Monday, November 21, 2022

Emmy and EMA Awards for 'Abbott Elementary' on World Television Day

Happy World Televison Day! As I promised yesterday, "I plan on resuming my Emmy Awards coverage tomorrow for World Television Day where I might also mention TV wins at the EMA Awards, which I plan on finishing next Sunday...Stay tuned." One show earned awards at both ceremonies, "Abbott Elementary." I begin by revisiting what I wrote about the comedy in 'Ted Lasso,' 'Barry,' 'Hacks,' and 'Only Murders in the Building' lead comedy series nominees at the 2022 Emmy Awards.

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Alex Borstein – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel as Susie Myerson (Prime Video)
Hannah Einbinder – Hacks as Ava Daniels (HBO/HBO Max)
Janelle James – Abbott Elementary as Ava Coleman (ABC)
Kate McKinnon – Saturday Night Live as various characters (NBC)
Sarah Niles – Ted Lasso as Dr. Sharon Fieldstone (Apple TV+)
Sheryl Lee Ralph – Abbott Elementary as Barbara Howard (ABC)
Juno Temple – Ted Lasso as Keeley Jones (Apple TV+)
Hannah Waddingham – Ted Lasso as Rebecca Welton (Apple TV+)
Unlike Yang, Kate McKinnon is a previous winner of this award, but she's competing against last year's winner Hannah Waddingham and two-time winner Alex Borstein, so I don't consider her the favorite.
Waddingham barely qualifies as the favorite, as only six of the thirteen Gold Derby editors have picked her to repeat. Five editors picked Hannah Einbinder of "Hacks" and two, including Eng, chose Janelle James of "Abbott Elementary" to upset. That gives me pause. If I had to bet, I would put my money on Waddingham, but I would only wager a small sum.
I'm glad I didn't wager any money on this category, because none of the actresses I listed won. Instead, watch as Sheryl Lee Ralph accepts the Emmy for Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Abbott Elementary at the 74th Emmy Awards.

Wow! What a great acceptance speech!

I have more of Ralph as Gold Derby interviewed Sheryl Lee Ralph ('Abbott Elementary') on finding 'golden ticket' by being cast as Barbara Howard in May.

Sheryl Lee Ralph ('Abbott Elementary') on how she found the 'golden ticket' by being cast as Barbara Howard. A God-fearing woman who knows exactly what her students need to succeed, Mrs. Howard isn't afraid to say what's on her mind. Gold Derby's Kevin Jacobsen hosts this webchat.
That was an insightful interview that made me appreciate Ralph even more. She also expressed her appreciation for Quinta Brunson in both videos, which leads to the next award.

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Abbott Elementary: "Pilot" – Quinta Brunson (ABC)
Barry: "710N" – Duffy Boudreau (HBO/HBO Max)
Barry: "starting now" – Alec Berg and Bill Hader (HBO/HBO Max)
Hacks: "The One, the Only" – Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs, and Jen Statsky (HBO/HBO Max)
Only Murders in the Building: "True Crime" – Steve Martin and John Hoffman (Hulu)
Ted Lasso: "No Weddings and a Funeral" – Jane Becker (Apple TV+)
What We Do in the Shadows: "The Casino" – Sarah Naftalis (FX)
What We Do in the Shadows: "The Wellness Center" – Stefani Robinson (FX)
My previous comment about this category was in 'Abbott Elementary' wins four Television Critics Association Awards, including Program of the Year, where I wrote "I think these four wins at the TCA Awards have definitely improved the odds of the show winning its categories, but I currently think the only categories where that might push it into the winners circle are for writing and casting, although the competition is stiff for those, too." It won casting and the Gold Derby readers think it will win writing, although the editors split their picks with "Hacks," with six each predicting "Abbott Elementary" and "Hacks," while one editor forecast "Ted Lasso" upsetting the two front runners. My usual handicapping would lead me to pick "Hacks," but the readers break the tie in favor of "Abbott Elementary," as does Eng.
Gold Derby's editors and readers came through for this award. Watch as Quinta Brunson accepts the Emmy for Writing for a Comedy Series for Abbott Elementary at the 74th Emmy Awards.

I enjoyed Brunson's acceptance speech, including how she handled Jimmy Kimmel lying on stage, which was a bit that lasted a little too long. Kimmel said as much and apologized for it in Quinta Brunson & Jimmy Kimmel on Emmys Controversy.

Quinta talks about winning her first Emmy, Jimmy’s comedy bit controversy, meeting a bunch of people at the Emmys, the huge poster of her on the WB lot, loving the tour at Universal Studios, season 2 of “Abbott Elementary,” and playing Oprah in the new Weird Al Yankovic movie.
If Brunson forgives Kimmel, then I do, too.

Before I move on, here is another Twitter graphic celebrating the third Emmy "Abbott Elementary" won, Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series.

I'll get to the rest of the Primetime Emmy winners eventually. In the meantime, follow over the jump for the EMA Award "Abbott Elementary" won.

Here's what I wrote about the show in 2022 EMA Awards nominees.

Hey, look, "Abbott Elementary"! I'll certainly root for it over "American Dad" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" although the latter might surprise me with the environmental content of "The Watermelon."
I'm glad my intuition was right about "Abbott Elementary" winning. Congratulations to the cast and crew of "Abbott Elementary" on their awards!

I plan on examining the rest of my picks for the next Sunday entertainment feature. Stay tuned after I share "another video from CNBC to share about other respiratory diseases like flu and RSV" tomorrow, then celebrate the Macy's Parade, Thanksgiving, Buy Nothing Day, and Small Business Saturday. My blogging agenda is full this week!

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