The Top Most Woke Feminist Moments From The Emmy's
A quick debriefing of awkward moments and big wins
What Amy Schumer Wore
Schumer was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, and Outstanding Variety Sketch Series, but when she hit up the red carpet E!’s Giuliana Rancic confronted her with everyone's least favorite question.
“Game Of Thrones” Made Emmy History
With taking home wins on Sunday night for Outstanding Writing, Outstanding Directing, and Outstanding Drama, Game of Thrones now has 38 Emmys. That's more than any primetime series in TV history. The record was previously held by NBC’s Frasier, which had tagged its name onto 37 Emmys by the end of its 11-season run. Saturday Night Live is now the only television series with the most wins: 44.
To which Schumer replied "tampons".
Matt LeBlanc Got Weird
After being asked if he watched Emilia Clarke on Game of Thrones, the former Friends star went and said this.
“Yeah, I saw the first season, and I kind of fell out of touch with it,” LeBlanc said. “I guess that’s when she started getting naked, so I need to catch up.”
Now everyone's calling him out for being an epic creep and they're all like
Best Quote Of The Night: "Topple The Patriarchy"
Program creator and writer of "Transparent," Jill Soloway took home a second Emmy lat night. This time for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series for "Transparent". She used her speech to thank Amazon for allowing her to be part of an important revolution. "I’ve always wanted to be part of a movement," she said. "This TV show allows me to take my dreams about unlikable Jewish people, queer folk, trans folk, and make them heroes. Thank you to the trans community for your lived lives." She then added: "We need to stop violence against trans women and topple the patriarchy." To which the internet was like, YAAAS JILL. 🙌
Kate McKinnon's Woke Speech
The Saturday Night Live actresses started her acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy series with "I'd like to thank the Academy—good sentence," and launched into a chockfull of tears during her touching speech. The actress thanked Ellen and Hillary Clinton. The First-time Emmy winner is the first SNL cast member since1978 when Gilda Radner won an Emmy in her category.
Leslie Jones Took On Her Hackers
Jones took a bit about the Ernst & Young accountants who are tasked with keeping Emmy winners on the DL and turned it into a sketch on privacy. You might have heard about the slew of racist internet trolls hacked Jones's private information, including nude photos and uploaded them to her website in August. Well last night, Jones proved she'd never let the haters take her down. During her sketch, the actress addressed the attack on the stage and told a group of Ernst & Young accountants, she wasn't going to be shamed about wanting to feel sexy.
These are the major winners of the 68th annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Additional winners are listed at emmys.com.
Drama Series: “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
Comedy Series: “Veep” (HBO)
Mini-Series or Movie: “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (FX)
TV Movie: “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (Masterpiece)” (PBS)
Variety Talk Series: “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” (HBO)
Variety Sketch Series: “Key & Peele” (Comedy Central)
Actor in a Comedy Series: Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent”
Actress in a Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
Actor in a Drama Series: Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot”
Actress in a Drama Series: Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black”
Actor in a Mini-Series or Movie: Courtney B. Vance, “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
Actress in a Mini-Series or Movie: Sarah Paulson, “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
Supporting Actor in a Drama: Ben Mendelsohn, “Bloodline”
Supporting Actress in a Drama: Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”
Supporting Actor in a Comedy: Louie Anderson, “Baskets”
Supporting Actress in a Comedy: Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live”
Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie: Sterling K. Brown, “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
Supporting Actress in a Mini-Series or Movie: Regina King, “American Crime”
*Reality Host: RuPaul Charles, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (Logo)
Reality Competition Program: “The Voice” (NBC)
Writing for a Comedy Series: Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang, “Master of None” (“Parents”)
Writing for a Drama Series: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, “Game of Thrones” (“Battle of the Bastards”)
Writing for a Mini-Series or Movie: D.V. DeVincentis, “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (“Marcia, Marcia, Marcia”)
Writing for a Variety Series: “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”
Writing for a Variety Special: Patton Oswalt, “Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping”
Directing for a Comedy Series: Jill Soloway, “Transparent” (“Man on the Land”)
Directing for a Drama Series: Miguel Sapochnik, “Game of Thrones” (“Battle of the Bastards”)
Directing for a Mini-Series or Movie: Susanne Bier, “The Night Manager”
Directing for a Variety Series: Ryan McFaul, “Inside Amy Schumer”
Directing for a Variety Special: Thomas Kail and Alex Rudzinski, “Grease: Live”
Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Hank Azaria, “Ray Donovan”
Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Margo Martindale, “The Americans”
Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Peter Scolari, “Girls”
Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, “Saturday Night Live”