“Big Little Lies” scored five wins in series section at 69th Primetime Emmys

Vastavam web:  David E Kelley’s “Big Little Lies” strengthened women’s power around the world as the show capped the TV’s biggest night by scoring five wins in the limited series section at the 69th Primetime Emmys.The show, which was executive produced by Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman and dealt with issues like domestic abuse, divorce, ageing, child-rearing struggles, was named the outstanding limited series at the ceremony and beat out other contenders for the award, including “Fargo”, “Feud: Bette & Joan”, “Genius” and “The Night Of”.
Kidman took home the award for the outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie for her role of an abused housewife, Celeste Wright, on the seven-episode series adapted from the Liane Moriarty novel.Skarsgard, who played Kidman’s on-screen husband, Perry Wright, on the HBO miniseries, received the outstanding supporting actor in a limited series or movie trophy for his terrifying performance.
“Thank you for making this boy feel like one of the girls. Speaking of incredible women, I want to thank my mother who flew out all the way from Stockholm, Sweden to be here tonight. Oh and thanks for giving birth to me, that was pretty cool,” Skarsgard said.Another “Big Little Lies” star Laura Dern, picked up her first-ever Emmy for supporting actress in a limited series or movie for her role as Renata Klein.Canadian filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallee also won his first Emmy for the “Big Little Lies” in the outstanding directing for a limited series, movie or dramatic special section.
British Pakistani actor Riz Ahmed won the limited series or movie lead actor trophy for his role of Nasir Khan in “The Night Of”, making him the first Asian man, as well as the first Muslim, to win an Emmy award for acting.”I want to say it is always strange reaping the rewards of a story based on real-world suffering, but if this show has shown a light on some of the prejudice in our societies, some of the injustice in our justice system, then maybe that is something,” he added.