So the Emmys 2019 happened and it was a night of glitz, glamour and moving speeches from the winners. It was a night for honoring the best in television entertainment. In addition to that, the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony was one for the history books. Here are some of the highlights and moments that made history.
Despite its very underwhelming last season, the Game of Thrones cast was honored with a standing ovation at the 2019 Emmys. The show won an award for Best Drama Series and got 12 awards in total.This was less than what the show had won in previous Emmys and was an indication of what people still felt about Game of Thrones. Peter Dinklage won the Best Supporting Actor in a Drama for his role as Tyrion Lannister. This makes it his fourth win in the same category, which has set a new Emmys record.
Billy Porter got his first Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.The Pose star made history at the 2019 Emmys by being the first openly gay person of color to win in this category. Coupled with his other awards in the course of his career, all he needs to do now is win an Oscar and achieve EGOT status (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony awards).
This fairly new Amazon show caused quite a stir at the 2019 Emmys. Show creator and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge won in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series category. She also won an Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series, making her the second person in history to dominate both categories in the same year.
When They See Us was an emotional story based on true events that captured the world’s attention from the start. One of the stars of the show, Jharrel Jerome won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie. Hee made history as the first Afro-Latino to win in an acting category. What’s more, the 21-year old became the second-youngest person to win in that category.
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