RP Weekly Edit: Vol 3

After feeling inspired by the incredible appreciation of women behind the scenes at this years Emmy's, our RP edit this week is an Emmy's special.

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BIG LITTLE LIES SWEEPS EMMYS

The mini series came joint first place with The Handmaid's Tale for the most award wins at this years Emmys. Winning Outstanding Limited Series, Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series and walking away with three acting awards for Nicole Kidman, Alexander Skarsgard and Laura Dern. Kidman and Dern beat their co-stars Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley in their respective categories. 

Rumours are still around that the HBO series will return for a second season, this time moving away from the structure of Liane Moriaty's book. But it's worth noting if the show doesn't return,  Witherspoon and Kidman do have the film rights to another of Moriaty's books, Truly Madly Guilty. - Caris Rianne

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THE HANDMAID'S TALE becomes THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE CEREMONY

It's impossible to talk about the Emmys last week and not mention how The Handmaid's Tale took it by the storm! Garnering 8 awards out of 12 nominations, it's the first series on a streaming platform to win an Outstanding Series Emmy award.

With its cast and crew mostly women, The Handmaid's Tale won categories for drama series, directing, writing, cinematography, lead actress, supporting actress, guest actress and production design. It was nominated  for another supporting actress, casting, costume design and another directing Emmy.

The highlight of this success from the women in film perspective was Reed Morano being the first woman to win an Emmy for Outstanding Directing in 22 years, after Mimi Leder for ER. Considering Morano had worked as a cinematographer for years (she is also the youngest member of American Society of Cinematographers)  but never directed a pilot prior to Handmaid's Tale, it's even a bigger success. Kate Dennis, another female director who worked in the series, was also nominated for an Emmy - Cagla Demirbas

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San junipero wins first two emmys for black mirror

Black Mirror has always been a talking point of a show but no episode has had more award nominations and buzz than San Junipero. The episode won two awards - Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or a Dramatic Special and Outstanding Television Movie - the first Emmy's the show has ever won. Although still keeping the dark twists that have become the show's trademark, this episode was much more optimistic than any other. Charlie Brooker himself said β€œSan Junipero was a story about love – and love will defeat hatred, love will win."

San Junipero stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Mackenzie Davis and features a romantic relationship between their two characters. The positive portrayal of a queer female relationship has been widely praised by fans and critics alike. There is a fourth season of the show however the release date is yet to be announced. - Sophie Duncan

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FILM OF THE WEEK: WIND RIVER

Taking on the directing role for the first time since his 2011 film Vile, Taylor Sheridan returns after his success with screenwriting for Sicario and Hell or High Water with the thriller Wind River. Following the case of a body found out in the snowy mountains of the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming. 

Highlighting the lack of police work that is put into the missing cases of Native American women, Jeremy Renner and Elisabeth Olsen battle against the odds to find out the truth of what happened to Natalie Hanson played by Kelsey Chow. With an impressive appearance from Jon Bernthal and a gun battle that will keep you on the edge of your seat, Wind River has a lot to offer. - Caris Rianne.