Emmys 2015: History is Made

“So many shows! And so little time! I’m just one man; how can I possibly keep up?” complained this year’s Emmy host, SNL alumnus, Andy Samberg in his opening number, before locking himself up for a year to not miss out on a single program. While the array of television series may be too gigantic for a single person to handle, many of us have that special talent of watching 40 hours’ worth of episodes in one night and those people will definitely agree that there’s not a night more important in the world than the Primetime Emmy Awards, where the year’s biggest and boldest small screen masterpieces are celebrated.

The 67th Primetime Emmy awards, which was held on September 20, 2015 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, included a truly remarkable historical moment – Viola Davis became the first woman of color to win the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series award for her portrayal of Annelise Keating in the ABC series – “How to Get Away with Murder”. “The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is simply opportunity,” said Davis, during her acceptance speech. “So here’s to all the writers, the awesome people — people who have redefined what it means to be beautiful, to be sexy, to be a leading woman, to be black.” The list of winners also includes Jon Hamm as the best leading actor in a drama series, Jeffrey Tambor as the best leading actor in a comedy series and Julia Louis-Dreyfus as the best leading actress in a comedy series. As for the shows, the triumphant in the comedy category turned out be HBO’s “Veep”, while the world-famous “Game of Thrones” was named as the Outstanding Drama Series, setting a new record with 11 additional wins.

Moving on to the ceremony itself, the 2015 edition of the ceremony didn’t impress with the ratings, as the number of viewers fell by a significant 20% compared to last year’s show. However, Andy Samberg’s hosting received mostly positive reviews from the critics. Robert Bianco of USA Today gave the comedian a thumbs up, saying that he “did just fine”. AP also praised the host, while Entertainment Weekly gave the ceremony a solid B+ with Melissa Maerz writing: “Okay, take a deep breath and say it out loud: That was actually kind of good.”

For the full list of winners go to emmys.com and of course, don’t forget to tell us who YOU wanted to win in the comments section of our Facebook page.

Beqa Kirtava

24 September 2015 21:09