It will not come as a shock to anyone who knows me that I was busy last night with the Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs both on television. So, it completely slipped through the cracks that the Emmys were on, and I missed them. In fairness, I probably wouldn't have watched, since I tend not to. I may have recorded them, had I remembered, and the fast-forwarded through to specific moments, like I do with most awards shows, but who knows?
The larger point here is I only recently found out the winners. And readers of these pages will recall me raving here about the Amazon Prime series, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and singling out the show's star Rachel Brosnahan and supporting actress Alex Boorstein. So, I’ll note that it had seven wins, including Best Comedy Series – as well as wins for Ms. Brosnahan and Ms. Boorstein, as well as writing. And three others.
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I was also told by a friend who watched the show about the broadcast's high with the award for Best Director of Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special, won by Glenn Weiss -- who proceeded to propose on stage to his girlfriend. Actually, for all the attention that got, my favorite moment was when he looks up to the control booth and (being a director of live events, who understands such things like the tight schedule they're under) apologizes to "Hamish" -- the Emmy broadcast's director, and clearly a friend -- for taking more time that he's allotted.
(After the show, I saw an interview with Glen Weiss where he was asked about what if he hadn't won, was there a Plan B. He answered that, no, that there was no Plan B. It was all Plan A, everything with his now-fiance was always Plan A.)
Here's that segment.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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