The dystopia of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” star product of the Hulu digital platform, today inherited the “Game of Thrones” crown as the best drama series at the 69th Emmy Awards, which also recognized the quality of “Big Little Lies “and the mood of” Saturday Night Live”.
“The Handmaid’s Tale” garnered five awards: Best Drama Series, Best Drama Actress (Elisabeth Moss), Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Ann Dowd), Best Director in a Drama Series (Reed Morano, in the history that wins in that category) and best script of dramatic series (Bruce Miller).
This work, based on the novel by the Canadian writer Margaret Atwood, envisions a world in which the US has suffered a coup and democracy has been replaced by an authoritarian theocracy in which women suffer oppression and discrimination.
The HBO miniseries “Big Little Lies” was the other big winner of the evening, also with five awards: Best Miniseries, Best Leading Actress (Nicole Kidman), Best Director (Jean-Marc Vallée), Best Supporting Actress ) and best supporting actor (Alexander Skarsgaard).
This seven-part format is a drama about five mothers living in the elitist and coastal town of Monterey, California, whose children between the ages of six and seven go to the same class at school and whose lives are affected for an unsolved murder.
Sterling’s “This Is Us” starred as Anthony Hopkins (“Westworld”), Milo Ventimiglia (“This is Us”), Kevin Spacey (“House of Cards”), Bob Odenkirk “Better Call Saul”), Matthew Rhys (“The Americans”) and Liev Schreiber (“Ray Donovan”).
Keri Russell (“The Americans”), who won the match for “The Crown”, Robin Wright (“House of Cards”) and Viola Davis (“How To Get Away With Murder” ) and Evan Rachel Wood (“Westworld”).
In the field of comedy, the political satire “Veep” rose with its third consecutive Emmy to the best series against “Atlanta”, “Black-ish”, “Master of None”, “Modern Family”, “Silicon Valley” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”
Its protagonist, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, made history by winning the trophy for best actress for the sixth consecutive year, beating the record of awards for an artist by the same character.
One of the most notable awards was the best comedy script, which went to Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe for “Master of None”. Waithe became the first African American to win in that category.
Donald Glover (Atlanta) won best comedy starring Jeffrey Tambor (“Transparent”), Anthony Anderson (“Black-ish”), Aziz Ansari (“Master of None”), William H. Macy (“Shameless”) and Zach Galifianakis (“Baskets”).
In addition, “Black Mirror: San Junipero” prevailed like best film for television.
Likewise, Riz Ahmed (“The Night Of”) and Nicole Kidman (“Big Little Lies”) triumphed as best miniseries actors or television movies.
“We created this job ourselves out of frustration, we did not find enough attractive roles. I wish there were more roles like that,” admitted Kidman, who is producing “Big Little Lies” with her partner Reese Witherspoon.
In terms of total number of prizes, the humor program “Saturday Night Live” was raised with a total of nine trophies, including five of a technical nature.
The show witnessed the triumphs of his disciples Alec Baldwin (for his imitation of US President Donald Trump) and Kate McKinnon (for his imitation of exasperating White House Hillary Clinton) as best supporting actress.
“Finally, here’s your Emmy!” Said Balwin addressing the American president, who was the subject of numerous jokes by the master of ceremonies, comedian Stephen Colbert.
“Trump is the biggest television star of the year,” said Colbert emphatically about the American president, who in the past chose the Emmy for his work on the reality show “The Apprentice.”
“He did not win because, unlike in the general election, the Emmy takes him who wins the popular vote,” said the presenter.
However, the most surprising and humorous moment of the night came with the appearance of Sean Spicer, a White House exporter, who parodyed himself by mocking one of his most remembered speeches.
“These Emmys will have the largest audience ever seen, both in person and around the world,” Spicer said from a fictional presidential podium, in a clear burlesque reference to his statements last January on figures for attendance at Trump’s inauguration as US president.
Antonio Martín Guirado