Hello, friends! Here’s your Monday Pop Culture Fix!
+ Last night’s Emmys set the record for most wins by Black actors! Regina King is now tied with Alfre Woodard for the most Emmy wins by a Black actress; and Zendaya is the youngest actor to win a trophy for Outstanding Lead Actress, and only the second Black woman, after Viola Davis to win.
+ At the end of her acceptance speech, she thanked the perseverance of Black Lives Matter protesters: “I know this feels like a really weird time to be celebrating, but I just want to say that there is hope in the young people out there. I know that our TV show doesn’t always feel like a great example of that but there is hope in the young people. And I just want to say to all my peers out there doing the work in the streets, I see you, I admire you, I thank you.”
"There's hope in the young people": Watch @Zendaya's acceptance speech for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for #Euphoria #Emmys pic.twitter.com/gnKV49P6Qj
— The A.V. Club (@TheAVClub) September 21, 2020
+ From Tonja Renée Stidhum at The Root: Zendaya’s historic lead actress win is euphoric.
+ From Caroline Framke at Variety: Zendaya’s Emmy win rewards one of TV’s smartest, trickiest performances.
+ Is this a good time to revisit Viola Davis 2015 win and speech in the 2015 Emmys? Sure is! (Every time is a good time for that!)
+ Maya Rudolph’s first Emmy win is long overdue and richly deserved.
The Emmys. An incredible night and true joy to celebrate the work of our community. Thank you @televisionacad for the tremendous honor for my work in @mrsam_fxonhulu It was a real privilege to model the spirit of my character, Shirley Chisholm, https://t.co/eyr1TRB6UU pic.twitter.com/NX1k45UV9E
— Uzo Aduba (@UzoAduba) September 21, 2020
+ And let’s bring it home with Regina King.
— Regina King (@ReginaKing) September 21, 2020
+ An ode to Kate McKinnon’s RBG impressions.
+ How Janelle Monáe and Antebellum used horror to highlight racial injustice.
+ Amazon will stream Stacey Abrams’ All In: The Fight for Democracy for free on voter registration day.
+ Sarah Paulson and Stephen Colbert get goofy talking Ratched, getting looped with Cate Blanchett.
+ Ellen was back today for season 18, and she talked about all the workplace harassment allegations in her opening monologue.
+ Chloë Grace Moretz goes to war and a revenge thriller goes to the extreme at Midnight Madness.
+ Even though ABC had already renewed Stumptown for season two, it has now cancelled it????
+ What is a TV movie in 2020, anyway?
+ Euphoria won’t be back until 2021, but HBO has confirmed a special episode.
+ Lady Gaga dropped a new short film for her single, “911.”
+ Monica Rambeau is in the WandaVision trailer!!!
+ Harley Quinn has been renewed for a third season on HBO Max.
I was happy to see Schitt’s Creek win multiple awards last night, including Eugene & Dan Levy & Catharine. Well-deserved as that last seasons was just wonderful!
re: Stumptown: “…after the series changed creative direction with a showrunner change at the end of Season 1.”
welp, they were gonna monkey with it anyway so maybe this is not the blow it seems. i still hope it gets picked up somewhere and would check it if it did, but it already wasn’t going to be the same. i mean, if they fixed the representation issues, that would make it better, but usually ‘new creative direction’ means make it more male gazey/relatable, so.