“Game of Thrones” won three more Emmys last night, including Best Drama. When you add in the trophies it took in at last week’s “Creative Arts Emmys”, that gives the show 38 total. That’s the most of any primetime show ever.
The previous record-holder was “Frasier”, with 37. “Saturday Night Live” still has the most of any show, with 49 . . . including one last night for the deceptively sexy Kate McKinnon.
Meanwhile, talk about bringing the country together: BOTH sides in the O.J. Simpson murder case won last night! Courtney B. Vance won Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for playing Johnnie Cochran in “The People vs. O.J. Simpson”.
Meanwhile, Sarah Paulson won Lead Actress for playing Marcia Clark, and Sterling K. Brown got Supporting Actor for playing Christopher Darden.
Sarah actually brought Marcia as her “date”, and she brought Marcia to tears after saying she was much more than the “two-dimensional cardboard cutout” people saw on TV during the trial.
(But no, there’s not a LOVE THING going on. Sarah ended her speech by sending an “I love you” to her 73-year-old girlfriend Holland Taylor.)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus had the most emotional moment of the night . . . accepting her fifth consecutive award for “Veep”, just two days after her father died.
The Emmys were a heck of a lot more diverse than the Oscars, and it wasn’t just African-Americans getting screen time. Asian writer Alan Yang won an Emmy for co-writing an episode of Aziz Ansari’s “Master of None”.
And during his speech he said, quote, “There’s 17 million Asian-Americans in this country, and there’s 17 million Italian-Americans. They have ‘The Godfather’, ‘Goodfellas’, ‘Rocky’, ‘The Sopranos’. We got Long Duk Dong. So we got a long way to go, but I know we can get there.
Then he asked some Asian parents to buy their kids CAMERAS, instead of VIOLINS.