What are the Emmy Awards?
The Primetime Emmy Awards Ceremony is held yearly to honour the year’s talent in television. The 2016 event was hosted by funnyman Jimmy Kimmel, held on September 18 at the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, California.
Emmy Award Trophy
An Emmy is awarded in recognition of excellence in the television industry. The primetime Emmy statuette stands at 39 cm tall and weighs in at 2.5kg. It is made of gold, silver, copper and nickel. Designed in 1948 by television engineer Louis McManus, it depicts a winged woman holding an atom with the wings representing the muse of art and the atom the electron of science. The woman is based on a model of his wife!
What is a red carpet event without the fashion?! The Emmy’s are a feast for the eyes, and a chance for designers to show off their spectacular creations. For the women at this years event, the dominant colours were gold, red and emerald green. When it comes to black tie for men – it doesn’t have to be boring. Men donned white jackets, blue and charcoal coloured suits and bow-ties. Among the best-dressed men were Randall Park and Tom Cullen and women were Kristen Bell in a floral Zuhair Murad gown and Priyanka Chopra in a crimson red Jason Wu creation.
Emmy Winners 2016
Awards for outstanding lead actor and actress in a comedy series went to Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent) and Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep) respectively. Other notable winners included Rami Malek (Mr. Robot) and Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) for outstanding lead actor and actress in a drama series. Comedians Louie Anderson (Baskets) and Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live) won outstanding supporting actor and actress in a comedy series. TV Series Game of Thrones won a total of 12 Emmy’s at this year’s event which brings them to a running tally of 38 – making history in the Emmy hall of fame being the most wins for a fictional series!
Custom Trophies by Platinum Awards
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