(ETX Daily Up) – Kate Winslet, Ewan McGregor, Jason Sudeikis … It’s a shower of stars that swept over the beautiful red carpet of the 2021 Emmy Awards, this Sunday, September 19 in Los Angeles. A return almost to normal and for good reason … Lack of diversity, committed discourse and missed opportunities were also back. Here are the 5 things you shouldn’t miss from this 73rd Emmy Awards.
Netflix, big winner
With 44 victories in all (including the technical categories already awarded) out of 129 nominations, Netflix finally won against its great rival, HBO. The American giant even offered the luxury of reaching the record for Emmys won by a chain in a single edition, held until then by CBS since 1974.
A success for Netflix which can thank “The Lady’s Game” and “The Crown” with their 11 golden statuettes each. Two series which in turn have emerged by winning the most awards at this 73rd Emmy Awards. A nice revenge for Netflix which had to bow to HBO in 2020 with its 21 victories against 30 for the American channel. The streaming platform had yet collected a record number of nominations, 160 in all.
HBO / HBO Max follows in second place with 19 wins while Disney + saves the honor with 14 awards that earn it third place.
The disappointment for Michael K. Williams
This is THE disappointment of the evening. The late “The Wire” actor, despite being nominated for “Best Supporting Actor” for his portrayal of Montrose Freeman in “Lovecraft Country”, did not posthumously win the award. It is the British actor Tobias Menzies for his role of Prince Philip in “The Crown”. Actress Kerry Washington paid tribute to Michael K. Williams before revealing the winner’s name: “Michael was a brilliantly talented actor. Michael. I know you’re here, you wouldn’t have missed it; your excellence , your artistic talent will last. We love you “. One more disappointment that echoes that of Chadwick Boseman, who was posthumously nominated for the Oscars, but lost to another Briton, Anthony Hopkins.
It’s a review that comes up every year. Are the Emmys too “white”? Among the winners of this 2021 edition, the actors, actresses, directors or even the directors from the diversity who won an Emmy can be counted, unfortunately, on the fingers of the hand.
If the master of ceremonies was none other than actor and black comedian Cedric the Entertainer, diversity was not the watchword of the evening. Besides the disappointment for Michael K. Williams, many other nominees stood out only by their absence. While not a favorite, Olivia Colman won the Emmy Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Queen Elizabeth II in “The Crown”. Mj Rodriguez, the transgender actress was yet in pole position to win her first Emmy Awards for her role as Bianca Rodriguez in the LGBTQ + series “Pose”. Disappointment also for his colleague, Billy Porter who, thanks to his role as Pray Tell in “Pose”, could have become the second black man to win the Emmy Award for best actor after Bill Cosby.
Despite the success of “Hamilton” on Disney +, Lin-Manuel Miranda left empty-handed in the face of Ewan McGregor’s astonishing victory in “Halston”.
Nor has the academy decided to celebrate Emma Corrin for her striking role as Lady Di in “The Crown” who could have become the first non-binary actress to win an Emmy in a major category.
Good news for RuPaul who made Emmy history by picking up the record for victories by a person of color for the “RuPaul’s Drag Race” program.
I mean. A Black opening, host and MC is great but it would also be nice to see Black people nominated, win.
Just saying what many are feeling. #Emmys
— Jon Paul, Ed.D. (They/Them) (@DoctorJonPaul) September 20, 2021
Speeches made by women
One of the few black women to have won an Emmy Award is none other than Michaela Coel who won the Emmy for best screenplay in a mini-series with “I May Destroy You”. A first for a black woman in this category. While her poignant series has often been shunned during award ceremonies, Michaela Coel took advantage of her time on the stage to pay tribute to victims of sexual violence: “Write the story that scares you. Who makes you you feel uncertain. That is uncomfortable. I challenge you, “she began. “In a world that prompts us to walk the lives of others to help us better determine how we feel about ourselves, and in turn to feel the need to be constantly visible – for visibility these days seems to be on the rise. sort of synonymous with success – don’t be afraid to disappear from her, from us, for a moment and see what comes to you in silence. […] I dedicate this story to every survivor of sexual assault. ”A short, focused speech applauded in Staples Center and on social media.
Michaela Coel was not the only woman to take a stand in her speech. Julianne Nicholson, Emmy winner for Best Supporting Actress in a Mini-Series or Movie for “Mare of Easttown”, spoke in her thanks about the situation of women in Texas facing the abortion ban and those facing the Taliban in Kabul: “I owe it to you, as well as to all the women in Philadelphia, Kabul, Texas or elsewhere, who sometimes struggle, who sometimes have trouble being happy, who understand that life can be tough sometimes, but never stop, never give up hope, never give up. “
Honored with the 2021 Governors Award for Lifetime as an Actress, Screenwriter, Producer, Director, Dancer and Choreographer, actress Debbie Allen also spoke about women and the younger generation. A speech filled with hope: “May this moment resonate with women around the world and in this country, from Texas to Afghanistan,” she said. “For young people, who don’t have the right to vote, who can’t even get vaccinated, they inherit the world we live in and where we lead them. It’s time for you to claim your power. Make your voice heard. your voice, sing your song, tell your stories. It will make us a better place.
The so british charm hits the mark
English phlegm is still all the rage. Ewan McGregor, Michaela Coel, John Oliver, Olivia Colman, Josh O’Connord, “The Crown”, “Ted Lasso” … The stars and British shows have again won the day at this 73rd Emmy Awards. This year, the British took home 14 out of 27 awards, Deadline reported.