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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Kate McKinnon
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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 – Comedy (Writing, Directing, Guest Actor and Guest Actress)

And now comedy! Probably my favourite genre!

But first, in case you missed it, go check out my first installment in this 70th Emmy Awards series! It’s Limited Series, Variety and Reality

Let’s go!



Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series

  • Altanta “Alligator Man”, written by Donald Glover
  • Atlanta “Barbershop”, written by Stefani Robinson
  • Barry “Chapter One: Make Your Mark”, written by Alec Berg and Bill Hader
  • Barry “Chapter Seven: Loud, Fast and Keep Going”, written by Liz Sarnoff
  • Silicon Valley “Fifty-One Percent”, written by Alec Berg
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel “Pilot”, written by Amy Sherman-Palladino

This is really hard. These shows are all amazing. “Barbershop” is so well-written and it holds the tention until the last seconds, both episodes of Barry are devastatingly scary and yet hilarous;

and Amy Sherman-Palladino! COME ON!

Alec Berg is nominated for two different shows! That definitely says something! I might have to go for Barry. It’s such a new and innovative show and it deserves recognition!

2017 Winner: Master of None “Thanksgiving”, written by Lena Waithe

My Winner: Barry “Chapter One: Make Your Mark”, written by Alec Berg and Bill Hader



Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series

  • Altanta “FUBU”, directed by Donald Glover
  • Atlanta “Teddy Perkins”, directed by Hiro Murai
  • Barry “Chapter One: Make Your Mark”, directed by Bill Hader
  • Glow “Pilot”, directed by Jesse Peretz
  • Silicon Valley “Initial Coin Offering”, directed by Mike Judge
  • The Big Bang Theory “The Bow Tie Asymmetry”, directed by Mark Cendrowski
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel “Pilot”, directed by Amy Sherman-Palladino

Sorry Bill, I love you and you were amazing as director but…

Teddy Perkins directed by Hiro Murai.

2017 Winner: Atlanta “B.A.N.”, directed by Donald Glover

My Winner: Atlanta “Teddy Perkins”, directed by Hiro Murai



Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series

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I can’t decide between Tina Fey and Maya Rudolph.

Wanda Sykes, Tiffany Haddish, Jane Lynch and Molly Shannon were great in their roles but they didn’t leave me with an Emmy worthy impression.

Tina was phenomenal as always but Maya’s role as the judge in “The Good Place” was unforgettable.

Sorry Tina, I love you. Like, a lot…

2017 Winner: Melissa McCarthy, SNL

My Winner: Maya Rudolph, The Good Place



Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series

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I’m sorry Donald, I’m sorry Bill, I’m sorry Lin-Manuel but…

STERLING K BROWN “BROOKLYN NINE-NINE” FOREVER BITCHES!!!

2017 Winner: Dave Chappelle, SNL

My Winner: Sterling K Brown “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”



Aaaaand it’s done!

Next up: Writing, Directing, Guest Actor and Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Follow me on Twitter! From September 10th, you’ll be able to vote in the polls and let me know who YOU think should win!

xxx

Georgia

 

SNL – Season 43 – Best Of

On Saturday May 19th, the last episode of Saturday Night Live’s 43rd season aired!

Hosted by Tina Fey and with musical guest Nicki Minhaj, the satirical and hilarius hour-long comedy went on hiatus for the summer.

Given how things are going, the Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller might subpoena the entire Trump administration and the show would still be off the air. Not to mention the Pee-Tape…(LOL)

But enought with politics! I wanted to share my favourite sketches, monolgues and cold opens of the season!

Enjoy!

Episode 1 – Host: Ryan Gosling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 3 – Host: Kumail Nanjiani

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 4 – Host: Larry David

Episode 7 – Host: Saoirse Ronan

Episode 13 – Host: Natalie Portman

Episode 15 – Host: Sterling K Brown

Episode 16 – Host: Bill Hader

Episode 18 – Host: John Mulaney

Episode 19 – Host: Donald Glover

Episode 20 – Host: Amy Schumer

Episode 21 – Host: Tina Fey

 




It’s been a great season, I love the cast and there have been a lot of great hosts. Just to name my favourite people: Bill Hader, John Mulaney, Tina Fey, Kumail Nanjiani, Sterling K Brown, Donald Glover… A bunch talented people.

I can’t wait for september to come, so it will start again. In the meantime, I’ll be here, rewatching the entire season.

What is your favourite sketch? Is there someone you wish could host in season 44?

Tweet at me at @georgiasblog1 or send me an email!

xxx

Georgia

January / February Reading Wrap-up 2018

So far in these first two months of the year I’ve read 10 books. Some of them were university related, one was really bad, three where about feminism, one about politics,  one contemporary literature and a re-read!!!!

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The first book of the year was hell. I believe there is a circle of Dante Inferno where they make the souls read this book as punishment.

It’s Miracle on 5th Street by Sarah Morgan.

You can read my full review here. I won’t be spending any more of my time talking about this shit.



Then I finished my university books: “John Donne’s Poetry”, “Shakespeare and the idea of the play” and Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “Henry IV Part 1”

I can’t say I’ve enjoyed all of them. I was too worried for the exam!

One that really got to me, was Midsummer Night’s Dream. I absolutely loved it. After reading the tragedies and the historical plays, it was nice to have a break and read this fun and light comedy.
I recommend also watching the 2014 play that was adapted because the set design was AMAZING.

“The play within the play” concept was very interesting because it gave us an insight on how the actors prepared for the performance and how it was staged for an audience.

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4914761The next book I read was a feminist essay by Jessica Valenti, “The Purity Myth“.

I am sooooo into feminism literature and feminism in general and I really really liked this.

This book was filled with new information and I realised I knew very little about virginity, sex, the relationship between women and sex, abortion, pro-life / pro-choice reproductive rights and more.

Why men want to control women’s bodies, either through the government or religion, is beyond me.
Some of the stories mentioned are appalling. Speaking as someone who has never been taught a sex ed class, I have become aware of how important it is.
Being educated with TRUE and MEDICALLY correct facts is essential.

What I like about this book is that the author gives a sort of solution at the end. She encouraged people to speak their minds and to do something to combat the sexualisation of young women in our culture, the misogyny women have to face every day and the shame we have to endure because we decided to have sex and not wait until marriage. Or because we have had multiple sexual partners in our life.

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36595101The next book was “Fire And Fury” by Michael Wolff

At first, when news about the book and its contents surfaced, I was super excited. The more I knew about the book, the more I was convinced it was all stories based on a few truths.

and it’s exactly what it is. Gossip.

Bear in mind, I am no fond of this administration or Trump himself, but this was mostly a pointless read without verified sources.

Some of the rumours were just entertaining and easy to be made fun of.

To be fair, th entire presidency is just a joke.

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343196Then I decided to read Kate Chopin’s “The Awakening”.

Published in 1899, this book talks about female infidelity in the upper class’ day-to-day life. The short novel in centred around this woman and her efforts to break free of gender roles, her honest feelings about her family and her not-so-happy marriage with her husband.

I liked it. Some parts more than others. I liked her independent spirit and her decision not to follow what was socially acceptable, but to go after what she really wanted.

Overall, I gave it 3.5 stars.

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18813642After the “The Awakening”, I was in the mood of more feminism literature, so I read Roxane Gay’s “Bad Feminist”.

I like it! It’s a collection of essays about Gay’s thoughts on feminism, what it mean to be a feminist and her life.

Some of them were about films or people I knew nothing about so it was difficult to follow.
Nonetheless, I appreciated her point of view and I feel like I’ve learnt a lot more about being a feminist and mostly, being a “bad feminist”.
I’ve learnt about the different sides of feminism, how extremely complicated it is to both understand it and be an advocate for it.

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Maybe In Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid

When I first started reading this I thought it was going to be a stupid chick-lit, but it quickly changed into a nice story.

It all revolved around the concept: “What would me life be like, had this event not happened?”

It alternates one chapter in one timeline and the next one in the other timeline. I thought it was interesting how a person can change depending on the experiences she makes.

Hannah moves back to her hometown of Los Angeles after moving to a lot of different cities and having pointless jobs. She meets with her friend Gabby, they go to a bar to celebrate and she finds her high school ex boyfriend and she makes a choice: go home with him or get back to Gabby’s house.

And from this point on, the story divides itself into two different storylines.

I gave it 4/5 stars. ⭐⭐⭐⭐



15789872And last but not least, I read Tina Fey’s biography “Bossypants“.

I ordered it on Amazon for about 5€. I recently watched “30 ROCK” and I fell in love with Tina all over again.

I liked it even more this second time. I knew more about her, about the show, about her SNL life and more.

Tina is hilarious, funny, unapologetic and cool. I absolutely recommend it, especially if you are a Tina Fey fan.

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Here we are! Done!

Wow this took a long time to write!

Hope you enjoyed it.

Let me know if you have any recommendations for me or if you have read any of these books.

xxx

Georgia