Tag archive

69th Emmys

How to Get Away With Murder: 5 Reads on Annalise Keating’s Fictional Bookshelf

in Fiction by

It’s time for another fictional bookshelf, where we imagine the books our favorite characters might have lining their shelves. Since it’s also Emmy week here at Booktrib, we wanted to pick an Emmy-nominated performance we’re most definitely rooting for. The choice was easy – Viola Davis’s Annalise Keating from ABC’s smash hit, How to Get Away with Murder. Soapy and twisty, HTGAWM is everything you could want out of a Shonda Rhimes-helmed show. Complicated defense attorney Annalise Keating is the glue that holds it all together as she kicks ass in the courtroom, deals with her crazy and meddling students, and tries not to crack under the pressure of all those murders. Played by Davis, Annalise is the type of…

Keep Reading

‘Paving the Way’: Historical Emmy Firsts

in Nonfiction by

The 69th Emmy Awards air this Sunday, September 17th on CBS, and we’re already predicting the winners. There are a lot of first-time nominations this year, including big names like Reese Witherspoon for Big Little Lies, and Robert De Niro for The Wizard of Lies, as well as some relative newcomers, like Shannon Purser for Stranger Things (or, as you probably know her, Barb). We have no idea who will end up taking home prizes on the big night, but all these new nominations have got us thinking about Emmy firsts – those few stars who have paved the way for so many others by being the first to win the coveted award. The very first ever Emmy winner was Shirley Dinsdale, a ventriloquist…

Keep Reading

Top 5 Reasons to Binge Watch Emmy Nominated ‘The Handmaids Tale’ This Week

in Fiction by

Hulu‘s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s iconic novel, The Handmaid’s Tale,  premiered on April 26 and Elisabeth Moss, who plays Offred, is nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category.  Alexis Bledel (known for her role on Gilmore Girls) won her first Emmy in an early award’s presentation for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series. You may remember Atwood’s book from your high school English class, or simply because it’s still one of the best books ever written. While some of our standard required reading tomes feel dated, The Handmaid’s Tale is a fresh and relevant story that cautions against a horrifying totalitarian future. Despite being written over 30 years ago, it still feels distressingly…

Keep Reading

Go to Top