The Television Academy recently celebrated the 70th Emmy® Awards which recognizes excellence in primetime programming and individual achievement for the 2017 – 2018 television season. Hosted by Colin Jost and Michael Che, the Emmys also included some touching unscripted moments alongside the presenters’ humor. We wanted to bring you a few of the highlights from the 2018 Emmy Awards Show.
2018 Emmy Awards Highlights
The Big Winner
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The big winner of 2018 Emmy Awards was the buzzy Amazon comedy, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” “The Gilmore Girls” writer Amy Sherman-Palladino pens the show, while Rachel Brosnahan and Alex Borstein fill the lead roles. The show won a total of five Emmys, including best comedy, outstanding lead actress, outstanding supporting actress, and best writing and directing. The series debuted last winter with the second season expected late this year.
A Surprise Proposal
There’s no doubt that Glenn Weiss knows how to spice up an awards show. The director won an Emmy for his work directing the Oscars and used his speech as an opportunity pay tribute to his recently passed mother. Oh, and to propose to his longtime girlfriend Jan Svensen. Weiss called Svensen on stage, dropped to one knee, and made a very sweet proposal of marriage. Thankfully Svensen said “Yes!” to the audience’s delight.
The Fonz Wins!
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Henry Winkler received his first Primetime Emmy nomination more than 40 years ago, for his work playing the Fonz on “Happy Days.” Winkler received five more nominations after that but finally earned his first Emmy this year. He won the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy for his role on the HBO comedy “Barry.”
2018 Emmy Awards Winners
The Emmy Awards telecast featured 26 awards that were also presented by some of the most critically-acclaimed performers. An additional 96 Emmys were awarded at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards earlier this month. Here is the full list of winners from the televised Emmys.
- “Game of Thrones”: Outstanding Drama Series
- “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”: Outstanding Comedy Series
- “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”: Outstanding Limited Series or Movie
- Matthew Rhys – “The Americans”: Outstanding Lead Actor – Drama
- Claire Foy – “The Crown”: Outstanding Lead Actress – Drama
- Bill Hader – “Barry”: Outstanding Lead Actor – Comedy
- Rachel Brosnahan – “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”: Outstanding Lead Actress – Comedy
- Darren Criss – “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”: Outstanding Lead Actor – Limited Series or Movie
- Regina King – “Seven Seconds”: Outstanding Lead Actress – Limited Series or Movie
- Peter Dinklage – “Game of Thrones”: Supporting Actor – Drama
- Thandie Newton – “Westworld”: Supporting Actress – Drama
- Henry Winkler – “Barry”: Supporting Actor – Comedy
- Alex Borstein – “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”: Supporting Actress – Comedy
- Jeff Daniels – “Godless”: Supporting Actor – Limited Series or Movie
- Merit Wever – “Godless”: Supporting Actress – Limited Series or Movie
- “RuPaul’s Drag Race”: Outstanding Reality Show Program
- “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”: Outstanding Variety Talk Series
- “Saturday Night Live”: Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
- “The Crown”: Best Directing – Drama
- “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”: Best Directing – Comedy
- “The Oscars”: Best Directing – Variety Special
- “The Americans”: Best Writing – Drama
- “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”: Best Writing – Comedy
- “Black Mirror”: Best Writing – Limited Series or Movie
- “American Crime Story: Assassination of Gianni Versace”: Best Writing – Limited Series or Movie
- “John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous At Radio City”: Best Writing – Variety Special
So, did you watch the 2018 Emmy Awards? What were your favorite moments? If you love the Emmys, you might also enjoy our article on what really goes into prepping for awards season.