With fashion month well underway and events such as The Met and VMAs serving up a healthy dose of drama and looks, it is fair to say that we didn’t think September could get any more glamorous. But, thanks to the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards, we have realised that it definitely can. In a bid to highlight the best that TV has had to offer over the last year, a star-studded array of attendees descended on the award show yesterday for a night of celebration. And, from history-making wins to meme-worthy acceptance speeches, there were some moments to remember. Head below to enjoy our favourites…
EMMY AWARDS 2021
History, and memes, were made last night as the best in television came out to celebrate at the 73rd award show.
Ru Paul made history
What would an award show be without a few history-making moments? Well, at this year’s Emmys, living legend and Drag Race host, Ru Paul, was the name making waves. After their infamous competition swept up an award last night, Ru ended up consolidating themselves as the most decorated person of colour in Emmys herstory. We really do love to see it.
The Handmaid’s Tale also made history, but for a slightly different reason
Another name that made history last night was the dystopian drama The Handmaid’s Tale, but for a very different reason. When the news broke that the HBO show had racked up 21 nominations ahead of last night’s affair, no one was surprised given the show’s loyal fanbase and chatter-stirring nature. But, while the nominations may have come flooding in for the show, the same can’t be said for the awards themselves. Surprisingly, The Handmaid’s Tale went home empty-handed, breaking the record for the most losses a show or person has received in a single year. We are still obsessed with you, June Osborne.
The Crown dominated
Let’s be real, no one is surprised that The Crown won big last night. The beloved drama has been smashing records and racking up viewers of an unthinkable scale since its debut on Netflix, catapulting it to one of the most successful shows of our time. So, it was only fair that the cast and crew were celebrated last night, and celebrated they were. Dominating in categories such as Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress in A Drama Series and Outstanding Supporting Actor and Actress in A Drama series, the likes of Josh O’Connor and Olivia Colman were praised for their dynamic performances as they took home some of the most coveted awards that the Emmys have to offer.
Evan Peters was all of us fangirling over Kate Winslet
Whenever an actor wins their first award, the acceptance speech always holds the promise of tear-jerking confessions and heartfelt thanks. So, when it came time for Even Peters to collect his first-ever Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie, we braced ourselves for an outpouring of emotions. But, while his speech was driven by raw-feelings, they were not the ones we were expecitng. Whilst listing thre people he wanted to thanks, Evan turned to his Mare of Easttown costar as he screamed out that he wanted to thank “Kate Winslet for being Kate Winslet” in a meme-worthy nature. We feel you, Evan.
Michaela Coel moved the crowd with her poetic acceptance speech
While a hilarious acceptance speech is always welcomed, so is a deeply moving one. After winning the award for Outstanding Writing For A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie, Michaela Coel sent out a warming message to writers everywhere by stating,” write the tale that scare you, that make you feel uncertain, that isn’t comfortable, I dare you.”
And, with the star also dedicating the award to survivors of sexual assault everywhere, it is fair to say that we all had a little tear in our eyes.