It’s Emmy Sunday, and that can only mean that our talented and blunt Gold Derby forum posters — many of whom are industry insiders hiding behind cyber handles — are busy giving us their reactions to the 73rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. They don’t not mince words when it comes to their thoughts on TV’s biggest night.
The ceremony had many cheering but left just as many infuriated when it came to the night’s winners and losers in the TV movie and limited series categories. What were the upsets that left them absolutely bewildered? Which winners were they cheering for the most? And which defeats struck our users the hardest?
BEST LIMITED SERIES
“I May Destroy You”
“Mare of Easttown”
“The Queen’s Gambit”
“The Underground Railroad”
Nate: “The Queen’s Gambit” really was the show of the season, so it’s not surprising to see it win the main prize.
estrelas: “I May Destroy You” should’ve won. Michaela Coel did THAT!!!
BEST MOVIE/MINI ACTOR
Paul Bettany (“WandaVision”)
Hugh Grant (“The Undoing”)
X – Ewan McGregor (“Halston”)
Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Hamilton”)
Leslie Odom, Jr. (“Hamilton”)
joesilver: Oh wow EWAN.
VedanthM: They really gave it to Ewan McGregor and not Paul Bettany! Boring.
Ivo Stoyanov: This is TASTE. This is good acting. Excellent choice.
BEST MOVIE/MINI ACTRESS
Michaela Coel (“I May Destroy You”)
Cynthia Erivo (“Genius: Aretha”)
Elizabeth Olsen (“WandaVision”)
Anya Taylor-Joy (“The Queen’s Gambit”)
X – Kate Winslet (“Mare Of Easttown”)
FreemanGriffin: YES! The great Kate!
Brayfers: I really wanted this for Anya… I’m very happy for Kate but she has plenty of awards.
BEST MOVIE/MINI SUPPORTING ACTOR
Thomas Brodie Sangster (“The Queen’s Gambit”)
Daveed Diggs (“Hamilton”)
Paapa Essiedu (“I May Destroy You”)
Jonathan Groff (“Hamilton”)
X – Evan Peters (“Mare Of Easttown”)
Anthony Ramos (“Hamilton”)
lucyv: I’M SHOCKED.
forwardswill: Evan Peters is an Emmy winner!!!
babygirl: YESSSSSSSSS THE MARE SWEEEP!!!!! GET IT EVAN AHHHHH.
BEST MOVIE/MINI SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Renée Elise Goldsberry (“Hamilton”)
Kathryn Hahn (“WandaVision”)
Moses Ingram (“The Queen’s Gambit”)
X – Julianne Nicholson (“Mare Of Easttown”)
Jean Smart (“Mare Of Easttown”)
Phillipa Soo (“Hamilton”)
wolfali: OMG JULIANNE I”M SO HAPPY.
Atypical: WHOAAAAAA! Actors branch coming through for “Mare”! GO JULIANNE NICHOLSON!
boss: Nicholson is an INCREDIBLY DESERVING winner! That final episode sealed the deal.
BEST MOVIE/MINI DIRECTING
X – Scott Frank, “The Queen’s Gambit”
Barry Jenkins, “The Underground Railroad”
Michaela Coel and Sam Miller, “I May Destroy You” (Episode: “Ego Death”)
Thomas Kail, “Hamilton”
Sam Miller, “I May Destroy You” (Episode: “Eyes Eyes Eyes Eyes”)
Matt Shakman, “WandaVision”
Craig Zobel, “Mare of Easttown”
Sean C: Scott Frank finally gets his Emmy (or his first one, anyway).
VedanthM: Am I surprised? Nope.
BEST MOVIE/MINI WRITING
X – Michaela Coel, “I May Destroy You”
Laura Donney, “WandaVision,” (Episode: “Previously On”)
Scott Frank, “The Queen’s Gambit”
Chuck Hayward and Peter Cameron, “WandaVision,” (Episode: “All-New Halloween Spooktacular!”)
Brad Ingelsby, “Mare of Easttown”
Jac Schaeffer, “WandaVision,” (Episode: “Filmed Before a Live Studio Audience”)
GD: The writing in “Mare of Easttown” was better, but good for her!
antony: YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS EMMY AWARD WINNER MICHAELA COEL.
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