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September 23, 2019

Emmys 2019

MONDAY September 23

Stars from some of your favourite TV and streaming series converged at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles today for the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards.

Game of Thrones, Chernobyl and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel were the big winners at the 2019 Emmy Awards.

HBO’s final season of the fantasy epic Game of Thrones swept with a leading 12 trophies, including best drama series and best supporting actor for Peter Dinklage in the role of Tyrion Lannister. Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel dominated among comedies, winning a total of eight prizes.

Chernobyl was also a big winner of the night, taking home 10 awards, including best limited series. Amazon’s Fleabag was a surprise success, walking away with awards for best comedy, best directing and best writing for a comedy series.

Check out the full list of winners below:

Outstanding Drama Series

  • Winner: Game of Thrones
  • Better Call Saul
  • Bodyguard
  • Killing Eve
  • Ozark
  • Pose
  • Succession
  • This Is Us

Outstanding Comedy Series 

  • Winner: Fleabag
  • Barry
  • The Good Place
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Russian Doll
  • Schitt’s Creek
  • Veep

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

  • Winner: Jodie Comer, Killing Eve
  • Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones
  • Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder
  • Laura Linney, Ozark
  • Mandy Moore, This Is Us
  • Sandra Oh, Killing Eve 
  • Robin Wright, House of Cards

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

  • Winner: Jason Bateman, Ozark
  • Lisa Brühlmann, Killing Eve
  • David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, Game of Thrones (“The Iron Throne”)
  • Adam McKay, Succession
  • David Nutter, Game of Thrones (The Last of the Starks”)
  • Daina Reid, The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Miguel Sapochnik, Game of Thrones (“The Long Night”)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

  • Winner: Billy Porter, Pose
  • Jason Bateman, Ozark
  • Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
  • Kit Harington, Game of Thrones
  • Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
  • Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

  • Winner: Julia Garner, Ozark
  • Gwendoline Christie, Game of Thrones
  • Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
  • Fiona Shaw, Killing Eve
  • Sophie Turner, Game of Thrones
  • Maisie Williams, Game of Thrones

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

  • Winner: Jesse Armstrong, Succession
  • David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, Game of Thrones
  • Emerald Fennell, Killing Eve
  • Peter Gould and Thomas Schnauz, Better Call Saul
  • Jed Mercurio, Bodyguard
  • Bruce Miller and Kira Snyder, The Handmaid’s Tale

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  • Winner: Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
  • Alfie Allen, Game of Thrones
  • Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul
  • Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones
  • Giancarlo Esposito, Better Call Saul
  • Michael Kelly, House of Cards
  • Chris Sullivan, This Is Us

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

  • Winner: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
  • The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
  • Full Frontal With Samantha Bee
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live
  • The Late Late Show With James Corden
  • The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Outstanding Director for a Variety Series

  • Winner: Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live
  • Alex Buono and Rhys Thomas, Documentary Now!
  • Derek Waters, Drunk History
  • Paul Pennolino, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
  • Jim Hoskinson, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
  • Sacha Baron Cohen, Nathan Fielder, Daniel Gray Longino and Dan Mazer, Who Is America?

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

  • Winner: Saturday Night Live
  • At Home With Amy Sedaris
  • Documentary Now
  • Drunk History
  • I Love You, America
  • Who Is America?

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series

  • Winner: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
  • Documentary Now!
  • Full Frontal With Samantha Bee
  • Late Night With Seth Meyers
  • The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
  • Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Limited Series

  • Winner: Chernobyl
  • Escape at Dannemora
  • Fosse/Verdon
  • Sharp Objects
  • When They See Us

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie

  • Winner: Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon
  • Amy Adams, Sharp Objects
  • Patricia Arquette, Escape at Dannemora
  • Aunjanue Ellis, When They See Us
  • Joey King, The Act
  • Niecy Nash, When They See Us

Outstanding Television Movie

  • Winner: Black Mirror: Bandersnatch
  • Brexit
  • Deadwood: The Movie
  • King Lear
  • My Dinner With Herve

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie

  • Winner: Jharrel Jerome, When They See Us
  • Mahershala Ali, True Detective
  • Benicio Del Toro, Escape at Dannemora
  • Hugh Grant, A Very English Scandal
  • Jared Harris, Chernobyl
  • Sam Rockwell, Fosse/Verdon

Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Drama

  • Winner: Craig Mazin, Chernobyl
  • Russell T Davies, A Very English Scandal
  • Ava DuVernay and Michael Starrbury, When They See Us
  • Brett Johnson and Michael Tolkin, Escape at Dannemora (“Episode 7”)
  • Brett Johnson, Michael Tolkin and Jerry Stahl, Escape at Dannemora (“Episode 6”)
  • Steven Levenson and Joel Fields, Fosse/Verdon

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie

  • Winner: Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal
  • Asante Blackk, When They See Us
  • Paul Dano, Escape at Dannemora
  • John Leguizamo, When They See Us
  • Stellan Skarsgard, Chernobyl
  • Michael K. Williams, When They See Us

Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series

  • Winner: Johan Renck, Chernobyl
  • Ava DuVernay, When They See Us
  • Thomas Kail, Fosse/Verdon (“Who’s Got the Pain”)
  • Stephen Frears, A Very English Scandal
  • Ben Stiller, Escape at Dannemora
  • Jessica Yu, Fosse/Verdon (“Glory”)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie

  • Winner: Patricia Arquette, The Act
  • Marsha Stephanie Blake, When They See Us
  • Patricia Clarkson, Sharp Objects
  • Vera Farmiga, When They See Us
  • Margaret Qualley, Fosse/Verdon
  • Emily Watson, Chernobyl

Outstanding Competition Program

  • Winner: RuPaul’s Drag Race
  • The Amazing Race
  • American Ninja Warrior
  • Nailed It!
  • Top Chef
  • The Voice

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Winner: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag
  • Christina Applegate, Dead to Me
  • Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
  • Natasha Lyonne, Russian Doll
  • Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Winner: Bill Hader, Barry
  • Anthony Anderson, Black-ish 
  • Don Cheadle, Black Monday
  • Ted Danson, The Good Place
  • Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
  • Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek

Outstanding Director for a Comedy Series

  • Winner: Harry Bradbeer, Fleabag
  • Alec Berg, Barry (“The Audition”)
  • Mark Cendrowski, The Big Bang Theory
  • Bill Hader, Barry (“ronny/lily”)
  • Daniel Palladino, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (“We’re Going to the Catskills!”)
  • Amy Sherman-Palladino, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (“All Alone”)

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

  • Winner: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag
  • Alec Berg and Bill Hader, Barry
  • Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle and Stacy Osei-Kuffour, Pen15
  • Leslye Headland, Natasha Lyonne and Amy Poehler, Russian Doll (“Nothing in This World Is Easy”)
  • David Mandel, Veep
  • Josh Siegal and Dylan Morgan, The Good Place
  • Allison Silverman, Russian Doll (“A Warm Body”)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Winner: Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Anna Chlumsky, Veep
  • Sian Clifford, Fleabag
  • Olivia Colman, Fleabag
  • Betty Gilpin, GLOW
  • Sarah Goldberg, Barry
  • Marin Hinkle, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Winner: Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method
  • Anthony Carrigan, Barry
  • Tony Hale, Veep
  • Stephen Root, Veep
  • Henry Winkler, Barry

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A new report published ahead of a key UN climate talk has warned that the world is falling drastically behind in the race to avert climate change, with the five-year period ending in 2019 being the hottest on record. 

Data compiled by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) says climate change is accelerating, with sea levels rising, carbon dioxide levels increasing and ice sheets melting faster than ever before. 

It warned that carbon-cutting efforts have to be intensified immediately and comes ahead of a major UN climate summit in New York on Monday, where 60 world leaders will attend. 

The report highlights “the urgent need for the development of concrete actions that halt global warming and the worst effects of climate change,” said its authors, the Science Advisory Group to the summit. 

Average global temperatures between 2015 – 2019 were on track to be the hottest of any five years on record, according to the report. 

It highlighted that global temperatures have risen by 1.1 degrees Celsius since 1850 and have gone up 0.2C between 2011 and 2015. 

Carbon dioxide grew 2% in 2018, reaching a record high of 37 billions tones and locking in further warming. 

Carbon emissions had grown 20% between 2015 and 2019 compared with the previous five years.

Sea levels have been rising by an average of 5 millimetres a year in the past five years, compared to 3.2mm a year on average since 1993, with much of the rise attributed to melting glaciers and ice sheets.

The report flagged that Arctic summer sea ice has declined at a rate of 12% per decade over the past 40 years, with the four lowest values between 2015 and 2019.   

“Sea-level rise has accelerated and we are concerned [about] an abrupt decline in the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets, which will exacerbate future rise,” said WMO secretary-general Petteri Taalas.

The report also found that heatwaves were the deadliest weather hazard in the 2015-19 period, affecting all continents and setting new national temperature records.

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The Veronicas have threatened legal action after what they described as an “incredibly intimidation and confusing” time on a Qantas flight. 

Identical twins Jessica and Lisa Origliasso were on a 10:00am flight from Sydney to Brisbane yesterday when they said an incident was “escalated without explanation” by Qantas cabin staff. 

The singers said they cooperated with all requests from authorities and excited the aircraft. 

The Veronicas said they are now pursuing legal action in regard to the incident and the resulting media reports.

“The details reported are false and in conflict with video recorded during this event, and witness accounts from the flight,” the singer said in a statement posted on their Instagram page. 

In a separate comment on Instagram, the Veronicas gave a comprehensive explanation of their version of events. 

 “We actually already had our bag up in the overhead. The female flight attendant wanted Lisa’s bag spun around,” it explained.

“Lisa asked the attendant if she could help assist her because she couldn’t reach it (we’re only 5″1′). The attendant said it was against company policy. And a lovely man behind us helped instead.

“Then right before take-off, the flight attendant bought over the manger and pointed us out. He proceeded to lecture us about company policy.

“We listened and asked for their names.”

The singers said staff refused to give their names and then announced they would be calling security.

The experience was “upsetting and embarrassing,” the pair said.