Sixty-Seventh Emmy® Awards 

By Amy Lukac

 

Award shows are glamorous. They include beautiful, talented humans, a long red carpet and quite a few shiny trophies.

This past Sunday, FOX hosted the Sixty-Seventh Emmy® Awards at 8 p.m.

The Red Carpet pre-show glistened from the sun hitting the stars’ expensive jewelry, dresses and… skin?

The sun made it clear to everyone that it was the hottest star there. Mario Lopez tweeted, “Made it to the red carpet. Dying… #1000DegreesAndInATuxedo.” After 40 minutes, he tweeted, “Officially the hottest red carpet. Shirt change #2 coming up.”

He then posted a picture of himself in an extremely wet, white button up.

Olivia Culpo tweeted, “OMG it is SO HOT out here. Literally just almost passed out,” followed by several fire emojis.

These were just two of many celebrities that complained about the heat via twitter on the Red Carpet.

When the stars made their way into the air-conditioned Microsoft Theater, it was almost time for the show to go live.

At 8 p.m. the orchestra began to play, and “Saturday Night Live,” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star Andy Samberg walked onto the stage.

After he introduced himself and welcomed everyone, he said, “Justin Timberlake is not coming.” The audience laughed as they pictured the famous “SNL” skits with Samberg and Timberlake.

“Another change this year, if your speech goes too long, tonight instead of being played off by the orchestra, you’re gonna’ have to deal with the mean nun from ‘Game of Thrones,’” Samberg joked as Jane Lynch walked onto the stage wearing a nun’s costume yelling, “Shame! Shame! Shame!”

Samberg’s monologue did not disappoint, and had the audience practically snorting with laughter. He threw shade at Bill Cosby, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, and Paula Dean, and innocently poked fun at others in the crowd.

After his speech, he introduced both Amy Poehler and Amy Schumer to present the first award of the night. After they exchanged funny comments, they announced the nominees for supporting actress in a comedy series.

Allison Janney from “Mom” took home the first Emmy of the night.

The rest of the Emmy awards were given away by a large assortment of stars.

The show that took home the Emmy for the Drama Series category was “Game Of Thrones.”

The Comedy Series award now belongs to “Veep.”

John Hamm took home the Emmy for “Mad Men,” Viola Davis from “How to Get Away With Murder,” accepted the award for Drama Actress, Jeffrey Tambor walked away with a new shiny trophy for Comedy Actor for his work in “Transparent” and the award for Comedy Actress was given to Julia Louis-Dreyfus for “Veep.”

Not only do the lead actors and actresses get to take home new golden toys, but the supporting actors do as well.

The award for Supporting Actor in a Drama Series was given to Peter Dinklage from “Game Of Thrones,” Uzo Aduba from “Orange is the New Black” took the Emmy for Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Tony Hale of “Veep” had been awarded the Emmy for Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, and the award for Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series was handed to Allison Janney from “Mom.”

Reg E. Cathey of “House of Cards,” took home the Emmy for Guest Actor in a Drama Series, and Margo Martindale of “The Americans,” won the Emmy for Guest Actress in a Drama Series.

The Writing for a Drama Series award went to David Benioff, and D.B. Weiss of “Game Of Thrones,” and David Nutter of “Game Of Thrones” won the Directing a Drama Series award.

Bradley Whitford from “Transparent” took home the Emmy for Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, the Guest Actress in a Comedy Series went to Joan Cusack from “Shameless,” the winner of the Writing for a Comedy Series went to Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci and Tony Roceh of “Veep,” and Jill Soloway won for Directing a Comedy Series for “Transparent.”

The Reality Competition Emmy was awarded to “The Voice,” and Jane Lynch won for Reality Host of “Hollywood Game Night.”

The Structured Reality Program award went to “Shark Tank,” and the Unstructured Reality Program award was given to the “Deadliest Catch.”

“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” won the Variety Talk Series award, “Inside Amy Schumer” won the award for Variety Sketch Series, the Writing for a Variety Special Emmy went to Louie C.K., and Chuck O’Neil from “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” took home the Variety Series Directing Emmy.

Writing, Variety went to “Inside Amy Schumer.”

“Saturday Night Live Fortieth Anniversary Special” won Variety Special, and Don Roy King won for Directing the winning Variety Special.

It’s seems as though “Olive Kitteridge” stole the show. The series won the Emmy for Limited Series, Actor (Richard Jenkins), Actress (Frances McDormand), Supporting Actor (Billy Murray), Directing (Lisa Cholodenko), and Writing (Jane Anderson).

The winner for bBest Television Movie went to “Bessie,” Supporting Actress for a Miniseries or Movie went to Regina King for “America Crime,” and the Emmy for Best Documentary went to “The Jinx: The Life And Deaths of Robert Durst.”

Finally, the last two awards were for Outstanding Animated Program, which went to “Over the Garden Wall,” and the Outstanding Short-Format Animated Program award, which was given to “Adventure Time.”

Viola Davis made history as the first African American to win lead actress in a drama.

According to LA Times, combined with Uzo Aduba and Regina King’s wins earlier in the evening, the three victories for African American actresses tied a record set in 1991 for most acting Emmys awarded to black women in a single year.

The most popular response on Twitter and other social media sites was: “Wait, what is ‘Olive Kitteridge?’”

Clearly it is a show to watch, given the amount of awards the show and cast took home.

After a night full of corny jokes, laughter, an Andy Samberg skit, and a plethora of awards, the Sixty-Seventh Emmy Awards seemed to have ended well.

 

Email Amy at:

alukac@live.esu.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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