71st Primetime Emmys

The 71st Primetime Emmys awards were on last night, and they have big winners including Games of Thrones won for outstanding drama series for HBO. Peter Dinklage got his fourth Emmy as Tyrion Lannister for the final season. 

Former Hosts

Going without a host is a good thing, but the show did end around 11 pm, but the presenters were more entertaining and interesting to watch. So here’s what happened. 

Love the hat

Billy Porter, who plays a flamboyant ballroom emcee Pray Tell on FX’s “Pose” is the first openly gay black man to win the lead actor in the drama category. He performed at the Tony Awards in 2019. He can sing and perform. He deserved it.  

Phoebe Waller- bridge

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, “Fleabag” took home for best actress, directing and writing categories. If you haven’t seen it, it’s on Amazon Prime. The show is outstanding. 

Bill Hader

Bill Hader, won for best actor for the second time in a row. He also in IT: Chapter 2. You can also catch him on Netflix “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance if you haven’t seen in it. You will like it.  

Don Roy King

“Saturday Night Live” won for variety sketch series for the third straight year. Can’t wait to see it this weekend and who they are going to poke fun in a good way. And Don Roy King won for directing the series of sketch series.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” wins variety talk series for a fourth straight year. 

Jason Bateman

Jason Bateman is a very talented man, and this year he was recognized for directing an episode for Ozark on Netflix. Next project would be The Outsider (2020). You might remember him from Silver Spoons (1982-1984). 

Michelle Wiliam

Michelle William wins lead actress in a limited series for Fosse/Verdon. Her upcoming projects Janis, the Janis Joplin story. The Challenger, This is Jane, and All the Old Knives coming soon.

Here are the winners here.

Tim Conway He Made us Laugh

Tim Conway

Tim Conway passed away at the age of 85,  May 14, 2019. the six-time Emmy winning for The Carol Burnett Show, he has won for best writing and performance of the show, is battling a medical conditon called Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus.  Something with fluid in brain. He will be missed. 

Dentist  

Conway’s wife, Charlene is planning to move him out of the excellent skilled nursing facility he is currently at and place him in one that won’t give him access to registered nurses at all times. His caregiver and speech therapist is helping him swallowing food.

MaCale's Navy

Kelly. Conway’s daughter mention that her dad cannot provide for his personal needs anymore. His health and food are not good. He can’t dress anymore. He is totally unresponsive.

THE CAROL BURNETT 50TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL

Tim Conway is a graduate of Chagrin Falls High. He went to Bowling Green State University in 1956. He joined the army for two years. In 1959, he was hired to write promotional spots at KYW ( now WKYC), where he met Ernie Anderson hosted a program called Horror host Ghoulardi, the two became close friends and partners.  

Conway Emmys

Sally Rogers, “The Dick Van Dyke Show” spotted Conway during a visit to Cleveland. She raved about him to Steve Allen, who hired Conway for his NBC show. “McHale’s Navy” followed in 1964, then “The Carol Burnett Show.”

The Longshot (1986)

Conway was a writer and performer for The Carol Burnett show in which he won six Emmys from the show. He was a brilliant comedic writer and performer. He made appearances in Married… With Children, Mad About You, Glee, Two and a Half Men and Mike & Molly.

Please pray for Tim Conway’s Health.