The Emmys 2021 was no stranger to standing ovations. Mare Of Easttown’s Kate Winslet and Hacks’ Jean Smart both received them, but it was the reaction to British actor, writer, director and producer Michaela Coel’s first win at the awards show that felt like the biggest, most deserved moment of unified praise during the whole night.
Coel was honoured at tonight’s (September 19) ceremony for I May Destroy You, picking up the award for Outstanding Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie. The show, which aired last year, explored the complicated nuances of sexual consent in its many forms, focusing on its creator’s character of Arabella as she tried to piece together her memories of a blurry night out.
Anyone who has seen I May Destroy You will already be in no doubt that its star is one of the best writers in modern TV, … Read more