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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Joey King
Aidy Bryant
Tina Fey
RuPaul
Issa Rae
Kate McKinnon
Andy Samberg

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: Drama (Supporting Actors, Lead Actors and Outstanding Series)

Even more drama!

Check out the other categories in the Drama section: Writing, Directing and Guest Actors! And the other categories!

70th Primetime Emmy Awards: Comedy (Writing, Directing and Guest Actors) and 70th Primetime Emmy Awards: Limited Series, Variety and Reality.

Now let’s talk about some dramas!



Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

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Of course. Like I can decide a possible winner. Sure.

I’m not a huge fan of Millie Bobby Brown and even though Lena Headey was brilliant as usual, there are performances that impacted me more.

Ann Dowd was spectacular as always and Alexis Bledel made me feel so many emotions. This role was made for her and she gave it 110%.

I’m undecided between Yvonne Strahovski and Vanessa Kirby, but even though I am a little bit in love with Vanessa and Princess Margaret, I think the Emmy should go to Yvonne.

She was mesmerizing.

2017 Winner: Ann Down as Aunt Lydia, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

My Winner: Yvonne Strahovski as Serena Joy, “The Handmaid’s Tale”



Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

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Another tough category. Wow.

I love the Game Of Thrones guys. I do. I have a crush on Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.

Mandy Patinkin is a treasure and I love him and David Harbour was unbelievable amazing as Jim Hopper.

I can’t decide between Matt Smith and Joseph Fiennes. I really want Matt to win. I think he deserves it so much but the other nominees are so amazing as well.

Out of loyalty I’m gonna go with Matt.

2017 Winner: John Lithgow as Winston Churchill, “The Crown”

My Winner: Matt Smith as Prince Philip, “The Crown”



Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

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I’m not familiar with Tatiana Maslany and Keri Russell’s performances, to be fair.

Also, Sandra Oh is the first Asian-American woman to be nominated for an Emmy as Lead Actress. And she deserves it so much. Her performance in Killing Eve was perfect.

Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II was as brilliant as always and Elizabeth Moss literally tore my heart out of my chest. I can describe her performance as heartbreaking. She broke my heart.

I can’t really talk much about Evan Rachel Wood as Dolores because I was so concentrated on understanding the plot and I lost track of everything else.

2017 Winner: Elisabeth Moss as June / Offred, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

My Winner: I’m picking two winners because this is my blog so my rules: Elisabeth Moss as June / Offred, “The Handmaid’s Tale” and Sandra Oh as Eve Polastri, “Killing Eve”.



Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

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So….. I was not that impressed by this category. For some reason, I thought this category would not include these people.

I don’t really know Jason Bateman and Matthew Rhys but I like all the other performances.

I can’t really decide. As I said before, I did not understand a single thing that happened on Westworld so, to sum up my choice is between Milo and Sterling.

I can’t choose. I don’t really have an opinion here. (surprise surprise. As you can see, I am very opinionated. And not just about TV).

2017 Winner: Sterling K Brown as Randall Pearson, “This is Us”

My Winner: Sterling K Brown or Jeffrey Wright (Sorry Milo).



Outstanding Drama Series

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Well, well, well… The BIG category.

If I follow my instincts, my gut says “The Handmaid’s Tale”. Season 2 was heartbreaking and so intense.

But what about “The Crown”? And “Stranger Things 2”? That was so good! And so much better than season 1! Like, so much better. Even I watched it twice!

In these posts, I’m coming off as a non-Game of Thrones-fan. And I like the show… I’m jut so tired of it and there were some things I was no on board with. I’m tired of it. Thank God the next one is the last season.

This is Us broke my heart in a million pieces and it’s an amazing depiction of family life and deep issues every one of us faces in their lives.

Westworld is like… so well written, so well-directed and so well acted, but I don’t know what it is about and what it all means. It makes no sense.

I’m sure “The Americans” is amazing but I stopped at season 2. It was not for me.

Concluding, I don’t know. They are all Emmy worthy shows. I think I might be disappointed only if Westworld wins. Because I am so annoyed with it. Like, so annoyed.

2017 Winner: The Handmaid’s Tale

My Winner: every one but Westworld.



Here we are!

The Emmys are almost here! Remember to watch the ceremony on September 17th on NBC! Hosted by Michael Che and Colin Jost.

Check out my Twitter! Vote in the polls and let me know who YOU think should win!

xxx

Georgia

70th Primetime Emmy Awards: Drama (Writing, Directing, Guest Actors)

[Disclaimer! I wrote all of these posts before the Creative Emmy awards on Saturday 08th and I made some errors in the publishing order. I have inserted the winners at the bottom of the page.]

And now it’s all about the drama!

Check out my previous Emmy 2018 posts:

Now let’s get into it!



Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series

  • Game of Thrones, “The Dragon And the Wolf” written by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss
  • Killing Eve, “Nice Face” written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge
  • Stranger Things, “Chapter Nine: The Gate” written by The Duffer Brothers
  • The Americans, “Start” written by Joe Fields & Joe Weisberg
  • The Crown, “Myster Man” written by Peter Morgan
  • The Handmaid’s Tale, “June” written by Bruce Miller

Aside from “The Americans”, I’ve seen every single episode and it’s tough. They are all brilliantly written.

Plot wise, I was not impressed with the Game Of Thrones episode. I’m tired of it.

I can’t decide. I was so impressed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s writing in Killing Eve, but also The Handmaid’s Tale’s “June”…. It’s so hard!

2017 Winner: The Handmaid’s Tale “Offred (pilot)” Teleplay by Bruce Miller

My Winner: Killing Eve, “Nice Face” written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge



Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series

  • Game Of Thrones, “The Dragon And the Wolf” directed by Jeremy Podeswa
  • Game Of Thrones, “Beyond The Wall” directed by Alan Taylor
  • Ozark, “The Toll” directed by Jason Bateman
  • Ozark, “Tonight We Improvise” directed by Daniel Sackheim
  • Stranger Things, “Chapter Nine: The Gate” directed by The Duffer Brothers
  • The Crown, “Paterfamilias” directed by Stephen Daldry

I have not seen Ozark but I am very familiar with the rest of the shows.

To be fair, I think Game of Thrones was the most impressive and the shock factor was fundamental. It was incredibly well-crafted and the magnitude of the set blew my mind.

I’m sorry to the other nominations.

(Also, there were no women in this category? Or non-white people?

2017 Winner: The Handmaid’s Tale, “Offred (pilot)” directed by Reed Morano

My Winner: Game Of Thrones, “Beyond The Wall” directed by Alan Taylor



Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series

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I’m not familiar with Viola Davis and Cicely Tyson’s performances. I stopped watching Scandal and never went past the pilot of “How To Get Away With Murder”.

But to me, the performance that captivated me was Samira Wiley in The Handmaid’s Tale. She was incredible and I think she deserves the Emmy.

2017 Winner: Alexis Bledel as Emily, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

My Winner: Samira Wiley as Moira, “The Handmaid’s Tale”



Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series

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Ohohohohohoh…. This is hard. Like, really really hard.

I loved every single one of these performances. They were all so good.

I can’t decide. For me, the most memorable performance was Cameron Britton’s on Mindhunter. He was terrifying. I was so scared.

Ron Cephas Jones made me cry so much, though. So. Much. I bawled like a maniac every time he popped up on my screen.

And Matthew Goode! He was brilliant as Tony! And the Doctor on This is Us! Uuuuuugh!

I’ll be happy for whoever wins.

2017 Winner: Gerald McRaney as Dr. K, “This is Us”

My Winner: Everyone



Here we are!

Check out my Twitter! Vote in the polls and let me know who YOU think should win!

UPDATE!

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series: Ron Cephas Jones, This Is Us.

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series: Samira Weily, The Handmaid’s Tale

xxx

Georgia

68th Primetime Emmy Awards – Part 3: Supporting Performances

Here I am with part 3 on my installments dedicated to the Emmys… I am REALLY excited about this category because there are A LOT of actor I know…

Browsing through the nominees, I have already decided that I WON’T choose a winner, simply because all the actors in the category are PERFECT!!!

WHAT AM I GOING TO DO? Nevemind with the chatting, let’s get into it.


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  • PETER DINKLAGE (Game of Thrones)
  • MICHAEL KELLY (House of Cards)
  • BEN MENDELSOHN (Bloodline)
  • KIT HARINGTON (Game of Thrones)
  • JONATHAN BANKS (Better Call Saul)
  • JON VOIGHT (Ray Donovan)

This is already difficult: how could you possible pick one?

I’m not familiar with Mendelsohn or Voight, but all the others are outstanding. (See what I did there? 😉 )

Both Kit Harington and Peter Dinklage are perfect in GOT and Michael Kelly is one of the scariest Chief of Staff/director of strategy a fictional White House has ever had. His performance was amazing!

Also, I am scared to death by Jonathan Banks’s Mike! He is the most terrifying grandfather EVER!!!

I’m totally indecisive here! I can’t do it!!!

Last year’s winner: Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones)

WILL WIN: Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones)

MY WINNER: Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones)…. I LOVE HIM! He is amazing and I truly think he deserves it. Also, sorry Kit, Michael and everyone in the category. You are all amazing.


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  • LENA HEADEY (Game of Thrones)
  • EMILIA CLARKE (Game of Thrones)
  • CONSTANCE ZIMMER (unREAL)
  • MAGGIE SMITH (Downton Abbey)
  • MAURA TIERNEY (The Affair)
  • MAISIE WILLIAMS (Game of Thrones)

I won’t choose. I just won’t. NO. NO. NO. It is impossible for me to choose one of these amazing, brilliant and talented ladies.

Every single one of them deserves it. The Game of Thrones cast is entirely perfect: everybody knows it. I won’t even talk about it. 🙂

Constance Zimmer on “unREAL” is one of the most cold-hearted characters I have recently seen (except Queen Cersei obviously) . She is basically portraying the inner me whilst watching the show.

Maura Tierney on “The Affair” is spectacular. The show is incredible and she is fabulous on it! I love her!!!

Maggie Smith is basically THE QUEEN of Downton and totally amazing… Her performance is superb.

Last Year’s Winner: Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black)

WILL WIN: no idea. They should ALL WIN.

MY WINNER: All of them. With no doubt. Please Emmys, let them all win.


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  • ANDRE BRAUGHER (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
  • KEEGAN-MICHAEL KEY (Key and Peele)
  • TY BURELL (Modern Family)
  • LOUIE ANDERSON (Baskets)
  • TONY HALE (Veep)
  • MATT WALSH (Veep)
  • TITUS BURGESS (Unbreakable Kimmy Schimdt)

Since I noticed that “Veep” was nominated a lot, I started watching it. As of now, I am currently watching episode 2 season 2. So now I actually know what I’m talking about.

I know everybody but Louie Anderson… Sorry…

It is very difficult for me to choose a winner here… Andre Braugher is extremely funny and Tony Hale, Matt Walsh are incredibly on “Veep”!

Out of loyalty, I would like Ty Burell to win. Phil is the best Dad ever.

Last Year’s Winner: Tony Hale (Veep)

WILL WIN: Andre Braugher (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)

MY WINNER: Ty Burell (Modern Family)


OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

  • ANNA CHLUMSKY (Veep)
  • NIECY NASH (Getting on)
  • ALLISON JANNEY (Mom)
  • GABY HOFFMANN (Transparent)
  • KATE MCKINNON (Saturday Night Live!)
  • JUDITH LIGHT (Transparent)

I am only familiar with Anna Chlumsky so I won’t pick the winner in this category. Let me know who YOU would pick!

Last Year’s Winner: Allison Janney (Mom)

WILL WIN: no idea

MY WINNER: no idea


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  • STERLING K. BROWN (American Crime Story)
  • HUGH LAURIE (The Night Manager)
  • JOHN TRAVOLTA (American Crime Story)
  • DAVID SCHWIMMER (American Crime Story)
  • JESSE PLEMONS (Fargo)
  • BOKEEM WOODBINE (Fargo)

I have only seen the Night Manager so I’m not entirely qualified to choose in this category…

Who would you pick as the winner?

Last year’s Winner: Bill Murray (Olive Kitteridge)

WILL WIN: no idea! Good luck to everyone!

MY WINNER: Hugh Laurie (?)


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  • KATHY BATES (American Horror Story)
  • SARAH PAULSON (American Horror Story)
  • JEAN SMART (Fargo)
  • OLIVIA COLMAN (The Night Manager)
  • REGINA KING (American Crime)
  • MELISSA LEO (All the way)

I have heard wonderful things about all of these ladies… My personal favourite: Olivia Colman. In “The Night Manager” and “Broadchurch” she was phenomenal.

Last Year’s Winner: Regina King (American Crime)

WILL WIN: No idea

MY WINNER: Olivia Colman (The Night Manager)


 

I hope Ty Burell and Olivia Colman win an Emmy… They are amazing and I ADORE them!

Also, in the “Supporting Actress in a drama” I KNOW that I will be happy anyway because I love all of them!!! BUT I will be so disappointed for the other 5 nominees! WHY CAN’T THEY ALL WIN?!?!

Anyway, the next post will be the last! Writing & directing!

Hope you liked it! I’d love to hear your opinions!

 

Georgia    🙂