The Emmys were all wrong this year
September 26, 2019
Every award show is controversial, a fact supported by the countless complaints from social media after all of them. Although I’m typically one to accept who wins and who doesn’t, this year’s Primetime Emmys left me genuinely enraged. Although some wins, like Fleabag for Outstanding Comedy Series, were well-deserved, all too many must have been picked at random. Here are the biggest categories where nominees were absolutely robbed.
Outstanding Drama Series
The fact that Game of Thrones won the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series angered me more than the season they won it for. Season eight of GOT was the absolute worst season of their show, nothing made sense. The plot was bad, the ending was bad and the lighting was worse. The fact that it won against fantastic shows like Killing Eve and Pose is practically a hate crime against me.
Outstanding Competition Series
RuPaul’s Drag Race has gone on far too long. In an age of equality, RuPaul is only looking out for cisgender gays, what with the show’s constant problem when dealing with trans drag queens. Nailed It!, the underrated Netflix baking show for amateurs, should have been a clear winner. It’s hilarious, the hosts are charming with great chemistry, and who doesn’t love a harmless baking show? No one.
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series
If Amy Adams doesn’t win a major award soon I’m going to riot. Adams has the range, from the hilarious Enchanted, to the striking beauty of 2016’s Arrival, to the haunting Sharp Objects–the very series Adams was nominated for. She first started acting 20 years ago in Drop Dead Gorgeous, a comedy that should have earned her her very first award. Did you know Adams has been nominated for an Oscar six times and has never won? She deserves the same outcry for every lost award as Leonardo DiCaprio.
Outstanding Limited Series
Listen, I know that Chernobyl is good, but When They See Us is next level. How it showed the stories of the Central Park Five, or now more accurately the Exonerated Five, was absolutely chilling and breathtaking. It shoved their lives into the spotlight and forced people to remember how these five young black boys suffered at the hands of racism–something that has quite frankly never been more relevant.
Amelia Foster is a senior and the Print Managing Editor for RHSToday and Knight Writers. This is her fourth year on the staff, and her third as an editor....