2019 Emmy Awards

2019 Emmy Awards

The 71st annual Emmy Awards kicked off the show without a host – a sign that the ceremony would do a few other things differently too. The Amazon Prime show, Fleabag, took home four awards, including a surprising victory for creator and lead actress, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who won over veteran Julia Louis-Dreyfus for outstanding lead actress in a comedy. Pose actor Billy Porter proudly accepted his award as the first openly gay black man to clinch the title of outstanding lead actor in a drama series, while Fosse/Verdon actress Michelle Williams’ speech highlighted the ongoing battle for pay parity.

Marking the onset of Fall television, the ceremony and its award winners' speeches were a powerful reminder of entertainment’s pivotal role in changing the tides of equality.

2019 Emmy Awards

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