Thursday, April 25, 2024

Emmy Awards: Elisabeth Moss, Sterling K. Brown, “Veep,” Julia Louis-Dreyfus Sets a Record, Nicole Kidman, Riz Ahmed, Donald Glover, John Oliver, “Big Little Lies, “SNL,” John Lithgow, Kate McKinnon, Laura Dern


An excellent show. Stephen Colbert didn’t go too far with the anti-Trump stuff, no one did. But the vibe was right– a celebration of how TV has matured quickly. The quality of the nominees and winners was very high, and the audience could certainly relate to them. Let’s hope the ratings were good!

Outstanding Drama Series– “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Lead Actress, Drama Series– Elisabeth Moss, “Handmaid’s Tale”

Lead Actor, Drama Series– Sterling K. Brown, “This is Us” NBC– he’s going to be a movie star– and he cites Andre Braugher– so classy!

Best Limited Series– “Big Little Lies” HBO

Outstanding Comedy Series– “Veep” HBO

Lead Actress, Comedy– Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep” — breaks a record HBO

Lead Actor, Comedy– Donald Glover, “Atlanta”

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama– John Lithgow, “The Crown” (Netflix)

Best Actor in a Limited Series– Riz Ahmed, “The Night Of”

Best Actress in a Limited Series– Nicole Kidman, “Big Little Lies”

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy– Kate McKinnon “SNL” She thanked Hillary Clinton for “her grace and grit.” Classy.

Best Supporting Actress in Limited Series or Movie– Laura Dern, “Big Little Lies”

Best Directing– Comedy– Donald Glover*, “Atlanta”   *first black person to win for directing a comedy

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series– “Saturday Night Live”

Outstanding Writing, Drama Series–  Bruce Miller, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy– Alec Baldwin, “SNL” meaning “SNL” has won everything it was nominated for.

Directing, Drama– Jean Marc Vallee, “Big Little Lies”

Best Supporting Actor, Drama, Limited Series– Alexander Skarsgard, “Big Little Lies”

Writing for Variety Series– “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”

Supporting Actress, Drama Series– Ann Dowd, “Handmaid’s Tale”  and she really deserves it. Good for her!

Writing, Comedy Series– Aziz Ansari, Lena Waithe*, “Master of None” *first black woman ever to win an Emmy for writing.

Least Annoying Reality Show — “The Voice”

Directing, Drama Series– Reed Morano, “Handmaid’s Tale”

Writing for Limited Series or Movie– Charlie Brooker, “Black Mirror”

Directing for Variety Series– “SNL” Don Roy King

Outstanding Variety-Talk Series— John Oliver “Last Week Tonight”



keep refreshing…

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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