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Written by Jill Sergeant
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The royal drama “The Crown” and the well-liked comedy “Ted Lasso” won top awards on Sunday’s televised Emmy Awards for streaming shows, British talent and the influential night of women’s rare victories.
The chess drama “The Queen’s Gambit” was named the best limited series and won 11 matches on par with “The Crown”. https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/key-winners-2021-emmy-awards-2021-09-20
Winning the best drama series for “The Crown” has given Netflix (NASDAQ 🙂 its biggest award so far, Apple (NASDAQ 🙂 has entered the big league of streaming with winning the best comedy series for TV + “Ted Lasso”. Never before has Netflix or Apple TV + won the Best Comedy or Best Drama Series Emmy.
“Ted Lasso” star and co-producer Jason Sudekis was voted Best Comedy Actor. The show also brought a statue for a supporting role in the story of a struggling English football team for British Hannah Wadingham and Brett Goldstein that won TV fans over with its folkloric humor in the dark days of the coronavirus epidemic. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-awards-emmys-ted-lasso/from-believe-to-biscuits-ted-lasso-turned-on-the-charm-idUSKBN2GG04R
“This show is about family. This show is about mentors and teachers and this show is about peers.
Despite a list of nominees that boast the strongest performance of the year for people of color, only a handful emerged as winners.
Among them is Michael Coyle of Britain, who won for writing the horrific sexual harassment drama “I May Destroy You”, where he also starred and directed; RuPaul, the competition show “RuPaul’s Drag Race;” And the cast of the hip hop Broadway musical “Hamilton”, which won an Emmy for the special category after being filmed for television.
Dancer, singer and actor Debbie Allen was given an honorary award to celebrate 50 years of show business. “It takes a lot of courage to be the only woman in the room most of the time,” Allen said.
It was a good night for women and for the British.
“Write stories that scare you, that make you insecure, it’s not comfortable,” said Coyle, who dedicated his Emmy to victims of sexual harassment.
Lucia Aniello won a rare instructional win for a woman for the comedy series “Hacks” about a faded female comedian. He was also one of the winning co-authors. Jessica Hobbs of Britain took an Emmy directed for “The Crown”.
“A lot of women didn’t win this award so I think I’m standing on the shoulders of some really awesome people,” Hobbs said.
Seven of the 12 acting awards went to the British, including Olivia Coleman and Josh O’Connor as Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles as heir to the throne in the fourth season of “The Crown”.
“We’re all thrilled. I’m so proud. I’m so grateful. We’re going to the party,” said Peter Morgan, creator of “The Crown,” at a gathering in London for the cast and crew.
Overwhelmed Kate Winslet won for playing the role of an oppressed detective in the limited series “Murray of Easttown”, while Evan McGregor was the dazzling winner for the role of fashion designer “Halston”.
Concerns about the delta diversity of the coronavirus forced Sunday’s event to go to an outdoor tent in Los Angeles, where guests were listed and compulsorily vaccinated and tested but a red carpet that dates back to pre-epidemic times.
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