The people posting in our infamous forums, many of whom are Hollywood insiders who shield their true identities as if they were on “The Masked Singer,” were engrossed in judging Sunday’s Emmys. As you can see from the sampling of comments below, they didn’t hold anything back when reacting to the victors (and the defeated) during the Emmy Awards ceremony which aired live across the country on CBS.
Below, you can take a look at a sampling of the praise and pointed criticism that was leveled at this year’s results in the seven categories devoted to drama series. Read more of the 2021 Emmys drama winner reactions and have your say here.
BEST DRAMA SERIES
“The Handmaid’s Tale”
“This Is Us”
maxinho: BRAVO, NETFLIX FINALLY HAS THAT EMMY.
Nate: At least “The Crown” is sitting out this next season, so there will be open races all around next year!
Emma: It’s such a shame “Pose” was robbed of everything tonight. Devastated.
BEST DRAMA ACTOR
Sterling K. Brown (“This Is Us”)
Jonathan Majors (“Lovecraft Country”)
X – Josh O’Connor (“The Crown”)
Rege-Jean Page (“Bridgerton”)
Billy Porter (“Pose”)
Matthew Rhys (“Perry Mason”)
Babygirl: Mega happy about this!
Reis: The only one that deserved to win for “The Crown” this year.
BEST DRAMA ACTRESS
Uzo Aduba (“In Treatment”)
X – Olivia Colman (“The Crown”)
Emma Corrin (“The Crown”)
Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Mj Rodriguez (“Pose”)
Jurnee Smollett (“Lovecraft Country”)
AayaanUpadhyaya: WHAT?? WHAT!!! WHAAAT!
Sean C: One side, Princess Diana, the Queen is still the boss.
syrus80: Stealing someone else’s award yet again. I feel so bad for Mj!
Miossid: How can you watch the fourth season of “The Handmaid’s Tale” and not vote for Elisabeth Moss? I don’t get it.
BEST DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTOR
Giancarlo Esposito (“The Mandalorian”)
O-T Fagbenie (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
John Lithgow (“Perry Mason”)
X – Tobias Menzies (“The Crown”)
Max Minghella (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Chris Sullivan (“This Is Us”)
Bradley Whitford (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Michael K. Williams (“Lovecraft Country”)
ReddWhite: Okay that was unexpected and sad.
Atypical: Poor Michael K. Williams.
JV: This is even more disgusting than the Claire Foy win.
BEST DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTRESS
X – Gillian Anderson (“The Crown”)
Helena Bonham Carter (“The Crown”)
Madeline Brewer (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Ann Dowd (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Aunjanue Ellis (“Lovecraft Country”)
Emerald Fennell (“The Crown”)
Yvonne Strahovski (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Samira Wiley (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
estrelas: Gillian…what a shocker.
Reis: Bonham Carter, Ellis, Wiley and Brewer were robbed.
BEST DRAMA DIRECTING
Steven Canals, “Pose” (Episode: “Series Finale”)
Benjamin Caron, “The Crown” (Episode: “Fairytale”)
Jon Favreau, “The Mandalorian” (Episode: “Chapter 9: The Marshal”)
Liz Garbus, “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Episode: “The Wilderness”)
X – Jessica Hobbs, “The Crown” (Episode: “War”)
Julie Anne Robinson, “Bridgerton” (Episode: “Diamond of the First Water”)
syrus80: So tired of Hollywood and these series or films about royalty.
Ivo Stoyanov: I always thought “War” is far better than “Fairytale,” so good choice.
Luca: Please, not the wrong episode from the right show AGAIN. This is crazy!!!
BEST DRAMA WRITING
Yahlin Chang, “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Episode: “Home”)
Jon Favreau, “The Mandalorian” (Episode: “Chapter 16: The Rescue”
Dave Filoni, “The Mandalorian” (Episode: “Chapter 13: The Jedi”)
Misha Green, “Lovecraft Country” (Episode: “Sundown”)
X – Peter Morgan, “The Crown” (Episode: “War”)
Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Steven Canals, Janet Mock and Our Lady J, “Pose” (Episode: “Series Finale”)
Rebecca Sonnenshine, “The Boys” (Episode: “What I Know”)
Victor: Wow “The Crown,” what a shocker.
forwardswill: Gonna close my eyes and pretend Morgan won for season 2.
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