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Talent And Representation Won Big At The 2019 Emmys

The 2019 Emmys were a bit lackluster in design, without a host and accompanied by the weird theme of “The Masked Singer” the show was a little off. What was completely on were the awards given to the diverse talent we are finally starting to see in Hollywood. Billy Porter is the first openly gay black man to receive the award for Lead Actor in a Drama Series. Jharrel Jerome was not only the first afro-Latino to be awarded Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie but also the youngest. Amazon Prime’s Fleabag was one star of the show taking home the title of Outstanding Comedy Series. While Writer-Actress from the same show Phoebe Waller-Bridge was titled both Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and given the award for Writing for a Comedy Series. Just 20 years ago the 51st Emmy awards were bestowed upon a group that while worthy, were less than diverse. It’s beautiful to see groups that were unrecognized for so long finally start to have a place in the running to be commended for their talent. Actors who represent what the world actually looks like are telling new stories and bringing brilliant levels of ability to an industry that had become about as stale as, –well– old white bread.

And here is the rundown of all the “major” categories:

Outstanding Comedy Series: Fleabag, Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Writing for a Comedy Series: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Director for a Comedy Series: Harry Bradbeer

Outstanding Drama Series: Game of Thrones, Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:Peter Dinklage

Outstanding Limited Series: Chernobyl, Directing for a Limited Series: Johan Renck, Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Drama: Craig Mazin

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Bill Hader, Barry

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel

Directing for a Drama Series: Jason Bateman, Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Julia Garner, Ozark

Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Billy Porter, Pose

Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Jodie Comer, Killing Eve

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie: Jharrel Jerome, When They See Us

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie: Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie: Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie: Patricia Arquette, The Act

Outstanding Reality Competition Series: RuPaul’s Drag Race

Outstanding Variety Talk Series: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series: Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Television Movie: Bandersnatch

Writing for a Drama Series: Jesse Armstrong, Succession

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