Emmy applauds Jewish talent
Emmy took a shine to Jewish talent on Sunday evening as the prime time television awards unfolded at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
“Transparent,” the comedy series about a Jewish family whose father comes out as transgender won for both for its director Jill Soloway and lead actor Jeffrey Tambor.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus was the winner as actress in a comedy series for her role in “Veep.” It was he fifth consecutive Emmy for the “Seinfeld” veteran.
Australian actor Ben Mendelsohn garnered the prize for supporting actor in a drama (“Bloodlines”). He is the descendent of an old Prussian Jewish family on his father’s side, though, to his regret, not related to composer Felix Mendelsohn or philosopher Moses Mendelsohn.
David Benioff and Daniel B. Weiss were honored for outstanding writing for the “Game of Thrones” episode “Battle of the Bastards.”
The Emmy went to Hank Azaria as guest actor in the comedy series “Ray Donovan.”
Susanne Bier took top spot as director of “The Night Manager” in the limited series, movie or dramatic special category.
Among the evening’s disappointments was a strikeout for Amy Schumer, who had been nominated for four acting and writing awards, and the slighting of Larry David’s hilarious impression of Bernie Sanders in “Saturday Night Live.”