Ni: Ruel J. Mendoza
GINANAP na ang 70th Emmy Awards sa Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.
Ang mga host ay ang Saturday Night Live comedians na sina Colin Jost at Michael Che.
Star-studded ang naturang event na tinatawag na “television’s biggest night”.
Kabilang sa mga highlights ng Emmy ay ang nabigyan ng standing ovation ang 8-time Emmy winner na si Betty White. At 96 years old ay aktibo pa sa paglabas sa TV at pelikula ang veteran actress.
After 42 years, nagwagi ng kanyang first Emmy award si Henry Winkler. Nakilala si Winkler bilang The Fonz sa ‘70s series na Happy Days. Huling na-nominate si Winkler for an Emmy was in 1979.
Nagkaroon naman live na wedding proposal sa entablado ng Emmy. Nag-propose ang TV director na si Glenn Weiss sa kanyang longtime girlfriend pagkatapos niyang tanggapin ang award niya for Outstanding Director of a Variety Special for the 2018 Academy Awards.
Nasa audience naman ang author ng Game of Thrones na si George R.R. Martin at umakyat ito sa stage with the whole cast noong manalo ang show as Outstanding Drama Series.
This year ay ang pagiging diverse ng Emmy Awards ang naging theme. Actors of different ethnicity ay nakakuha ng nomination at nanalo sa iba’t ibang categories.
For the first time ay isang may dugong Pinoy ang nanalo ng Emmy Award. Ito ay ang Fil-American na si Darren Criss na nanalo as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series for The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story kunsaan ginagampanan niya ang Fil-Am serial killer na si Andrew Cunanan.
Unang nakilala si Darren sa hit musical TV series na Glee.
First Asian actress naman si Sandra Oh na ma-nominate sa Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Killing Eve. Kilala si Sandra sa paglabas niya sa series na Grey’s Anatomy.
- Heto ang iba pang winners:
- Game of Thrones (Outstanding Drama Series)
- Matthew Rhys (Outstanding actor in a drama series: The Americans)
- Claire Foy (Outstanding actress in a drama series: The Crown)
- Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Outstanding comedy series)
- Bill Hader (Outstanding actor in a comedy series: Barry)
- Rachel Brosnahan (Outstanding actress in a comedy series: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
- Henry Winkler (Outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series: Barry)
- Alex Borstein (Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
- Tiffany Haddish (Outstanding guest actress in a comedy series: Saturday Night Live)
- Katt Williams (Outstanding guest actor in a comedy series: Atlanta)
- The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (Outstanding limited series)
- Regina King (Outstanding actress in a limited series: Seven Seconds)
- Darren Criss (Outstanding actor in a limited series: The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story)
- Merritt Wever (Outstanding supporting actress in a limited series: Godbless)
- Jeff Daniels (Outstanding suppporting actor in a limited series: Godbless)
- Ron Cephas Jones (Outstanding guest actor in a drama series: This Is Us)
- Samira Wiley (Outstanding guest actress in a drama series: The Handmaid’s Tale)
- Thandie Newton (Outstanding supporting actress in a drama series: Westworld)
- Peter Dinklage (Outstanding supporting actor in a drama series: Game of Thrones)
- RuPaul’s Drag Race (Outstanding reality competition program)
- Saturday Night Live (Outstanding variety/sketch series)