EMMYS 2017: Heaven Is a Place on Earth As “San Junipero” Takes Home the Best Everything

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We were thinking it might be a long-shot, but once Charlie Brooker took home the Outstanding Writing for a TV Movie or Limited Series Emmy tonight, it started to seem a little more possible. And then it happened! “San Junipero” won the Emmy for Outstanding TV Movie!

“San Junipero” is a unique episode of Netflix’s Black Mirror in that, rather than taking a depressing look at our relationship to technology in the digital age, it provides a story of love, along with a happy ending! Granted, that “happy ending” is still a bit sci-fi weird, but it’s happy nonetheless. That happy ending is all the more important when you consider that the love story in question is one between two women.

These two wins prove that the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is totally ready to not only give women’s stories more attention, but also the stories of the LGBTQIA community. Here’s hoping that we get to see many, many more!

Congratulations, Mr. Brooker, and the whole Black Mirror crew!

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