It’s the morning after the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards, and congratulations if you’ve survived. Gold Derby editors and Experts Christopher Rosen and Joyce Eng did too (barely) and are here to break down all the winners and the show itself.
Last week, we fretted about if the Emmys would just act like there were only three shows on the air this past year. In a dramatic twist, the Emmys acted like there were… five shows on the air: “The Crown,” “Ted Lasso,” “Mare of Easttown,” “Hacks” and “The Queen’s Gambit” all won at least two awards. “The Crown” ran the board, becoming the first drama to go 7/7, a year after “Schitt’s Creek” did the same in the comedy. A “Crown” sweep was always on the table, but very few expected that Olivia Colman would be part of it. She was in fourth place in the Best Drama Actress odds and toppled her co-star and frontrunner Emma Corrin. How did the Queen of Upsets pull off another upset? We share our theories.
While it took home nine Emmys at Creative Arts last week, “The Queen’s Gambit” only bagged two on Sunday, including the big one, Best Limited Series. It lost the nail-biting lead actress race between Anya Taylor-Joy and Kate Winslet to Mare herself as “Mare” won three acting prizes. We discuss how and why the acting branch was here for Mare but not Beth Harmon & Co.
Elsewhere — not to toot our own horn — but we discuss Joyce’s top score, the lack of POC acting winners and why context is important, how we can fix the voting system to stop sweeps, and we look forward to next year’s Emmys, which will probably go full f—ing beast.
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