Monday, April 22, 2024

Emmy Upset as “Mare of Easttown” Beaten by “The Queen’s Gambit,” Other Big Winners “Ted Lasso” and “The Crown”

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An uneven and weird Emmy Awards ended with an upset. “Mare of Easttown” lost to “The Queen’s Gambit” for Best Mini Series, Limited Series or Anthology. The Emmys made this the last award thinking Kate Winslet and co., would jump up and win. They didn’t. It was a defeat also for HBO by Netflix, their upstart rival in TV awards.

Other big winners were “Ted Lasso” for Best Comedy, “The Crown” for Best Drama. Almost no Black nominees won any awards especially acting even though Blacks were the majority of presenters. Network TV also lost big time with NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” the only winner.

Even though the Emmys had no live audience and cut down their guests by hundreds, the people on the shoe did not wear masks. There were broadcasts from Hollywood, London, and New York. But the show had an eerie feeling to it.

The best speech was from Governors Award winner Debbie Allen. The worst one was from Scott Frank, from “The Queen’s Gambit,” who went too long.

Limited Series

WINNER: The Queen’s Gambit

Drama Series

WINNER: The Crown

Comedy Series

WINNER: Ted Lasso

Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)

WINNER: Hamilton

Outstanding Variety Special (Live)

WINNER: “Stephen Colbert’s Election Night 2020: Democracy’s Last Stand Building Back America Great Again Better 2020”

Lead Actor in a Drama Series

WINNER: Josh O’Connor (The Crown)

Lead Actress in a Drama Series

WINNER: Olivia Colman (The Crown)

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

WINNER: Ewan McGregor (Halston)

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

WINNER: Kate Winslet (Mare of Easttown)

Outstanding Writing For A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie

WINNER: I May Destroy You, Written by Michaela Coel

Outstanding Directing For A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie

WINNER: The Queen’s Gambit, Directed by Scott Frank

Competition Program

WINNER: RuPaul’s Drag Race

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

WINNER: Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso)

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

WINNER: Jean Smart (Hacks)

Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series

WINNER: Hacks, “There Is No Line (Pilot),” Directed by Lucia Aniello

Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series

WINNER: Hacks, “There Is No Line (Pilot),” Written by Lucia Aniello, Written by Paul W. Downs, Written by Jen Statsky

Variety Sketch Series

WINNER: Saturday Night Live

A Black Lady Sketch Show

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

WINNER: Tobias Menzies (The Crown)

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

WINNER: Gillian Anderson (The Crown)

Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series

WINNER: The Crown, “War,” Directed by Jessica Hobbs

Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series

WINNER: The Crown, “War,” Written by Peter Morgan

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

WINNER: Evan Peters (Mare Of Easttown)

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

WINNER: Evan Peters (Mare Of Easttown)

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

WINNER: Brett Goldstein (Ted Lasso)

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

WINNER: Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso)

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
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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