After years of critical praise but a seemingly never-ending shutout by Hollywood and award shows, Rachel Bloom finally got the big night she’s been building towards. On Saturday night, Bloom took home her first Emmy, winning Best Original Music and Lyrics for her work on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend at the Creative Arts Emmys. Oh yeah, and she’s pregnant. Time to pop the non-alcoholic champagne!
Bloom, who has spoken in the past about fashion houses ignoring her because she’s not a size zero, looked stunning in her soft pink gown while accepting her first Emmy along with co-writers Adam Schlesinger and Jack Dolgen. Three years after receiving her first and only other Emmy nomination in 2016 for Best Theme Song, Bloom shared her big news backstage during the press conference following her win. “More fun stuff. I have a tour right now called, ‘What Am I Going To Do with My Life Now?’ because the question I get asked is, what are you going to do with your life now?” Bloom told reporters, with the actor and writer having released the final season of My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend in April. “And also, I’m pregnant! So that’s what’s next for me,” added Bloom, with the announcement met with applause.
Bloom told reproters that she had initially planned on making the announcement on Instagram, but changed her mind after winning her Emmy. “So I get to tell my child that she was with me when this happened, which is really f—ing cool!” said Bloom, who has been married to Dan Gregor since 2015. Revealing that she is three months along, Bloom later shared the exciting news on Instagram, because #2019, featuring her pregnancy announcement and her Emmy win in the same post. That one is going to be tough to beat.
Bloom wasn’t the only big winner at the Creative Arts Emmys, which took place on Saturday and Sunday night. Game of Thrones is already a big winner this year, taking home 10 Emmys this past weekend, the most of any series this year (GoT is up for a total 32 nominations, the most of any show in a single year). The HBO limited series Chernobyl, which is available now on Crave, was close behind with seven wins. While most of the awards go to people working behind the cameras, there were also statutes handed out for guest roles, including Bradley Whitford and Cherry Jones for The Handmaid’s Tale.
Sandra Oh remains shut out from the Emmy scoreboard, losing for the eighth time this weekend after being nominated for her role as host on Saturday Night Live. But the Canadian actor could finally take the W this Sunday, with Oh nominated for her stunning work in Killing Eve, also available on Crave. JusticeForOh.
But the biggest snub of the year appeared to belong to Beyoncé, who did not take home any Emmy wins for her stunning Netflix special Homecoming, which covered the incredible preparation and live footage of her 2018 Coachella performance. Beyoncé’s documentary was nominated in six categories and was shut out of all of them, but the biggest slight seemed to be her loss to Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live From Liverpool in the Outstanding Variety Special category. The Beyhive is not happy. We get it, Corden and McCartney’s episode was special and emotional and beautiful, and we don’t want to take away from that. But Beyoncé literally almost died giving birth to twins and then a few months later put on what is arguably the greatest concert of all time. Of. All. Time. Where’s Kanye when you need him?
Twitter has been up in arms over Beyoncé’s snub, but the most important tweet comes from Homecoming camera operator Ben Hagarty, whose job was much more difficult than securing a GoPro to a windshield.
I held a heavy ass camera and walked backwards keeping these 3 legends in frame while dave held a carabiner on my pants to guide me…
Oh and I did it going down a set of stairs 😂
RT if u would give us an Emmy at least 😂 pic.twitter.com/n6peKdrYQF
— BenRealVsWorld (@BenRealVsWorld) September 15, 2019
The 71st Emmys air Sunday, September 22 on CTV. Click here for a full list of nominees.