The Emmy Awards And MTV Music Video Awards
The Emmy Awards
By Chloe Cornell
The 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will take place on Monday, September 17th at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, airing on NBC. Colin Jost (boyfriend of top earning female actress Scarlett Johansson, see this issue’s “IT LIST”) and Michael Che, who are both co-head writers for Saturday Night Live and co-host “Weekend Update” will be hosting the event. Frequent awards show host and former SNL host Tina Fey offered Jost and Che some advice. Jost told The Hollywood Reporter, “Tina told us to keep it moving, which is great advice for almost any situation or occupation in history. Except if you’re one of those guys who pretends to be a statue,” he said, referring to his deadpan delivery on ‘Weekend Update.’” The duo have said that they plan to steer clear of politics and just celebrate all the great things going on in TV.
The nominees for lead actress in a drama series have 27 career Emmy nominations between them. Elisabeth Moss won the category last year, and this year’s nomination is her 10th total. Sandra Oh made history this year becoming the first Asian woman to be nominated for best lead actress in a Drama.
The complete list of nominees for Lead Actress in a Drama Series are:
Claire Foy, “The Crown”
Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black”
Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Sandra Oh, “Killing Eve”
Keri Russell, “The Americans”
Evan Rachel Wood, “Westworld”
As for the nominees for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, this year will be the first time that Julia Louis-Dreyfus doesn’t win the award for Veep in six years. Due to HBO comedy’s long hiatus, she was ineligible this year. Aside from Rachel Brosnahan (who received a Golden Globe for her role on “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) and Issa Rae, all of the other women on the list are previous Emmy nominees.
The complete list of nominees for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series are:
Pamela Adlon, “Better Things”
Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Allison Janney, “Mom”
Issa Rae, “Insecure”
Tracee Ellis Ross, “Black-ish”
Lily Tomlin, “Grace and Frankie”
2018 MTV Video Music Awards Recap
By Caroline Antonacci
At the 2018 MTV Video Music awards, hosted at Radio City Music Hall on August 20th, women were the winners of the night. Jennifer Lopez was the recipient of the Video Vanguard award and also won best collaboration for “Dinero” (ft. DJ Khaled and Cardi B). As Video Vanguard honoree, JLo performed a medley of her hits through the years. A highlight of not only J Lo’s speech accepting her award, but also a highlight of the night was when Lopez said, “When people said, ‘You know, you’re doing too much you can only do one thing,’ I always had it in my mind I was always a person who was like, ‘Why not?’ So I kind of had to forge my own path and make my own rules.”
Cardi B won Best New Artist. Camila Cabello won Artist of the year and Video of the Year for “Havana”. Ariana Grande won best pop video for “No Tears Left to Cry”. She also performed “God is a Woman”, recreating the biblical Last Supper painting with all female, racially inclusive apostles. Nicki Minaj won Best Hip Hop Video for “Chun-Li”, and she also did a performance of a medley of her new songs from “Queen”.