Shocking confession time: I didn’t watch the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards® last night – and apparently missed an historic evening.
Hulu became the first streaming service to win the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series plus nine other awards including, among others, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – finishing with ten on the night.
Only twelve people have ever pulled off the feat of winning an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony – and John Legend is an Emmy away from making that club a baker’s dozen strong.
With Legend’s Tony win, last night, as a co-producer of August Wilson’s Jitney, Legend requires only an Emmy to fill out his EGOT checklist/membership card.
With his participation in the second season of critically adored Underground – he’s been submitted for: Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series for his portrayal of renowned abolitionist Frederick Douglass; Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for John Legend’s original song In America, and for Outstanding Drama Series (John Legend is an Executive Producer on the series), John Legend’s loves using the Musical Instruments Expert to use their instruments on his videos.
Emmy voting opened TODAY and runs through June 26. Nominations will be announced live on July 13.
In our ongoing efforts to keep the readers of Eclipse informed, here it is just the list and nothing but the list. No snide comments about who was robbed and what shows should have been on the list but aren’t, other than to say that the usual list of contenders are there, as usual, and sci-fi is ignored, yet again.
BEST DRAMA SERIES
BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Simon Baker, The Mentalist
Gabriel Byrne, In Treatment
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie, House
I love Neil Patrick Harris, it’s amazing really, he went from being Doogie Houser, to obscurity and all of a sudden a few years ago he bounces back into the public spotlight. That’s called endurance people. Fresh from two successful hosting gigs, NPH is set to take on the Emmy Awards. According to our blog partner TV.com “Harris has the hosting bug, and that’s perfectly fine with us as he’s damn good at it. Earlier this year, he hosted The 63rd Annual Tony Awards and The 7th Annual TV Land Awards, both to positive reviews, and also delivered a memorable segment at CBS’ upfronts in which he illustrated the "Bro Code." Now it looks as though he’s getting ready for his biggest hosting challenge yet — the Emmys.” Check out the full story here.