The 67th Emmy Awards Recap
Written by Rebecca Oldham. Media by Bekah Dothager.
One of the best things about watching a TV show is seeing the way a show can be brought to life with the help of many talented people. Actors work to portray the story lines from some of the best writers and directors, visual effects and perfectly timed audio put us on edge and keep us wrapped in the show.
For all of TV, one of the most important nights is Emmy’s Night. A night where all of their hard work finally pays off. For 67 years now, the Emmy’s have been handing out awards for the best of the best in their category. The TV shows are chosen by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and we get to watch as our favorite shows and actors finally win prizes they deserve. This year at the 67th Emmy Awards Show, records were set , history was made, and emotions ran high.
For our favorite TV actors, writers and directors, their day would be a long one. Hours were spent prepping for the night’s award show. The Emmy’s chose Andy Samberg, from SNL and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, to host the show. They rehearsed, designed, and set up for the night, and everything was in line. During the show, Samberg, with the help of several of his fellow comedians, kept the event light with several jokes and videos played throughout the night.
Several awards were given throughout the night, but it seemed to be clear that there were a few true winners. The Game of Thrones proved to be the king of the night as it took home twelve Emmy’s, setting a new all time record for the most Emmy’s won in one year. Also, actor Peter Dinklage, who plays Tyrion Lannister in The Game Of Thrones, took home the Emmy for Outstanding supporting Actor in a Drama Series. Furthermore, The Game of Thrones took home the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series, which is considered to be the best award given, making this show the ruler of the 67th Emmy’s.
One of the most emotional points in the show happened when Tracy Morgan took the stage to announce his return. This was the first time Morgan has been involved in show business since his tragic wreck in 2014 that left him with a traumatic brain injury. According to Chris Riotta, writter for News.Mic, it was a very emotional time for the crowd as this was a surprise to everyone.
Viola Davis made history as she took home the Emmy for Outstanding Actress in a Drama for her role in the show How to Get Away with Murder. She is the first women of color to receive this award. It was a very emotional time for Davis and the audience as she accepted the award. During her speech, she quoted Harriet Tubman saying, “The only thing that separated women of color, from anyone else, is opportunity”. Her speech was powerful and moving, bringing the audience to tears.
The 67th Emmy’s was a time to celebrate and enjoy what makes our favorite shows amazing. If you weren’t able to watch, be sure and check it out at Fox’s Website, or check Buzzfeed’s Top 18 Important Moments of the 67th Emmy’s.