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The Oscars of Television: An Emmy Recap

Updated: Oct 22, 2019

Last Sunday, the 71st edition of the television award show, The Emmys, aired at 8pm ET, Fox. This years show was full of historical milestones, comedy and of course, red carpet moments. For the first time since 2003, the show had gone without a host after mixed reviews from the previous year and following the trend from the Academy Awards in 2019.

This years Emmys were one for the books with a significant spotlight on diversity. Billy Porter, the star of Pose, became the first openly gay black man to win Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series. Not only that, but Jharrel Jerome, an actor in the notable drama When They See Us, became the first Afro-Latino to win an acting Emmy. If you haven't seen either series, we highly recommend checking them out.

Up next on the list of incredible wins, Phoebe Waller-Bridge brought home Emmys for Actress in a Comedy, Writing in a Comedy Series and Best Comedy Series for Fleabag, a show that started as a one women gig. By her third win, Phoebe comedically adds "This is just getting ridiculous."

On the topic of successful television series, Emmy Award-winning Modern Family is coming to a tragic end. Check out this video of the cast reminiscing on their Season 1 interviews along with their whole journey if you feel like a good cry.

Lastly, did anyone notice the streaming wars commercial break battle? Amazon, HBO, Netflix, Apple+ and newly released, Disney+ went head to head to solidify the big-budget spots. Whether they leveraged movie stars, comic-book heroes, princes and princesses, each commercial break was a new service yearning for the publics' attention.

We couldn't write an Emmy post without some highlights and lowlights from the red carpet. Below are what have been reported as the best and worst dressed this year.

Best: Zendaya

Best: Schitts Creek Cast

Worst: Kendall Jenner

Worst: Gwenith Paltrow

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