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.

Saturday Night Live turns 40

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So if you were watching Saturday Night Live, on a Sunday night it was a great show to watch. It all started when it premiered on NBC on October 11, 1975, the first host was George Carlin, comedian and actor.  It was known as NBC’s Saturday Night and later it became Saturday Night Live.  It was a variety show created by Lorne Michaels and develop by Dick Ebersol.

The show’s comedy sketches, which parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying cast of repertory and newer cast members. Each episode is hosted by a celebrity guest (who usually delivers an opening monologue and performs in sketches with the cast) and features performances by a musical guest. An episode normally begins with a cold open sketch that ends with someone breaking character and proclaiming, “Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!,” beginning the show proper.

This year was the 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Live and the past guest and celebrities came and celebrate memorable sketch they like and live in front of the audience.