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Emmy Winners

by Melissa Silverstein
September 19, 2011 2:52 AM
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Thought that Jane Lynch did great. She's so funny.

Other exciting moments:

When Melissa McCarthy won best actress in a comedy - the woman has had a great year and it is so spectacular to see a fat girl succeed in a town where women are shamed for their size. Ditto for Margo Martindale. A 60-year-old woman getting her first big Hollywood recognition. She is always amazing in everything she does.

But while it is great to see the awesome Kate Winslet get up and accept her Emmy, the telecast showed who runs Hollywood, and you know it is the dudes.

How many women won significant awards besides acting? No woman got up on that stage on her own to accept an award. There were women who won as part of groups of writers, but no woman won as a individual writer or director.

And on the top drama of the year, one that is written about as being full of women writers, Mad Men- there are two female writers - Maria Jacquemetton and Dahvi Waller - two out of eight. And on the top comedy Modern Family, there is one female writer - Ilana Wernick - out of eleven. At least that show doesn't pretend to have any women as part of it.

Other winners:
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES: JULIE BOWEN as Claire Dunphy
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES: JULIANNA MARGULIES as Alicia Florrick
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES: MELISSA MCCARTHY as Molly Flynn
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES: MARGO MARTINDALE as Mags Bennett
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE: MAGGIE SMITH as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE: KATE WINSLET as Mildred Pierce

Emmys 2011: Margo Martindale on getting better with age (LA Times)

Emmys 2011: Melissa McCarthy basks in her victory (LA Times)

Emmycast with Jane Lynch presiding was a winner (Yahoo)

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2 Comments

  • Brittany S. | September 20, 2011 8:05 AMReply

    I thought the best-actress nominees going on stage was hilarious!

    Also, it is unfortunate that not more women writers are receiving awards. While the numbers are still small, it is definitely an improvement.

    Women like Tina Fey (my idol) are also making being a writer a dream for many (like myself). With frontrunners like her and the other few out there, I definitely think this small trend will continue to grow, slowly but surely.

  • Christina | September 19, 2011 7:06 AMReply

    What did you think of the Best Actress - Comedy nominees rushing the stage and then crowning Melissa McCarthy with a tiara and roses? I thought it was both extremely funny and very sweet, to see them support each other.

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