I am so excited to see “Fleabag” (Amazon exclusive) win four Emmy’s (six total)! Phoebe Waller-Bridge took home two statues, Writing for a Comedy Series and Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. Harry Bradbeer won in the Directing for a Comedy Series category, and the show won Comedy Series. When I first began viewing this show, I wasn’t sure I’d like it. The shooting style is my least favorite, and I’m not a huge comedy fan. That being said, I was in love with the show from the start. I binged it because I wanted to know if he would be consistently as good as it was in the pilot episode. I ended up loving everything about the show!
For me, the shocker of the night was Jason Bateman winning Directing in a Drama Series and Julia Garner winning Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for “Ozark.” Julia Garner’s portrayal of Ruth was so well done that I didn’t even recognize her all fancied up. Julia beat out four of my Game of Thrones actress, and Jason beat out three Game of Thrones nominated directors. In all honesty, they were the right choice.
“When They See Us.” was my favorite limited series in 2019, so I was especially happy to see Jharrel Jerome win for Best Lead Actor in a Limited Series. I am not ashamed to admit I teared up when his name rang out. If you haven’t seen this show, you really should.
Once “Game of Thrones” finished its run, I tuned in to HBO’s “Chernobyl,” which took home four (10 total) statues for Writing, Directing, Lead Actor in a Limited Series, and Outstanding Limited Series.
After loving “Game of Thrones” for seven of its eight seasons, I was left with mixed feelings as were most fans of the show. I would have loved to see all the actors/actresses nominated to win, but I think the academy got it right. Peter Dinklage is my favorite actor in the series, so I was happy to see him win his fourth Emmy for Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. I was also thrilled to see the show win for Outstanding Drama Series. The show won a total of 12 awards, not a bad haul given the fan perception of the nominated season.
The sweetest moment of the night was when Sandra Oh hugged Jodie Comer and told her it was alright that she took home the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for “Killing Eve.” I have been a big fan of Sandra Oh since “Sideways” and was really hoping she’d win. I guess I need to be as gracious as she was.
So there are my favorites of the night. I hope yours were big winners too.