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!

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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

69th Primetime Emmy Awards 2017

So, the Emmys happened exactly a week ago and as I expected, it was

THE BEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR

Writing this post took me ages!

I watched the red carpet on the E! News YouTube page and I wanted to watch the actual show on TV, but here it wasn’t transmitted with the original audio, and so I had to find an online streaming service. Why didn’t you allow foreign broadcast networks to have the original audio, CBS? I don’t care about the commentators opinions, I want to listen to the Emmys with the original audio.

Aside from this, it was fantastic. Last year I posted my thoughts on the shows and on the Emmys but this year I decided to simply write down my predictions and then make a post about it.

I guessed correctly quite a few winners, especially in the main categories and I’m so thrilled the people that I had picked actually won the award. But I got both of outstanding drama and outstanding comedy wrong. I was aware that maybe my picks were not the most popular and were not the one so we’re going to win, but I chose them anyway I really wanted “The Crown” and “Master of None” to win.

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I’m thrilled that Nicole Kidman won lead actress in a mini series because her performance in “Big Little Lies” was mesmerising. I’m not a huge fan of Nicole, I don’t think I have ever seen a movie with her, which is quite unusual if I think about it.

Alec Baldwin, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and the SNL Family deserved the recognition they got for their amazing work and the political satire.

I’m extremely glad that “Master of None“‘s Lena Waithe and Aziz Ansari won the Emmy for outstanding writing a comedy series because the episode “Thanksgiving” was fantastic and that they decided to reward black LGBTQ actress and writer. And can we talk about Sterling K Brown winning outstanding lead actor in a drama? He totally deserved it! The first black man since 1998!

Absolutely ecstatic for Donald Glover, Riz Ahmed and obviously my favourite comedian/journalist John Oliver, who decided out of the blue to thank Oprah in his speech for not reason at all. I knew he was going to win the outstanding variety talk serie, but I was so surprised and so happy when he did. He is always hilarious and wonderful.

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The only prizes I wasn’t too keen on, were Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Veep. I watched season 1-2 and 6 but it’s not my cup of tea. And I have similar feelings about “The Handmaid’s Tale”. I read the book and liked the first few episodes. I’ll probably finish it, but I liked “The Crown” better. But what these shows reflected the political climate we are it.

This year, the shows were more political than eve, from describing the horrible conditions of the criminal justice system to domestic abuse to a dystopian society when women prisoners and stripped of all their rights in order to become sex slaves. This is what I love about television, the fact that it brings a different reality into your life, reality that you wouldn’t know anything about if it weren’t for TV. Shows like “Atlanta“, “Master of None”, “The Night Of” bring diversity and something unknown to you. They allow you to see a world, often a broken and unfair world that’s miles away from you. But if you don’t see it, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.

Everything this year has been incredibly political, with electing Donald Trump in the White House, with his signing of discriminating and racially biased presidential decree, “Liberal” Hollywood felt like it was necessary to shine a light on those issues the president is desperately trying to avoid. AND THEY WERE RIGHT.

Something that caused a lot of controversy was Sean Spicer’s appearance. If you’re not familiar with him, he is Donald Trump’s former press secretary and he delivered his famous line about the size of Trump’s crowd at his inauguration. I literally screamed when I saw him. My initial reaction was basically Anna Chlumsky’s:

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Some people said Stephen shouldn’t have shone a light on him. He lied and deceived the american people and now it feels like he is being rewarded and being made more “lovable” and cartoon-ish. They are probably right, but just from an entertainment point of view… it was golden.

Aside from this, I had the time of my life watching it, I think Stephen Colbert did an amazing job, especially his opening monologue. He was funny, provocative, unapologetic and… he’s just the best!

Have you seen the Emmys? Are you happy with the winners? Who did you think was snubbed?

 

Xxx

Georgia

US Presidential Election 2016

I wasn’t going to write about politics on this blog, but things are starting to get out of control.

With only 3 and a half months away from President Obama’s last day in the White House, the entire world is watching the US presidential election.

Thanks to talk shows like “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon”, “Late Night with Seth Meyer”, “Jimmy Kimmel Live”, “The Late Late show with James Corden” and “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah”, I have been following the election through the “funny side”.

Since (of course) I am not an american and I don’t live there, I don’t know what life is like overseas. But I am interested in the culture, the legislations and politics and I feel invested in this. This election isn’t just about America… It’s about all of us, the entire world.

The talk show hosts have been talking non-stop about Democrats and Republicans, Caucasus and all of that (I still get confused about all of this process.) and I got really into it. I have learnt a lot, but to be honest, I would have never got this invested if it hadn’t been for these shows.

It made it incredibly easy to understand and follow this last year of meetings, conferences and speeches.

As of now, I am watching the first presidential debate and there are a lot of things that are wrong. First of all, this debate thing is completely new to me. Here in Italy we don’t have it, but I think it’s great. You get to actually know the candidates, instead of watching endless hours of boring political talk show like we do here. In America they ask them about the facts and what they would actually do.

Anyway, this election has been one of the most horrible things I have seen on television (and yes it includes Game Of Thrones’ Red Wedding). Senators biting each other heads off, insulting their running mate, undermining everything and everyone…

Having no filters, no worries of sounding racists and the absurd idea of building a wall across the border between the USA and Mexico, Donald Trump has been the centre of every tv program.

As a woman, I found myself deeply offended by his remarks on Megyn Kelly and all the other women: let alone insulting people on national television just for the hell of it, but attacking us women for not looking like unrealistic plastic dolls is unacceptable. Making fun of Ms Kelly by saying, and I quote:

“You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her wherever.” was disgusting.

Although he tried to rectify it on Twitter by adding “nose” at the end of that sentence, his pathetic excuse didn’t count much. This is only one of the many insult he directed towards women, minority (and let’s face it) everyone else except him.

I am outraged about his statements… And I am ashamed as a human being… I know that there are horrible people in this world, but I didn’t think it was to this extend.

I am not qualified to judge his plans… oh no, wait… He doesn’t have any… Shit…

Well, I cannot judge his business. I don’t know the first thing about the economy, but personally I believe the facts are against him. I won’t talk about his bankruptcy because there is John Oliver linked below.

Also, he keeps mentioning “Law and Order”… Is he quoting the TV show? Doesn’t he know that it’s shit? Oh well… I’m obviously joking, but this “Law and Order” business is all about gun regulations and the NRA.

Why are americans so obsessed with guns? WHY? I am truly asking. I want to understand this.

It is the 21st century, people. WAKE UP. Let’s not go back to the Dark Times. It has come to deciding which one is the least worse. And it’s horrible. You shouldn’t decide your president based on which you dislike the least.

 



Here are a few pieces that I LOVE:

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Donald Trump (HBO)  

This is the most amazing thing I have seen on HBO after Game Of Thrones.



Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Border Wall (HBO)

What is with this f***ing wall!? Ever heard of the Berlin Wall? Do you remember what happened almost 20 years ago, Donald? COME ON.


The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

 

Yes, I am a bit obsessed with John Oliver. No big deal. I just love him and his show… And his humor. ❤

Also, Stephen Colbert is amazing. I didn’t really knew him before this show and frankly I didn’t really like him, but he has become one of my favourite hosts. ❤

I hope we can start an intelligent and calm discussion about his topic! I am genuinely interested in hearing your opinion!

Have a nice day!

 

Georgia    🙂