Which Emmy winning series should you watch next?
The latest season of Game of Thrones might have come to a stirring end, but the season of entertainment is well and truly on. This edition of Emmy’s introduced us to some really great shows that have kept audiences on the edge of their seats or spilling out of their sofas laughing. Take a look at the list we’ve curated with some of the hottest entertainment in town.
Big Little Lies - 8 Wins, including Outstanding Limited Series
The star of the 2017 Emmys was clearly the mystery-drama Big Little Lies. Starring the glamorous Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern, the show is based on a Liane Moriarty book. What seems like the story of five mothers in sun-kissed California quickly devolves into a dark murder mystery. The show takes its lead characters to places they have not visited in any of their earlier roles. It’s just stunning what seemingly urbane upper-middle-class mothers are capable of.
Director Jean-Marc Vallée, and actors Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern, and Alexander Skarsgård won awards in their individual categories; while writer David E. Kelley and actresses Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley received nominations for their work.
The Night Of - 5 Wins, including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
The Night Of romped home with five big ones on the big night. The drama mini-series, starring Riz Ahmed and John Turturro, explores the dark corners of the criminal-justice system in New York City, as they swirl around a young Pakistani-American staring down an avalanche of evidence in the murder of a young woman.
Emmy Winner Riz Ahmed became the first British-Pakistani actor to win the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie. Other wins for the show came in cinematography, single-camera picture editing, sound mixing and sound editing.
Veep - 5 Wins, including Outstanding Comedy Series
Julia Louis Dreyfus proved once again that there is no Veep like her, as she became the first actor to pick up six Emmys in a row for the same role. The HBO comedy has Julia Dreyfus playing the inept and self-sabotaging Selina Mayer the Vice President of the United States. The job is nothing like she imagined and everything she was warned about. High on comedy, the show has not been shy of taking on controversial topics. Julia and her pithy one-liners are legendary. Sample this: “Because this is a man’s world that we live in. Because of the axis of dick.” Or this “That door should be half its height so that people can only approach me in my office on their goddamn mother**king knees.” That’s just the stuff we can print. There’s a whole lot more we can’t!
Any actor that can pull of lines like that with panache and style deserves her six Emmys. The other awards the show picked up include outstanding casting for a comedy series, cinematography for a single-camera series and production design.
Last Week Tonight - 4 wins, including Outstanding Variety Talk Series
Known for its host’s unparalleled sense of humour and knack for starting Twitter trends (From #JeffWeCan in an episode about Tobacco to #DCPublicSchools at the Emmys for absolutely no reason), this talk series puts humour into serious issues, educating and entertaining audiences at the same time. The comedy news show takes a satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events. Its wins include one for outstanding writing
Westworld - 5 wins at the Emmys Creative Arts
Starring Academy Award winner Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris and James Marsden, Westworld is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin. The show is a science fiction drama that combines the Old American West with a world of the future that makes viewers question what makes them humans. Fast developing a cult following, the show’s Jeffrey Wright appeared in a sketch at the Emmys, proving how immensely popular the cast has become. The show won for sound mixing, makeup and hairstyling.
This is Us - 2 Wins, including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
With an exceedingly popular cast whose on-screen and off-screen chemistry is equally talked about, the show stars Sterling K. Brown, Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore and Justin Hartley. Brown took home the Emmy for outstanding lead actor in a drama series. Their second award was also an acting Emmy, with Gerald McCraney winning for outstanding guest actor in a drama series. This is Us is about a unique group of people who share the same birthday and whose life stories intertwine in curious ways. The key to this show is how authentic and relatable it all feels. There is a little bit of us in them. That is what makes the show so engrossing and hard to miss.
Feud - 2 wins at the Emmys Creative Arts
Starring Academy Award winners Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon, along with Judy Davis and Jackie Hoffman, Feud tells the story of the legendary rivalry between Joan Crawford and Bette Davis during their collaboration on the Academy Award-nominated thriller 'What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?', giving users a unique look at the behind-the-scenes of Hollywood. The show brings a bit of the diva past back into our lives. Old-time Hollywood is no different from modern-day Bollywood. While nominated in 18 categories, the show picked up the award for hairstyling and makeup.
American Horror Story: Roanoke - Emmy Creative Arts for Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Limited Series, Movie or Special
A highly talked about show that has made Sarah Paulson one of the most loved actors in the industry, American Horror Story has explored a series of interesting plotlines including a murder house, freak shows and asylums. A treat for lovers of gore, the show even had some political undertones in its latest season.
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