The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards aired on Sunday night, September 22, 2019 at the Microsoft Theatre, Los Angeles. As expected, the most popular series of the century, “Game of Thrones” bagged the Best Drama Series award. Though nominated for 32 awards this year, “Game of Thrones” only won two awards. Its second award went to Peter Dinklage. He won the award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Tyrion Lannister. The audience honored the cast with a standing ovation.
Milo Ventimiglia and Kit Harrington were either poised to win the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama series. But the award went to Billy Porter of “Pose,” who became the first openly gay black man to win the award.
Varity Talk Series category also surprised the audience. The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards has chosen “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” to be the winner, over “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” and “the Late Late Show with James Corden.”
Acceptance speeches were also filled with sensitive issues. Patricia Arquette of “The Act” and Michelle Williams of “Fosse/Verdon” gave equality speeches, with Arquette advocating for trans rights and Williams highlighting pay parity.
Hostless Emmy Awards
This year is the first time since 2003 that Emmy Awards didn’t have a host. And instead of a red carpet, The Emmys rolled out a purple one!
Talking about the purple carpet, DAMAN has rounded up the best dressed male actors at the 2019 Emmy Awards. See if your favorite stars made the list:
1. EMILIA CLARKE IN VALENTINO FW19 COUTURE
2. ZENDAYA IN VERA WANG CUSTOM
3. MAISIE WILLIAMS IN JW ANDERSON
4. SOPHIE TURNER IN LOUIS VUITTON
5. CATHERINE ZETA JONES IN GEORGE HOBEIKA
6. GWYNETH PALTROW IN VINTAGE VALENTINO
7. TARAJI P. HENSON IN CUSTOM VERA WANG
8. LAVERNE COX IN MONSOORI
9. MANDY MOORE IN BRANDON MAXWELL
10. RACHEL BROSNAHAN IN ELIE SAAB