As award season begins to slow down, one of the biggest events for Television just took place over the past few weeks. This year, the 2021 Emmys brought back the in-person awards ceremony like so many other awards shows, this time with new rules and restrictions to help the show push through in this pandemic setting.
Several ceremonies for the Daytime, Creative Arts, and Primetime Emmys have taken place throughout the past few weeks, and some Filipino American creatives have brought home some hardware. During the Creative Arts Emmys Lead Visual FX Artist Charles Collyer and team took home the award for “Special Visual Effects in a Single Episode” for Star Trek: Discover Su’kal.
In the Primetime Emmys, Oscar-winning songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez took home their first Primetime Emmy for “Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics” for Agatha All Along from WandaVision. In addition, writer Mark Kramer and team took home the trophy for “Oustanding Writing from a Variety Series” for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. And Michelle Tesoro, ACE, took home the statue for “Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie” for The Queen’s Gambit, Exchanges.
As for the Venice Film Festival, Filipino Actor John Arcilla was named “Best Actor” for On The Job: The Missing 8. This marks the first time a Filipino has taken home the prestigious VOLPI Cup. Arcilla took to Instagram to share his thanks and excitement on his big win.
Cover Photo Courtesy of The Television Academy