Here’s What Went Down at Last Night’s Emmys, Where Funny Ladies Made History And Game of Thrones Won Nothing
Not all that glitters is gold
Ah, the Emmys. It can be a weird thing for fans of genre TV, since sci-fi/fantasy shows rarely get nominated, and when they do, they rarely win. Case in point: Game of Thrones, which was nominated for four awards at last night’s ceremony and didn’t win any of them. But still. When it comes to women working behind the scenes, something really cool happened. See what that is, and check out the rest of the winners, behind the jump.
For the first time in Emmy history women took home the gold for both comedy writing and directing. Writing went to Tina Fey and Tracy Wigfield for the 30 Rock finale, and Gail Mancuso was named Best Director for an episode of Modern Family, becoming only the second woman to win in that category. Gasp! Are you telling me ladies can be funny?! This was actually a banner year for female TV directors in general, as a grand total of seven of them were nominated among the four directing categories. In addition, Abi Morgan upset the competition to win for Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special for her work on the BBC’s excellent (now cancelled) The Hour.
The complete list of winners is below. As you can see, Game of Thrones‘ Peter Dinklage and Emilia Clarke went home empty-handed, though their show did win for Best Makeup and Special Effects at the Creative Emmys held earlier this month. What do you think of the winners? Personally, not a lot of the nominees (full list here) are from things I actually watch, so I could take or leave most of what won. If you’d nominated Hannibal for anything it might’ve been a different story, Emmys.
Outstanding Comedy Series: Modern Family
Outstanding Drama Series: Breaking Bad
Outstanding Miniseries or Made for TV Movie: Behind the Candelabra
Outstanding Lead Actor, Comedy: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Outstanding Lead Actor, Drama: Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Outstanding Lead Actor, Miniseries or Movoie: Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra
Outstanding Lead Actress, Comedy: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Outstanding Lead Actress, Drama: Claire Danes, Homeland
Outstanding Lead Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Laura Linney, The Big C
Outstanding Supporting Actor, Comedy: Tony Hale, Veep
Outstanding Supporting Actor, Drama: Bobby Cannavale, Boardwalk Empire
Outstanding Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: James Cromwell, American Horror Story
Outstanding Supporting Actress, Comedy: Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie
Outstanding Supporting Actress, Drama: Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Outstanding Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Ellen Burstyn, Political Animals
Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series: The Colbert Report
Outstanding Reality Competition Program: The Voice
Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn, Project Runway
Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series: Gail Mancuso, Modern Family
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series: David Fincher, House of Cards
Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special: Steven Soderbergh, Behind the Candelabra
Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series: Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: Tina Fey, Tracey Wigfield, 30 Rock
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Henry Bromell, Homeland
Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: The Colbert Report
Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special: Abi Morgan, The Hour
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