Primetime Emmy Awards 2019 hosted television’s biggest night in Los Angeles yesterday. Some of the most popular names in Hollywood like Zendaya, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kendall Jenner and Sophie Turner walked the red carpet.
Game of Thrones was given an emotional tribute and Billy Porter made history by winning Best Actor as the first black gay man, for his performance in Pose.
The 2019 Emmy Awards were loaded with some extraordinary and moving moments, read ahead to witness all the highlights from the star-studded night.
Stepping out of line: While most winners thank their families and co-stars, many take the opportunity to voice issues they feel strongly about, like Alex Borstein, who won best supporting comedy actress for The Marvelous Mrs Maisel. Used this platform to pay tribute to her grandmother, who was a Holocaust survivor. Her powerful speech said: "My grandmother was in line to be shot into a pit... she turned to a guard and she said 'What happens if I step out of line?' and he said 'I don't have the heart to shoot you but somebody will'. "And she stepped out of line, and for that I am here and for that my children are here, so step out of line ladies, step out of line."
We said our final goodbyes to GOT: It was a special night for Game of Thrones cast as the eight-season long show received six nominations, and took home two. The actors took center stage to pay their final homage to one of the highest-rated series ever made and received a standing ovation from the audience.
Billy Porter made Emmy history: With his impeccable performance in Pose, Porter made history as the first openly gay black man to win Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. He said, "We, as artists, are the people who get to change the molecular structure of the hearts and minds of the people who live on this planet. Please don’t ever stop doing that. Please don’t ever stop telling the truth."
An impassioned speech: Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage took home the award for supporting actor in a drama series. The actor, who is born with a condition of dwarfism, said: "I count myself so fortunate to be a member of a community that is all about tolerance and diversity."
We heard from the Royals: Netflix took to the stage to give fans a glimpse into the forthcoming series of The Crown. The new trailer received a premiere at the Emmy. Fans were treated to some actual dialogue from Olivia Colman who plays the Queen. The series, which is set to launch in November, is likely to be one of the major nominees at next year's award ceremony.
Michelle Williams' speech deserved an Emmy of its own: Equal pay has been one of the most-discussed issues of recent years in the entertainment and media industries. At the Emmy Awards this season, Michelle Williams won best leading actress in a limited series or movie for her performance in Fosse/Verdon. She said, "The next time a woman, and especially a woman of colour—because she stands to make 52 cents on the dollar compared to her white, male counterpart—tells you what she needs in order to do her job, listen to her. Believe her, because one day she might stand in front of you and say thank you for allowing [her] to succeed because of her workplace environment and not in spite of it."
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