Miss America gets political
New Miss America Savvy Shields has urged the US presidential candidates to “compromise”. Shields, who represented Arkansas in the pageant, won the crown on Sunday night in Atlantic City and said: “What I want both candidates to focus on is compromise. “Our countr y was founded on compromise. “We’re in a state now where both parties just seem to be yelling at one another.” Amy Poehler has won her first Emmy Award. The Parks and Recreation star was jointly honoured with the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series gong alongside Tina Fey for their guest hosting slot on Saturday Night Live.
Despite it being Amy’s first win after a mammoth 17 nominations over the years, the pair were not there to collect their award.
Elsewhere, Game of Thrones and Making a Murderer were the other big winners of the night, which recognised the creative teams behind shows.
Thrones took home seven gongs, including Outstanding Casting, Outstanding Production Design and Outstanding Special Visual Effects.
Netflix’s Making a Murderer was also a winner, picking up four awards. The show won the Documentary Series as well as awards for writing, directing and editing.
Meanwhile, RuPaul Charles took home the Emmy for Host for a Reality or Reality Competition Program for RuPaul’s Drag Race. Speaking backstage after winning the gong, he said: “I really didn’t expect this. I came here thinking I got invited to the prom and I’m going to dance my backside off tonight, but I didn’t expect that I would have this in my hand while I was dancing. “It’s a very special night not just for me but for all the young people around the world who dance to the beat of a different drummer.” Downtown Abbey creator Julian Fellowes was in attendance at the event at Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, which took place over both Saturday and Sunday night, and was no doubt thrilled that the drama series won two gongs - hairstyling and production design.