Excited for the Emmy’s

Bella Lee, Staff Writer

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On Sept. 22, the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards premiered on FOX.

I personally loved it, and found it very exciting.

The night was filled with celebrities donning beautiful and unique outfits, as well as growing excitement for who would win the awards.

“Game of Thrones” led the pack in nominations, with a whopping 14, followed by “When They See Us” with 11 and “Barry” with nine.

This award was controversial, as the reception of the last season of “Game of Thrones” was hotly contested.

For those who don’t know, there were five main categories in the awards ceremony: programs, lead performances, supporting performances, directing and writing.

“Game of Thrones” took home the award for “Outstanding Drama Series,” beating out “Killing Eve,” “Pose” and “This Is Us.”

Despite its harsh critical reception, it’s clear that the last season of “Game of Thrones” did resonate with some if it was able to win so many awards.

In lead performances, Bill Hader won a well-deserved “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series” for his role as the title character in “Barry,” while Phoebe Waller-Bridge won “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series” for her role as the title character in “Fleabag.”

Billy Porter won “Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series” for his role in “Pose,” making history as the first gay black man to win this category.

In the supporting performances category, Peter Dinklage surprised nobody when he secured his fourth win of “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series” for his portrayal of Tyrion Lannister in “Game of Thrones.”

In the directing category, “Chernobyl’s” Johan Renck took the award for “Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special.”

If “Game of Thrones” was the big winner this night, then “Chernobyl” was the well-deserved runner-up.

Craig Mazin gave “Chernobyl” its second of the three awards, winning for “Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special.”

“Chernobyl” deserves this praise for its well executed, gripping and historical narrative.

Overall, “Fleabag” dominated the ceremony, winning four awards out of six nominations.

This year’s Emmys were very exciting, and I can’t wait to see who’s nominated and who wins next year.

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