Wednesday, 20 February, 2019

Rachel Brosnahan, Alex Borstein, John Mulaney among the Chicago-area Emmy winners

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Stacy Diaz | 18 September, 2018, 22:16

African Americans had actually swept guest acting categories at the earlier Creative Arts Emmys, but by the time Regina King and Thandie Newton were recognized, presenter James Corden felt inspired to joke about an #EmmysSoWhite hashtag. The blood and power related saga has won 47 awards overall.

Highlights include "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel's" win in the best comedy category, "Game of Thrones" reclaiming the best drama award and director Glenn Weiss' on-stage marriage proposal while accepting the Emmy for his work at the Oscars. "Mrs. Maisel" also won a total of seven other awards, including best actress for Rachel Brosnahan.

There were many hits and misses when it cames to dresses, however the couples pretty much complimented one another at the Emmy's.

The focus on diversity became ironic as the night wore on, with one white person after another delivering acceptance speeches. "You guys have been nothing but supportive from the very beginning".

And finally, the award for "And the Card Attached Would Say, "Thank You for Being Betty White" goes to this 96-year-old national treasure.

And "Saturday Night Live" won the award for best variety sketch series. Along with Criss' success, The Assassination of Gianni Versace was awarded Outstanding Limited Series, and Murphy himself took home the prize for Outstanding Directing.

Chicago native Joe Weisberg - the son of the late Lois Weisberg, Chicago's longtime commissioner of cultural affairs - and Joel Fields won the drama series writing award for FX's "The Americans".

HBO's "Game of Thrones," Amazon's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" and FX's "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story" were the night's big winners.

And four decades after rising to fame as "the Fonz" on "Happy Days", Henry Winkler nabbed his first Emmy, a supporting actor award for "Barry".

Claire Foy for The Crown wins the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama series.

Sandra Oh made history as the first woman of Asian descent to be nominated for lead actress in a drama series this year and joked during the opening skit that it was "an honor just to be Asian".

Daniel Palladino, co-executive producer of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel alongside Amy Sherman-Palladino, accepted the award for the show as a whole. "It's because I want to call you my 'wife.'" She - thankfully - said yes!

Well, the 70th annual Primetime Emmys limped over the finish line last night, full of a few delightful surprises, a few glaring disappointments-looking at you, Sandy Oh-and of course gowns. Keenan picks up, saying into the receive, "We did not solve it?".