V Is for... Victory: Women Win Big at the 2015 Emmy Awards
Last night at the 2015 Emmy Awards, the talented women of entertainment and their lady bits showed up and showed out, picking up wins left and right. Here, all the wonderful and much deserved wins for #TeamV.
- Of course we all lost our minds at the very end when Amy Schumer beat out Drunk History, Key & Peele, Portlandia, and Saturday Night Live to win the first-ever Emmy for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series for Inside Amy Schumer (we're not saying they probably created this new category for her, but we're also not not saying that...).
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus snapped up her fourth consecutive win as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Veep (the HBO original series also won best Comedy Series). The only downside is that this was the last chance Amy Poehler could have won for Parks & Recreation... But we're not worried about you, AP. Yours is a-coming.
- Everyone's favorite supporting actress Allison Janney picked up her seventh Emmy, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for CBS's "Mom," which as also her second consecutive win for the role. Love.
- Over in the Drama Series section, Uzo Aduba scored her second Emmy win (Outstanding Supporting Actress) for her role as Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren in Netflix's Orange Is the New Black. And then we all revised our #AcceptanceSpeechGoals after hearing her genuine words.
- Twitter EXPLODED around Regina King's win for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her portrayal of Aliyah Shadeed on American Crime. The big names in the seats last night were just as excited, too.
- Frances McDormand's win for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie was met with the sound of the frantic tippity-tap of fingers logging into HBO Now (with Andy Samberg's login info) to immediately start binge-watching Olive Kitteridge, and social media vocalized their newfound interest (although a lot of the chatter--and from women tweeters, no less--was about how Frances gave zero effs about hair or makeup. Some in reverence, others aghast. Tsk, tsk.). It also helped that the show series won the Emmys for Outstanding Limited Series or Movie, Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series or Movie (director Lisa Cholodenko), and the show's writer Jane Anderson won Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series or Movie.
- Viola Davis walked away with Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her powerful role as Annalise Keating in ABC's How To Get Away With Murder. Because, duh.
- Also with a Directing win was Jill Soloway for her incredibly important, moving and entertaining Comedy Series Transparent. Which leads us to honorable mention...
- Jeffrey Tambor for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his groundbreaking portrayal of the transgendered Maura Pfefferman in Transparent (Amazon). A win-win, really.