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2018 Emmy Awards Were The Most Diverse Ever? LGBT Actors & Topics Score Big.

The LGBT community was front and center at the 2018 Emmys. From the first skit involving Ricky Martin and Kate McKinnon as well as Tituss Burgess with a splash of Ru Paul, the Emmys were strutting their diversity all night long.  And the show was not afraid to toot its own horn as the broadcast began with this song and dance skit titled “We Solved It!"

 

Did they?  Did they really solve it?  We're getting there!

Solving some of the world's problems in their own way, the FAB 5 from Queer Eye were on stage to present an award, but they as well won 3 Emmy Awards themselves, which they talked about back stage.

 

 

Could you get much gayer than “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” which won for Limited Series, Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie (Darren Criss), and Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special (Ryan Murphy).  Here's Darren Criss on the red carpet talking about "The Assassination" and the ride it has been.

 

 

One of my mostest favourite-est actors ever is the winner of the Emmy for Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Thandie Newton (“Westworld”).  I had forgotten that she is an openly bisexual actor and I watched "Westworld" mainly to see her for she made the show for me. Yes, I teared up a little as I feel she is more than deserving of the award.

 

 

 

Ru Paul was on the stage a couple of times, once for the opening act and another time to accept the award for Reality Competition “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”  Here is Ru's 7-minute Q&A backstage.

 

 

 "Don't take life too seriously."  Indeed.  "Follow your heart."

Hannah Gadsby - I left the Emmys for a brief moment and came back to see you on stage.  Bravo for the humor, probably some of the funniest and raw we saw of the night. 

 

 

To all the shows we love, to all the actors that get us to watch, you're all winners.  

Until next year!  And remember, The name Emmy is a German baby name. In German the meaning of the name Emmy is: Hardworking. Keep up the hard work!


Here's a full list of where you will find the Emmys this morning. (aol.com)

Drama Series
“The Handmaid’s Tale”
“Game of Thrones” (WINNER)
“This Is Us”
“The Crown”
“The Americans”
“Stranger Things”
“Westworld”


Comedy Series
“Atlanta” (FX)
“Barry” (HBO)
“Black-ish” (ABC)
“Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO)
“GLOW” (Netflix)
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon) WINNER
“Silicon Valley” (HBO)
“The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)


Limited Series
“The Alienist”
“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” WINNER
“Genius: Picasso”
“Godless”
“Patrick Melrose”


Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Jason Bateman (“Ozark”)
Sterling K. Brown (“This Is Us”)
Ed Harris (“Westworld”)
Matthew Rhys (“The Americans”) WINNER
Milo Ventimiglia (“This Is Us”)
Jeffrey Wright (“Westworld”)


Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Claire Foy (“The Crown”) WINNER
Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black”)
Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Sandra Oh (“Killing Eve”)
Keri Russell (“The Americans”)
Evan Rachel Wood (“Westworld”)


Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Donald Glover (“Atlanta”)
Bill Hader (“Barry”) WINNER
Anthony Anderson (“Black-ish”)
William H. Macy (“Shameless”)
Larry David (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”)
Ted Danson (“The Good Place”)


Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Pamela Adlon (“Better Things”)
Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) WINNER
Tracee Ellis Ross (“Black-ish”)
Allison Janney (“Mom”)
Lily Tomlin (“Grace and Frankie”)
Issa Rae (“Insecure”)


Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Antonio Banderas (“Genius: Picasso”)
Darren Criss (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”) WINNER
Benedict Cumberbatch (“Patrick Melrose”)
Jeff Daniels (“The Looming Tower”)
John Legend (“Jesus Christ Superstar”)
Jesse Plemons (“USS Callister”)


Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Laura Dern (“The Tale”)
Jessica Biel (“The Sinner”)
Michelle Dockery (“Godless”)
Edie Falco (“The Menendez Murders”)
Regina King (“Seven Seconds”) WINNER
Sarah Paulson (“American Horror Story: Cult”)


Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (“Game of Thrones”)
Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones”) WINNER
Joseph Fiennes (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
David Harbour (“Stranger Things”)
Mandy Patinkin (“Homeland”)
Matt Smith (“The Crown”)


Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Alexis Bledel (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Millie Bobby Brown (“Stranger Things”)
Ann Dowd (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Lena Headey (“Game of Thrones”)
Vanessa Kirby (“The Crown”)
Thandie Newton (“Westworld”) WINNER
Yvonne Strahovski (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)


Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Louie Anderson (“Baskets”)
Alec Baldwin (“Saturday Night Live”)
Tituss Burgess (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”)
Brian Tyree Henry (“Atlanta”)
Tony Shalhoub (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)
Kenan Thompson (“Saturday Night Live”)
Henry Winkler (“Barry”) WINNER


Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Zazie Beetz (“Atlanta”)
Alex Borstein (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) WINNER
Aidy Bryant (“Saturday Night Live”)
Betty Gilpin (“GLOW”)
Leslie Jones (“Saturday Night Live”)
Kate McKinnon (“Saturday Night Live”)
Laurie Metcalf (“Roseanne”)
Megan Mullally (“Will & Grace”)


Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Jeff Daniels (“Godless”) WINNER
Brandon Victor Dixon (“Jesus Christ Superstar”)
John Leguizamo (“Waco”)
Ricky Martin (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)
Edgar Ramirez (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)
Michael Stuhlbarg (“The Looming Tower”)
Finn Wittrock (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)


Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Sara Bareilles (“Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert”)
Penelope Cruz (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)
Judith Light (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)
Adina Porter (“American Horror Story: Cult”)
Merritt Wever (“Godless”) WINNER
Letitia Wright (“Black Museum” (Black Mirror))


Variety Talk Series
“The Daily Show With Trevor Noah”
“Full Frontal With Samantha Bee”
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”
“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” (WINNER)
“Late Late Show with James Corden
“Late Show with Stephen Colbert”


Reality Competition
“The Amazing Race”
“American Ninja Warrior”
“Project Runway”
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” WINNER
“Top Chef”
“The Voice”

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Variety Sketch Series
“Saturday Night Live” (NBC) WINNER
“Portlandia” (IFC)
“Drunk History” (Comedy Central)
“Tracey Ullman’s Show” (HBO)
“At Home with Amy Sedaris” (TruTV)
“I Love You, America” (Hulu)


Directing for a Drama Series

Stephen Daldry (“The Crown”) WINNER
Alan Taylor (“Game Of Throne”)
Jeremy Podeswa (“Game of Thrones)
Kari Skogland (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Jason Bateman (“Ozark”)
Daniel Sackheim (“Ozark”)
The Duffer Brothers (“Stranger Things”)


Directing for a Comedy Series

Donald Glover (“Atlanta”)
Hiro Murai (“Atlanta”)
Bill Hader (“Barry”)
Mark Cendrowski (“The Big Bang Theory”)
Jesse Peretz (“GLOW”)
Amy Sherman-Palladino (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) WINNER
Mike Judge (“Silicon Valley”)


Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special

Ryan Murphy (“The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”) WINNER
Scott Frank (“Godless”)
David Leveaux, Alex Rudzinski (“Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert”)
Craig Zisk (“The Looming Tower”)
Barry Levinson (“Paterno”)
Edward Berger (“Patrick Melrose”)
David Lynch (“Twin Peaks”)


Directing for a Variety Series

Stan Lathan (“Dave Chappelle: Equanimity”)
Michael Bonfiglio (“Jerry Seinfeld: Jerry Before Seinfeld”)
Glenn Weiss (“The Oscars”) WINNER
Marcus Raboy (“Steve Martin & Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life”)
Hamish Hamilton (“Super Bowl LII Halftime Show Starring Justin Timberlake”)


Writing for a Drama Series

Joe Weisberg (“The Americans”) WINNER
Peter Morgan (“The Crown”)
D.B. Weiss (“Game Of Thrones”)
Bruce Miller (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Phoebe Waller-Bridge (“Killing Eve”)
The Duffer Brothers (“Stranger Things”)


Writing for a Comedy Series

Donald Glover (“Atlanta”)
Stefani Robinson (“Atlanta”)
Alec Berg, Bill Hader (“Barry”)
Liz Sarnoff (“Barry”)
Amy Sherman-Palladino (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) WINNER
Alec Berg (“Silicon Valley”)


Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Drama

Kevin McManus, Matthew McManus (“American Vandal”)
Tom Rob Smith (“The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)
Scott Frank (“Godless”)
David Nicholls (“Patrick Melrose”)
David Lynch, Mark Frost (“Twin Peaks”)
William Bridges, Charlie Brooker (“USS Callister” (Black Mirror)) WINNER


Writing for a Variety Series 

Melinda Taub, Samantha Bee, Pat Cassels, Mike Drucker, Eric Drysdale, Mathan Erhardt, Travon Free, Miles Kahn, Nicole Silverberg, Ashley Nicole Black, Joe Grossman (“Full Frontal With Samantha Bee”)
John Oliver, Tim Carvell, Raquel D’Apice, Josh Gondelman, Dan Gurewitch, Geoff Haggerty, Jeff Maurer, Brian Parise, Scott Sherman, Ben Silva, Will Tracy, Jill Twiss, Seena Vali, Juli Weiner (“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”) WINNER
Jermain Affonso, Alex Baze, Bryan Donaldson, Sal Gentile, Matt Goldich, Dina Gusovky, Jenny Hagel, Allison Hord, Mike Karnell, John Lutz, Seth Meyers, Ian Morgan, Seth Reiss, Amber Ruffin, Mike Scollins, Mike Shoemaker, Ben Warheit (“Late Night With Seth Meyers”)
Jay Katsir, Opus Moreschi, Michael Brumm, Nate Charny, Aaron Cohen, Stephen Colbert, Cullen Crawford, Paul Dinello, Ariel Dumas, Glenn Eichler, Django Gold, Gabe Gronli, Barry Julien, Daniel Kibblesmith, Matt Lappin, Michael Pielocik, Tom Purcell, Kate Sidley, Jen Spyra, Brian Stack, John Thibodeaux (“The Late Show With Stephen Colbert”)
Michael Che, Colin Jost, Kent Sublette, Bryan Tucker, James Anderson, Steven Castillo, Andrew Dismukes, Megan Callahan, Anna Drezen, Claire Friedman, Steve Higgins, Sam Jay, Erik Kenward, Michael Koman, Dave McCary, Dennis McNicholas, Lorne Michaels, Namesh Patel, Josh Patten, Katie Rich, Gary Richardson, Pete Schultz, Will Stephen, Julio Torres, Stephen Glover, Jamal Olori, Tim Kalpakis, Erik Marino, Fran Gillespie, Sudi Green, Streeter Seidell (“Saturday Night Live”)


h/t:  thrillist.com , aol.com