The 2019 Emmy Awards are in the books, and there was something for everyone to like despite the hyper competitive categories this years.
Here are five take aways from the announced winners.
“Game of Thrones” gets its Emmy send-off: This wasn’t GOT’s best season, but the decision makers didn’t care, awarding the HBO series with Best Drama. Peter Dinklage also picked up more hardware in the supporting drama actor column.
The Oddsmakers get a lot right: A lot of predictions came through. “Fleabag” won best comedy along with Phoebe Waller Bridge wining for Best Lead Comedy Actress for that program. Billy Porter (Pose) and Bill Hader (Barry) took home trophies as expected and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” took both supporting comedy acting categories with Alex Borstein and Tony Shalhoub being named winners.
The other side of the dynamic “Killing Eve” duo wins: It was Jodie Comer and not Sandra Oh that won Best Dramatic Lead Actress. You couldn’t be mad at either winning the category but after Oh took home the Golden Globe, it was great seeing the other half of this great duo being recognized as well.
Hooray for Ozark!: If you read my preview (story HERE), you know I think Ozark is underappreciated. That wasn’t the case tonight with Julia Garner winning Best Supporting Actress for a Drama and Jason Bateman taking home a directing award for the Netflix series. Very happy to see it.
“Chernobyl” and “When they See Us” get much deserved credit: We were forced to choose between these two excellent programs time and time again throughout the evening. Luckily, both were able to pull out big victories. “Chernobyl” won best mini series and Jharrel Jerome won for his exceptional performance in “When They See Us”.