Halo! Halo! Sorry, I’ve been off the grid again. I know you guys missed me *tongue in cheek* as did I. But you’ll definitely forgive and forget when you find out what I’ve been up to. Like you have a choice anyway. Where else are you going to find someone like your friendly neighbourhood Jollyhood Pictures, who lives for the movies and is always right there to make sure we live for the right ones. Capise!
Today, it’s all about The 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards that held on Sunday, September 18, 2016 to honour the best in U.S. prime time television programming from June 1, 2015 until May 31, 2016, as chosen by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The ceremony took place at the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, California, and was broadcast in the U.S. by ABC, and was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.
The limited series The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story was the most nominated program at the ceremony with 13, and 22 overall, although Game of Thrones received the most overall nominations with 23 and was the most nominated drama series.
And for the second consecutive year, HBO swept the top two categories at the Emmy Awards, as Game of Thrones and Veep repeated for Outstanding Drama and Comedy Series. GOT won three statuettes including “Outstanding Directing and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series” with the episode “Battle of the Bastards”. It would seem everybody loved that particular episode, as they should, with the millions GOT invested in cast and crew. I’m glad it paid off. Only FX’s limited series The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story surpassed GOT, taking home five awards including “Outstanding Limited Series”. Political satire Veep and Amazon’s “Transparent” were the only other multiple winners on the night with two apiece.
On the network side, FX and HBO tied for bragging rights with six Emmys apiece, followed by Netflix with three and NBC, PBS and Amazon with two apiece. CBS got nada. Not surprising HBO has always had a knack for producing the unusual, deep, riveting series even if they boost violent and sexual extremes. In last weekend’s Creative Arts Emmys, HBO leads with 22 awards, followed by FX with 18 and Netflix with nine. GOT surpassed Frasier (37) to become the fictional television program with the most Emmy Awards (38).
In the acting categories, there were debut dramatic wins for Rami Malek in Mr. Robot and Tatiana Maslany in Orphan Black. The main comedic acting awards went for a second time to Jeffrey Tambor in Transparent, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Veep for a fifth consecutive year. Still trying to find out what’s so… you know about Mr Robot *lips sealed*
Nominations went thus:
Nominations by network:
- HBO – 40
- FX – 28
- Netflix – 17
- ABC – 12
- AMC – 9
- Showtime – 8
- Amazon / CBS / NBC / PBS – 6
- Comedy Central – 5
- Fox – 4
- Lifetime / USA – 3
- The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story– 13
- Veep– 10
- Game of Thrones– 9
- Fargo– 8
- The Night Manager/ Silicon Valley – 6
- Transparent– 5
- All the Way/ American Crime / The Americans / Downton Abbey / House of Cards / Master of None – 4
- Better Call Saul/ Black-ish / Homeland / Robot / Ray Donovan / Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – 3
And the Awards went to:
Major Awards by network
- FX / HBO – 6
- Netflix – 3
- Amazon / NBC / PBS – 2
- The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story(FX) – 5
- Game of Thrones(HBO) – 3
- Transparent(Amazon) / Veep (HBO) – 2
That’s it for Just Gist Tuesday peeps. I’m still celebrating my bro and church this September (See Post Tribute). Thanks for your gracious comments about him. Most appreciated. And from moi to all my beautiful ladies, you’ve got an invite to this year’s Just Us Girls (JUGS) Conference tagged “Beautiful” on Saturday 24th September by 4.30pm on the Mainland Centre of DCC. Check pix below for more info. Looking forward to seeing all yah.
Until Friday, and I should have a slamming hot movie for us to review by then, take care and have an awesome and splendid week. XoXo!