While the focus of the annual Primetime Emmys is so often on the battle between the top outlets HBO and Netflix, Sunday brought a string of early winnings for Amazon Studios.
It was a night full of surprises.
Jeff Bezos needs to feel pretty good about his television business. While the focus of the annual Primetime Emmys is so often on the battle between the top outlets HBO and Netflix, Sunday brought a series of early victories for the Amazon Studios Comedies The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Fleabag ̵
The fact that "Game of Thrones" Best Drama Award for his extended, expensive (and divisive) final season was the most forgotten conclusion makes the relative turmoil in the comedy even more intriguing. The voters of the TV Academy are Mrs. Maisel, the supporting actress Alex Borstein another victory and tipped to Tony Shalhoub after he had lost in 2018 against Barry the actor Henry Winkler, but Fleabag & # 39; triple score in writing. The director and lead actress made the eventual victory of the series more likely than at the beginning of the night. It was the undisputed outburst on a night that was not short of surprises.
And Amazon has not received all the comedy awards. Bill Hader reiterated his lead for Barry and helped HBO become the biggest Emmy winner of the year in 2019, especially after considering the strong performance at the Creative Arts ceremonies last weekend.
The great victory of Game of Thrones seemed almost in jeopardy as the evening turned to the dramatic race – by far the home of all sorts of winners. Billy Porter scored a half-surprise for his work on Pose whose shock rating was overshadowed by Jodie Comer's Killing Eve nod. Ozark was an equally unlikely performer. Jason Bateman ousted the directors of Game of Thrones and Julia Garner earned her first Emmy for her support of the Netflix drama. The best book also failed Game of Thrones, with another HBO drama Succession which has crept in with a victory. The only other victory of Game of Thrones for the night came with Peter Dinklage, who was an Emmy favorite for a long time and got a last nod for his supportive work on the series.
Chernobyl proved this Be the darling in the limited-edition series and get victories in writing and governing as well as in the main race – undoubtedly a blessing for HBO, whose mini-series kudos have been largely driven by FX in recent years were shared. The acting categories for Limited and Film proved to be more balanced. The Performance Awards went to Patricia Arquette ( The Act ), Ben Whishaw ( A Very English Scandal ), Jharrel Jerome ( If They See Us ) and Michelle Williams ( Fosse / Verdon ). And for the best movie, the Anthology Black Mirror achieved her third consecutive victory.
Variety becomes the quietest part of the Emmy evening – with compulsory victories for both HBOs Last Week Tonight and NBC's Saturday Night Live seem almost unnecessary for the televised part of the show to be. On a positive note, SNL's recently credible broadcast on Emmy Night is a saving grace for the broadcast. Without the venerable sketch show, the Big Four would have been closed in the evening. The lack of a broadcast presentation is the least surprising part of the night.