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71st Annual Primetime Emmy Winners And Emotional Highlights

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On Sunday night, Fox televised the 71st annual Primetime Emmy Awards were handed out in Los Angeles, signaling the beginning of the new fall TV season, and the conclusion of another.

Game of Thrones took home the award for Outstanding Drama Series, while Fleabag won the Outstanding Comedy Series.   But throughout the night, there wwre several emotional moments and highlights, which we have noted below.

Billy Porter of Pose became the first openly gay black man to win an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.  In his acceptance speech he related: “It took many years of vomiting up all the filth that I had been taught about myself, and halfway believed, before I was could walk around this earth like I had the right to be here.” Next quoting James Baldwin he shared: “I have the right, you have the right ― we all have the right!”

Michelle Williams wins for her performance as Lead Actress in a Limited Series for Fosse/Verdon and speaks out against the gender pay gap in Hollywood during her acceptance speech.

Patricia Arquette winner for her performance in The Act called for equal rights for transgender community in an emotional speech about her late sister, Alexis.  “I’m in mourning every day of my life, Alexis. And I will be for the rest of my life for you, until we change the world so Trans people are not persecuted.”

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel‘s Alex Borstein kicked off her Emmy victory by taking a swig of booze. However, when the Supporting Actress in a Comedy winner began to thank her family, she expressed that she was from a family of immigrants and that her grandmother was a Holocaust survivor who bravely stepped out of line when she was about to be shot by a guard.

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In a standing ovation, Jharrel Jerome was named the Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie winner for his performance in When They See Us. Jerome’s acceptance speech was punctuated by his shout-out to the real Exonerated Five, who were all in the audience and who wept and raised their fists in solidarity.

The Young and the Restless Kristoff St, John Neil Winters) was part of the In Memoriam Tribute performed by pop star, Halsey.

The cast of Game of Thrones received thunderous applause when they all came to the stage to present an award.

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Peter Dinklage made Emmy history on winning Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Game of Thrones a record-breaking fourth time. He also noted about how no where else would he have been given the chance to play such a role than television, which has become more inclusive to all people.

On another note: the Emmys went without a host, but had Reno 911  actor and comedian Thomas Lennon’s offering up running commentary, that was seen by many as annoying and at times tasteless, and there was even one remark about former Emmy winners (Felicity Huffman) being in jail watching the Emmys when she has not even started her prison time.

Check out the entire winner’s list here and then let us know, what was your highlight of Emmy night via the comment section below.

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These people really think theyre important, don’t they??

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Responding to your remarks about the commentator, yes he was totally useless to the broadcast. But then again, the show was on fox, so tacky and tasteless was to be expected. The In Memoriam segment was well done and appropriate.

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Never have seen any of these shows except better call Saul ! You know it’s embarassing when you read about actresses bitching about their pay and gender crap and racism when does it stop??? Most Americans are worn out we just want to enjoy a show without political crap thrown at us ! Why do you accept Muslim religion but make fun of Christians? We watch nothing anymore except old movies when just shut up ! By the way Michelle Williams is worth 16 million so to hear her slobbering about being poor makes us crazy ! Hollywood / Washington… Read more »

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Oh and by the way we don’t care who you sleep with!!! Just shut up and leave us aline

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Is anyone moderating this site anymore? This is embarrassing. The last time I checked this was a soap and TV entertainment website, not a political website. I cone here to read about and discuss my favorite shows, not read political rantings. Take it to the Fox News website.

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What?
I’ve only heard of one, Game of Thrones.
And I haven’t yet watched the final season.

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There wasn’t much interest for me except the Red Carpet interview with Jenny McCarthy gushing to Christina Applegate how much she wanted to be like her when “she got older”, when she herself is only a year younger, and minimizing her previous awards and nominations, referring to this one as her first. Omg, the woman needs to get her facts together before she goes out and makes a fool out of herself.

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Former ‘Bachelor’ Colton Underwood Comes Out as Gay

This morning on the highly-promoted sit-down interview with GMA’s Robin Roberts, former ‘Bachelor’ lead Colton Underwood, revealed that he was gay and that he has finally come to terms with it.

The ex-football star shared: “Obviously this year’s been a lot for a lot of people, and it’s probably made a lot of people look themselves in the mirror and figure out who they are and what they’ve been running from or what they’ve been putting off in their lives. For me, I’ve ran from myself for a long time and I’ve hated myself for a long time, and I’m gay. I came to terms with that that earlier this year and have been processing it. The next step in all of this was sort of letting people know. I’m still nervous, but it’s been a journey for sure. I’m like the happiest and healthiest I’ve ever been in my life. That means the world to me.”

Underwood expressed he went through a very dark time to be able to reveal his truth: “I got into a place in my personal life that was dark and bad. I can list a bunch of different things, but they’d all be excuses. I think overall the reason why now is because I got to a place where I didn’t think I was ever going to share this. I would rather have died than say ‘I’m gay,’ and I think that was sort of my wake up call. There was a moment in L.A. that I woke up and I didn’t think I was going to wake up,” he said. “I didn’t have the intentions of waking up, and I did. And I think for me that was my wake up call, that, ‘This is your life. Take back control.’ I think looking back even beyond that is… even just suicidal thoughts and driving my car close to a cliff, like, ‘Oh, if this goes off the cliff, it’s not that big of a deal.’ I don’t feel that anymore.”’

As to the questions or anger that ‘Bachelor Nation’ are going to have that Underwood misled the female contestants on his season, or he duped the audience, Colton said: “I thought a lot about this…Do I regret being ‘The Bachelor?’ And handling it the way that I did?’  I do think I could have handled it better, I’ll say that. I just wish I wouldn’t have dragged people into my own mess of figuring out who I was. I genuinely mean that, but also at the same time I can say ‘I’m sorry’ to all of those women, I can also say ‘thank you,’ because without them and without the ‘Bachelor’ franchise, I don’t know if this would have ever come out.”

Colton was highly-promoted during his season as the “Virgin Bachelor”.  He acknowledged he was indeed a virgin at that time, but it was because he was gay, but just “didn’t know how to handle it”.   Underwood also shared he was thankful to God that he was cast on the reality-competition as one of its season’s leads because he thought that would make him straight.  He told Roberts in his talk with God, ‘Finally, you’re letting me be straight. Finally, you’re giving me a wife, a fiancée, and then I’m going to have the kids, then I’m going to have the house, and then I’m going to have all this.’

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As to his contentious break-up with ‘Bachelor’ contestant, Cassie Randolph, where she had at one time had a restraining order put on Underwood and later revoked it, he admitted: “I would like to say sorry for how things ended. I messed up, I made a lot of bad choices.”  But told Robin Roberts, he indeed loved Cassie, sharing, “That only made it harder and more confusing for me. if I’m being very honest, I loved everything about her. And it’s hard for me to articulate exactly what my emotions were, and going through that relationship with her was, because I obviously had an internal fight going on. I would just say that I’m sorry from the bottom of my heart. I’m sorry for any pain and emotional stress I caused. I wish it wouldn’t have happened the way it did. I wish that I would have been courageous enough to fix myself before I broke anybody else.”

Underwood shared that his upbringing in the Catholic church and being in the world of high school, college, and pro sports contributed to why he never came out previously, citing,: ” learned in the Bible that gay is a sin. I had made mistakes in my sports and in my athletic career, and when you make mistakes, ‘that play was gay’ or that was a bad… gay was always affiliated with a connotation of negativity, and I think there’s a lot of things when I look back, like, ‘No wonder I held it in.’”

So, were you surprised that Colton revealed he was gay? How do you feel about the journey he expressed in his interview on GMA to speak his truth? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Former Y&R Star Jason Canela Lands Recurring Role on ‘The Rookie’

Jason Canela (Ex-Arturo Rosales) will now join another soap alum, Nathan Fillion (Ex-Joey, One Life to Live) on the ABC cop drama, The Rookie.

Casting news today out of Deadline has that Canela will play the recurring role of Cesar Madrigal, the son of criminal royalty who is impetuous, entitled and in line to take over his father’s empire.

Look for Jason to first appear in the upcoming episode entitled “Brave Heart.”

 

In addition to Y&R, Jason has appeared on The Glades, Camino, Pitch, MissingSingle in South Beach, Make Love Great Again and Netflix’s Always Be My Maybe.

So looking forward to seeing Jason on The Rookie? Comment below.

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DAYS Alison Sweeney on Working with Bryan Dattilo: “28 Years Later, Some Things Never Change. Still Laughing Between Takes and Grateful to Have Such a Talented Supportive Co-Star”

This week, Days of our Lives viewers have witnessed that Sami Brady DiMera (Alison Sweeney) and Lucas Horton (Bryan Dattilo) hit the sheets, and Lumi fans everywhere rejoiced!

On and off, for almost three decades. Alison Sweeney and Bryan Dattilo have played the relationship between these two exes who share children together to the hilt, because Sami and Lucas’ history is well … complicated.

But, what will happen if and when EJ finds out that Sami had sex with her ex? Stay tuned.

In the meantime, Alison took to her Instagram and shared her thoughts alongside photos of her and Bryan, then and now.

Over the years, Bryan had remained one of Alison’s good friends.

Sweeney expressed: “I have always had such fun working with @bryan.dattilo !! 28 years later, some things never change. Still laughing between takes and grateful to have such a talented, supportive costar. Thanks @nbc for this great archive photo! And so grateful to @nbcdays for the incredible opportunity to play Sami.”

What did you think of the scenes where Sami and Lucas slept together and its aftermath thus far? Comment below.

 

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