The Emmy’s were last night and I must admit for a show I wasn’t even going to watch as I thought they’d just give everything to Thrones and Veep I’m a little surprised by how happy I was with the winners!!
And yes I’m a big old hypocrite because I’m most happy Benioff and Weiss didn’t win the writing Emmy. Yes I know I’m petty but I don’t think I’m the only one here and they won for other seasons including the infamous bad pussy line so come on! 🙂
I could have gone either way with the Best Actress. Comer, Emilia Clarke or Sandra Oh are all amazing. But Jodie simply had the better writing behind her. I thought her speech was wonderful and I’m so happy for her! And honestly her highly relatable monologue about the boredom of life being almost unbearable and then calmly shoving that woman in the path of a truck is still one of my favorite things all year.
Bill Hader made me cry in It Chapter 2 so give him all the awards! Seriously I’m only in season one of Barry and Fleabag and last nights awards were for season 2 so I can’t speak to that specifically but both shows and performances are really good.
I do kind of question whether either show is a comedy in the vein of something like Modern Family, The Good Place or the Big Bang Theory I mean don’t get me wrong they are very funny but to me both fall into more of a dramady area (comedy seems like such a broad genre here) can they really fairly compete with the others?
Dinklage and the Deserving
On the one hand I’m a huge fan of Lena Headey and she and Alfie Allen were wildly over-looked in previously seasons. I would have been happy with either one of them winning but it’s supposed to be judged on the submitted season and neither one of them had all that much to do in season 8.
Especially Headey much as I love her I’d put every one of the nominated Thrones actresses over her in terms of meaty material this season.
I like Peter Dinklage but if anyone deserved it this season (or should have had a chance) it was Nikolaj and honestly I think if Kit Harrington competes in Best Actor Dinklage certainly should have done the same.
I’m happy Chernobyl won its main category and poor Amy Adams can’t seem to catch a break. I do wonder if Sharp Objects wasn’t so long ago it got lost in some of the very impressive more recent entries.
So while I’m overall happy with the winners and even pleasantly surprised the Emmy Show itself, like usual, I could have done without 🙂 Next year Stranger Things season three is eligible along with Olivia Coleman and Helena Bonham Carter in The Crown- so it should be fun!