I was too busy watching the Seahawks lose to the Packers (you stay classy, Aaron Rodgers) in between episodes of The Strain and Fear the Walking Dead, so I missed the Emmys. And if you’re like me and you just want to get to the point and see who won big at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards, then check out these infographics that will keep you informed for those water cooler convos this morning.
Game of Thrones cleaned house for the risks they took last season, but not everyone was happy, especially some fans of the books. Obviously, a win means that we can expect the writers and showrunners to take more risks next season. Unfortunately, after that infamous rape scene from last season I don’t know if that’s a good thing. HBO continues to prove that when it comes to great TV, they know what they’re doing, with shows like Veep and original movies like Bessie, which was brilliantly acted and produced. What was surprising was Netflix did not get more wins after Daredevil and House of Cards. I personally feel that Daredevil was snubbed in the categories that really mattered. Of course, I shouldn’t be surprised considering comic book characters tend to not be taken seriously at these award shows. Still, it was unfortunate, because the cinematography coupled with Vincent D’Onofrio and Charlie Cox’s acting was superb and more enjoyable than any of the movies. That says a lot if you ask me.
When it comes to unstructured reality shows, it was hardly a surprise that Discovery’s Deadliest Catch beat out the competition. It’s been going strong for years, and it’s realistic. There’s not a lot that you can fake on the high seas off Alaska. There are real life and death choices the cast has to make, and the show has taken on death, drug abuse, and the drama of real life.
Overall, it seems like the shows and networks that deserved to win big did.