From the worthy winners to the memorable speeches on stage, Gold Derby’s editors and writers share their favorite 2016 awards moments in our end-of year photo gallery. Did we leave anything off our list? Be sure to sound off in the comments section below with your fave moments and then click through our photo gallery above.
After five failed attempts, Sarah Paulson finally became an Emmy winner in 2016 for playing embattled prosecutor Marcia Clark on FX’s “The People v. O.J. Simpson.” Paulson artfully praised producer/friend Ryan Murphy at the podium, saying, “It was because you thought I could that I even dared.” Paulson’s triumph is my favorite awards moment of 2016.
Our writer Denton Davidson praises Taraji P. Henson‘s Golden Globes acceptance speech for “Empire” as his favorite, while senior editor Daniel Montgomery‘s best memory is Renee Elise Goldsberry winning the Tony for “Hamilton.” Rounding out our gallery, writer Riley Chow brings up the strange moment when Quentin Tarantino took over the Golden Globes stage for absentee winner Ennio Morricone (“The Hateful Eight”).
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