With an impressive total of 20 Primetime Emmy nominations for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, the series won eight of them including Outstanding Supporting Actor and Actress in a Comedy Series.
For Tony Shalhoub, this was his fourth Emmy win, his first in 13 years, and Alex Borstein defended her title from last year among fierce competition. Who else received nominations in the same category and what other Emmys did the award-winning Amazon series take home?
Tony Shalhoub won Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
The talented actor already won three Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Primetime Emmys for his unforgettable performance on Monk. His 2019 win marks Shalhoub’s fourth Emmy, but first as supporting actor.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is about an American Jewish housewife, Midge Maisel, who realizes she has a knack for comedy while trying to help her husband’s failing stand-up career.
Shalhoub portrays Abraham “Abe” Weissman, Midge’s old-fashioned father and a math professor at Columbia University. He submitted Season 2 Episode 4 for the Emmy’s consideration when he and his wife are on a two-month vacation in the Catskill Mountains while the Maisels are also vacationing there.
Susie, Midge’s agent, books gigs for her there while Joel, Midge’s estranged husband, embarrasses Abe by discovering his secret early morning routine. Shalhoub’s comedic performance in the episode was strong enough to win over former titleholder, Henry Winkler (Barry), previous winner Tony Hale (Veep), five-time nominee Alan Arkin (The Kominsky Method), and first-time nominees Anthony Carrigan and Stephen Root from Barry.
Once Shalhoub accepted the award, he pulled out a list, put on his reading glasses and thanked the creators, executive producers, writers, and cast of the Amazon-produced show.
Alex Borstein won for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
In 2008, Borstein’s first Primetime Emmy nomination came from Outstanding Animated Program for Family Guy, and then she received an Outstanding Voice-Over Performance nomination for portraying Louis Griffin (Family Guy) in 2013.
Five years later, she won the prestigious award and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance as Susie Myerson, Midge’s manager, on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
This year, she defended her title by taking home the Emmy once again. Even though viewers thought Olivia Colman of Fleabag fame would pull another upset and win the category, Borstein’s scene-stealing comedy on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel allowed her to keep the title for at least one more year.
When Borstein accepted the award, she gave a moving speech where she told an inspirational story about her grandmother surviving the Holocaust because she “stepped out of line,” and then ended her speech by advising other women to do the same.
What other Emmys did ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ take home?
With an impressive total of 53 various award wins since the show premiered only two years ago, it received 20 Primetime Emmy nominations this year, winning eight of them.
The period comedy took home Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series (Jane Lynch), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Alex Borstein), Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series (Luke Kirby), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Tony Shalhoub), Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (M. David Mullen), Outstanding Period Costumes, Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series, and Outstanding Music Supervision.
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