While there were some very catchy moments during the Emmy Award ceremomy, the star cast of Game of Thrones stole eveyone's thunder.
The most coveted award ceremony that honors television content and stars took place on 22 September amidst massive viewership and anticipation. While there were some unforgettable moments that the global audience witnessed on-screen, some other great moments couldn't make it to the final cut or remained unnoticed.
We list here 5 moments from Emmy's 2019 that deserve all your heart.
In a hilarious-turned fiery speech, Alex Borstein insisted women break all definitions and stereotypes. Borstein, who bagged the award for 'Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series' dedicated her award to "the strength of women." As a part of her impassioned speech she also narrated a story of her grandmother who was a holocaust victim.
"My grandmother turned toward a guard — she was in line to be shot into a pit — and said, 'What happens if I step out of line?' and he said, 'I don't have the heart to shoot you, but somebody will.' And she stepped out of line," Borstein explained. "And for that, I am here. And for that, my children are here. So step out of line, ladies. Step out of line."
William Hall Bush aka Billy Bush had a full career as a TV show host and anchor. Not only did he have his nationally syndicated talk and music radio show after his name but he also was the primary anchor of the 2014 show Access Hollywood.
After his infamous 2005 Access Hollywood interview tape with Donald Trump surfaced in 2016, Billy Bush was shockingly cut off from NBC's Today show. He was off the air for three years and kept a low-profile ever since. Bush attended the purple carpet as the host of Extra and was seen mingling with his colleagues and reciprocating to their warm greetings.
I’m telling you, this engraving station is a place to be. Another decades in the making victory moment is courtesy of #GameofThrones guru @GRRMspeaking here getting his best drama series #Emmys engraved. After winners leave here, they get a Sterling Vineyards encased wine bottle pic.twitter.com/zpQAE4ko0a— Chris Gardner (@chrissgardner) September 23, 2019
Emmys 2019 saw a lot of Game of Thrones moments. Not only did they hog most of the limelight, but they also bagged two of the most sought-after awards: Best Drama Series and Best Actor in a Supporting Role, won by Peter Dinklage for a consecutive 4th time. The wildly popular drama series also won the highest number of nominations.
But the moment that will be hard to forget is the reunion of George R.R.Martin with the star cast of the series around Emmy's engraving station. While Kit Harington faced the press quiz, R. R. Martin casually hung around the engraving station getting his name engraved on his best drama series trophy.
This was a big moment for the fans of the show around the world because this ceremony marks the official end of their collaboration. Not just fans but the stars also shared some emotional moments with each other as they bid adieu to a show that has grown with them and in them.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge's historic win over six-time winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus was welcomed with thunderous applause that continued even after she left the stage. Bridge won the best actress in a comedy role award for Fleabag and received a standing ovation from the cast and crew of the show. Julia Louis-Dreyfus' win this time, would have made her the most winning actress on Emmys but Waller-Bridge with her spectacular performance, seized the moment. What most of us missed is the continued clapping, hugging and greeting, during a commercial break, when she returned to her seat.
Patricia Arquette won the best supporting actress award for her miniseries The Act. In her acceptance speech, she paid a tearful tribute to her sister, a trans rights activist who died in 2016. She also stood up for the rights of trans people and insisted on the society to "give them jobs."
"In my heart, I'm so sad," Arquette said, as she seemed to be choking. "I lost my sister Alexis, and (I'm sad) that trans people are still being persecuted. I'm in mourning every day, and I will be the rest of my life, Alexis, for you.
"Give them jobs," she added. "They are human beings, give them jobs."
In a speech filled with emotions, Michelle Williams thanked her network for paying her the same as her male co-stars. Four-time Oscar nominee Williams, won her first Emmy for her miniseries Fosse/Verdon. In 2017, she had a public fallout with Mark Wahlberg regarding the pay gap in the show All the Money in the World.
"They understood that when you put value in a person, it empowers that person to get in touch with their own inherent value and where do they put that value? They put it into their work," Williams said. "Next time a woman – and especially a woman of color, because she stands to make 52 cents on the dollar compared to her white male counterpart – tells you what she needs in order to do her job, listen to her, believe her, because one day she might stand in front of you and say, 'Thank you' for allowing her to succeed because of her workplace environment and not in spite of it."