23 September 2019 - Emmys 2019: Fleabag and Game of Thrones win big
Emmy Winners: The Full List of 2019 Awards
Sara Aridi (The New York Times, 22/09/2019)
“Game of Thrones” won best drama for the fourth time at the Emmy Awards on Sunday night, ending its eight-season run on a high note. “Fleabag” took home four awards, including best comedy.
An Emmy Night Full of Surprises Matches TV’s Energy in the Streaming Era
Daniel D'Addario (Variety, 22/09/2019)
The 2019 Emmy telecast effectively began with a speech by a star from the recent past: Bryan Cranston, who recalled watching the moon landing on television, noting that the most famous televised event in history made him feel he could “go anywhere — even Albuquerque.”
The reference to the setting of “Breaking Bad,” the past Emmy champ that wrapped in 2013, felt practically as distant as the one to Neil Armstrong. That show, which built in momentum through its five-season run to become a major zeitgeist and popular hit, would have felt odd and out-of-place at this year’s show. And the 2019 Emmys — at least as regards its winners — was better for it.
‘Pose’ star Billy Porter lands historic first with Emmy win
Yvonne Villarreal (Los Angeles Times, 22/09/2019)
Billy Porter, who plays the flamboyant ballroom emcee Pray Tell in FX’s “Pose,” made Emmy history Sunday night by becoming the first openly gay black man to win the lead actor in a drama category.
A newbie to the Emmy scene, the Tony- and Grammy-winning actor headed into the evening already making history with his nomination, but the win added to his golden night. (While the television academy doesn’t track such information, a review of previous nominees and winners supports the distinction.)
Alex Borstein calls on women to 'step out of line' in moving Emmy speech
Whitney Friedlander (CNN, 23/09/2019)
Much like the character she plays on Amazon's "Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," Alex Borstein's second consecutive Emmy Awards acceptance speech for supporting actress in a comedy was funny with an undercurrent of seriousness.
The actress, who plays the determined and opinionated manager Susie Myerson on the period drama, began her speech by referencing her win for the role last year -- one she accepted bra-less. She joked that this time, she'd skipped her underwear and issued a warning to the cleaning crew that she's quite sweaty.