probably the best one.

But then my friend got me into “Black Mirror” and so I watched the fist few episode… which traumatized me. Obviously I needed a pick-me-up and although the title and the trailer seemed utterly stupid, watching Mozart in the Jungle was a great decision.

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Lots more shows came back from hiatus, but they were suddenly cast aside: I had just discovered my GOD of satiric comedy (and let’s say it: journalism): JOHN OLIVER. I absolutely adore him and his show “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”. I have watched some of his pieces so many times that I’m almost ashamed. (Can’t wait for him to come back on February 12th 2017!!!!)

MARCH

Another dull month (wait until April ’cause then you’ll think I’m crazy)…  The 4th season “House of Cards” was released on Netflix (still have to finish it, BTW) and my favourite italian TV show came back for 3 episodes! Based on the books by Andrea Camilleri, “Il commissario Montalbano” is about a police inspector in Sicily who tries to solve particularly difficult cases and he is often faced with the mafia. Absolutely stunning!

APRIL

Things here went downhill… I wasn’t mentally well… I hit a rough patch and I felt really really down. So of course I buried myself in tv shows.

My beloved “Game of Thronescame back for season 6 (the best one, in my opinion), HBO’s “Silicon Valley” premiered its 3rd season (LOVED IT).

I started 2 new series: “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and “12 Monkeys”. Despite its good reviews, I didn’t really get into Kimmy Schmidt, but for the first time I enjoyed watching a supernatural/sci-fi show that wasn’t Doctor Who. I really enjoyed “12 Monkeys” and I’m definitely going to keep watching season 3 (rumour has it, it will air in June 2017).

April was also a months of old TV shows: I started watching “Will and Grace”. And I really really liked it! It was so innovative for its time, funny and totally weird.

The only downside of April: Limitless. The CBS show was cancelled. The show was kind of a sequel to Bradley Cooper’s movie, but the amazing thing was: there was actually Bradley Cooper in it! Looking absolutely stunning! It was the weirdest TV I had seen in a long time and I didn’t immediately get why it was great. Anyway, it got unfairly cancelled, so…

MAY

May was probably one of the worst ( 😉 ) months of the year. I had a terrible breakdown, I felt like shit for days and going out of the house had the same effect of someone stabbing me in the back.

BUT I discovered a new show. You’re the worst“. And to this moment I still can’t believe how much it helped me.

Every time I was feeling depressed, I would watch season 2, get into Gretchen’s shoes and allow myself to feel nothing. When I saw the character being in the same situation that I was (although she was a lot worse than me) made me feel less alone, it made me feel like it was okay for me to be like that. Definitely one of the most honest and real portrayal of a mental illness on TV.

JUNE

 

June means “holiday at the beach with other 6 people of my family” so I definitely packed my computer with TV shows.

Starting at home with “Unreal”, a show about the behind-the-scenes of a reality like “The Bachelor” or “The Bachelorette”. I though it was one of the most amazing thing ever. And I still do. I hate reality shows, but this behind-the-scenes look is fantastic. Don’t know why, but I loved it. It’s so clever. (Since as I’m writing this, it’s January 3rd, I’m so going to watch the new season of the Bachelor this year!)

I downloaded the 3rd season of “The Night Shift” just for the LOLs but I actually enjoyed it. It talked about police brutality, racism, discrimination, the war in Syria… Really politically and socially relevant. Didn’t think I would, but I enjoyed it. Definitely tuning it for season 4.

I don’t usually watch BBC Dramas, but “Doctor Foster” was definitely a must. I adore Suranne Jones! She played David Tennant’s love interest in “Single Father” in 2010 and I really really like her! She is a great actress! And in this 5-episode-series, she didn’t let me down! The story, though… ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. Loved it. I also watched BBC’s “Thirteen”. It wasn’t as good as “Doctor Foster” but I recommend it! Very dark and obscure.

I got really really into “The Office” (the US version). I didn’t think I would, given the weaker episodes in season 1, but as soon as I got to season 2… WOW. I LOVED IT. I fell in love with John Krasinski and I truly understood Steve Carell’s brilliance. What a show!

If this list wasn’t enough, I started watching for the 5th time “Breaking Bad” and had a look at two pilots: “The Last Tycoon” (Amazon) and “Bloodline” (Netflix).

Thank God Amazon picked up”The Last Tycoon” for a full series because if not, I would have been really really pissed off. (And no more Matt Bomer in the 30s would have been a crime against ME).

JULY

After everything that happened in June, I took a step back. The brilliant “Mr Robot” premiered its second season (that I finished watching last week and it’s mind-blowing) and saw the first couple of episodes and I chose to watch the comedy “Parks and Recreation” (mainly because I was missing “The Office” and “Parks and Rec” has the same producer and some of the same writers).

AUGUST

Despite studying for my German exam, I got started watching almost all new series.

The only exception “Pretty Little Liars”, my guilty pleasure, that ended its 6th season. (season 7 premieres in April 2017, ICYMI.)

If you go back here on my blog, you can see my detailed reviews and opinions on these following shows: I started watching “Stranger Things” because everyone was obsessed… Meh.

For the first year I watched and really REALLY got into “The Great British Bake Off”… Obviously I started watching it and then it got cancelled and moved to channel 4, but never mind that.

Then there was ITV’s “Victoria”… Utterly enjoyed it. Jenna Coleman did a wonderful performance.

After in the middle of all of this: FOX’s “Brooklyn Nine Nine”.

SEPTEMBER

TV show wise, probably the best months along with May.

Waiting for my regular shows (Modern Family, New Girl, Grey’s Anatomy…) to come back I found two other series, and one of them changed me. I am obviously talking about “This is us”. And FX’s “Better Things”.

I reviewed This Is Us here on my blog, but I feel like I can’t make it justice. I think the only way is for you, yes you who is reading this now, to go watch it. It will tear you apart. I didn’t even know I was capable of feeling some of the emotions that the show evoked. A MUST of 2016.

OCTOBER

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Shittiest months of the year. Got obsessed with “Friends”. Don’t have a single regret.

 

NOVEMBER

The day I had been waiting for more that a year finally arrived and on November 4th I was finally able to watch “The Crown”. AND WHAT A MASTERPIECE. Matt Smith is brilliant in it! I had missed him so much!

But in late November I discovered the show that destroyed me almost (but not really) as much as “This is us”: Gilmore Girls.

After the mind-blowing discovery that Jack from “This is Us” was Jess from “Gilmore Girls” (and it took me a LOOOOOOOOOOONG time to figure that out), I was hooked. Still am actually.

DECEMBER

Finally! The last months! This has been a never-ending post!

I got into two new Tv shows! “Westworld” and I managed to watch the first two episodes of “The Affair” even though it came out in November. (I’m still stuck on episode two, BTW).

A memorable thing that happened in December was the last three episodes of “This Is Us” that I hadn’t seen as they came out, ’cause frankly… I was not emotionally ready for them. I kid you not, I cried for three hours straight. NEVER in my life, I had ever cried this much. It was one of the most liberating feelings in the world. I hate it and loved it at the same time.


This year was bad: from terrorist attacks, to shootings, to celebrity’s deaths (George Micheal I’ll miss you) , to arrogant narcissistic bigot orange racists being elected as President of the United States Of America.

Television wise, this has been a great year. Full of amazing shows, talented NEW and diverse actors and fantastic writers.

I probably forgot a lot of series I glanced at in this past year, but apparently they weren’t worth remembering!

I hope you had a fantastic year and I wish all of you an even better one! Happy 2017!

Georgia   🙂 ❤

 

P.S. Definitely not going to write this in one sitting next time! Creating the “2017 in Tv shows” post right now!