The 71st Primetime Emmys were presented on Sunday, Sept. 22. This ceremony was the fourth year the show did not have a host.
HBO’s “Game of Thrones” premiered their final season earlier this year which garnered them 14 nominations. However, Prime Video’s “Fleabag” took home the most awards with four wins.
Highly acclaimed miniseries “Chernobyl” won three of its six nominations, including Outstanding Limited Series.
There were notable acceptance speeches during this night. Michelle Williams, who won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role in “Fosse/Verdon,” talked about gender equal pay and thanked the show’s channel, FX for paying her what she felt she deserved.Additionally, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series winner Alex Borstein dedicated her award to her grandmother who was a Holocaust survivor.
Many famous stars who did not receive any nominations this year presented some of the awards, including: Ben Stiller, Lilly Singh, Zendaya, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Gwyneth Paltrow and others.Musicians Halsey, Cyndi Lauper and Rob Hyman performed Lauper’s song “Time After Time” during the In Memoriam segment.The show ended with the presentation of the Outstanding Drama Series award which was given to “Game of Thrones.”