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Emmy Awards 2019: Winners and Losers

The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards which honours the best in U.S. prime time television programming held yesterday, September 22, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, California.

The star-studded event was broadcast in the U.S. by Fox; and was preceded by the 71st Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards on September 14 and 15.


The nominations which was announced by D’Arcy Carden and Ken Jeong on July 16, 2019.
saw HBO’s popular epic series ‘Game of Thrones’ leading the nominations with fourteen, including nine for acting and three for directing, followed by ‘When They See Us’ with eleven and ‘Barry’ with nine.

If you consider the nominations at the Creative Arts Awards, ‘Game of Thrones’ established a new record for most Emmy nominations received in the same year by any comedy or drama series with 32, breaking the 25-year-old record held by NYPD Blue, which had scored 26 nominations for its first season in 1994.

Pop TV received its first Primetime Emmy nominations with Schitt’s Creek.

Enough talk about nominations, let’s talk winners.


The big winners at the 2019 Emmy Awards were,
“Game of Thrones,” “Chernobyl” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”, with the epic HBO series “Game of Thrones” leading with 12 trophies, including best drama series and best supporting actor for Peter Dinklage in the role of Tyrion Lannister.
Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” dominated among comedies, winning a total of eight prizes.

“Chernobyl”, another big winner of the night, took home 10 awards, including best limited series.
Amazon’s “Fleabag” also walked away with best comedy, best directing and best writing for a comedy series.

Twitter was abuzz with what one user called ‘one of the most deserving award wins’; Jharrel Jerome’s win for best actor in a limited series or movie for ‘When They See Us.’

His winning speech got a standing ovation as he addressed his home in Bronx, his mum’s cooking and most importantly the series objective, the men who have come to be known as ‘The Exonerated Five ‘


Drama Series

“Better Call Saul” (AMC)
“Bodyguard” (Netflix)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO) (WINNER)
“Killing Eve” (AMC/BBC America)
“Ozark” (Netflix)
“Pose” (FX)
“Succession” (HBO)
“This Is Us” (NBC)

Comedy Series

“Barry” (HBO)
“Fleabag” (Amazon Prime) (WINNER)
“The Good Place” (NBC)
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon Prime)
“Russian Doll” (Netflix)
“Schitt’s Creek” (Pop)
“Veep” (HBO)

Limited Series

“Chernobyl” (HBO) (WINNER)
“Escape at Dannemora” (Showtime)
“Fosse/Verdon” (FX)
“Sharp Objects” (HBO)
“When They See Us” (Netflix)

Television Movie

“Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” (Netflix) (WINNER)
“Brexit” (HBO)
“Deadwood: The Movie” (HBO)
“King Lear” (Amazon Prime)
“My Dinner with Hervé” (HBO)

Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Jason Bateman (“Ozark”)
Sterling K. Brown (“This Is Us”)
Kit Harington (“Game of Thrones”)
Bob Odenkirk (“Better Call Saul”)
Billy Porter (“Pose”) (WINNER)
Milo Ventimiglia (“This Is Us”)

Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones”)
Jodie Comer (“Killing Eve”) (WINNER)
Viola Davis (“How to Get Away With Murder”)
Laura Linney (“Ozark”)
Mandy Moore (“This Is Us”)
Sandra Oh (“Killing Eve”)
Robin Wright (“House of Cards”)

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson (“Black-ish”)
Don Cheadle (“Black Monday”)
Ted Danson (“The Good Place”)
Michael Douglas (“The Kominsky Method”)
Bill Hader (“Barry”) (WINNER)
Eugene Levy (“Schitt’s Creek”)

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Christina Applegate (“Dead to Me”)
Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”)
Natasha Lyonne (“Russian Doll”)
Catherine O’Hara (“Schitt’s Creek”)
Phoebe Waller-Bridge (“Fleabag”) (WINNER)

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Jharrel Jerome (“When They See Us”) (WINNER)
Mahershala Ali (“True Detective”)
Benicio Del Toro (“Escape at Dannemora”)
Hugh Grant (“A Very English Scandal”)
Jared Harris (“Chernobyl”)
Sam Rockwell (“Fosse/Verdon”)

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Amy Adams (“Sharp Objects”)
Patricia Arquette (“Escape at Dannemora”)
Aunjanue Ellis (“When They See Us”)
Joey King (“The Act”)
Niecy Nash (“When They See Us”)
Michelle Williams (“Fosse/Verdon”) (WINNER)

Competition Program

“The Amazing Race” (CBS)
“American Ninja Warrior” (NBC)
“Nailed It” (Netflix)
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1) (WINNER)
“Top Chef” (Bravo)
“The Voice” (NBC)

Variety Sketch Series

“At Home With Amy Sedaris” (truTV)
“Documentary Now!” (IFC)
“Drunk History” (Comedy Central)
“I Love You, America, With Sarah Silverman” (Hulu)
“Saturday Night Live” (NBC) (WINNER)
“Who Is America?” (Showtime)

Variety Talk Series

“The Daily Show With Trevor Noah” (Comedy Central)
“Full Frontal With Samantha Bee” (TBS)
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC)
“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” (HBO) (WINNER)
“The Late Late Show With James Corden” (CBS)
“The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” (CBS)

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Gwendoline Christie (“Game of Thrones”)
Julia Garner (“Ozark”) (WINNER)
Lena Headey (“Game of Thrones”)
Fiona Shaw (“Killing Eve”)
Sophie Turner (“Game of Thrones”)
Maisie Williams (“Game of Thrones”)

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Alfie Allen (“Game of Thrones”)
Jonathan Banks (“Better Call Saul”)
Nikolaj Coster-Waldeau (“Game of Thrones”)
Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones”) (WINNER)
Giancarlo Esposito (“Better Call Saul”)
Michael Kelly (“House of Cards”)
Chris Sullivan (“This Is Us”)

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Alex Borstein (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) (WINNER)
Anna Chlumsky (“Veep”)
Sian Clifford (“Fleabag”)
Olivia Colman (“Fleabag”)
Betty Gilpin (“GLOW”)
Sarah Goldberg (“Barry”)
Marin Hinkle (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)
Kate McKinnon (“Saturday Night Live”)

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Alan Arkin (“The Kominsky Method”)
Anthony Carrigan (“Barry”)
Tony Hale (“Veep”)
Stephen Root (“Barry”)
Tony Shalhoub (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) (WINNER)
Henry Winkler (“Barry”)

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Patricia Arquette (“The Act”) (WINNER)
Marsha Stephanie Blake (“When They See Us”)
Patricia Clarkson (“Sharp Objects”)
Vera Farmiga (“When They See Us”)
Margaret Qualley (“Fosse/Verdon”)
Emily Watson (“Chernobyl”)

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Ben Whishaw (“A Very English Scandal”) (WINNER)
Asante Blackk (“When They See Us”)
Paul Dano (“Escape at Dannemora”)
John Leguizamo (“When They See Us”)
Stellan Skarsgård (“Chernobyl”)
Michael K. Williams (“When They See Us”)

Directing for a Comedy Series

“Barry,” “The Audition,” HBO (Alec Berg)
“Barry,” “ronny/lily,” HBO (Alec Berg)
“Fleabag,” “Episode 1,” Prime Video (Harry Bradbeer) (WINNER)
“The Big Bang Theory,” “Stockholm Syndrome,” CBS (Mark Cendrowski)
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “We’re Going to the Catskills!” Prime Video (Dan Palladino)
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “All Alone,” Prime Video (Amy Sherman-Palladino)

Directing for a Drama Series

“Game of Thrones,” “The Iron Throne,” HBO (David Benioff, D.B. Weiss)
“Game of Thrones,” “The Last of the Starks,” HBO (David Nutter)
“Game of Thrones,” “The Long Night,” HBO (Miguel Sapochnik)
“The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Holly,” Hulu (Daina Reid)
“Killing Eve,” “Desperate Times,” BBC America (Lisa Bruhlmann)
“Ozark,” “Reparations,” Netflix (Jason Bateman) (WINNER)

Directing for a Limited Series or TV Movie

“A Very English Scandal,” Prime Video (Stephen Frears)
“Chernobyl,” HBO (Johan Renck) (WINNER)
“Escape at Dannemora,” Showtime (Ben Stiller)
“Fosse/Verdon,” “Glory,” FX Networks (Jessica Yu)
“Fosse/Version,” “Who’s Got the Pain,” FX Networks (Thomas Kail)
“When They See Us,” Netflix (Ava DuVernay)

Directing for a Variety Series

“Documentary Now!” “Waiting for the Artist,” IFC (Alex Buono, Rhys Thomas)
“Drunk History,” “Are You Afraid of the Drunk?” Comedy Central (Derek Waters)
“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver,” “Psychics,” HBO (Paul Pennolino)
“Saturday Night Live,” “Host: Adam Sandler,” NBC (Don Roy King) (WINNER)
“The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” “Live Midterm Election Show,” Jim Hoskinson
“Who Is America?” “Episode 102,” Showtime (Sacha Baron Cohen, Nathan Fielder, Daniel Gray Longino, Dan Mazer)

Writing for a Comedy Series

“Barry,” “ronny/lily,” HBO (Alec Berg, Bill Hader)
“Fleabag,” “Episode 1,” Prime Video (Phoebe Waller-Bridge) (WINNER)
“PEN15,” “Anna Ishii-Peters,” Hulu (Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle)
“Russian Doll,” “Nothing in This World Is Easy,” Netflix (Leslye Headland, Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler)
“Russian Doll,” “A Warm Body,” Netflix (Allison Silverman)
“The Good Place,” “Janet(s),” NBC (Josh Siegal, Dylan Morgan)
“Veep,” “Veep,” HBO (David Mandel)

Writing for a Drama Series

“Better Call Saul,” “Winner,” AMC (Peter Gould, Thomas Schnauz)
“Bodyguard,” “Episode 1,” Netflix (Jed Mercurio)
“Game of Thrones,” “The Iron Throne,” HBO (David Benioff, D.B. Weiss)
“Killing Eve,” “Nice And Neat,” BBC America (Emerald Fennell)
“Succession,” “Nobody Is Ever Missing,” HBO (Jesse Armstrong) (WINNER)
“The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Holly,” Hulu (Bruce Miller, Kira Snyder)

Writing for a Limited Series or TV Movie

“Chernobyl,” HBO (Craig Mazin) (WINNER)
“A Very English Scandal,” Prime Video (Russell T. Davies)
“Escape at Dannemora,” “Episode 6,” Showtime (Brett Johnson, Michael Tolkin)
“Fosse/Verdon,” “Providence,” FX Networks (Steven Levenson, Joel Fields)
“When They See Us,” “Part Four,” Netflix (Ava DuVernay, Michael Starrbury)

Writing for a Variety Series

“Documentary Now!,” IFC
“Full Frontal With Samantha Bee,” TBS
“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver,” HBO (WINNER)
“Late Night With Seth Meyers,” NBC
“Saturday Night Live,” NBC
“The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” CBS

‘When They See Us’: The Aftermath of Jharrel Jerome’s Emmy 2019 Win

Jharrel Jerome’s win at the 2019 Emmy Awards yesterday for outstanding lead actor in a limited series or drama, came unsurprisingly with a standing ovation and thousands of social media mentions.

The 22 year old American Dominican actor who is best known for his roles as young Kevin in Barry Jenkins’ drama film ‘Moonlight’ (2016) and as Korey Wise in Ava DuVernay’s Netflix miniseries ‘When They See Us’ (2019) amidst a rousing ovation gave a speech that included his wanting to just be home, his mother’s cooking (she was at the awards too) and a tribute to the series director, Ava DuVernay, Netflix and the men who have come to be known as ‘The Exonerated Five.’

Jharrel’s depiction of Korey Wise, one of the five wrongly incarcerated young men, in the heart-wrenching series was nothing short of stellar with Jharrel both playing Korey as a teenager and as an adult years later.

Some of the tweets that followed the win gives an indication of what people thought of Jharrel’s outstanding performance.


In 1989 a jogger was assaulted and raped in New York’s Central Park, and five young people were subsequently charged with the crime. The quintet, labeled the Central Park Five, maintained its innocence and spent years fighting the convictions, hoping to be exonerated. This limited series spans a quarter of a century, from when the teens are first questioned about the incident in the spring of 1989, going through their exoneration in 2002 and ultimately the settlement reached with the city of New York in 2014.
Oscar nominee and Emmy winner Ava DuVernay co-wrote and directed the four episodes.

Source: Wikipedia, Twitter, Emmy Awards

OUVERTURE: An Exhibition by Oladapo Ogunjobi

Conceptual and fine art photographer Oladapo Ogunjobi introduces OUVERTURE; A Creative Photography Exhibition.

The Exhibition which is an extension of the recently concluded Ouverture Photography Program (OPP) that focused on engaging teenagers through photography, allowing them discover their interests, is a closed art exhibition.

OUVERTURE, which is tagged ‘the presentation of being’ is set to help us experience Oladapo Ogunjobi’s creative explorations through individuality and his technique, systematic abstract imaging (SAI).

The exhibition will hold in lekki, Lagos on the 28th of September, 2019 at 4 pm.


Oladapo Ogunjobi is a conceptual and fine art photographer currently based in Lagos. He was invited to the 2018 New York photography portfolio review organised by LensBlog and The New York Times for his work The Nature of Being.
Oladapo is one amongst twenty two artist selected by Retro Africa for the 2018 ‘Generation Y’ art exposition that took place in Abuja.
His technique is a combination of photography and design using S.A.I (systematic abstract imaging) to create visually-interesting and thought-provoking works.

Source & photo credit:

Cora Book Trek monthly hosts Dr. Jimanze Ego- Alowes

Cora Book Trek monthly, a literary initiative that features book readings, discussions and light literary banter, hosts Dr. Jimanze Ego-Alowes, the author of “The University Media Complex as Nigeria’s Foremost Amusement Chain” in a book reading party.

For almost 250 years, the world has misread American constitutional arrangement but we have recently corrected the error.
How exactly?

It will be unveiled at the book reading party which will take place on Friday 27th September 2019 at 82 Allen Avenue, Ikeja Lagos by 4.00 pm.

See you there.


It’s 5 days to the most amusing and thought-provoking satire you will see in 2019.
Live theatre Lagos presents #Visafied, a live stage play.

The show is absolutely FREE TO ATTEND so there is no excuse not to see it.

The show will be on September 29, 2019 at the Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos by 3 pm and 6pm.


Live Theatre Lagos started in 2008, as a renaissance project aimed at bringing the art and craft of stage play back to its once prominent position in Nigerian entertainment and popular culture and also providing empowerment for a new generation of theatre artists.

Their core belief is that theatre shows should drive social awareness, social change and social development, with themes that are germane to trending social and national dialogue; exploring the issues in a fun manner but making sure to call the audience’s attention to the all-too-important subject matters.

Source & photo credit: Live Theatre Lagos

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