- There was additionally a mini F.R.I.E.N.D.S reunion
- Stars paid tribute to late Supreme Courtroom Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
- Jimmy Kimmel hosted the occasion
Emmy Awards had a little bit of the whole lot, from tributes to late Supreme Courtroom justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, to historical past made by the younger actress Zendaya, to large wins for HBO. Listed below are 5 key takeaways from the occasion, which honors one of the best in tv:
Stars honor RBG
Host Jimmy Kimmel and several other stars paid tribute to the late Supreme Courtroom Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday after an extended battle with most cancers at age 87. “On Friday, we misplaced a terrific American,” Jimmy Kimmel stated. “Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a compassionate and tireless champion of equality and justice. She stated her legacy was to make her life a little bit higher for individuals much less lucky than she.”
Regina King, who took dwelling the award for finest actress in a restricted sequence for her position in HBO’s Watchmen, honored Ginsburg in her acceptance speech, saying “Relaxation in energy, RBG.” Uzo Aduba, who bought a supporting actress Emmy for FX restricted sequence “Mrs America,” for her half described the feminist icon’s loss of life as “completely devastating.”
Zendaya makes historical past
At 24, Zendaya turned the youngest winner within the lead actress in a drama sequence class for her searing breakthrough activate Euphoria. The actress received for her gritty portrayal of teenage drug addict Rue in HBO’s bleak drama that follows a bunch of highschool college students as they navigate medicine, intercourse, love, identification and trauma. “I recognize you a lot, you are my household,” stated Zendaya, addressing Sam Levinson, creator of the controversial present, who primarily based the sequence on his personal battle with dependancy. “I am so grateful for Rue. I am so grateful that you simply trusted me together with your story.”,/p>
HBO prospers with out ‘Thrones’
HBO is used to successful the annual Emmys battle-of-the-networks, regardless of current fierce competitors from streaming upstart Netflix. But when executives have been fearful about their first 12 months with out Recreation Of Thrones, a behemoth that amassed a document 59 Emmys, it did not present. Sunday proved that there’s life past the dragons of Westeros for HBO, with Succession and Watchmen scoring large wins throughout the drama and restricted sequence classes, plus Euphoria delivering a shock bonus victory for younger starlet Zendaya. HBO ends this tv 12 months with a whopping 30 statuettes. Netflix needed to accept 21 complete, together with simply two handed out throughout the primary broadcast – appearing and director wins for dramas Ozark and Unorthodox.
HBO’s personal streaming service was meant to launch this summer season with a much-hyped F.R.I.E.N.D.S reunion, which might have drawn new subscribers to the platform. However the deliberate, unscripted present that includes the six stars of the favored 1990s sitcom has been delayed indefinitely, with Los Angeles below powerful coronavirus-related restrictions. The present’s three feminine leads – Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow – dialed in from Jennifer Aniston’s “dwelling” to the obvious shock of Emmys host Jimmy Kimmel. “After all I’m (right here). We reside collectively,” joked Courteney Cox. “Yeah, we have been roommates since 1994,” Aniston chimed in. “The place else would I reside?” added Lisa Kudrow.
Digital Emmys zoom onward
Anybody who has suffered limitless, technically-challenged Zoom calls throughout lockdown could have questioned the knowledge of internet hosting a prestigious awards ceremony whereas counting on dozens of distant video calls. Itemizing 2020’s many miseries in his opening monologue, host Kimmel inserted “Zoom faculty” alongside “division, injustice, illness… catastrophe and loss of life.” However the web connections ran easily all through, stunning and even disappointing these predicting a high-tech automobile crash on the night time. “All the things went off flawlessly from a technical perspective,” Deadline stated in its evaluation of the night time, which it nonetheless dubbed a “sadly stilted ceremony.” “To all of the winners tonight and all of the nominees, I am going to see you guys on the unhappy Zoom after-party,” Jimmy Kimmel signed off.
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