On September 18th, the 68th Emmy Awards occurred in Hollywood. HBO, Netflix, Amazon, and FX were the big winners of the night. HBO walked away with 22 awards thanks to Game of Thrones which took home 12 statues including wins for Best Writing, Best Directing, and Best Drama. 21st Century Fox network, FX, came in at a close second with 18 wins. Netflix and Amazon proved that streaming services have become a permanent part of the television landscape. Netflix came in at nine awards, followed by Amazon which won five statues thanks in big part to Transparent. Jeffrey Tambor, took home the title for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his starring role as a transgender woman in the show. In his acceptance speech Tambor encouraged the television industry to give more roles to the trans community, stating, “I would not be unhappy were I the last cisgender male to play a transgender female on television. We have work to do.”
The biggest positive of the Emmys was not a series, channel, or individual winn, it was the diversity of the nominees. Unlike the Academy Awards which were harshly criticized last year via the viral internet slogan, #OscarSoWhite, the Emmys illustrated that at least one area of on-screen media is making strides in the right direction. 21 non-white actors were nominated for awards, in fact Egyptian-American Mr. Robot actor, Rami Malek, became the first ethnic minority to win the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series since 1998.
While this year’s Emmy Awards left the entertainment world on an optimistic note, the positive glow was quickly overshadowed by a sad piece of news on September 20th: Angelina Jolie filed papers to divorce Brad Pitt, making the Brangelina era officially over.
Instead of mourning the end of true love, rely on something that will always be a constant: red carpet style. Check out The Untitled Magazine’s picks of the best dressed women of the 2016 Emmy Awards below.