Queer Eye hairstylist and actor Jonathan Van Ness appeared dressed as a woman in a silver dress at the Emmy Awards for Creative Achievement. The ceremony was held at the Microsoft Theater on Saturday in Los Angeles. “Queer Eye” has been honored for the fifth year in the “Structured Reality” category, noted the world’s media.
The American reality television series, originally released on February 7, 2018 on Netflix, is a reboot of the Bravo series of the same name, featuring a new “Fab Five”: Antoni Porovsky, food and wine expert, Tan France, fashion expert, Karamo Brown, culturist, Bobby Berk, design expert and Jonathan Van Ness, hairstylist expert.
In each episode, the “Fab Five” spend a week applying their expertise to help a person – that episode’s “hero” – improve their lifestyle and achieve greater life satisfaction. Van Ness has often said that he feels male one day, female the next, and identifies as non-binary. Apparently on Saturday night he was in a “ladies'” mood.
And the concert film “An Evening with Adele” won five “Emmy” awards for creative achievements, including for best special entertainment program, BTA reports.
Josh Morton, Shane O’Connor, Christian Pedregon and Christian Schrader were honored for sound mixing for a variety series for An Evening with Adele.
Meanwhile, former US President Barack Obama, receiving distinction as the narrator of the documentary series “Our Great National Parks”, halved his way to the “big four” EGOT – Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards , notes the Associated Press. Obama won two Grammy Awards for Best Audio Book, for his memoirs, The Audacity of Hope and A Promised Land.
Our Great National Parks is a five-part series about various national parks around the world and is produced by Barack and Michelle Obama’s company Higher Ground.
Among the contenders in the category were also prominent British naturalist David Attenborough and Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o.
Barack Obama is the second president since Dwight Eisenhower in 1956 to receive an Emmy.
So far, only 17 people have found a place in the elite club of the holders of the “big four” EGOT.
The late Chadwick Boseman was honored as a voice actor. His most famous character, Black Panther, speaks with his voice in the animated series What If…? of Disney and Marvel. It is one of the last projects of Boseman, who died in 2020 at the age of 43 from colon cancer. His wife Simone accepted the award on his behalf.
The documentary “The Beatles: Get Back” by director Peter Jackson (“The Hobbit”, “The Lord of the Rings”), which tells the story of the last months of “The Beatles”, received five awards, including for sound editing and mixing.
Ahead of the actual Primetime Emmy showdown, the hit series “Squid Game” picked up four nods, including best guest actress in a drama for Lee Yo-mi.
The series “Stranger Things”, which along with “Squid Game” is among the nominees for best TV drama, received five Emmy Awards for creative achievements.
The awards honor creators who work behind the scenes – sound engineers, stylists, cameramen, as well as guest actors.