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The 2019 Emmy Awards

運営事務局 JIMOPLE 15 September 23, 2019

YAY "Fleabag!"

Harry Bradbeer took home the Emmy for directing the comedy series and called the show "something that only comes along once in your life."

He's so right.

Bradbeer dedicated the award to the show's star and writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge

"Thank you for coming into my life like some type of glorious grenade," he said.

Waller-Bridge won an Emmy tonight for her writing for "Episode 1" of "Fleabag."

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Writer and actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge took home the Emmy for her writing for "Episode 1" of "Fleabag," Amazon's hit British comedy series.

"I find writing really, really hard and really painful," Waller-Bridge said in her acceptance speech.

She continued: "I got to say a big thank you to the 'Fleabag' family."

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Way to make us cry Alex Borstein.

The actress won best supporting actress in a comedy for her role in "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel."

Borstein paid tribute to strong women, including her grandmother who she said was in line to be shot during the Holocaust and asked what would happen if she stepped out of line.

The guard told her grandmother he wouldn't have the heart to shoot her, but some other guard would.

So she stepped out of line and lived.

"And for that I am here and for that my children are here," Borstein said. "So step out of line ladies, step out of line."

This win marks the first two awards of the night going to the acclaimed Amazon series. Her co-star Ton Shalhoub won the first award of the night.

Actor Tony Shalhoub took home the Emmy for his role in "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," the hit Amazon Prime show.

"It takes a village," Shalhoub said, thanking producers and others who worked on the show.

Shalhoub plays the character of Abe Weissman.

Here's some of Shalhoub's other TV work, according to Emmys.com:

"His television work includes Antonio Scarpacci in the NBC sitcom "Wings" and detective Adrian Monk in the USA TV series "Monk," for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy, two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series and three Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series."

"What the hell was that?"

That's what "Black-ish" Anthony Anderson wondered after Homer Simpson opened this year's Emmy Awards ceremony only to have a piano fall on him.

Anderson stepped in to offer some comic relief with a schtick which included him and his mom grabbing a few awards backstage to stuff in her purse.

"Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston then came on to pay homage to the state of current TV "where we laugh with the Dunphys and we cry with the Pearsons."

"Television has never been bigger, television has never mattered more and television has never been this damn good," Cranston said.

That segued into Ben Stiller with fellow funny man and living legend Bob Newhart.

Way to open strong Emmys.

In the drama race, it's the Seven Kingdoms versus spies as "Game of Thrones" and "Killing Eve" spar, with the odds on the former to claim the top prize. They are joined in the category by "Succession," "Better Call Saul," "Ozark," "Bodyguard," "Pose," and "This is Us."

In comedy, eyes are on "Veep" to close out its run with one more win, unless "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," the buzzy "Fleabag," or "Barry" swoop in. "The Good Place," "Russian Doll," and "Schitt's Creek" are also nominated.

More on the nominees and who might win here.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus of HBO's "Veep" could make Emmy Awards history with her ninth win this year, surpassing actress Cloris Leachman.

Leachman and Dreyfus both currently have eight statues to their name for individual performances. Dreyfus has an additional three statues for her work as an executive producer on "Veep."

In 2017, Louis-Dreyfus made history becoming the first actress to take home the best actress in a comedy award six times in a row for the same role, breaking a record set by Candice Bergen during her "Murphy Brown" years.

Since its first season, "Veep" has won 17 Emmys and been nominated 68 times, including this year's nine nominations.

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"Veep"
"Veep"

The Emmy Awards will likely feature plenty of big names and nostalgia. But the safest bet in handicapping the night might be that no matter who wins in key categories, there will be fewer viewers watching, perhaps than ever before.

Like the Oscars and other major award shows, tune-in for the Emmys has been fairly steadily declining, amid a plethora of similar showcases and viewing options. And a confluence of events could depress ratings further, after last year's telecast on NBC posted a record-low 10.2 million viewers, per Nielsen data.

The Emmys rotate among the major networks, and this year will air on Fox. The Fox telecast has traditionally been the lowest-rated among the four broadcasters, and won't be helped this year by airing opposite the Los Angeles Rams vs. Cleveland on NBC's "Sunday Night Football."

Taking those factors into account, it's possible the awards could dip below 10 million viewers. As for what victories that audience will see, there's a fair amount of suspense in several key categories, and particularly fierce competition in most, reflecting the abundance of worthy nominees.

So beyond the ratings scorecard, what will likely win, and what should? Here's a breakdown:

  • DRAMA SERIES. Will win: "Game of Thrones." Should win: "Succession."
  • COMEDY SERIES. Will win: "Veep." Should win: "Barry."
  • LIMITED SERIES. Will win: "When They See Us." Should win: "Chernobyl."
  • MOVIE. Will win/should win: "Deadwood: The Movie."
  • ACTOR/ACTRESS, DRAMA. Will win: Jason Bateman ("Ozark"), Sandra Oh ("Killing Eve"). Should win: Bob Oedenkirk ("Better Call Saul"), Oh.
  • ACTOR/ACTRESS, COMEDY. Will win: Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("Veep"), Bill Hader ("Barry"). Should win: Phoebe Waller-Bridge ("Fleabag"), Hader.
  • ACTOR/ACTRESS, MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES. Will win/should win: Patricia Arquette ("Escape at Dannemora"), Mahershala Ali ("True Detective").
  • VARIETY/TALK SERIES. Will win: "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver." Should win: "Late Show With Stephen Colbert."
  • VARIETY SKETCH SERIES. Will win: "Saturday Night Live." Should win: "Who is America?"
Actress Maya Rudolph
Actress Maya Rudolph STEVEN FERDMAN/AFP/Getty Images

While this year's Emmy Awards will be host-less, there will be a whole roster of stars presenting tonight.

The casts of HBO's "Veep" and "Game of Thrones," along with the cast of "Keeping up with the Kardashians," will be on stage.

Adam Devine is expected to present a musical tribute to variety programming. Halsey is also set to take the stage for a performance to accompany the In Memoriam tribute.

Here's a look at some of tonight's presenters:

  • RuPaul
  • Amy Poehler
  • Maya Rudolph
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus
  • Anthony Anderson
  • The cast of "Veep"
  • The cast of "Game of Thrones"
  • Cedric the Entertainer
  • Gwyneth Paltrow
  • Ike Barinholtz
  • Bill Hader
  • Max Greenfield
  • Lilly Singh
  • Phoebe Waller-Bridge
  • Angela Bassett
  • Ben Stiller
  • Viola Davis
  • Michael Douglas
  • Taraji P. Henson
  • Billy Porter
  • Terrence Howard 
  • Stephen Colbert
  • Jimmy Kimmel
  • Seth Meyers
  • Naomi Watts
  • Zendaya 
  • Peter Krause
  • Kim Kardashian West, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner