January 19, 2020

Alex Borstein, Julia Garner Among Jewish Emmy Winners

Alex Borstein poses in the press room with award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series during the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards. Photo courtesy of FOX.

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s” Alex Borstein won her second straight supporting comedy actress honor at the 71st Emmy Awards Sept. 22, where she paid a moving tribute to her mother and Holocaust survivor grandmother in her acceptance speech.

After thanking the Amazon Prime series’ creators Dan Palladino and Amy Sherman-Palladino, the cast and crew, Borstein said that her grandmother survived because she dared to step out of a line to be shot into a pit. “She stepped out of line. For that, I am here and my children are here,” she said. “So, step out of line, ladies.”

“Mrs. Maisel” was shut out of the comedy series writing and directing categories by a “Fleabag” sweep but Tony Shalhoub won for playing Abe Weissman, his fourth Emmy. His other three were for playing the title role in “Monk.”

First-time nominee Julia Garner took home the supporting actress in a drama series for Netflix’s “Ozark.” She’ll be seen in the Amazon anthology series “Modern Love,” which premieres Oct. 18.

“Game of Thrones” creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss accepted the best drama series Emmy for the HBO series’ final season. Overall, it won in 12 of the 32 categories for which it was nominated.

Writer Greg Mazin won for writing the HBO limited series “Chernobyl,” and also accepted when the series won later on. 

“Saturday Night Live” producer Lorne Michaels accepted the veteran NBC sketch show’s third consecutive Emmy (and 74th overall) for the Adam Sandler-hosted episode for which its director also won.